Colin Ed­wards Snr

Classic Racer - - REGULAR PADDOCK GOSSIP -

Colin Ed­wards Snr, 72, of Mont­gomery, Texas, passed away on Septem­ber 18, 2017. He was born on Septem­ber 12, 1945 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia. Colin, first and fore­most a proud dad and grandpa who loved be­ing close to his fam­ily, trav­elled the world in his early years, liv­ing life to the full while work­ing in the oil fields. Af­ter he met a Louisiana girl, Eva, he moved to Hous­ton and got mar­ried. Colin was a go get­ter that stopped at noth­ing to see his kids suc­ceed. If it was broke, he’d fix it. If he was broke, he’d find the cash to make it hap­pen. He loved bring­ing his kids to mo­tor­cy­cle races in the 1980s and 90s, chas­ing the dream. Af­ter a liver trans­plant in 1995, at the age of 50, he slowed down a bit, but he still found the strength to fly all over the world for the next 15 years to see his son, Colin, race. Dur­ing these trav­els, he never met a stranger, hand­ing out free passes if he had them, and he loved spend­ing time chat­ting with crew and race fans. His mo­bil­ity be­came more of an is­sue in later years and so­cial me­dia be­came his new way to com­mu­ni­cate with race fans. Colin Se­nior, as he was known, was di­ag­nosed with an in­op­er­a­ble brain tu­mour in 2016. His wish was that his pass­ing be cel­e­brated in a big party at his son Colin’s race school ranch; some­thing that I’m sure was hon­oured.

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