RIP Roger Bradford

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Post by addo » 01 Oct 2010, 22:55

What a brilliant send-off - thanks for the photos. It's definitely the measure of a popular enthusiast when people come out like this.

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Post by myglaren » 04 Oct 2010, 15:10

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Post by Citroening » 04 Oct 2010, 19:04

That is a great picture of our Rally Car!

It was running low on fuel so Dom and I had to pop to the petrol station...typical though that there were 3 CXs trying to get into the carpark with us trying to get out. They wouldn't mess with our bull bar though! 8-) :lol:

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Post by tim leech » 04 Oct 2010, 22:49

Roger's passing has been mentioned in this weeks CCW.

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Post by Citroening » 17 Sep 2011, 16:47

Well that year seems to have gone rather quick. :shock:

RIP Roger.

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Post by red_dwarfers » 17 Sep 2011, 18:16

Certainly hard to believe it's been a year. I'm sure he's having the time of his life in the great luxury car dealership in the sky.

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Post by tim leech » 17 Sep 2011, 23:33

Indeed, time does fly, im sure he's enjoying himself wherever he is!.

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Post by CitroJim » 18 Sep 2011, 08:17

tim leech wrote: im sure he's enjoying himself wherever he is!.

In a land of non-rusting CXs maybe?

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Re: RIP Roger Bradford

Post by Citroening » 17 Sep 2012, 17:13

Two years... Where has that time gone... :o

Few pics - his old V6 at the CCC X Rally (Burghley House) where it won Best Xantia:

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Citroen Xantia 3.0 V6 Burghley House. by chevronsaver, on Flickr

...and at the CX, XM and Xantia Rally reunited with his Sister's Xantia V6 (where it also won Best Xantia).

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Re: RIP Roger Bradford

Post by CitroJim » 17 Sep 2012, 17:37

Never worry Franklin, Roger will always live on in our memories :D I'm sure all who had the pleasure to meet and speak to to great man will all agree he's absolutely unforgettable!

Great to see his car so well loved...

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Post by myglaren » 17 Sep 2012, 19:52

CitroJim wrote:Never worry Franklin, Roger will always live on in our memories :D I'm sure all who had the pleasure to meet and speak to to great man will all agree he's absolutely unforgettable!

Great to see his car so well loved...
And so say all of us!

Roger was unique.

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Re: RIP Roger Bradford

Post by Citroening » 17 Sep 2013, 12:03

Three years... Where that time has gone I don't know... :o

RIP Roger.

Here's a picture of Roger back in the day - a scan from an old Citroenian from 1992..

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As most of you know, his old Xantia V6 is now in the very good hands of Steve/Trainman which is great news. :) http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... 14&t=45951" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pictured here at the CX, XM and Xantia Rally a few weeks ago (Steve's picture)...

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Roger's son, Matthew, and I have recently been giving Roger's Prestige some well deserved TLC after it's spell of hibernation - it will be at the 40th anniversary next year at the CX, XM and Xantia Rally along with the Rally Car too.

Pictured here a few months back prior to a light restoration commencing...

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Re: RIP Roger Bradford

Post by Citroening » 17 Sep 2014, 21:42

Four years - wow, where's the time gone...!

RIP, Roger.

Here's a couple of pictures of Roger with the Rally Car when we we had it out and about a few times.

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Re: RIP Roger Bradford

Post by Trainman » 18 Sep 2014, 01:00

Franklin,

The Xantia is staying with me for the foreseeable future, Jim got to the bottom of the gearbox problem, and I have no plans to let her go......

If you want Rogers family would let me to have a look, just give me a shout....

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Re: RIP Roger Bradford

Post by CitroJim » 18 Sep 2014, 04:05

Gosh :shock: Four years...

That, plus a few months, was how long that gearbox problem was extant Steve!