It is with sadness we give the news that 1972 Monoposto Champion Trevor Scarrett has passed on. Trevor was renowned for the standard of preparation of his Brabham BT18 in which he won the championship. "Impeccable" and "immaculate" are recurring words when his car is mentioned. He is shown below in Alan Putt's picture of him turning into the Crystal Palace paddock after winning the last Monoposto race there, at the last race meeting held there. We are grateful to Rob Compton for his permission to repeat his TenTenths posting. Anybody wishing to attend Trevor's funeral please contact Rob via TenTenths if you are a member, click here to email Rob directly, or click here to send an email to the assistant editor who will pass it on.
Rob writes: Sad news - Trevor Scarrett passed away yesterday (Sat 8th Sept 2012) after giving Pancreatic Cancer a battle, but sadly coming second. His humour was still with him to the end according to his daughter.
He has now been summoned to see The Clerk of The Course.
Here is an email I received late yesterday from his daughter Emma.
I am conscious that there are so many of you that know him from school, uni, the RAF, work, sport – can you please email me personally with any amusing stories or anecdotes as we have a lot of writing to do over the next few days.
For those wishing to attend Trev's funeral, here is info from his daughter Emma.
It will be at 2.30pm sharp on TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER at the West Chapel of Bushbury Crematorium in Wolverhampton, and afterwards for a bite to eat, a pint (Dad has even specified the beer in question!) and a natter at Perton Park Golf Club – we are sure there will be plenty of funny jokes and stories to share. Address details at the end of this note. For those of you that may want to visit Dad privately at the Chapel of Rest the day before, please contact me and I can give you details.
There are several things that Dad was very specific about when we talked about his final showdown. He was adamant that this must be a celebration of his life full of laughter and smiles. It will be a humanist, non-religious service and to make proceedings less formal, we would ask that you all wear colour and not black – ideally, with a touch of blue and white in honour of his beloved Hartlepool United??!?! Fingers crossed for blue skies as well.
Family flowers only, please, as we’d rather that the wonderful Hospice that looked after Dad so brilliantly at home, gain from our loss. You can do this via the safe and totally secure page we have set up at www.justgiving.com/trevorscarratt, or there will also be the option to add to a collection at the Crematorium.