Festival Mourns The Loss of a Great Mate

The Historic Car Racing community are today morning the loss of one of their seasoned competitors Jon "Chippy" Chippindall.

Mr Chippindall died in a freak single car accident after losing control of his 1929 Austin 7 while on it's final run at the Festival of Speed on Tweed yesterday.

Festival Chairman Roger Ealand praised the actions of medical staff and said the thoughts and prayers of all competitors and the event organisers were with Mr Chippindall's family

"Our thoughts and condolences go out to Chippy's family and friends," Mr Ealand said

"Chippy will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. He was a lovely, personable, interesting bloke who truly embodied the spirit of what the festival is about

"Emergency planning is our top priority and the extraordinary efforts of medical staff yesterday must be recognised," Mr Ealand said

The Festival of Speed on Tweed has such strong support on both a national and local level organisers intend to ensure the future of the successful event is not affected by this year's tragic accident.

Roger Ealand
Festival of Speed on Tweed