David Purley, a lasting memorial

David Purley, a lasting memorial

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jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Thursday 8th August 2013
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When the car is completed I'll update the thread.

chevronb37

6,466 posts

166 months

Thursday 8th August 2013
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m8rky - I got your e-mail, buddy. I'll send you a line back ASAP but monster busy at the mo. I'd like to do what I can.

hot metal

1,859 posts

173 months

Friday 9th August 2013
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Great idea, I would even go to Bognor just to see it, if it came about.

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Friday 27th June 2014
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The LEC will have it's first public outing at the Goodwood FOS this weekend.

http://grrc.goodwood.com/race/historic/forgotten-l...

m8rky

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2,090 posts

139 months

Friday 27th June 2014
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Yes very pleased to see that. I am hoping to try and contact the owner to see if they would be interested
,council permitting, to drive that down Bognor seafront on the 2nd of july next year.
Would be a great way to mark 30 years since his passing.

theshrew

6,007 posts

164 months

Saturday 28th June 2014
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m8rky said:
Yes very pleased to see that. I am hoping to try and contact the owner to see if they would be interested
,council permitting, to drive that down Bognor seafront on the 2nd of july next year.
Would be a great way to mark 30 years since his passing.
That would be a great tribute.


andy97

4,419 posts

202 months

Saturday 28th June 2014
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jsf said:
The LEC will have it's first public outing at the Goodwood FOS this weekend.

http://grrc.goodwood.com/race/historic/forgotten-l...
That is great to see. But the car is not forgotten by many of us, nor especially is it's driver.

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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The LEC will be part of the top 10 shootout today, which will be shown live on SKY Sports F1 plus streamed on the Goodwood website if you would like to see it.

Ian Wegg

585 posts

120 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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It's been a while since this topic was updated. Eventually, Arun DC did commission and erect a lasting memorial, although without much publicity.

Last Friday, on what would have been David Purley's 73rd birthday, a tribute and wreath laying was arranged by members of the Bognor Regis Motor Club.



The memorial can be found on the Shripney Road just north of the where the LEC factory used to be:
goo.gl/maps/DRW1mtqCn2G2.

~iw

zeb

3,074 posts

198 months

Monday 29th January 2018
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A fitting memorial.

Simon Maxwell Gibson

1 posts

54 months

Saturday 17th February 2018
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I have just found this site and listing following an article in the Bognor Regis Post. I mechaniced for David during his early years with a Chevron B8 and his first season with the Brabham F3. While I'm not sure he was the greatest driver in F1, unfortunately following Silverstone we never got the chance to see, but he was certainly one of the bravest and one of the greatest 'blokes' I have had the honor to know.
I think a permanent memorial to him in Bognor would be most fitting, but instead of Sainsburys what about the newly opened Marston's 'The Charlie Purley', which is on the same part of the old LEC factory and already features the CRP1 F1 car on it's signage.

Dinoboy

2,240 posts

197 months

Saturday 17th February 2018
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Great to see the memorial.

ChevronB8DBE56

1 posts

1 month

Saturday 30th July
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Simon Maxwell Gibson said:
I have just found this site and listing following an article in the Bognor Regis Post. I mechaniced for David during his early years with a Chevron B8 and his first season with the Brabham F3. While I'm not sure he was the greatest driver in F1, unfortunately following Silverstone we never got the chance to see, but he was certainly one of the bravest and one of the greatest 'blokes' I have had the honor to know.
I think a permanent memorial to him in Bognor would be most fitting, but instead of Sainsburys what about the newly opened Marston's 'The Charlie Purley', which is on the same part of the old LEC factory and already features the CRP1 F1 car on it's signage.
I have just picked up on this thread and thought people might like to see a picture taken of David's old Chevron B8 as mentioned by Simon. I own it and it is storage waiting to be restored/refreshed before being liveried as David Purley and Chris Skeaping ran the car at the Brands Hatch BOAC 500 Kms event in 1970. David was and is a hero of mine from the 1970's - my first Grand Prix was the 1973 British and then a couple of weeks later Zandvoort.........

I have always wanted to own a car raced by him and now do so.

classicfred

292 posts

57 months

Friday 5th August
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Formula 5000 1975 - David Purley at Oulton Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FQ_wBHfEzg

David Purley 1979 Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk4WX02aGf8

majordad

3,523 posts

177 months

Friday 5th August
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My first GP too was the 1973 Silverstone

ChevronB19

3,895 posts

143 months

Saturday 6th August
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ChevronB8DBE56 said:
Simon Maxwell Gibson said:
I have just found this site and listing following an article in the Bognor Regis Post. I mechaniced for David during his early years with a Chevron B8 and his first season with the Brabham F3. While I'm not sure he was the greatest driver in F1, unfortunately following Silverstone we never got the chance to see, but he was certainly one of the bravest and one of the greatest 'blokes' I have had the honor to know.
I think a permanent memorial to him in Bognor would be most fitting, but instead of Sainsburys what about the newly opened Marston's 'The Charlie Purley', which is on the same part of the old LEC factory and already features the CRP1 F1 car on it's signage.
I have just picked up on this thread and thought people might like to see a picture taken of David's old Chevron B8 as mentioned by Simon. I own it and it is storage waiting to be restored/refreshed before being liveried as David Purley and Chris Skeaping ran the car at the Brands Hatch BOAC 500 Kms event in 1970. David was and is a hero of mine from the 1970's - my first Grand Prix was the 1973 British and then a couple of weeks later Zandvoort.........

I have always wanted to own a car raced by him and now do so.
One of my favourite cars of all time.