Godspeed Allan Gridler

dennisvft

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We lost a major motorsports journalist today. He was one of the most knowledgeable people of the golden era fire breathing 750 flatrackers and was still a regular competitor while in his eighties at SCFTA's Perris track.
 

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AHRMA92

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Allen on his trusty HD250 framer @ Perris in the "Super Senior Class" 2008
=Godspeed=
 

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Still looking for confirmation that Mr. Girdler has died. Dennis put up the news on VFT eight days ago, and I have yet to see an obit anywhere else (and I've been watching for one).
 

AHRMA92

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Still looking for confirmation that Mr. Girdler has died. Dennis put up the news on VFT eight days ago, and I have yet to see an obit anywhere else (and I've been watching for one).
Allen lived about 40 miles from me in Fallbrook, Ca. The daily newspaper I subscribe with where I'm at, is also the same one delivered in Fallbrook. If & when I see something regarding Allen in the local obits, I'll scan it & post it on this thread.
 

dennisvft

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I talked to Eli and he said his dad talked to Allan's son. Surprising the media hasn't reported. I didn't realize how many books Allan authored. I have a signed XR copy and I ordered other books he authored from sellers on the internet. dennis vft
 

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Thanks, Dennis & AHRMA. Truly strange that no one has eulogized him yet (that I can find)!