THE Telegraph & Argus has opened this online book of condolence to bring together tributes following the death of a true Bradford legend, Jack Tordoff.

The JCT600 founder died over the weekend following a lengthy illness.

After leaving school at 15 to work as an apprentice mechanic for his father's firm Tordoff Motors, he overhauled the business into a car dealership, which has grown into one of Britain's biggest dealership businesses.

He stayed true to his Bradford roots his whole life, with the firm based in Apperley Bridge and maintaining long ties to Bradford City Football Club.

Alongside the business, he was also a successful rally driver.


Book of Condolence: JCT600 boss Jack Tordoff OBE has died aged 86

"Send in your messages and tributes following the sad death of a true Bradford legend Jack Tordoff, who died over the weekend following a long illness."

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

glyn morriss

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i joined JCT600 in 1975 working in the Parts Department at the jewel in the crown Rawdon branch selling Saab Datsun and Porsche vehicles i went to school with Ian Jacks eldest son and we soon became good friends one Saturday afternoon after finishing work i was riding my trials bike at the back of the garage on some spare land when i spotted Jack, oh lord i thought i was going to get a real telling off quite the opposite Jack said can i have a ride, he certainly put the bike through its paces working for JCT was to me one long party the very best years of my career, there was a buzz such a great atmosphere can remember just before joining up with the company the enormous grass frontage being entirely covered in new cars when August was the new registration date , not a blade of grass to be seen, wont ever see those days ever again Occasionaly Jack would have a chat to me about the Bradford speedway team as he was interested in most motor sports i looked up to Jack as a father figure but at the same time saw him as a good friend, he will be sorely missed

Adam morritt

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Looked after jack while he was in our care what a inspirational man always loved his stories he’s had such a fascinating and busy life, telling me he only use to sleep a few hours a night in his younger days! Would have been nice to know jack in his younger days. what a true gent he was good night jack may you rest easy

Community contributor

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A great many thanks for changing my life, and love to all the famil

Christine Cockcroft

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My condolences to Jack tordoffs family having forgot when he set up a trust fund for my nieces and nephews when there parents were killed in 1970 by a motorist a very thought ful man

Douglas Kendall

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Jack has been a long and trusted friend for many years and supported ourSteak House in Kettlesing Bottom. A lifelong supporter of Bradford City. RIP Jack God Bless.

Paul Donnelly

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God Bless you Jack, I’ve known you since I was a 15 year old Apprentice Panel beater at Higgins and Son, you have done so much for Bradford City and Bradford in general, you will never be forgotten Mr T, Rest in Peace Jack.

pete hepworth

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What a great supporter and promoter to the City of Bradford. A man proud of his roots and proud to shout it from the roof tops. The support both financially and his time in helping the sporting clubs in the City are unmatched. He deserves a big send off and a mighty thank you from the people of the city. Thank you Jack, you will be sorely missed.

Cindy Campbell

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I remember Jack Tordoff as a patient of Peter Finney back un the 80's . In fact they used to go car racing together before i knew him. RIP Jack x

Gary tordoff

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Great guy jack was met him a few times r.I.p my friend

Sean Gale

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Rip Mr Tordoff Bradford legend

Andrew Hillas

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A true Bradfordian who made good my condolences to all his family