RIP Tom Walkinshaw

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RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by Simmo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:28 am

A sad day........RIP

He gave a lot to Rugby and Motorsport.
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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by mightymouse » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:11 am

did he still subsidise Glaws or did he sell them to someone else - if he did then where is their dosh coming from next?

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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by fleabane » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:29 am

TW a motorsport legend as the mastermind of Jaguar's sports car programme, and it's multiple championships. Also involved with the equestrian world, as well as rugby through Glaws and his work on behalf of the premiership clubs.

A real dynamo, he will be greatly missed by many involved with sport.
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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:41 pm

He was a real force in the early development of pro rugby union,I echo what has been said, a loss to sport,condolences to his family.
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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by adamv6 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:58 pm

Ditto.

Sad day for rugby.
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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by Tigerbeat » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:58 pm

He was one of the driving forces behind Premier Rugby in its early days.

A great loss to the game.

RIP Tom
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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by POSTIGER » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:52 pm

Rest in peace Tom, a real servant to British sport.
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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:28 pm

fleabane wrote:TW a motorsport legend as the mastermind of Jaguar's sports car programme, and it's multiple championships.
Indeed. Did Michael Schumacher's career a big boost with his work at Benetton too.

Nothing beat seeing a purple and white TWR Jaguar winning though.

RIP.

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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by Crumby » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:43 am

Ditto a sad day for rugby, condolences to his family.

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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by shedhead1 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:35 pm

Shedhead 1 here:

Many thanks all for your messages of condolences - from the Shed

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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by Rykard » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:39 pm

a sad day to both rugby and motorsport
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Re: RIP Tom Walkinshaw

Post by Simmo » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:23 pm

Some good news from his family during what must be difficult times.....
They are still and intend to stay involved with Gloucester RFC.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_u ... 292001.stm
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