15 Dec 2010


Tom Walkinshaw died on 12th December at the age of 64 .
Tom was a tough, dour Scotsman and he sometimes pushed the envelope particularly in his business dealings later in his career.He could best be described as a controversial figure.
 I dealt with Tom on a number of occasions and I always found him fair and good to deal with .
I have pulled a few images from my collection as a tribute to Tom . The first shows Tom exiting from his XKS and Win Percy climbing in at a pit stop during the 1985 Bathurst 1000 race which another Walkinshaw XJS, driven by John Goss and Armin Hahne won .The second image shows Tom in an XJS in full flight  at Zolder competing in a round of the ETCC .
 And as a postscript  a picture of a Group C TWR Jaguar passing the pits at Le Mans .
Thanks Tom you gave us some really great racing and racing cars.

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