Barry Eastman

The Storm team are broken-hearted to announce the loss of team co-owner, Barry Eastman, who passed away in hospital Tuesday afternoon, aged 68. Barry’s friendship with Mick Hand extends back over 50 years to when they completed their apprenticeships at the same company and started going sprinting. After racing their own bikes, Mick helped Barry with his Honda CBX funnybike, “Tokyo Express”, through the 80s and 90s before building Storm together.

Now though our thoughts are with Barry’s family, especially wife Deb and daughter Sarah. Barry met Deb through drag racing and we are sure that the drag racing community will want to join us in sending our love and sincere condolences.

2 thoughts on “Barry Eastman

  1. Sad to hear of the passing of Barry a true gent remember going drag racing with Him my Dad Mick and Paul Rose as a kid hopefully they are running the 1/4 mile upstairs together

  2. Hi Mick,
    Just been googling today and came across this sad news about Barry.
    I knew him at same time as Paul Rose (wasn’t he also a character!).
    Sorry to hear about his passing – fond memories of those times.
    Was good to be in the company of life’s more interesting people.
    Andy Houghton

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