In Memoriam- Former COM President Richard Harding

Richard “Dick” Harding



It is with our most sincere condolences that we report that Richard “Dick” Harding, former president of COM Sports Car Club (1985), has passed away after a long illness. Dick was passionate about COM and remained active with the club until just a few years ago. Dick was involved in organizing the club’s first special events like the “Silver Shootout”, the “Go for Dough”, and the “Relay Rally”…an event that the club still does today.

Bruce Allen, veteran instructor and long time COM member remembers Dick as a prankster with an infectious sense of humor. He has some very “interesting” stories to tell.

At NHMS on a beautiful Sunday, June 25, we took a break from the action of the Time Trial, to take a small group out to Turn 6 to spread Dick’s ashes. In attendance were long time acquaintances of Dick,┬áJane Fitzpatrick, former COM president (1988) Barbara Platt, Bruce Allen, and our Registrar, Mark Swinehart.

Richard’s obituary from Farwell Funeral Service:


Pictured from left to right: Mark Swinehart, Jane Fitzpatrick, Barbara Platt, and Bruce Allen


Godspeed Dick.