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Re: Vale Tony Hawker
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2012, 05:32:25 PM »
Thank you Tony for your company and advice. I will miss the days running into you at the Magpies, chewing the fat, Alfa's and debating a new red found. Thank you for the wonderful times I had the pleasure of your company. Isn't it funny how a red was always somewhere when food was about. My deepest sympathy to Clem and Tony's family. I am thankful that I have known such a great bloke, he has left a great Legacy with the club and the rest of us who have known him.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2012, 07:32:03 PM »
Clearly must have been a great bloke to receive such accolades and touch so many lives in a positive way. I feel compelled to pass on my condolences though I never met him - I feel I knew him through the ALFA community just the is precious.


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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2012, 07:38:34 PM »
I found some more Tony photos, this time with the beloved 2600.

I still feel terrible about this, hopefully the photos and condolences can ease the pain a little.



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Re: Vale Tony Hawker
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2012, 08:01:25 PM »
i cant add much more than the above
great bloke and good competitor
an utter gentleman always ready to chat with anybody that would listen


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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2012, 09:54:11 PM »
Hi all, I am a former 105 owner and am sitting on the sofa enjoying a glass of red with my lovely wife Georgie (Hawker - Tony's eldest daughter). Just wanted to tell everyone that we have really enjoyed reading everyone's kind words and looking at the photos. The Alfa Club and the people that are part of it gave Tony such pleasure.
Alfa's  were an obsession of his and a fantastic distraction during his illness.
We are sure he would be very touched.
I know it's a cliche, but life is too short - we all need to follow our passions, like Tony did.

Andrew and Georgie Nikakis

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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2012, 01:27:03 PM »
an extremely nice, good hearted gentleman, always with a kind & supportive word to say, especially in my early attempted Historic racing days and as acting President of the Vic club.

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Then -
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Re: Vale Tony Hawker
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2012, 07:40:55 PM »
I wish  to record my sympathies for Tony and family. As a visitor to Vic sprint events and he to SA he always had the time to talk to the SA visitors and as all have mentioned a true gentleman. A man of great poise and niceness!Our last dinner in 2010 at the Little Greek cafe was a memorable night.  As AROCA SA Club Secretary I pass on the sincere sympathies form the Club.
I am sure bour Vic cousins will miss him.
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Re: Vale Tony Hawker
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2012, 10:16:54 AM »
A Memorial Service for Mr CHARLES ANTHONY (TONY) HAWKER will be held in St John The Evangelist Anglican Church.

23 King St, Flinders, on FRIDAY (June 1, 2012) commencing at 2:00 pm.


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Re: Vale Tony Hawker
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2012, 10:57:59 AM »
For those able to attend Tony's service,
Clem and the family would be chuffed if Alfa club members would liike to drive their Alfas.


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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2012, 12:03:29 PM »
A wonderful human being. I'll never see buttered raisin toast again without thinking of those enjoyable Sunday runs around the Peninsula. For me, the highlight of my relationship with Tony was the super day spent comparing his gorgeous Sprint Veloce with my 2011 Giulietta QV. Unforgettable!


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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2012, 04:29:17 PM »
What desperately sad news ... a hard fought battle lost .... God bless you and your family Tony, and your many dear friends and colleagues in the Alfa Romeo Owners Club who all spoke so highly of you. I know they will miss you very much and remember you fondly for a lifetime. Mark Baigent.

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« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2012, 10:04:30 PM »
The 2012 AROCA 6 hr Relay is dedicated to the memory of Tony Hawker.

A respected AROCA club and committee member, he was, additionally, an experienced and gentleman competitor at many 6 hr relays, historic race meetings and tarmac rallies. 
Sadly after a long battle with illness, Tony passed away on 26 May 2012.

He will be missed tremendously by his family, friends and fellow competitors.


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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2012, 07:54:47 PM »
First time on the forum in a while, and saddened to see this.

Tony was very kind to me when I sat on the committee a couple of years back. We discussed Tasmanian roads, 2600s and Giulietta Sprint Veloces that night, and it culminated in us spending a day around the Peninsula with Tony's gorgeous SV (and Jeremy's Giulietta QV). It was a real privilege to meet his wife Clem and enjoy their beautiful home for the day.

The last time I saw Tony was at the Melbourne Motor Show last year. Again we discussed 2600s (there was one at the Shannons auction). His smile was infectious when the passion was ignited!

Rest in peace, Tony.


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