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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: 441/R3cafeSteve] #343791
11/17/10 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by 441cafeSteve
I listened to this today and thought it summed the man up- ("I did it my way", by Frank Sinatra)


I heard that today on the radio. I hadn't heard it in many years, and there it was.

Here's some more info passed on by HarryUK-

Malcolm Dixon and his twin brother, Derrick, were born on 5th of March 1935.

The twin’s early years were spent in the grim coal mining area of Ferryhill and Mainsforth, south of Durham city, and Yorkshire, County Durham, the Land Of The Prince Bishops in Northeast England.

The social depravation and poverty observed and experienced by an intelligent formative mind certainly had a lasting effect on Malcolm. In those early years, World war and post war austerity conditions were grim for the workers of the area. This experience, albeit seen from a relatively privileged position, certainly coloured Malcolm’s, often controversial, political outlook throughout his life.

Latterly living for a while at Newton Aycliffe near Darlington then at Dinsdale Hall, Middleton St. George, where their father was head master at a residential school. Their last day school was Spennimoor Grammar School, which they attended up to age 16.

Their dad considered that the Twins exhibited more of a practical than academic bent so, as they preferred, they were allowed to leave grammar school to start student engineering apprenticeships together at Darlington Whessoe engineering Ltd. then a large employer in the area.

Over a 5-year apprenticeship the twins received a thorough grounding in design and application of petrochemical, chemical production and storage. Structural, pipe work, pressure vessel, reformer furnaces and touching on aspects of nuclear power plant engineering.

They both pursued and achieved enviable academic and professional engineering qualifications from part time attendance at the local Darlington Technical College, before the then compulsory call up for military service at age 21.

Malcolm, due to his consuming interest in aircraft, was luckily sent to the RAF where he worked on airframes. Malcolm held a private pilot’s license up until his late 60s, owned two vintage aircraft and never lost his interest in flying.

Derrick, however, was sent to a tank regiment where, after training, he worked on the electronics and gyro systems of the Centurion battle tank, spending much of the time in Germany. This was perhaps the very first time that the twins were separated. On discharge from military service the Twins returned to industry.

Malcom spent a short time with Imperial Chemical industries at Billingham on Teesside. Moving on to major heavy engineering group, Davey Ashmore ltd at Stockton on Tees, where he specialised in reformer furnace design. After a period he was coerced into moving (not happily) to the New York office of the company in an engineering role. Sometime later, Malcolm was moved to Lakeland Florida where he spent some happy years with the company’s design office. During this period the company was taken over by others a number of times and Malcolm was relocated, ending up in Huston. Eventually working for Akakaverner, an international company for whom he worked up until his terminal illness.

I have known Malcolm and his Twin brother Derrick since my teenage years and always have been in awe of the accomplishments, skill and sheer talent that they both brought to their favorite pastime of motorcycling. Malcolm and Derrick filled a hole in my life, being almost the elder guiding siblings that I never had.

If this event had been for someone else, he would be here in life, giving comfort, sympathy and support to the grieving.
Harry Knight, UK

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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343807
11/17/10 8:22 pm
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The British Motorcycle Owners Association of Houston, TX will be offering some "In Memory of Malcolm..." patches soon. Pre-orders will be taken through the website, once we get details and pricing finalized (somewhere around $5). They will be 3.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall. General rough design:

[Linked Image]

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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343836
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Thanks, GP, I had emailed with Malcolm and he was the type that if the wind blew harder he leaned in and moved faster. The song was hard to decide to post because it is such a cliche in many ways but as I listened to it all of Frank's points completely matched Sir Bodge-a-lot's style. Having worked in security and people related stuff you can get a sense of a person from your gut and the way they are viewed by their peers and Malcolm was no exception but THE exception in this great sport. Lines that touched me..."the right to say what he feels, and not the words of one that kneels" he new a bully when he saw one I bet. I never had face time with him but I still feel like I should be painting my bike metallic green so he will see it. I went to the mountain yesterday on the Hardley and right up above the clouds in the snowline. I think Bodger tipped my cam down so I would have to do another vid and take the BSA for his memory ride, a proper motorbike. Let the next 60+ rider step up and take a Daytona 1st! tough boots to fill. My dad recently died of cancer as well and told the docs the radiation treatment was barbaric although it was done with courtesy and concern. The fact he never had mentioned any of those physical challenges is a testament of his true grit. "I felt sorry for myself because I had lost my boots until a I met a man who had lost his feet".
From what I gather if anyone spent 1 minute sad over his cancer it would have crushed him and upset him so he dealt with it quietly here thus the shock when it got him.
Better one big punch than us suffering a series of kicks regarding his health I think, sign of a empathetic and considerate guy. I have learned a lot reading this thread, I think if travel was easy for many we'd show those HD guys what a real memorial ride is! smile all 300-500 of us my guess all on nice unique bikes. It seems like he was here at least 8 years posting? longer? Hey Malcolm! I'm off to bodge a Triumph 750 safely for a cop LOL! LOL! meet me in the garage!
Steve
-Morgan-Still waiting for that grammer check feature! Would like to see the green bike all raced out on a patch, I can send it cropped out clean of any photo if req.


