Debbie Hancox, an enthusiastic crew member & driver of the family's Runaway Outlaw Anglia team, tragically died in a motorcycle accident on September 10th 2006. The Hancox family commissioned Chris Clark to make the Debbie Hancox memorial trophy awarded annually to the race team or individual that best captures the spirit of the Outlaw Anglia class as voted for by the racers of that year.
The first recipient of the trophy was Simon Barlow & The Orange Pop Crew.
The 2007 recipient was Paul Wright for the Guv Drag Racing Team.
In 2008 the trophy was awarded to Ray Guy.
In 2009 Colin Millar won the award in his first season.
In 2010 Martyn Pane was awarded the trophy.
In 2011 Ian Norman was presented the Award.
In 2012 Rob Stone was chosen.
In 2013 the new driver of "Shorty's Hotrod", Jedd Guy received the award
In 2014 Ginner was the choice of the racers.
In 2015 Mat Cooper won the award after a tough season.
in 2016 Barn Levy was awarded the trophy.
In 2017 Cliff Griffin was awarded the trophy and was the final time the trophy was to be awarded.
Tributes to Debbie Hancox
Debbie was a very special and likable girl who enjoyed life to the full. As well as being a family friend she was a true lover of Ford Pops and will be greatly missed amongst all her friends at Avon Park. Words cannot express our sorrow and sadness. All our sympathies to our close friends Bob and Carole, Fiona and Simon. She will always be in our thoughts and memories last for life!
Sue, Alan, Sammy and Mike.
Friends and Crew.
Debbie was always a ray of light at the track, cheerful & positive even when problems arose. A staunch supporter of our sport, the Outlaw Anglia’s first & only female driver. Debbie will be sorely missed.
My heartfelt sympathy goes to Bob, Carole & the family.
Wow, I'm gutted. My positive energy goes to Bob and Carole who have remained firm friends since I returned from Canada in 1992! I knew Debbie as the bright soul she was and I'm now sad. Remember that energy doesn't die and she will be grinning. Stay strong and I'm sending love & light from across the miles-cope well my friends. Thinking of you.
Smax and family
I found Debbie a charming and friendly girl, hugely keen and enthusiastic for the outlaws. The loss of a life is always tragic, but so much more so when she and her family are your friends. Bob, Carol and family, my thoughts are with you.
Pete Moore OA 25
We were all saddened by the news of Debbie's death. Our sincere sympathy goes out to Bob, Carole and family.
We were stunned to learn of Debbie's life being cut so tragically short. Our paths only crossed a few times at the track so I can't say I was lucky enough to know her very well but I do know she was loved and respected by the drag racing community and her friends & family alike. Debbie, a true smiler and someone who naturally brightened the darkest of days. Our thoughts are very much with Bob, Carole, Fiona, Simon and those that loved and miss Debbie. God Bless.
Sarah, Darryl & Bernie - DASH & Evolution Racing, The Wild Bunch
Although I only had the privilege of meeting Debbie on one occasion, I still have imprinted in my memory her warm personality and gorgeous smile, I would like to pass my condolences to her family and close friends.
A sad loss to both her family and the sport. Long may the car travel the strip in her memory. Take care and God speed.
We would like to pass on our condolences of the family, relatives and friends of Debbie, especially to our Outlaw-Anglia friends in UK. Debbie Hancox will be missed and never forgotten.
City Racing Team, Malta
Debbie was a great laugh, always had a joke and a giggle when ever we saw her at hot rod shows or at drag racing! Always happy and always had a smile whenever you saw her! I was shocked to hear the sad news yesterday and our thoughts are with Bob , Carole and family at this sad time - we will miss her x
Scottie , gina and zak,
and the rest of Dog Squad
Words are inadequate, rip Debbie. Our thoughts are with Carole, Bob and the family.
Alan, Mark, Martyn & Steve, the Hot Rod Drags team.
I don't know what to say but I am shocked with the news like every one else, I just want you to know if there is anything I can do please let me know. Debbie was a wonderful girl and she will be deeply missed, I am very sorry.
Jim Usher - The Mob
We were devastated to hear of the loss of one of the most cheerful and dedicated supporters of the family's car and the sport in general, she will be missed so much, but her enthusiasm will live on. Our love and support is with Bob Carole and all the family. RIP Debbie You will always be with us xx
Jerry Cookson, Julie and Andrew Willcox ( APIRA)
I cant think of any words that would ease your pain right now , so I'll just say that I'm shocked and numb at the news, our thoughts go out to you and the family.
John and crew Every Penny Top Methanol Team
So sorry for you both, although I never met Debbie, I do have friends that did, and just like everyone else they only had fun things to say about her, a credit to you.
Sympathies to you Bob and Carol.
Our thoughts are with you Bob and Carol at this sad time, Debbie will be sadly missed.
Sue & Cliff Griffin,& family
From all of us our love and support and prayers are with you. Debbie will be missed, for her wonderful attitude and her love of the sport that was part of her world. We are thinking of you all.
APIRA & Shakespeare County Raceway
We can't begin to imagine the pain you must both be going through. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Ray and Lin Irish
We were both very shocked to hear the news about Debbie's passing. Our sincere sympathies go to Bob, Carole and family.
