Obituary: Ray Davis

Southern Car Club was saddened to hear of the recent death of one of the clubs earliest members and a long time chairman Ray Davis.

Ray was chair from the late 60’s through to the mid 1970’s. He was instrumental in organising some of the clubs most memorable events in those days. Including the ‘regularity’ rally at Eelmore Plain in Aldershot – which was a thinly disguised single venue rally, although such events did not exist then! Ray was also responsible for route PR on the Kleber Southern Rally in the early 70’s, an event which was the basis for Rallye Sunseeker today.

Members who have been around since those formative years of the club will well remember Rays mighty Vauxhall Velox, which he used on road rallies and autotests, it must still be the only car associated with SCC to have its own birthday party & cake!

I had the great honour of taking over from Ray as Chairman of SCC, and it is tribute to him that he left a very successful club in my custody.

Southern sends it sincerest condolences to daughter Gillian, Rays family and friends.

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