Hot rodders have given a Border motorsport pioneer an unforgettable send off.
About 30 custom cars gathered at the Albury Entertainment Centre on Friday to farewell Jamie Drummond.
While the coronavirus limited the funeral to 200 attendees the funeral home believes 1000 would have attended if there were no restrictions, such was his standing in the community.
The 64-year-old's casket travelled past Drummond Motorsport in Wodonga - the business he started in 1985 - before a service at the Entertainment Centre.
Mr Drummond made his name in Australia and overseas through the business, but attendees were told family was always his first love.
The service heard the father of three and grandfather to eight was both a gentleman and a straight-talking larrikin.
"He was a no bulls-- kind of bloke, down to earth, honest, and a very loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend," daughter Emma said.
Mr Drummond was born in Albury, lived in Jingellic before moving to Walwa, and boarded at Albury Grammar School - later Scots - from age 10.
He was an avid football player as a teenager and was a three-time best and fairest winner for Walwa.
The 64-year-old was a country boy at heart and used his five acres to grow citrus fruit trees.
He was so passionate about car racing, his property even had its own go kart track.
"We all know the tragedy that occurred and our deepest condolences are with the Turner family also," Emma said.
"Dad rode out in style in his project FJ Holden.
"And you know what, it's just bloody cheeky of him.
"He was doing what he loved, living life, which he had always encouraged us to.
"On behalf of our entire family, thank you for being here to celebrate the life of dad.
"He would be so chuffed to know how loved he is, and always will be.
"Dad we love you and we will look after each other, just the way you want us to."
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His daughter, Tracy, said he had raised his three children with "old-fashioned manners", which had flowed through to his grandchildren.
"Your life was definitely worth living and you lived it bloody well," she said.
Grandson Dylan Drummond said he was fun and caring.
"We had a wonderful grandpa, one who never really grew old," he said.
"His heart was full of solid gold, maybe even filled with fuel."
Mr Drummond was respected in the motorsport industry.
His business focused on designing and making shock absorbers for rally cars that competed at the top level around the world.
The company was linked to championships around the globe thanks to the Drummond liquid cool shock absorber, and Drummond 60 and 50 millimeter absorbers.
Customers included John and David Reynolds, Michael Guest, Murray Coote, Cody Crocker and Ed Ordynski.
Mourners were told he was a humble man despite all of his success with the family run business.
The 64-year-old left Drummond Motorsport late last year to spend more time with his wife Yvonne, enjoying time in retirement, which was tragically cut short by the crash at Laceby.
His casket - a custom design featuring the Australian flag, an image of Mr Drummond, and topped by native flowers and his shock absorbers - was led out to the tune Jump In My Car by Ted Mulry Gang.
His family asked that mourners make donations to the Black Dog Institute in lieu of flowers.
His son, Trevor, had raised nearly $5000 for the cause before the funeral.