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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343840
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Paul,
thanks for posting the bio from Harry!
i am with y'all in spirit today...
a sad sad day in the life.

Rico D, i'll be having me one o' them patches...
i'll wear it with pleasure.

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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343845
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"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343854
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OH man , this just doesn't leave my skull.... I was just reflecting on the first time I met malcolm,or at least my first memory of him.It was a friday night at mid-O when the bb.com group ride back from the flat track races were having some electrical issues (dead batteries/ bad lights /joe Lucas at his best !!) and we noticed Malcolms bike had lost a taillight and he was lodged well off the beaten path so,not knowing the elder gentlemn and his riding skill, I offered to ride with him for safety sake on the unlit back roads. Of course he didn't want any part of it but I had no idea the rider he was ,for all I knew he could have been one of those guys that only rides his vintage bike at events like that so I insisted ,he MUSTA been crackin' up inside!! It wasn't long before I realized this guy could ride figure 8's around me with one eye closed when I was at full throttle ..... The way I remeber him was just like , a MAN who wouldn't tell you what , he would show you what, and a combination of pride and confidence seemed to keep him humble......A TRUE GENTLEMAN!!!

I gotta tells ya , I've been miserable about this but one thing that makes me feel good is when I confide in friends/coworkers about this mans passing and they remember him from my colourful stories of his exploits and my admiration for his enthusiasm for life ..Carin actually told a few of my friends about this before I did and they were there with condolences... I suppose it is a measure of a man who affects people he has never met...



Thanks for looking on -BONZO

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343880
11/18/10 7:04 am
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OK, I just had a thought... for those people that are going to the AHRMA race in Cresson... maybe get together and pay respects at that time..?? I am doubtful I will make the trip, but it is months off... never know....

Ron

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: Ron - in California R.I.P.] #343891
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Bonzo,

Malcolm's passing has had the same effect on me. I find myself thinking of him often. I'm sure part of that is because I was always with him having a good time and doing what we both enjoyed.

Alan

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: BONZO R.I.P.] #343901
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Originally Posted by BONZO
....snip.... I was just reflecting on the first time I met malcolm,or at least my first memory of him.It was a friday night at mid-O when the BB.COM group ride back from the flat track races were having some electrical issues (dead batteries/ bad lights /joe lucas at his best !!) and we noticed Malcolms bike had lost a taillight....snip.... Thanks for looking on -BONZO


Bonzo....I remember that night well. Malcolm had to use the light from my bike to twist wires together under his seat to get his lights to come on....that bike went on to be his racer.

Take care....your southern friend in NC, USA Gordon Gray

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343913
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One of our club-guys is having some nice Memorial patches made up (email me for the picture), for folks who want one just email me and I will put you "on the list" and mail them out as soon as I get them.

They will cost me $6.00 each and I will ship them anywhere in the U.S. for $7.00.

Edit: I see that Rico has already posted a picture of the patch (on the previous page), thanks for doing this.

His viewing/memorial was last night but I'm out of town and could not make it.

Go easy, friend.

Vince

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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: ricochetrider] #343916
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FYI...

The patch in the graphic I posted is a rough design. Made with what I had at hand. I wanted to get something together before the memorial service last night. The final product will look much better.

For the skeptics: I plan to trace the bike in Illustrator to get better definition, and make it look more like his bike (blacked out 3-1, etc.). The final design will be posted on the BMOA website, where you can get one (at cost) or not.

But if anyone wants to make a patch of their own design, I can recommend bikerpin.com. They have no minimum order. Or you could go through Bones' connection (if you know Bones).

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: ricochetrider] #343920
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From the memorial service last night:

[Linked Image]

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: Alan_nc] #343931
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Originally Posted by Alan_nc
I find myself thinking of him often.


I realized yesterday that I was re-reading the obituary entirely, every time I clicked on the thread to read updated replies.

We had great fun for 10 years in a row at the New Ulm rallye in the cold start race and dirt drags, and just sipping coffee all morning and goofing with our old Triumphs.

I was suprised to see a photo of him on a modern Triumph, and liked the center photo on the BMOA site, that should have been on his obit web page...


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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #343994
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i'm with y'all...
i didn't know Malcolm as well as you guys did, maybe but he and i stuck. his gentle nature and humility are human qualities i can
really respect. i, too, just find myself thinking of him at odd times, off and on during the day...
sorry to not be able to hot-shot down to Houston for the service...



"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: Rico Delrosado] #344004
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Originally Posted by Rico Delrosado
From the memorial service last night:


Perfect excuse for a ride to Texas and I missed it. Work gets in the way once again.



