Simon Vickers

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 16.02.2016, 00:28

My condolences to his family. I only saw him once at the last Donington Festival, but from what I have read on this site he was obviously a well liked and generous guy.
He will be sadly missed.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby muley » Tue 16.02.2016, 03:54

Sy was a stalwart for LEC for many years and provided wisdom, guidance and humour.

His participation dwindled in later years, but we owe him a lot for all that he gave.

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby cjay » Tue 16.02.2016, 08:58

Very sad news.

It was great to meet him at Donington years ago, condolences to his family.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Dave Eds » Tue 16.02.2016, 11:12

For Sy in the sky...

I know he liked this shot, especially as Enners had got in on the act.

:cheers:
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby tb10 » Tue 16.02.2016, 11:57

Fab! :cheers:
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Enright » Tue 16.02.2016, 13:38

Dave Eds wrote:For Sy in the sky...

I know he liked this shot, especially as Enners had got in on the act.

:cheers:

It really is a good picture - apart from the "PHOTOBOMB"! :wtf:

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Rambo » Tue 16.02.2016, 14:52

Being a keen photograper, Sy told me he was particularly pleased with these two

He took a run out from his home one day and headed west towards Rhayader and the Elan valley (where else ?) in Powys

I kept them because I particularly like the one with the outflow of the dam immediately behind Stripey

Dam buster Sy ;-)
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby theelanman » Tue 16.02.2016, 15:32

and the 60th at Hethel (well Dunston)
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby theelanman » Tue 16.02.2016, 15:33

a great evening.......
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby dapinky » Tue 16.02.2016, 16:06

theelanman wrote:a great evening.......


...but who are the 2 blokes in green shirts standing in front of Angie & I?
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby TrevorB » Tue 16.02.2016, 17:09

I remember briefly meeting Sy in 2013 before we all drove in convoy into Donington. Managed to dig this photo out of the archives.

Sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Oliver » Tue 16.02.2016, 18:18

Terrible news. RIP Sy.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Dico » Tue 16.02.2016, 20:04

My first memory of Sy was when he bollocked me on my first post here, back in 2003 :D Many more since (memories not bollockings).
Would be nice to have an LEC meet in his memory. Rest in peace big fella.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Dave Eds » Tue 16.02.2016, 21:34

3622 bollockings!.Wow.

He was(n't) considering making you a moderator Silver. :wink:

Clever move when he brought the East Mids boys into line :shock:
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby texas2201 » Wed 17.02.2016, 13:16

Dave Eds wrote:Mark

A pleasure to have known you Sy and my thoughts with your close ones, especially Dan.


my thoughts entirely - so young as well - have a blast on the other side Sy :-(
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby DaveT » Wed 17.02.2016, 13:20

Its all been said- :shock: :shock: :shock:

RIP Sy.

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby M100_DMM » Wed 17.02.2016, 17:53

I never met Sy. Instead, I am one of the many who over the years have benefited from the energy, enthusiasm and commitment that he so generously devoted to LEC. It's fair, I think, to say that this website would have been a much poorer place - had it survived at all - without Sy.

My sincere condolences go to his family and to those who had the good fortune to know him.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby epipete » Wed 17.02.2016, 20:52

M100_DMM wrote:I never met Sy. Instead, I am one of the many who over the years have benefited from the energy, enthusiasm and commitment that he so generously devoted to LEC. It's fair, I think, to say that this website would have been a much poorer place - had it survived at all - without Sy.

My sincere condolences go to his family and to those who had the good fortune to know him.


:agree: Not knowing the gentleman personally it would be trite to add further, but I wholeheartedly agree with this statement.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby John_W » Wed 17.02.2016, 21:29

I can't believe that you and Sy never met, David. That's the internet for you. Here's a couple more pictures.

There's lots of memories of Sy that are not in photographs, but I like the picture of my car next to Stripey at the Lotus 60th celebrations, and the one of Sy with his eBay special engine that he displayed at the LEC stand in 2005 (I think Ailwyn eventually bought it, then ...?).

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby chris.t » Thu 18.02.2016, 12:41

Truly saddened by this news. I often thought about the days when LEC was much more active than it is now and Sy was always at the head of it. He had a mighty hand shake too. RIP Sy :(
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