Paddy the Irishman, on Nov 24 2010 - 08:08 AM, said:
Thanks Pavel and dbell, two very interesting articles and a great video. I wonder if we can get someone to put the Seaman memorial on our GPL track ?- if it was still there in 1967.
I did a bit of Googling and although I could not find a definite answer it appears that the memorial was removed when the pit lane entry was widened and no-one knows what happened to it or if it still exists. It was probably gone by 1967 but was still there in 1958 because Archie Scott-Brown was killed in the exact same place as Richard Seaman and, in a bit of a grim twist, a knock-off wheelnut from Archies's car gouged a groove in the memorial. These is a small war museum somewhere near Stavelot as some hard fighting in the Battle of the Bulge happened nearby and someone posted that they had seen the memorial propped up against the wall in a dusty corner a long time ago, but after that the trail runs cold. It would be good to find out exactly what happened to it and in what year it was removed from the track.
Edited by benzman, Nov 25 2010 - 12:50 PM.