It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Geoff Hunt.

Geoff was a long-standing member of the British Automobile Racing Club, a former regular Hill Climb competitor and a South West
Centre Committee Member. He will be remembered for many things; most notably being a true gentleman, always happy to help anyone, and his regular participation at Gurston Down in his beloved Lotus 22.

We are not sure exactly when Geoff first competed at Gurston which opened in 1967. However, if it was not from the very start, it was certainly only a year or so later. He later joined the Committee, again we are not sure of his exact service dates as his tenure predates our records which only go back as far as 1987. Geoff was active to the very last and would have been seen by many helping out at the May National Meeting which was only a week before his death.

Geoff will primarily be remembered for his beautiful Lotus 22, which will be present at his wake. However, Geoff competed in several cars over the years including an MGB, Cooper 500, March 733 (1598cc Twin Cam) and a Pilbeam MP51 which he purchased in 1980. He competed in both the Lotus and the March from the mid 70’s.

He retained the Lotus which he said he would never sell and did admit to being regretful at selling the March. So close to his heart was the Lotus, he even held a birthday party for it in the garden of his house where it was guest of honour. He last competed in the Lotus at Gurston in 2013 but only last year he threatened to get it out of hibernation to turn its wheels again.

A competitor and a gentleman who will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Our condolences go to his wife Glynis, his family and friends.