RIP Koos Swanepoel

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RIP Koos Swanepoel

Post by Gunter » Sun 29 Jan 2017, 19:56

i am totally shattered...motosport legend and someone who has been part of my whole life,Koos Swanepoel has passed away.
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Re: RIP Koos Swanepoel

Post by Johann65 » Sun 29 Jan 2017, 20:09

Koos was one of our local legends! How do we say goodbuy?
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Re: RIP Koos Swanepoel

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 29 Jan 2017, 20:16

My innige simpatie en meegevoel met die familie.

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Post by roelb » Sun 29 Jan 2017, 22:47

That is so sad.
He was and is a legend
RIP oom Koos
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Re: RIP Koos Swanepoel

Post by zahistorics » Mon 30 Jan 2017, 01:12

Sympathies to family and friends.

Talented racer. Great engineer. Story teller of note. A gentleman.

I treasure the few times I met him.

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Post by Gavin RS » Mon 30 Jan 2017, 09:05

DAMN !!! that is so sad to hear. R.I.P Koos, condolences to all the family.
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Re: RIP Koos Swanepoel

Post by KSF » Mon 30 Jan 2017, 12:01

So so sad to hear about Oom Koos' passing. One of the all time greats. In my mind while growing up, he personified local motorracing the way Frik du Preez personified Springbok rugby. In later years when I started fiddling and modifying cars (this was well before internet and cell phones), he was one of the very few people you could call and ask silly questions of. Always patient, always happy to help, always had an interesting story to add. He'll be sorely missed. Everyone will probably remember him a different way, the racer, the story teller. I'll remember him as he would walk around in Killarney pits, little screw driver in his pocket and ready to help tune a set of sidedraughts, 'sommer so op die oor'.

Dankie Oom Koos, mag jy in vrede rus.

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Re: RIP Koos Swanepoel

Post by johan wepener » Mon 30 Jan 2017, 14:55

Sorry to hear this.

Very sad.

He was a legend in the history of South African motorsport.

Spoke to him a few years ago about technical things I do not have a clue of.

Very patient and helpful. A gentleman.

Condolences to his family.



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Re: RIP Koos Swanepoel

Post by lumi-fan » Mon 30 Jan 2017, 18:30

RIP. Never met him, but my uncle told me many stories about him.
Seemed like a proper stand up guy.

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Post by ZA Perana » Tue 31 Jan 2017, 20:25

RIP. Legend.
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