Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/04/28

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Subject: [Leica] Sad news
From: george.imagist at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:52:10 -0500
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On Apr 25, 2015, at 7:38 PM, Douglas Barry wrote:

> It's a very informal and close knit community and everybody knows each 
> other and helps each other out. Unfortunately, we had some really very sad 
> news today as one of the drivers in the Irish Hill Climb Championship 
> Simon McKinley was killed in a crash today down in Co. Clare.
> Simon who was a multitimes champion is here seen descending after a run. 
> My friend Brendan is just behind him.
> This is picture of Deirdre his wife and their young son. Absolutely tragic.
> Brendan and I were also going to go to the hillclimb as he intended giving 
> his own new car an outing, but he couldn't due to recent unexpected 
> medical treatment. The course is extremely demanding, bumpy, and 
> dangerous, as indeed many Irish courses are now as the wider busier better 
> surfaced roads are being made unavailable due to heavy traffic and can't 
> be closed.
> Here is a Youtube video of Simon driving in his Lant at the Naul in 2013 
> which gives an idea of the speed and danger which is always present. 
> Sadly, he is now lost to us.

Very sorry for your loss of a friend Douglas;
and my heart feels for his family too.

How common is a serious and/or fatal crash on these courses?

George Lottermoser

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