RR » Gareth 'Gruff' Jones: 1950-2012

Fans and racers alike will miss Gruff's familiar figure, sitting by his trade stand at race meetings, rolling a cigarette and chatting about the sport and art that he loved and did so much to convey to the wider world.

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Glynne Lewis - Unregistered

March 11, 2012 3:23 PM

It was one of lifes pleasures to have known Gruff a great artist and one of the personalities of the paddock and trade stands,you would often find him sat outside of his stand rolling a ciggarette and conversing with riders and fans alike.
I could fill a book on memories of Gruff special times of sharing a tea bag and talking bikes and nothing but.
Its a pleasure to have some of his great works hanging on my walls,loved by many riders he will be terribly missed,his interpretation on canvas or in print is a pleasure to behold.
You will never be forgotten Gruff you are now free of pain god bless you.

mark hanna - Unregistered

March 12, 2012 10:10 AM

Very very sad news to hear that news, He was a absolute legend,lovely guy, always happy and cheerful ,and what a lovely family. He was a fantastic artist his work will live on in his memory . Will be very sadly missed. Mark Hanna

Allan - Unregistered

March 17, 2012 10:02 PM

ying tong, ying tong, ying tong...........

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Mike - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 1:39 PM

Really sad news. We used to bring him a brew, and then have a long chat,on the prom in the I.O.M. when he used to park up on the prom during race fortnight, and the MGP. A great character, with an opinion on all things and above all great company. Much missed, but I can look at our collection of his pics and remember him as he was, fag in mouth.......

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