Sad news. Ray was the FS running the Det Support Party for a bunch of Tornado F3s in Alaska during 1998. I remember it well 'cos I had my 40th birthday while we were out there. The bristling moustache and driving style can never be forgotten! RIP big man.
I remember Ray getting his Porky after his divorce. We used to tell him it was Volkwagen, or call it a Renault Fuego, Karl Boulton had one and they were somewhat similar in appearance. Well, not really but facts never really get in the way of a good windup. :-)