Sad to report that Peter Jopp, who raced and rallied Sunbeams for the works team, passed away in August. He was 80.
Another obituary I’m afraid. This time Raymond Baxter, who was part of the Rootes works rally team and narrated many Rootes promotional films, has passed on:
With great sadness I must report that works rally driver Colin Malkin has passed away.
One for Sheila Van Damm fans – there’s a new film out soon called Mrs Henderson Presents. It is about the Windmill theatre with which the Van Damm family was associated. Bob Hoskins plays Sheila’s father.
No word yet on whether Sheila appears as a character in the film. I doubt there will be any Sunbeam content although one can always hope.
(For the uninitiated, Sheila Van Damm was one of Sunbeam’s greatest works rally drivers.)
Sad to hear that we’ve lost two more works rally team drivers. Both Ronnie Adams and Lola Grounds have passed away recently.