Another dreadful piece of news to share with Club members. Brian Hall - our AR for Bristol and Bath, a Director of the Club and our Company Secretary - passed away this morning at home after an unbelievably short but intense battle against cancer.
I first met Brian only a few years ago when he came along to the first Novices Trackday we held at Castle Combe circuit, but our friendship developed when Brian stepped forward as one of the gallant 'AR9 Working Group' who steered our Club through the choppy waters of 2020 and then again, most recently, as a consequence of our closely aligned roles within the new Club Committee.
I know there will be plenty of other Club members here who knew Brian better and for longer than me but I will remember him, amongst other reasons, for his great enthusiasm for his immaculate and much treasured Caterham, for his passion for our Club and for his great patience and sense of humour. Brian loved all things engineering (particularly when related to cars and aircraft!) but, also, he liked to get on with things, to see decisions being taken and being acted on.
His passing is a great blow to the Club, as well as being an indescribable loss to his family and friends.
An appalling start to 2021; so unjust and so unfair.