Recent Topics
How many times do you dip your stick?
by ZZman
07/16/18 07:15 AM
2000 satur n l series ok? 108,000 miles
by ziggy
07/16/18 03:33 AM
Help me pick a oil for equinox
by Dylan1303
07/16/18 01:28 AM
Turbo motor raspy exhaust
by Dylan1303
07/16/18 12:59 AM
1995 Buick Roadmaster. Low speed metallic noise
by 10WSmuckers
07/15/18 11:48 PM
Vornado fan
by Throt
07/15/18 11:19 PM
Wash Pads - Tried Three
by JHZR2
07/15/18 09:24 PM
Which UTF/UTHF for Allis Chalmers D17?
by SOHCman
07/15/18 09:16 PM
98 leaves needs work or 02 taurus,which one?
by ziggy
07/15/18 09:06 PM
equinox 0W40
by mobilaltima
07/15/18 09:00 PM
New/Old F1 guy?
by Camprunner
07/15/18 08:28 PM
Schaeffer's on "Wicked Tuna"
by salesrep
07/15/18 08:14 PM
AMSOIL Euro Classic 5W-40 (EFM)
by The Critic
07/15/18 06:27 PM
Occasional battery dummy light
by dja4260
07/15/18 05:59 PM
Weird experience with old separating brake grease
by d00df00d
07/15/18 05:54 PM
Ceiling Finish Help
by coopns
07/15/18 05:10 PM
Thunderbird to Outlook Converters??
by doitmyself
07/15/18 04:41 PM
Blaines does it again
by Nitronoise
07/15/18 04:40 PM
BMW E34/M60 Water Pump Replacement
by kschachn
07/15/18 03:30 PM
Okra: how do you make it and like it?
by car51
07/15/18 03:28 PM
Newest Members
Teggy695, DrDanger, XCIDMigs, DONWATERS, VWhite
65487 Registered Users
Who's Online
74 registered (Astro14, 2015_PSD, 853okg, 2K2AcuraTL, 08z06, 5 invisible), 1390 Guests and 36 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65487 Members
67 Forums
287090 Topics
4790371 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4807839 - 07/07/18 05:14 PM RIP William Dunlop
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2763
Loc: The Canyons
A member of the Dunlop family gone too soon. Rest in peace, lad.

William Dunlop

Top
#4807851 - 07/07/18 05:31 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: 02SE]
TheLawnRanger Offline


Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 494
Loc: Mississippi
Any other guys in the family should attend trade school or college. It's not worth the risk to race. I don't know much about the Dunlops but they didn't get popular not being good at racing and this still happened.
_________________________
'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all

Top
#4807859 - 07/07/18 05:40 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: 02SE]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 11068
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
I saw the story come across my Facebook and my heart sunk. I read the title a few times and kept thinking it said Michael, who I am a huge fan of. Absolutely gutted for the whole family. Rest In Peace indeed.
_________________________
2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.

Top
#4807866 - 07/07/18 05:47 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: 02SE]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1914
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
“Dunlop was a member of the famous Dunlop racing family, a nephew of the legendary rider Joey and son of Robert, both of whom also died in motorcycle accidents.

Sounds like a terrible family tradition. RIP
_________________________
Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the 'Ring; Svetlana Kapanina is the Queen of the SKIES...

Top
#4807871 - 07/07/18 05:59 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: TheLawnRanger]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2763
Loc: The Canyons
Originally Posted By: TheLawnRanger
Any other guys in the family should attend trade school or college. It's not worth the risk to race. I don't know much about the Dunlops but they didn't get popular not being good at racing and this still happened.


This is why I don't talk about my time at the IOM TT a couple years ago. People that don't know me will feel some need to pass judgement.

I'll just say I met William, and his brother Michael. And I was a fan of their father, and their uncle. They all know/knew the risks, as does everyone else that tries their hand at real Roadracing.

I'm at a race this weekend, too. Although not a Motorcycle, and I'm not driving/riding. Just being in the vicinity of these machines is dangerous, and potentially life threatening. I don't need to do it, but I enjoy it, and will continue to do so despite the risk until I decide not too, or my services are no longer needed.

Top
#4807875 - 07/07/18 06:10 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: 02SE]
Gixxer46 Offline


Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 35
Loc: Canada
Thank you for sharing. RiP. Condolences to the family.
_________________________
2013 Ram 1500 with a 4.7.

I use 0W-20 year round. I alternate between RP and Amsoil Signature series.

Top
#4807896 - 07/07/18 07:04 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: 02SE]
TheLawnRanger Offline


Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 494
Loc: Mississippi
I don't mean to be judgemental. I just feel bad for the family. I apologize.


Edited by TheLawnRanger (07/07/18 07:09 PM)
_________________________
'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all

Top
#4807997 - 07/07/18 10:13 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: 02SE]
Pajero Offline


Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 948
Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
Very sad! My thoughts are with those.



Respectfully,

Pajero!
_________________________
Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot

Top
#4808022 - 07/07/18 10:50 PM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: 02SE]
Stevie Offline


Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 213
Loc: Port Aransas, TX
I'm so sad to hear this. I admire these men who have such skill and courage. They race on real roads at such a furious pace.

Top
#4808107 - 07/08/18 06:15 AM Re: RIP William Dunlop [Re: TheLawnRanger]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 2221
Loc: London, England
Originally Posted By: TheLawnRanger
Any other guys in the family should attend trade school or college. It's not worth the risk to race. I don't know much about the Dunlops but they didn't get popular not being good at racing and this still happened.



I think you might be mistaking MotoGP or WSB Racers for Road Racers.

Even the successful tend to have normal jobs.

McPint was a Bricklayer

Guy Martin still is a Truck Mechanic.

I can’t remember what Business the Dunlop had aswell as Racing I think it was Plumbing or Building.

The Dunlop Family is not one full of rich racers who can do nothing else.

yes they make money from Racing at the level they have achieved but that doesn’t mean that is all they are trained to do.

And yes your comment was a bit “off”
_________________________
16 S350d LWB 25k Mobil Super 3000 XE 5w30
17 Smart ForFour Auto 6.5k Mobil 1 0w40 FS

Top