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    Default RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Dr van Zyl passed away after complications from Covid. My hart is broken. This guy was such a giant. An inspiration to me and the reason why I specialised in motor vehicle engineering.

    All petrolheads should shed a tear.
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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Not sure why it ended up in LR section
    Mods, please move.

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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    That is sad news indeed. He is such a lovely man.

    I always remember him telling the story of his fist boss.

    I think he was the inspiration to a generation of engineers. What a loss to all of us.

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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    RIV. Sterkte aan Santie en famile.

    Hy was hoofseun by Hugenote, Springs toe ek daar in std 6 was.

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    Riv.
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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Sad!!!Yet another who didn't get to kick back and enjoy his retirement...

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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Very sad. Lost way too young and he still had so much to give/share.
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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapiture View Post
    Dr van Zyl passed away after complications from Covid. My hart is broken. This guy was such a giant. An inspiration to me and the reason why I specialised in motor vehicle engineering.

    All petrolheads should shed a tear.
    Oh no. May his soul RIP. I never met him personally but he was my landlord in Pretoria East, with his wife Santie such a sweet sweet person (and always driving the latest Lexus LS or LX).

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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    That is sad news indeed. He is such a lovely man.

    I always remember him telling the story of his fist boss.

    I think he was the inspiration to a generation of engineers. What a loss to all of us.
    Please share the story!

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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Apparently he has a car collection of note, including several Land Cruisers, a LFA and a GT2000.....
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    Default Re: RIP Dr Johan van Zyl (Toyota)

    Austin Healey, Jaguar E-Type, MGA, many Land Cruisers, an MGB, Citroen, Toyota GT 2000, I think I've got about 20 now.
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    Apparently he has a car collection of note, including several Land Cruisers, a LFA and a GT2000.....
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