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Alan Bryer R.I.P
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:34:01 PM »
It was with great sadness that today I learnt that Alan Bryer, who owned H.G.Bryer and Sons in Wales has died of a sudden heart attack.

Alan was very proud to be the oldest still trading Mazda dealer in the UK, with his father even selling a few R100\'s which "officially"  never came to the UK, Mazda actually recognised this a couple of years back with a special commemorative dinner  where only the oldest dealers from each European  country were invited.  

Alan became a good mate of mine over the years and was looking forward to coming along to my first race with the RX-8 as he never lost his interest in competitive Mazda\'s over the years,

This was an interest which started with Alan Rallying a 4WD 323 back in the eighties, indeed for a number of years he had a Pilbeam single seater he owned and entered in the British Hillclimb championship and as recently as last year had a car entered in the MX-5 championship.  

Alan was an extremely affable, likable man with a passion for Rotarys who helped a huge amount of people not only here but also all around the world with particularly old skool parts and knowledge, plus I am proud to say he was also one of our very first Mazdarotaryclub members

Alan will be sadly missed by not only myself and Lisa  but also by many many others.

Alan Bryer R.I.P
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Alan Bryer R.I.P
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 09:30:24 PM »
Thats a real shame :(
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Alan Bryer R.I.P
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 09:59:38 PM »
Having known Alan for manyat least 15 years I was was also very sad to hear of this.
Alan was a decent chap who actually liked Mazda cars even though in later years Mazda themselves made running a dealership very hard work!
He will be missed.
My deep sympathies to his family at this time.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 08:51:21 AM »
Only spoke to him a few times on the phone but he was always a gent.
He definitely had a passion for Mazda\'s our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 10:23:19 AM »
Sad to hear of his passing.  I think I made parts for his Pilbeam when I was a teenager working at Pilbeam.
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Alan Bryer R.I.P
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 07:59:23 PM »
Very sad to hear.  I never had then pleasure of meeting him but his passion and enthusiasm for Mazda and the rotary engine was well known in these parts.  If I my echo others and extend my sympathies to his family and work colleagues alike.
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Alan Bryer R.I.P
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 10:24:52 AM »
Truly sad news.
This did not register on my part until Clive mentioned it the other day.
I only had one dealing with Alan and that was buying a HKS Catback from him for a mate.
He called me and we had a real pleasant discussion. His passion for Rotaries really came through.
It was only later that the link with Clive and the MRC became apparent after I mentioned Clive\'s name.
He will be truly missed and I will look at that HKS Legamax in a different light from now on
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