Talk:Peter Collins (racing driver)

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Peter Collins (racing driver):

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  • Copyedit: to tone down essay style
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I have re drafted much of the central section of this article as it feels and reads like it had been copied from a book. It needs more sources but i do not have the knowledge to add them. (DarloRich (talk) 21:00, 12 October 2013 (UTC)) In Reply, its an original synthesis from a lifetime of reading and listening to Motor Racing Comment. In my view it is a much cleaner job, than your version, but i'll leave it for now. It certainly isn't copied and there is actually very little written about Collins of significance or likely accuracy, other than the Nixon book on Hawthorn and Collins. One very interesting point about Peter Collins friend Mike Hawthorn, is this, in 1954 the reason for exempting Stirling Moss from military service was exactly the same as for Mike Hawthorn, severe kidney failure.[1]. The same reason for exemption for both gentlemen was stated in parliament. And I ask was it the standard excuse of time. I remain unconvinced that Hawthorn was remotely ill in 1954 or 58. If Mike was so ill why would he have been so determined to set himself up for life, with various contractual deals and why would he have married the beautiful Jane Howard the future Mrs Innes Ireland. A great deal remains unknown. RFM.

Boring Fact about PC[edit]

He was my fathers best man at my parents wedding. --Roxy the dog (resonate) 19:16, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ M.Kahn. Death Race