We are very sorry to report that long-standing CRMC member Tony Tuttle died on Sunday morning, 9th June 2024. 

RIP Tony Tuttle 

 
Tony Tuttle was a distinctive chap around the CRMC paddock, despite his diminutive stature, easily recognised by his red leathers. Ever-helpful and a skilled engineer, he earned a reputation as one of the best tuners of the Honda parallel twin engine used in the 250 and 250, combining good reliability with power.  
 
He tuned many of the engines we see in the CRMC paddock, including mine (Mark George), Charles Murdoch, Gary Freeman and many others. His dogged determination on track, combined with the power he squeezed from his engines made him a fast rider on track, winning many races and championships throughout his racing career. His last track success was winning the Over-55 Championship in 2022 (see photo). At the CRMC Dinner Dance in 2022, he was also surprised and pleased to be awarded the CRMC Clubman of the Year Trophy, recognising the help and advice he's given to so many of us over the years.  
 
Tony leading the pack at Anglesey 
Tony exiting the banking at Anglesey 
Tony rounding the hairpin at Cadwell 
The funeral will be at 1.15pm on Monday, 24th June 2024 at: 
 
Oak Chapel Crematorium, 
Crownhill,  
Milton Keynes,  
MK8 0LE 
 
Please feel free to leave a few words about Tony and what he meant to you in the Comments below. 
 
RIP Tony 
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On 24th June 2024 at 23:27, Gary Ryan wrote:
Ton6 was a lovel6 man and will be sorely missed in the paddock. Heartfelt condolences to his famil6 & friends 🏁
On 23rd June 2024 at 15:08, Paul Hands wrote:
Such sad news my condolences to Elaine and family. I first met Tony after he said he could rebuild a crank for my CB250K0 a couple of years ago, in the end, not only did he build me a crank, but he rebuilt the entire engine for me. From the moment we met, you could tell he was such a genuine and friendly bloke who was an extremely skilled engineer and so knowledgeable, especially when it came to K4 engines. It was an absolute pleasure to stand in Tony's workshop with a cuppa that Elaine kindly made for us, and talk about bikes, engines, his racing and listening to Tony talk proudly of his past.

Tony was definately a one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Tony.
Paul & Les.
On 19th June 2024 at 23:36, Peter and Christine Vickers wrote:
RIP Tony a real gentleman
On 17th June 2024 at 09:38, Jeremy Hole wrote:
Such sad news my sincere condolences to Elaine and the boys.
I first met Tony at Pembrey my first ever race meeting with the CRMC. He was camped opposite me in the Paddock he was so helpful and supportive enthusiastic and made my weekend run very smoothly with advice and help. I never forgot that.
I never beat him or overtook him but came 2nd to him many times he was a great racer problem solver and friend.
We will all miss him.
On 13th June 2024 at 21:16, Neil Watson wrote:
Tony was one of a kind. A real enthusiast who had time for anyone. He helped me a great deal over the years . Notably lending me an engine so that I could start the classic tt and letting me ride his spare bike in a race at Cadwell. Both typify his generosity and love of the sport. He also gave hours to educate the young men of the paddock and would never laugh at a daft question. We will all miss him greatly and are thinking of Elaine and the boys at this terribly sad time.
On 13th June 2024 at 12:23, Gary Freeman wrote:
Tony always had time for you, had plenty to say on most things, however tuning k4 engines was his main topic of conversation. He would often refer to the time he worked for Joe Ehrlich and was proud to have done so, working on engines and riding the EMC and TZ in his Time.
His massive support allowed me to do the classic TT in 2019 and I probably would not have done it if it wasn’t for Tony.
He was always supported by Elaine, ever present at all the race meetings.
When he was younger he would always talk about being chased by the local Bobby in the country roads close to home on his bike, he always had plenty of experiencies to talk about.
RIP Tony 👍🏍️🏍️🏍️ we will miss you
On 13th June 2024 at 11:46, Paul Biddulph wrote:
I spent many happy times on and off track all over the country with Tony and Elaine over the years.
Great engineer and tuner a sad loss to the sport RIP.
Our thoughts are with Elaine and family

Paul & Gary Biddulph
On 13th June 2024 at 08:23, Peter Heartfield wrote:
Tony was a great engineer and certainly knew his 350 Honda engines. It was a privilege to have known him and Elaine. We had many fairing bashings on track and I will miss him greatly. RIP mate.
On 12th June 2024 at 23:25, Daniel Jarman wrote:
Tony was a great man! always had story to tell me each time I saw him, so glad to of had him build me a couple of really strong engines if only I could have half the knowledge he had. He will be greatly missed around the paddock by everyone who new him.
Race In Peace Tony
On 12th June 2024 at 23:02, Chris Smallbones wrote:
Tony was one of those real nice blokes, he would always have a chat and he was really helpful if you had any machine problems, we will miss him round the paddock, a really sad loss.
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