17 September 2013

RIP Jon Gross - May This Joyful Man Rest In Peace

I am terribly sad this morning to hear the news of Jon Gross' passing.  John was a 2008 LCP veteran, among many, many other motorsports races and events around the world. 

If I have only one word to describe Jon, I choose JOYFUL.

I am honored that I was a part of his LCP team in 2008 and am honored to call him a friend.

Martin McGlone said, 

"Jon passed away late yesterday afternoon after suffering a return of his cancer earlier this year.  Jon had been racing the Goodwood Revival the day before in his Aston and returned home to die with his wife, Sue, at his side.

He was a great friend and a true enthusiast.  We shall really miss him."

Rest in Peace, amigo.



Jon, died aged 70 at home following a longstanding illness and after competing at the Goodwood Revival the previous day. Much loved husband of Sue, proud father of Jenefer and Deborah and grandad to Phoebe, Danny and Zoe. Funeral at West Herts Crematorium on Monday 30th September 2013 at 3.20pm. Family flowers only please. Donations welcome made payable to either Cancer Research UK or Cystic Fibrosis. Enquiries to M K Ginder & Sons. Tel: 01923 269994.
Published in The Times on September 25, 2013 

Sleepy boys after ripping open the sump (oil pan) in the 2008 La Carrera Panamericana.  They later said they appreciated the day off from racing because it is so exhausting!

John and Martin in Queretaro in the 2008 La Carrera.

John navigating Martin in the 2008 La Carrera.  They took turns driving and navigating.
John with an adoring young race fan in Mexico in 2008.

2008 La Carrera

I won't say goodbye but rather, see you next time!