Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Kenny Stewart, 1952 - 2017

Another good man gone. Kenny Stewart passed away last Sunday after a long fight with cancer. He was a regular on the Scottish rallying scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s when he recorded his most successful season in 1981. He finished runner-up in Division 2 of the 1981 Esso Scottish Rally Championship.

Kenny was a founder member of 'the Wild Bunch' a group of young-ish rally drivers whose exploits filled the pages of the Scottish Rally Championship newsletter in those more innocent times. Kenny was originally a rallycrosser and it was said he used the same driving style when he switched to the forests. No ditch was too deep or too wide in his pursuit of 'the perfect line'.

He was a full blooded, fun loving, colourful character in a black and white world and the sport could do with more like him. Sadly no more.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Marina, his two children Yan and Gemma, and four grandchildren, as well as his family and wide circle of friends.

There is a full tribute here:

The Crematorium service will be a private affair, but there will be a Memorial Service in the Lesser Town Hall, 2 Crieff Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BJ at 1.00pm on Monday 14th August.

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