Steve & Jayne, Team Orange
It is with deep sadness, that we heard about the untimely death of Debbie. I knew her through racing and also through her job in Banbury. She was always cheerful, happy and passionate about her racing. She will be sadly missed by all, and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.
Dave Ward & the 'Rampage' Team
We at Unique Custom Cars, Staff and Family are so deeply sad to hear the shocking news of Debbie's tragic accident. Our thoughts and feelings are with Carol, Bob and Family at this difficult time. Debbie Will always be with us.
Ucc Staff, Kris & Sarah
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of Debbie. Debbie was the most pleasant girl you could ever meet, as everyone has said she was always cheerful, she made all of us happy in her presence. Debbie loved the Outlaw Anglia class and the sport in general. We know she played a big part in keeping Bob's car racing, and spent a lot of ungodly hours working on the car for him. Bob was always proud to announce at the track of the work she had carried on the car. Anyone would be proud of her as a daughter. Her smile and memories of her will always be with us. My sincere sympathies to Bob, Carole and family. I truly understand and feel for them at this very sad time. Debbie will always be in our hearts.
Rob Stone, Mandy and family
This was a shock to us all when we heard the news. we are devastated to hear the news of Debbies passing away and our Our sincere sympathy is with Bob, Carol and the rest of the family.
All at Orange Pop Drag Racing OA81
We were all so sorry to hear the tragic news, our thoughts are with Bob, Carole, Fiona and Simon our loss is heavens gain.
Everyone at Powertorque Racing
Such sad news. Our thoughts are with Bob and Carole.
Lee & Emma Child
Debbie will be missed, deepest sympathy to Bob, Carol and Family.
Aidan & Chris Kenny
A tragic loss for both family and UK drag racing, such a bright light gone so early. Her spirit will live on through all of her friends and family on and off the track. God Bless.
All the team at HotRod Gazette
So sad to hear this news. My deepest sympathies to Bob, Carole and family.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. We had the privilege of being welcomed into your family and spending time with you. Know that we wish we could be there with you at this time. All of our wishes are with you.
Ron, Mistie and family.
We were so saddened to hear about the tragic loss of your daughter Debbie. Our thoughts are with you.
"E", Diane, Ali and Col. 9.50 bike Banbury
So sad to hear the news about Debbie, our thoughts and sympathies go out to you all. There is another bright star shining above us all now. God speed Debbie, we know you will always watch over us all.
Bruno & Sophie Sanderson-Brown.
Deepest sympathies to Bob Carole & Family or thoughts are with you.
Conrad, Lynda & Anna Stanley.
I would like to give my sincere thoughts to Debbie's Family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Debbie personally, but did learn over time that, she had enormous courage and bravery to drag racing with the help of her father Bob. I spent some time in the Outlaw Anglia's and my only regret with this class, is that I never got round to meeting this special person. Debbie, You will always be remembered and stay in our Hearts.
Gary Malin (Ex outlaw)
We are so sad to hear of the loss of Debbie, a truly lovely and sweet girl. She was always friendly and always smiling. We admired her bravery and hard work on getting the car back to the track, a real inspiration. She will be much missed by so many. All our sympathy to Bob and Carol and family. We will always remember her smile and her sunny nature and her spirit.
Chris, Claire and family, Backdraft team
I didn't actually know Debbie personally, but the smile in the crash helmet told a thousand stories, all I can remember of Debbie is the enthusiasm and love she had for our class and us, God bless Debbie.
Thinking of you and your family at this tragic time. Remembering Debbie as an enthusiastic driver and crew member. She will be sadly missed.
Ian Norman and all of the OA14 Crew.
We never knew Debbie personally but we are all so sorry to hear the news of her passing. Our deepest condolences to Bob, Carole and family.
Dean White and family (OA60)
I am so sorry to hear the shocking news about Debbie, we were at school together, although I hadn't seen Debbie in the last few years, I still thought about her and am so sorry for all the pain and grief that the Hancox family must be feeling right now. I will always remember Debbie as a good friend (even through the ups and downs). My sympathy is with you at this time.
We were shocked and deeply saddened by your tragic loss, Debbie had the true spirit of an outlaw anglia driver and will be sadly missed, our thoughts are with you sincerest condolences,
Paul, Lisa, Phil, Alick, Paul and Fish from the Gas Attack crew
I found the tribute to Debbie at the Hot Rod Drags very touching, and a sad time. My thoughts go out to her family and friends for their loss. Only the good die young,
Like my son I only met her the once, but I am saddened at the loss of Debbie, heartfelt sympathy goes to her family, a sad loss.
It is a honour to call Debbie my friend. She will be sadly missed and will be forever in my thoughts. My thoughts are with Bob, Carole, Fiona and Simon
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to some of the finest people we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Bob, Carole, Fiona and Simon, we want you to know that all of our thoughts and hopes are with you. We were lucky enough to be welcomed into your family and to have had the pleasure of meeting Debbie. Know that we wish we could be there with you at this time. With all our love and sympathy.
Ron, Mistie and family.
Bobby I cant believe the news that Debbie has lost her life I am so sorry for you all. I send this letter with deepest sympathy to you all. Bob, Carol, and the Hancox family.
Paul & Jo Siddles