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Charles Spencer King, 1925-2010

One of the the British engineering industry’s biggest characters and the “father” of the Range Rover, Charles Spencer “Spen” King, died in June, from injuries sustained when his bicycle collided with a van a fortnight earlier. King was head of new vehicle projects at Rover from 1959, a role in which he oversaw some of the […]

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Spen King

One of the the British engineering industry’s biggest characters and the “father” of the Range Rover, Charles Spencer “Spen” King, died on the 26th June from injuries sustained when his bicycle collided with a van a fortnight earlier. King was head of new vehicle projects at Rover from 1959, a role in which he oversaw some […]

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John Cottrell - A Tribute

The following obituary was first published in the October 2009 edition of SIXappeal (no. 169). John Cottrell, 1943-2009 John Cottrell December 4th 1943 to July 15th 2009 John Cottrell, the former editor of SIXappeal, passed away in July after a brave battle against cancer. He became ill last year; at first, his treatment seemed to be working and as […]

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