Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on Jun 18, 2021 16:09:38 GMT
Very very sad news indeed, We've lost a tremendous enthusiast and friend of this forum, who always had time for everyone and I certainly found him very pleasant to chat to and catch up on the meets, and other occassions, where I bumped into him at car shows too.
As others have said, very knowledgable about The Sweeney, Randall and Hopkirk, and other films and productions of the era, and classic cars. He always dressed the part at the meets which was cool!
My thoughts are certainly with his family at this difficult and sad time, a strong fighter who never gave in right to the end.
RIP John - you'll be greatly missed and never forgotten.
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This is terribly sad news. John was a genuinely nice guy who always made an effort to say hello and have a quick chat with myself and all of the other members at the meets. A very well liked member of the forum who will be sadly missed by a lot of people. R.I.P. John Croft
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Post by Charles Bronson on Jun 20, 2021 22:56:41 GMT
Hugely saddened to read this news this evening. John was a really likeable guy, and a very knowledgeable member of the squad and it's a shame his health problems prevented him from attending the meets in recent years.
I will always remember doing a Krays location tour with him around the East End one Saturday prior to one of our meets about ten years ago. We had a great day.
This is a massive and a sad loss for the forum. I'm so glad Gene was able to keep in touch with him in recent years. My deepest sympathies to John's family.
Very sad to hear the news of John's passing, we met several times on various Sweeney meets and a couple of times at the NEC classic car shows and always had a laugh. We often chatted about 'Randall & Hopkirk' and 'Villain' which he was a huge fan of.