RIP NTMD8R... Gary Watson

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Howdy Boys & Girls..

We lost a good personal friend last week, Gary Watson of the Riverside Corvette Club here.
He was a 40 year member and a kingpin in the our Club And Corvette racing in Western Canada.
Gary & Pat(wife) were our resident Autocross & Racing instructors.
They also slalomed/taught in the local clubs, including the PORSCHE events. He started in 2018 in Time attack competition on full road road courses out this way. He loved to get FTD( fast time of day) and beat the youngsters!
And by the way Gary would have been 80 this coming Friday!
Cancer took him very quickly this past few months. Sad.
Here is a list of the Corvettes they have owned over the years....
1978 Silver Anniversary (gone)
1965 Red Convertible (gone) (autocross champion)
1988 Metallic Charcoal coupe (gone)
1992 Black convertible (gone) (autocross champion)
1967 Black convertible (gone)
2000 Black convertible (gone) (autocrosser, Road Racer)
2007 Black convertible (gone) (autocross champ, Road Racer)
2014 Black convertible (gone)
2008 Orange Z06 Coupe (gone)
2016 Long Beach Red Z06 Coupe (autocrosser)
He was a member on here as well Competing with his latest modified 2016 Z06.
His next dream car, a GEN8 Corvette convert on order, due in Spring next year.
He had already run thru the parts catalog and ordered some necessary GEN8 add-ons!

RIP GARY.

Graham & Bev
A local racing FB page made a video montage in his honour... VCMC Motorsports Club.
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Condolences to Gary Watson's family and friends.

Rest In Peace Gary. :Angelsad2:

Cancer Sucks.
 
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This thread honors Gary exceptionally well ... wow !
Thank you for sharing awareness during this sad time.
Condolences to those closest to him. :Angelsad2:

Although never meeting the gentleman,
knowing Gary's CCF name,
has us in the same circle ... Godspeed
 
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Oh no, rest well and peacefully Gary. @Ntmd8r
 
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Very sad news Graham. Gary was well respected here. I remember years ago when I first became part of the forum, commenting to him on his great collection and history with Corvettes over the years. He will be sadly missed. RIP Gary. We will see you down the road in Corvette Heaven.:Angelsad2:
 
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Below is the actual tribute video. Found it on Facebook courtesy of vcmc.


If link doesn't work you're probably not logged into Facebook so use this instead and login: Facebook
 
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Thanx for posting NIK.
I could not find the proper link.

just tried it. The link doesn’t seem to work??
graham
 
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Seems like he enjoyed both his life and his cars. I did not know him, but its always sad to hear of someones passing. Condolances to his family and friends. 🙏
 
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Here is another link for Gary that may work.


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Condolences to Gary's family and friends. Wonderful video tribute to a true people person spending his time doing what he loved and by the video loving what he did.
 

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Condolences to Gary's family.
 
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