RIP Chris Jones
Posted on 1st August 2017 at 22:08
Honorary CRMC member Chris Jones, one of the first CRMC Chief Scrutineers has died
The funeral has been arranged for Tuesday, 8th August. See below for more details
Chris Jones pictured parading his Honda at Croft, 2001
"Chris Jones was an early member of the newly formed CRMC when it started and was one of the first Chief Scrutineers of the CRMC. Chris was in the Royal Air Force at the time and quickly established a "jolly band" band of technical officials (we called them scrutineers in the '80's!) and encouraged many people (myself included) to get involved with the CRMC. He was made an honorary member of the CRMC in recognition of his hard work, help and support of the CRMC when it needed lots of eager volunteers (not much has changed in that respect!)
Chris Jones was an accomplished racer in his own right, racing amongst other things a big Honda CB1100R in Production Racing in the 80's and a Yamaha F2 350 at the Manx GP in 1984 and 1985. After stopping racing, he enjoyed parading his Honda 350 K4 at CRMC events and we had some great times together, both on and off the track. I remember chasing him at a fast pace one cold spring morning as we rode together to scrutineer at Snetterton in about 1985-86, me on my sporty Kawasaki GPz550 and him on a "touring" BMW R80 - I found it tough to keep up! He will be sadly missed.
Chris had been ill for some time and sadly lost his fight on 24th July 2017. He had managed to come along to our Silverstone meeting in 2016 and we raised a glass or two then.
His funeral will be on Tuesday 8th August at 11.30am and will be held at The Astwood Crematorium, Tintern Avenue, Astwood Rd, Worcester WR3 8HA (telephone 01905 22633).
This will be followed by a wake at The Bush Inn, 4 Bull Ring, Worcestershire WR2 5AD (telephone 01905 428986).
CRMC members are welcome to attend.
Rest in peace mate, thanks for everything"
Posted by Mark George, CRMC Chairman
Tagged as: RIP
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