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#1 cabianca

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Posted 14 February 2004 - 02:32

Neat guy, and a real racer.

Milton, NC-February 4th, 2004 The vintage racing community was rocked today
by news of the untimely death of Charles T. Gibson last night in a tragic
accident in Danville, Virginia. According to the Danville Register Bee,
police were called to a local truck and trailer leasing depot around 7:30 PM
Tuesday, where they found that Gibson had apparently unhooked a trailer in
the back lot of the building and was outside of his tractor when it rolled
over him. No one was operating the tractor at the time of the accident.
"Charlie", as he was affectionately known, was best known as a partner with
Dave Handy in their successful vintage and historic race preparation and
tire supply business, Sascosports, now located in Alton, Virginia at
Virginia International Raceway. Founded in 1977, in a shop that was part of
Gibson's house in Fairfield, Connecticut, Sascosports has become a leading
supplier of goods and services, especially tires, for vintage and
contemporary racers. Gibson had just recently returned from the Daytona
24-Hour sports car endurance race.


#2 Mike Argetsinger

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Posted 14 February 2004 - 03:40

This is heart breaking news. A genuine tragedy. I had only come to know Charlie in the past few years but Cabianca has said it correctly - a great guy. We always found a great deal to talk about in our infrequent chats - usually to do with organizing tires on an emergency basis. He always came through and we always had a laugh about it. I wish I had mentioned TNF to him. He would have fit in here perfectly.