We have farewelled one of the founding members of the Citroën Classic Owners Club of Australia. Roger Brundle helped to set up CCOCA in 1977, and he has retained an unbroken membership since then, together with his wife Fay.
Roger fully restored his Light 15 KSE 442 in the late seventies, and it became a beacon for other members to try and do the same. No one exceeded Roger’s work, and for 20 years his restoration became the bench-mark for others to attain. His exemplary work on Citroëns became well-known around Australia for nearly the next forty years. He freely gave advice to others when asked, but preferred to keep out of the lime-light personally.
When Roger and Fay moved to Castlemaine about 15 years ago the house was very suitable for their needs, but the yard was ideal – it had a big shed which was set up as a workshop and filled with many ambitious projects, some of which included:
• 1/3 sized DS motorised model SM (museum quality)
Roger had a quiet personality, and he was devoted to Fay and his extended family. He valued his privacy and had a wide variety of interests including music. He was always industrious and inventive and was highly skilled. He was a font of knowledge and experience with Citroëns.
Roger always had multiple projects on the go – he was a good friend to many people, and was a loyal and active CCOCA member. His influence also extended to many Citroën enthusiasts around the world through the Aussie-Frogs French car forum.
He has left us a valuable legacy of ideas, information and advice for future Citroën owners to access.
We will miss him greatly.
Vale Roger Leslie Brundle
The above is from the eulogy given by Ted Cross at Roger Brundle’s funeral. Here is a link to demonstrate Roger’s expertise. A permanent thread from the Aussiefrogs Forum: https://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/citro%EBn-forum/113385-ds19-engine-reconditioning.html