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Paul Cloke

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by LittleRedFerrariFan, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. LittleRedFerrariFan

    May 24, 2004
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    It is with a very heavy heart that I have to let you know that there has been a terrible tragedy. Paul Cloke passed away yesterday. I only knew him for a short while, but I know that he thought a lot about you guys. Your friendship, your enthusiasm and your adventures meant a great deal to him. Please keep his family in your prayers.
     
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  3. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    What? Paul with the red 328?? Please say it ain't so!

    If I have the right guy, I am very, very sad to hear this. My thoughts are with his family and his children.

    Can you tell us more? Was it health related? Car accident?

    I just called my wife to tell her. We are so upset about this. :(
     
  4. SAF1

    SAF1 Karting

    Jun 26, 2003
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    OC CA & Bangkok
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    Steve
    I can not believe this at all. We were all just had lunch on Sunday and he was Ok.
    I have known Paul for short time but he is a great friend. When I had my accident he waited for me and made sure that I was ok. Today is a very sad day for me.

    I hope this not true. God bless him..
     
  5. jlm348

    jlm348 Formula 3

    Nov 26, 2002
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    Jean-Louis
    O my God.
    Paul was the nicest person and always in good spirits.
    He will be greatly missed.
    Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for his family
    Any idea what happened?


    Jean-Louis
     
  6. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
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    Nov 5, 2002
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    Jeez, this is awful.

    I'm pretty sure he's the one with the red 328 with chrome rims. Had kids too, IIRC.


    My condolences to his family.

    Dom
     
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  8. LittleRedFerrariFan

    May 24, 2004
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    Yes, it was Paul with the 328. I believe that his log in was ClokeyUK.

    I heard that there was an accident in his home, last night.

    When I learn more about the arrangements I will pass on the sad news.
     
  9. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
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    My condolences as well - saw his car a number of times as well as posts from him as a SoCal member but hadn't got to shake his hand yet.

    Again, condolences to the family and kids.

    Kevin
     
  10. silverf1modena

    silverf1modena Formula Junior

    God Bless him and his family. I send my dearest condolences.
    God Bless
     
  11. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

    Oct 4, 2002
    2,742
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    Byron
    I have just arrived to NY and just heard the news... I'm lost for words.

    I am deeply saddened by this tragedy - Paul is an amazing person and will surely be missed. His positive attitude and generous spirit was always welcomed at all of our gatherings.

    I still can't believe this is true...

    I am proud to have made his acquiantence - my thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends.

    Please let us know if there is something we can do in this sad time.

    Byron
     
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  13. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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  14. Nationaltec

    Nationaltec Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
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    Patrick
    Please not Paul?

    Damm I'm sorry to hear this news. He was the first f-chatter I met at Crystal Cove and one hell of a nice guy. Just two 328 guys enjoying chatting about our cars.

    I think he deserves a Ferrari precession sendoff if his family would find it appropriate. If so count me in..

    My sincere condolences to his family
    Patrick
     
  15. Viper 10

    Viper 10 Formula Junior

    Nov 16, 2003
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    Brad Chang
    I just had the pleasure of meeting Paul at the last Malibu Canyon Cruise. He lived very close to me (in Redondo Beach) and was a very nice person. I just ran into him at Ruby's in Redondo last Friday at the Beach Cruise.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends for this terrible loss. I pray that the Lord will bring comfort and strength to his family during this difficult time. God speed Paul...

    Brad
     
  16. klfpaul

    klfpaul Karting

    Apr 7, 2003
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    Terrible, just terrible news.

    To think, only days before on the way to Crystal Cove, before the Yardhouse, we were cruising side by side along PCH before he had to stop off at the bank.

    My condolences and best wishes to his family in this hard time.

    It just goes to show, you never know when your time will be up, and there's nothing you can take with you, so enjoy every minute of your life. Time is precious.

    -Kevin
     
  17. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 9, 2002
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    My god :(

    I cant believe it! I talked to him all the time at Crystal Cove and during the Malibu run. This is just terrible news :(

    My best wishes to his wife and children.
     
  18. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 9, 2002
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    Im still shocked...but these shots are dedicated in memory of Paul. I wish I was able to get some better shots of he and his car for him though...
     
  19. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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  20. SAF1

    SAF1 Karting

    Jun 26, 2003
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    Steve
    I am still shocked too. It is so hard to believe.
     
  21. costa

    costa Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Costantino Bertuzzi
    This is so sad; my best wishes to all his family.

    Costantino
     
  22. JRocks

    JRocks Karting

    Sep 17, 2003
    206
    California
    Very, very sad.

    Condolences to his family in this hard time, they are in our prayers.
     
  23. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 20, 2003
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    Heartfelt sympathy for Paul's family


    Tom
     
  24. Ferrari Boy

    Ferrari Boy Formula 3

    Oct 25, 2003
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    David Couch
    Man, this is very hard to type. I just saw him last Sunday at Yardhouse, sat at the same table with him and talked to him. He is a very great guy, he's kind, funny... just an all around great guy. He will truly be missed by this whole community. Best wishes and condolences to his family. I feel proud to have shook his hand.

    -David
     
  25. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 3, 2002
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    My sincerest condolences to his family and hisi friends, both here and abroad. i'm sorry.
     
  26. Throttleman

    Throttleman Formula Junior

    Sep 26, 2003
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    Pasadena,CA
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    Jay Ablett
    I too am bewildered to hear the news! My wife and I are very saddened by the news as we just shook his hand and spoke at length with him on Sunday. We too enjoyed his upbeat but low key enthusiasm for automobilia and his fine automobile.

    Our hearts and prays are with Paul and his family. A tragic loss that words can not describe. Gods speed Paul we will miss you dearly.
     
  27. DynastyD_308qv

    Nov 24, 2003
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    Ron Couch Jr.
    OMG....

    I just had lunch and great conversation with him... Very generous guy... He gave Ferrari Boy a hat to match his shirt from Jeffrey. This is HORRIBLE!

    I am willing to participate in ANY Ferrari send off ... .

    ....

    .... loss for words.

    Regards to the family....

    Ron
     
  28. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2003
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    Sunny
    Best wishes for his family. Paul was so friendly and down to earth. A few weeks ago, we passed each other on PCH accidently, and gave him a honk and a wave. I always looked forward to talking with him during the events. He will be greatly missed :(

    Sunny
     

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