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#101 ReWind

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 16:00

died     name                      (nat)  age        born    major achievement
2015

Jan 03   Axel Spengler             (Ger)   62    03/01/53
Jan 03   Tibor Széles              (Hun)   90    24/11/24
Jan 05   Jean-Pierre Beltoise      (Fra)   77    26/04/37    1972 GP Monaco winner
Jan 05   George Daszkowski         (Can)   66    22/01/48
Jan 05   Frank Ferrara             (USA)   82    05/06/32
Jan 07   Dusty Jones               (USA) c.90        1924
Jan 07   Sergey Lubchenko          (Rus)   44    10/02/70
Jan 09   Klaus Fritzinger          (Ger)   78    08/01/37
Jan 13   Ed Doebler                (USA)   62    17/03/52
Jan 13   John Weinthal             (Aus)   74    03/03/40
Jan 15   Manfredo Lippmann         (Gua)   88    28/12/26
Jan 18   Helmut Bross              (Ger)   75    05/05/39
Jan 18   Tom Clarke                (GBr)  103    23/01/11
Jan 19   Robert Manzon             (Fra)   97    12/04/17
Jan 20   Cam Forbes                (GBr)   51    31/10/63
Jan 20   Junior Knepper            (USA)   80    22/03/34
Jan 21   Jean-Jacques Poch         (Fra)   70    28/03/44
Jan 24   Pat Carvath               (GBr)   78    18/06/36
Jan 25   Ronald Barker             (GBr)   94       04/20
Jan 25   Rob Worboys               (Aus) c.75
Jan 28   Zdzisław Kałuża           (Pol)   82    10/03/32
Jan 29   Armin Hostetter           (USA)   87    08/09/27    Trail-Way Speedway founder
Jan 29   Tommy Sutcliffe           (USA)   81    05/12/33
Jan 29   Howard Thomas             (USA)   85    11/01/30
Jan 30   Patrick Wilda Jr.         (USA)   33    01/11/81
Jan 31   Esther Lyon               (USA)   80    27/03/34
 
Feb 01   Evans Norris              (USA)   76    04/02/38
Feb 04   Doug Magnon               (USA)   55    14/12/59    Riverside Int’l Automotive Museum
Feb 06   Bobby Burger              (USA)   74    26/11/40
Feb 11   Ed McVay                  (USA)   92    21/12/22
Feb 12   Jacques Foulon            (Fra) c.83
Feb 13   Roy Kennedy               (GBr)   77    26/03/37
Feb 13   Don Shepherd              (USA)   80    16/04/34
Feb 15   Piero Mancini             (Ita) c.68                Motori Moderni founder
Feb 19   Thee Dixon                (USA)   76    30/10/38    Mansion Racing team owner
Feb 19   Gérard Ducarouge          (Fra)   73    23/10/41
Feb 20   Yutaka Katayama           (Jpn)  105    15/09/09    „father“ of the Datsun 240Z 

Feb 21   Lawrence Bruce            (NZl) c.66   

Feb 23   Mike Colabucci            (USA)   52    16/12/62

Feb 26   Boris Borisov             (Bul)   39    05/09/75

Feb 26   Sue Hindmarsh             (GBr)

 

Mar 02   Leo Geoghegan             (Aus)   78    16/05/36


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#102 ReWind

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 16:00

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#106 fbarrett

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 17:41

Manfredo Lippmann passed away in Guatemala on Jan. 15, 2015. A Mercedes-Benz dealer, he drove a Porsche in early Carrera Panamericanas, bought a 300SL new and kept it for many years as part of his impressive car collection.



