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Kevin Mahoney

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on: October 02, 2020, 06:49:25 pm
It is with a heavy heart that I bear the news of the passing of Dan Holmes. He had a heart transplant last night and did not survive. Dan was one of the original RE dealers in the US. Located in Goshen IN he was known as the "go-to" guy for technical help. He was a first-class dealer working out of a small shop next to his home. He was a racer all of his life and campaigned an RE Iron Barrell and won the number 1 plate for the season in the AHRMA flat track class. Conventional wisdom was that RE could not compete with the BSA's, Norton's, etc. He put together the first team to run a Royal Enfield at Bonneville.  An Iron barrel to boot. I was one of many sponsors and had the time of my life with Dan and the other members of the team. He was racing right up to the end. A very kind man who will be missed.
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Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 10:37:45 pm
Sorry to hear it!
Thanks, Kevin.  :(
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Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 02:45:39 pm
He will be missed!


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Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 08:38:48 pm
I just saw this post, Dan  was a real inspiration, he helped with many tech tips on the iron barrel, great guy for RE knowledge.