December 31st, 2021
It is with the greatest sadness that the North West Stages organising team must share the devastating news that Dave Read, the backbone of the event since its inception, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this morning.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his fiancé Susie, and all Dave’s family and friends. Dave was an extremely successful co-driver but more recently he had channelled his experience and knowledge into rally organisation, most notably being at the forefront of closed road rallying. Dave was an ambassador for the sport and was well respected by all his peers.
His dedication and attention to detail as an event organiser was justly recognised by Motorsport UK with the award of Volunteer Official of the Year in 2019. The organising team will need time to ‘take-in’ this tragic loss, and how it will impact the event planned for March 22 and will share any updates at the appropriate time.
Dave’s friendship and leadership will be missed by us all.
Rest in peace Dave.