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Kevin Ash (1959 -2013) - the Eulogy

Kevin Ash: 1959 - 2013

A Service to Celebrate the life of Kevin Ash
Held on Thursday 28th of February 2013 at 1.30pm
In the South Chapel Oakley Wood Crematorium

The Eulogy:

Kevin was born on the 10th of December 1959 in Ilford, to his parents Margaret and Dennis. The family would be complete when Margeret and Dennis celebrated the arrival of Kevin`s sister Elizabeth.

Kevin Ash (1959 -2013) - Tributes

Caroline and Laurien

By Caroline

My Kevin, I have lived with you for many years, but not nearly enough.

I remember so clearly the first time I saw you. I fell in love with you and our relationship began without any hesitation.

My fondest memories of those early days are always of you arriving on your bike to pick me up- both of us enjoying the mad fast bike journeys together (we were often late). I remember clearly seeing you ride towards me over the bridge and each time it filled me with so much joy.

Kevin Ash (1959 -2013) - Tributes from friends and colleagues

Erin Baker, Head of Motoring for the Telegraph Media Group, delivering her tribute at Kevin Ash's funeral

.... by Erin Baker

Kevin

Ten days after Kevin died, I gave birth to my second son. It's been a stark reminder of that old cliche, but nonetheless profound truth, that life goes on.
Since my son was born, Caroline and I have been emailing each other at strange times of the night, me because I'm kept awake by a squawking baby, Caroline because she has had an overwhelming mountain of stuff to organise, so this tribute to Kevin is just as much a tribute to Caroline, a formidable woman; as she told me - I am Kevin, just female and a lot, lot shorter.

Fukunaga CB1100 Interview

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Hirofumi Fukunaga is what Honda describes as the Large Project Leader for the CB1100 development, meaning he has full control and the final say on every aspect of the design. He talks about the development of the bike.

Tridays 2012

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The TriDays event in Austria is the newest of the one-brand bike gatherings, and it's probably the most eccentric.

Route 66

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Back in the 1980s a friend and I were thumbing through an American motorcycle magazine when we saw a picture that`s stayed with me ever since.

David Robb Interview!

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When this website broke the news of David Robb's sudden departure as Head of Design from BMW, it was always going to be big. Sure enough, the news spread like the flame front in a full throttle S1000RR engine: very fast, and right across the bike spectrum.

Ducati 2012 New Models

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No question about the star of the 2011 EICMA Milan Show, Ducati`s new 1199 Panigale.