#107 ReWind

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 18:52

Here you can learn more about Manfredo Lippmann and see his Porsche.
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#108 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 20:16

Csaba Varga has asked me to pass on the sad news that Tibor Szeles died on the 3rd January 2015. http://formula.hu/eg...datol-bucsuzunk

 

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 17:00

From NationalSpeedSportNews is this obituary by Tim Kennedy:
 

Retired CRA sprint car driver Steve N. Howard, 61, died Dec. 16 at his Lakewood, Calif., home. He had battled serious health problems and was hospitalized several years ago for a liver problem.
He fought back and operated his long-time family business — So-Cal Racing Products in Downey. Steve was a reliable entrepreneur in the center of the Perris Auto Speedway with his truck and table of products since that track opened in 1996. The last race he attended at PAS was the USAC National Midget Turkey Night GP on Nov. 27, 2014.
Steve also was a regular spectator at the Industry Speedway Wednesday night speedway bike races from May through August. I had a chance to talk to Steve at length last August at Industry Speedway. He was the same Steve as always, upbeat and looking forward to watching the two-wheelers race that night. He attended these events with Mike English and his wife Lori.
Steve was born on July 25, 1953, youngest of three sons born to to the late Glenn and Patricia Howard. Gary, 64, and Mike, 62, also followed their racer father Glenn and raced sprint cars. Gary was a 1971 CRA rookie. Mike raced with CRA briefly in the 1970s and currently lives in North Carolina. Gary currently resides in Santa Clarita and builds engines for Honda Performance Development. He was present at Steve’s memorial service Jan. 23.
Steve had given power of attorney over his affairs to his close friend and fellow CRA sprint car driver Mike English when he was seriously ill and hospitalized. Steve had last Thanksgiving dinner with the English family before traveling to Perris to watch the TNGP. The English family maintained frequent contact with Steve over the years. When he could not be reached by telephone, Mike and Lori’s daughter Heather checked on Steve and found him sitting in a chair deceased. Steve was cremated per his wishes.
The memorial service for Howard was held in the Church of Our Fathers at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress. More than 120 persons attended the somber, yet uplifting service conducted by celebrant Darrell McGowan. The retired minister officiates at funeral when called by Forest Lawn staff. He related facts about Steve’s life and passing. He said Steve and his wife Jaime had divorced many years ago, but remained friends. He added that Steve later fathered a daughter Katie and had tried to remain close to her.
McGowan invited attendees to come forward, state their names and speak about Steve. Driver Jim Tanner spoke first. CRA driver Dave Ondo spoke for himself and read a note driver Buzz Rose, an Arizona resident, sent him. SCRA publicist Robert Mayson related Steve’s racing accomplishments and said he was a fast and fierce driver. Ginny Abrahamson (a Howard family name before a split) gave family data. Steve’s cousin Linda, his former sister-in-law Joei Ryan (nee McCormick) said compassionate Steve had come to Arizona to console her after her husband died eight months ago. Joei and her father Ed McCormick (Steve’s former father-in-law) had come from Mesa, Ariz,. and joined Steve’s former wife Jaime in a front pew. Ed was a long-time CRA corner yellow flagman as were his late brothers Bruce and Bob.
Other speakers were J. C. Agajanian Jr., representing the Agajanian family, he said Steve always greeted him by saying “Hi Aggie.” Midget driver Jimmy Voitel recalled Steve spending time at the Voitel family farm in Iowa.
Interspersed during the memorial service were recordings of appropriate songs selected by the family. They were: “Remember Me” by Tim McGraw; “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by Vince Gill; “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston; “Goodbye My Friend” by Linda Ronstadt, and “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban.
The printed memorial card had a color photo of Steve in his So-Cal driving uniform and at speed in his No. 94 sprint car. On the back of the Thomas Kinkade card was: “Afterglow – I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.”
Attendees filed out of the chapel by passing mounted photos of Steve at various stages of his racing career, a remains box, and floral wreaths.
Present were Mike and Lori English, Rip and Becky Williams and their sons Cody and Austin, Sleepy and Erin Tripp, Stan and Diane Atherton, Tommy and Jeannie Hunt and son Tony, Lee and Lori James, John Redican, Jimmy Oskie, Steve Ostling, Tony Jones, Damion Gardner, Ed Hudson and racer son Jerry, Tom Downing, Gene Ellis, Cal Smith, Jake Swanson, plus speakers J. Voitel, D. Ondo and J. C. Agajanian with his wife Franci. Focus midget/speedway bike racer Courtney Crone, 13, and her father Jack also attended and said Steve had encouraged her racing.
Others present included: timer/scorer Dick Hindman, sponsor Paul Wiessner, Robert Mayson, Wendi James Loveren, Anne Wilkerson, Janie (Wilkerson) Rolfson, Renee (Kruseman) Kiser (Cory’s mom), Leanne Scheetz, and longtime fan Arlene Fernandez. Persons had sandwiches and soft drinks during the reception and swapped memories of Steve and racing at Ascot Park. Hosts were Steve’s brother Gary and the English family. They deserve accolades for their friendship, devotion and loyalty to their friend Steve Howard. RIP.

