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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.(ref M.Kahn. Death Race /ref). 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. I think you should have mentioned that JMH had one kidney already removed and his autopsy indicated the remaining kidney would only have lasted 18 months. However, recently the idea has been postulated the kidney problems were a result of vibration during racing, a fact not suggested at the time, and a number of other notable drivers also encountered kidney problems and survived (Ref. Too Fast a Life by Martin Shepherd). DNRG18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:05, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Just noticed this. I would suggest that the Hawthorn detail above probably belongs in the Mike Hawthorn article, if properly sourced and isn't already there, (I haven't looked), rather than here in an article about PC. -Roxy the dog™woof 15:08, 25 November 2015 (UTC)