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Chris Thomas

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Rob Dobie
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:39:23 AM »
I wonder if anybody can help me regarding Bob Dobie?

Over the weekend the Autumn copy of Rumcar News, that was sent out in mid September, was returned to me in the post, marked - Mr Dobie Deceased.

Has anybody any knowledge about when Rob died, or any other details.

Rob was such a part of the microcar scene, having rescued and renovated many microcars over the years. The last one being the Gordon in the Hammond Collection.

We are seeing the end of an era

Chris Thomas

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Re: Rob Dobie
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 03:37:23 PM »
I've been trying to find out what's happened to Rob too since last summer when I realised he hadn't been in touch with me since February 2020. I tried phoning him in June & the phone just kept ringing & then in October it stated "Number does not exist". Then in December I discovered Zoopla had his house in Polegate listed as having sold last May.

 I was hoping he'd just suddenly gone into a nursing home but alas it does seem yet another name has suddenly gone for good.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2021, 03:40:45 PM by Stuart Cyphus »

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Re: Rob Dobie
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 08:49:06 PM »
Dear Stuart

Good to hear from you on the Forum.
Thank you for the additional information regarding Rob Dobie. The Summer issue of Rumcar News has not yet been returned to me, only the Autumn and Winter issues, which would suggest that he went down hill between mid-June and mid-September. It has taken Royal Mail 4 months to return his mail. Either that or the new home owners, who have only just moved in.
As you say, yet another name gone for good.

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Chris Thomas
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