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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #344005
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He came to my aid more than once when i was jus gettin a handle on these britbikes, he gave me tips, and treated me like i was his closest friend, to me he was really one of the "good guys" here.
I'll miss him , i never met him,which is sad. He seemed like a buddy to all,always patient, never that i know of... had an attitude.I think he was a good ole boy.
RIP brit b, you'll be missed by me. frown bob scharp


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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #344099
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Hmmm....been awhile since ive even read this forum but thought id have a quick look at who was still on here....was saddened on seeing this news and just had to post.
Malcom was a great guy ,always ready to help and have a joke......always came across as "one of the nice guys"....something u all know already.

RIP old mate......


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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #344136
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I never had the pleasure of meeting the man in person. Wish I had. But I always enjoyed his presence on the forums. Besides the knowledge, I enjoyed his warmth and compassion, which came through even on the internet.

Thanks to everyone, for providing pictures and sharing stories. I now feel as if I had met the man. His good spirit endures. May thought and memory protect.


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here's the best shot of Malcolm i have, when i first met him on a visit to Houston over Christmas Holiday a couple years back.
it's he and i, in his driveway.

[Linked Image]


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Nice one Tom !!!!!!!!!


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I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the outpourings regarding Malcolm's tragic and untimely demise. He was halfway through his chemo therapy and although weakened by the treatment, he had a good prognosis and a positive attitude. While he was taking chemo therapy, we talked almost daily. When (suddenly)I was unable to reach him on the telephone, I had to arrange for the Harris County Sheriff's Department to break into his house. They found Malcolm in his bedroom and it is presumed that he died while he was asleep.


It was my privilege to have been married to Malcolm for 30+ years and although his (forced) relocation from Lakeland to Houston caused a rift and then a divorce, we remained close. We telephoned frequently and he stayed at my house when he competed at Daytona - this last March being the final visit.

The accolades Malcolm received from you all, were totally deserved (and then some). Obviously, you all realize how extremely modest Malcolm was, so he would be astounded at both the number and the content of all the postings.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank grandpaul and Malcolm's longtime friend Harry Knight for the bio's. Also, the members of the BMOA who came out in force and gave Malcolm a rousing send-off at his Memorial Service last Wednesday evening. I tried to arrange Malcolm's funeral along the lines of his twin brother's and the only positive thing to emerge from this tragedy is Malcolm's reunion with Derek. I like to envisage them riding together in the Yorkshire Dales.

Once again my thanks to you all for the tributes to a truly special and remarkable man.

Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: lonelybodgerfan] #344195
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Originally Posted by lonelybodgerfan

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the outpourings regarding Malcolm's tragic and untimely demise. He was halfway through his chemo therapy and although weakened by the treatment, he had a good prognosis and a positive attitude. While he was taking chemo therapy, we talked almost daily. When (suddenly)I was unable to reach him on the telephone, I had to arrange for the Harris County Sheriff's Department to break into his house. They found Malcolm in his bedroom and it is presumed that he died while he was asleep.


It was my privilege to have been married to Malcolm for 30+ years and although his (forced) relocation from Lakeland to Houston caused a rift and then a divorce, we remained close. We telephoned frequently and he stayed at my house when he competed at Daytona - this last March being the final visit.

The accolades Malcolm received from you all, were totally deserved (and then some). Obviously, you all realize how extremely modest Malcolm was, so he would be astounded at both the number and the content of all the postings.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank grandpaul and Malcolm's longtime friend Harry Knight for the bio's. Also, the members of the BMOA who came out in force and gave Malcolm a rousing send-off at his Memorial Service last Wednesday evening. I tried to arrange Malcolm's funeral along the lines of his twin brother's and the only positive thing to emerge from this tragedy is Malcolm's reunion with Derek. I like to envisage them riding together in the Yorkshire Dales.

Once again my thanks to you all for the tributes to a truly special and remarkable man.


I only knew Malcom from his posts on here...this reply brings tears to my eyes. I wish I could have met him in person.



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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #344201
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Ms. Bodger, A person never leaves this world until the last person who's life he's touched is gone. Malcolm will be around for a very long time.


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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: GrandPaul] #344205
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What shel said is very true. I felt very special when he took the time to look me up at Barber. It was my first race and he was a major driving force in getting me there. When I got down he encouraged me. I'll find myself looking for him at the next race. We all lost a good FRIEND.


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Re: Malcolm "Britbodger" Dixon, R.I.P. [Re: lonelybodgerfan] #344276
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Originally Posted by lonelybodgerfan
It was my privilege to have been married to Malcolm...


Linda, thank you for posting, and for the insight into a subject I dared not touch on. While we know every personal circumstance is different, I choose to believe the way you and Malcolm dealt with your divorce ADDED to his positive qualities. As that must involve TWO people, your part must certainly have been gracious; MUCH respect (having gone through an alternative version of same).

Please accept our deepest condolences, and best wishes that the treasured memories will not fade.


GrandPaul (does not use emoticons)
Author of the book "Old Bikes"
Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European
"The Iron in your blood should be Vintage"
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