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. 
 
Funeral details 
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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On 18th September 2017 at 20:01, Brenda Millar wrote:
Sad news. Chris was a no nonsense kind of guy but very fair. If Chris said it wasn't right it probably wasn't. RIP ole fella.
On 10th August 2017 at 11:26, Hazel Hall (Jones ) wrote:
Thank you Mark and all of you for the lovely tributes also it was lovely to see those of you who attended the funeral , thank you .
Chris was my kid brother so he took great pleasure in calling me old un ! Just wish I could hear him call me that again .
My husband Mike and I attended several race meetings (staying over night ) at various places and always woke up in the mornings with quite severe headaches , must have been the noise of the bikes!
Remembering all the good times Chris and there were plenty of them . May you have peace at last. X
On 8th August 2017 at 17:57, Roy bellinger wrote:
Chris was always great to talk over any problems with , glad I met him and his jokes! Regards R
On 5th August 2017 at 08:47, Mel Boustead wrote:
So sad to hear of Chris' passing. I have wonderful memories of him in the mid 70s. In particular a meeting at Pembrey when he got the girls in the race office to get him up in Drag in the bar on the Saturday evening. All the ladies asked if they could "feel his boobs" in response to which he asked if he could feel theirs! The next morning he said to me that he had never groped so many girls with their husbands/partners/boyfriends standing next to them and not saying a thing. I also remember an evening at Oulton Park when Chris, me, Alan Walsh and one or two others polished off a very fine bottle of Malt sitting outside my caravan under the moonlight. The world is a poorer place now.
On 2nd August 2017 at 22:37, Normski wrote:
Had some great times with CJ both with racing and the RAF a real good guy who sadly lost his way, miss you mate.