Feb 2003 (Ten-Tenths
Unfortunately I never got the chance to meet
Andy but he was obviously dedicated to motorsport or else he would
not have been where he was when "it" happened. That fact alone makes
him a friend of mine, just as I view all other marshals as friends
to turn to in "the hour of need".
Sorry I could not be more eloquent but "Once a Marshal, Always a
I wish Judith every success with her website and hope it provides
what she is looking for, whatever that may be.
Best regards from a fellow marshal.
I didn't know Andy, although I've come to know a bit about him through
his friends - Al, Martin and the rest of the guys from Brands. I
think the website is a wonderful idea and it looks great.
There's nothing I can think of to say except that I feel deeply
for your and your family. I think it's wonderful that you've decided
to celebrate Andy's life rather than hide him away in a photo album
somewhere. Some lives were meant to be shared. If there's anything
I can help you with, please email me any time.
Best wishes, Terri
I think the site is a marvellous idea and think it is a lovely way
to remember your brother and his hobby. Please let me know what
I can do to help. best wishes,
A lovely site - it's good to see a celebration of a life coming
from the mourning of death. Folks, there's a serious shortage of
photos of Andy marshalling. His sister has worked very hard on this,
but there's only so much she can do! I know you lot - you hoard
everything - so please dig into the photo albums and see what you
a lovely way to remember your brother. Andy was dedicated to motor
sport, club meetings, GP's or Le Mans he didn't care as long as
it had four wheels. We were always happy to see Andy and Chris at
Brands Hatch everybody welcomed him and he was forever ready to
talk about other circuits and races over a good breakfast before
the start of a meeting.
For the last two years I have been lucky enough to be able to marshal
at Le Mans on the same post (106) as Chris and Dave Hammond and
knowing how much he loved the event I wish I had been there when
he was as it is now my favourite race too.
I used to marshal the GP's at Silverstone but lost the good friend
I used to go with and it never seemed the same when he was no longer
there with me so I now look forward to June and Le Mans.
I do hope the web site is successful and shall be eager to read
how other people remember Andy.
had the pleasure of working with Andy on that last day, and cruelly
have been robbed of the memory of what we talked about that day.
However, it sounds like we shared the same passions - Le Mans, Historics,
good racing - and therefore the day will have been fun.
To Jude, and all other family members, I thank you for putting together
this tribute. May you always be able to smile in the knowledge he
enjoyed what he did at the tracks. My very best wishes to you all".
My name is Susan Marshall and I am Steve Tarrant's sister in law
(Jackies older sister) who lives in South Africa. I arrived in the
UK for a holiday with my two youngest children two days before the
fatal accident that took your brothers life and nearly claimed Steve's.
Most of my holiday was spent sitting with my sister and both sets
of parents waiting to see if Steve was going to pull through. My
boyfriend and myself decided in August 2002 to join the marshaling
fraternity and qualified after an intense 4 months training. We
are now Kyalami marshals and are very proud of what we do. We tell
Andy and Steve's story over and over again in order to promote safety.
My boyfriend and myself will be over in the UK for a few weeks in
June / July this year and are going to marshal at the Festival of
Speed. I plan on visiting the accident scene and Andy's memorial
stone and laying a flower in rememberance of his life and joy of
God bless you and your family and may time heal the pain but retain
Best wishes Susan and John