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« on: March 13, 2021, 08:06:57 PM »

"And there he goes"
Goodbye to the voice of Formula One racing.
97 years old.
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 10:16:26 AM »

Sigh...………….


There's a lot of interesting reading out there, but here's a snippet that is perhaps a little less well known known.

His father, Graham Walker (1896-1962), was a motorcycle racer and despatch rider, and after completing 15 years as an active IoM competitor Graham retired from road racing and initially took on a number of freelance positions including that of BBC commentator, a role he continued after WW11 often with his son Murray working alongside him from 1949.

Following the war Murray briefly took up motorcycle racing.


Until his death, Murray was one of the Vice Presidents of The Sunbeam Motorcycle Club ( a club for all makes of pre-war motorcycles).
His father, was for many years Sunbeam Club Chairman and later President.

This is the club that, amongst other things, runs the Pioneer Run for pre-1915 machines and the Graham Walker Memorial Run.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/56388596

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Walker

http://sunbeam-mcc.co.uk/

http://sunbeam-mcc.co.uk/events/

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 11:39:21 AM »

I see people are saying it’s a voice that will be in our lifetime, great commentator like him or loathe him. Compares to Ritchie Benold at cricket, if you hear their voices you know what you are watching. 🥲🥲
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 05:41:44 PM »

Short notice, but the Beeb is showing a prog as follows -

Tuesday 16th Jan, BBC 1, 10.45pm.

Murray Walker: A Life in the Fast Lane

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl6p/2021/03/16
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There's nowt as light as a hole, so add lightness.

Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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