Very saddened to read Totalkitcar.com on Friday with the announcement of John Cooke's passing.
He was a very strong driving force behind kit car promotions, he was responsible for the Detling show, Harrogate, Exeter and others. He was therefore responsible for an awful lot of sales, when he put on a show you could always count on the aisles being busy with our target audience. With John it was like a roadshow, the kit car showroom travelled around the country.
More importantly he was a decent bloke, always lively and always invited exhibitors for wine and nibbles after the show.
Even more importantly I recall some great nights on the town when we all went out and watched great bands in Exeter at Moma Stones (the famous Joss Stones mum) and Jim Cregan in Maidstone (the man that wrote lots of Rod Stewart songs).
I also recall being somewhat useless the next day even though we were there to promote MEV. Oops! ~_~
What a guy "Cookie", great to have been acquainted. Picture below of Cookie with Emmerdale star? Back in 2000.