 
[An extended version is there.]
 
BTW, what puzzles me is this

Abrahamson (a Howard family name before a split)

According to the California Birth Index Steve's brother Gary Howard was born on 17 April 1950 as Gary Glenn Howard, his brother Mike Howard was born on 14 May 1952 as Michael Howard Abrahamson, and Steve Howard himself was born on 25 July 1953 as Steven N. Abrahamson, all by the same mother, Ms. Wininger.
 
What is the explanation for the respective family names?


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#110 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:50

Mike Ores, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada, October 27, 2014.  He built and raced Formula Vees with his dad, Al Ores.  Mike then went on to race a Lola T342 Formula Ford in the late 70s.  He was Sports Car Club of British Columbia rookie of the year in 1973.

 

You can find an obituary at this link:

 

http://www.merritthe...tuaries/page/2/

 

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#111 Michael Ferner

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:02

From NationalSpeedSportNews is this obituary by Tim Kennedy:
 
 
[An extended version is there.]
 
BTW, what puzzles me is this
According to the California Birth Index Steve's brother Gary Howard was born on 17 April 1950 as Gary Glenn Howard, his brother Mike Howard was born on 14 May 1952 as Michael Howard Abrahamson, and Steve Howard himself was born on 25 July 1953 as Steven N. Abrahamson, all by the same mother, Ms. Wininger.
 
What is the explanation for the respective family names?


I never understood that either. In addition, Gary G. raced as Gary Abrahamson for a while, but his father was always Glenn Howard during that time (as a car owner). Can you find out who Ginny Abrahamson is? Or, maybe Jim Thurman can chime in here?

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 18:53

I never understood that either. In addition, Gary G. raced as Gary Abrahamson for a while, but his father was always Glenn Howard during that time (as a car owner). Can you find out who Ginny Abrahamson is? Or, maybe Jim Thurman can chime in here?

 

I have no idea. Perhaps a stepfather situation?  I attended races at Ascot when he raced as "Gary Abrahamson" and remember when it came out that he was, in fact, Glenn Howard's son.  I don't recall any more explanation being given aside from it being "an alias", though perhaps there might be some additional detail somewhere in my collection of regional racing newspapers.

 

But, I'll tell you right now, the odds of me digging through those is quite unlikely, unless I can get them scanned, which no one seems able to assist with.



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 21:50

In order to keep anyone who is interested up to date

 

Most recent entries (last four weeks):

Mike Colabucci, Gérard Ducarouge, Piero Mancini, Roy Kennedy, Don Shepherd, Jacques Foulon, Ed McVay, Bobby Burger, Doug Magnon, Evans Norris (February 2015), Esther Lyon, Patrick Wilda Jr., Armin Hostetter, Tommy Sutcliffe, Howard Thomas, Zdzisław Kałuża, Rob Worboys, Pat Carvath, Cam Forbes, Sergey Lubchenko, Tibor Széles (January 2015), Steve Lesage, Steve Howard (December 2014), Don Flynn (November 2014), Mike Ores (October 2014), Scot Smith (July 2014), Misfer al Marri, Hanide Adam (February 2014), Chuck Ringling (July 2012), Rino Argento (September 2007), John McGill (March 2007)

 

Previous new entries:

Ronald Barker, Jean-Jacques Poch, Junior Knepper, Robert Manzon, Helmut Bross, Tom Clarke, Manfredo Lippmann, Ed Doebler, John Weinthal, Klaus Fritzinger, Dusty Jones, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, George Daszkowski, Frank Ferrara, Axel Spengler (January 2015), Leo Kemmer, Leonard Evans, Ruth Levy, Dieter Schornstein, Jim Morton, Hermann Josef Nett, Bob Joass (December 2014), Tom Steuding (November 2014), Pat Stride (October 2014)