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#501 Michael Ferner

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:06

Jim, you probably know without looking anything up, but Ficel Hindi, was he a brother of Shawkeet and, thus, uncle of Dion Hindi? And what about Baheej Hindi - another brother of Ficel and Shawkeet? Any birth dates?

About Kinerk, I have him qualifying in fast time at the San Jose Fairgrounds on the last of April, 1972 - so, that must be the race where he was injured. Any details?

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#502 Jim Thurman

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:26

Jim, you probably know without looking anything up, but Ficel Hindi, was he a brother of Shawkeet and, thus, uncle of Dion Hindi? And what about Baheej Hindi - another brother of Ficel and Shawkeet? Any birth dates?

About Kinerk, I have him qualifying in fast time at the San Jose Fairgrounds on the last of April, 1972 - so, that must be the race where he was injured. Any details?

I always understood Ficel to be Shawkeet's brother, but in the linked obituary, Shawkeet isn't listed as a survivor, while Baheej is :confused:

Here are a couple of nice photos of Ficel (the second with Shawkeet):
http://kingnitro.smu...16_M552v/Medium
http://kingnitro.smu...37_5esL5/Medium

I'll have to dig out my racing papers and check on Kinerk in April 1972. While I was too young to really grasp much about driving styles, I do recall seeing Kinerk in action with the SDRA at Cajon Speedway in a very nice looking car.

Edited by Jim Thurman, 05 October 2012 - 16:04.


#503 Michael Ferner

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 16:33

Thanks, Jim. I felt sure I'd read about the "Hindi brothers from Albuquerque", but maybe it was about Ficel and Baheej - but then, I don't have a single race in which both appeared together! On the other hand, every race in which I have an entry for Ficel, had Shawkeet in it as well, without exception. Hm. Surely Shawkeet must've been related, one way or another.

#504 Piquet959

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:52

Hope that this is not out of place.

It is just over 6 years since the great Peter Brock was killed in a Targa event in Western Australia.

Brocky was a 9 times winner of the Bathurst 1000 km race held in October each year. He was a true legend of Australian Motor racing

RIP Peter Brock



#505 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 19:38

John "Bont" Roberts, former rallying winner - 4 times Cambrian Rally winner, has died - http://www.dailypost...55578-32004551/

#506 Terry Walker

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:59

On my website www.terrywalkersplace.com I have a"Vale" section which has in alphabetical order a list of Western Australian racing drivers and personalities who have died--date of death, age, and a comment or two. It is under the "Articles" menu item.

Pictures of many of them can be found in the Gallery "Personalities", and some in "reunions"

#507 ReWind

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 18:43

@Terry:
Since you mention your "Vale" section, I think you have the wrong Mal Chapman there.
The right one's middle name was Thomas (instead of Cyril). He was born on 7 November 1926 and died on 15 November (instead of 28 September) 2011 at the age of 85 (instead of 78).

#508 Jim Thurman

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:39

Post #500 has been updated to include Carter Johnson and revise racing career info for Marty Kinerk.

#509 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 23:37

Eddie Russo, who was until his death, the 2nd oldest living Indy 500 starter, has died - http://www.wibc.com/...aspx?ID=1796288

#510 Terry Walker

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:31

Thanks Rewind--I'll check.

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#511 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:31

Hello from France,

André SIMON : 5 january 1920 in Paris / 11 july 2012 in Evian

RIP


Last week, I put on display a model of the 1962 Tour de France winning Ferrari 250GT SWB, driven by André Simon over 50 years ago !

Haine Kane's post back in July was the only mention of Simon's passing that I noticed. He had a long and enviable career. Another driver that I would have liked to have met !

Vince H.


#512 Lemnpiper

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:50

Eddie Russo, who was until his death, the 2nd oldest living Indy 500 starter, has died - http://www.wibc.com/...aspx?ID=1796288



Another of the roadster drivers leaves the scene , Godspeed Eddie Russo .



Mr Jenkins ,


Over at "where are they now" board it says Eddie Russo was born in 1925. Yet i've seen an obit that have him born in 1923. Which is correct?


paul

Edited by Lemnpiper, 24 October 2012 - 06:51.


#513 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 20:14

Paul, I've only ever seen 1925.

#514 Jim Thurman

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:51

Dan Clark, died October 28 in Riverside, California, he was 74. Clark raced NASCAR Late Model Sportsman in Southern California in the 60's and 70's, running primarily at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino. Known for driving Ford products, Clark also joined his fellow local competitors in LMS races at Riverside International Raceway and Ontario Motor Speedway. He did quite well at the big tracks, finishing 4th in the January 1973 "Permatex 200" at Riverside and 3rd in the 1977 "Warner Hodgdon 200" at Ontario.

Gordon Haines, 91, died October 3 following a traffic accident in Yakima, Washington. Nicknamed "Tiger", Haines was a top short track stock car racer in the Pacific Northwest in a lengthy career. In 1956, Haines competed in 7 races that counted towards NASCAR's Grand National championship, finishing 2nd at Eureka, CA and 4th at Sacramento.

Edited by Jim Thurman, 04 November 2012 - 04:55.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:35

From Ken Graham on the Canadian Motor Sport History Group forum:

"Sad News...My long time good buddy Craig Hill passed away to-day.... I'll post funeral arrangements later.
R.I P. Craig. Race on..."

From the Canadian Motor Sport Hall of Fame:

"In a driving career that spanned almost 40 years, Craig Hill raced and won in almost every type of racing car, from midgets and super-modified stock cars to sports cars and sophisticated open-wheel formula cars. He was Canadian Formula B champion in 1969 and '70, driving a Formula Ford he modified to formula B spec. He co-drove with Ludwig Heimrath to win the Sundown Grand Prix in 1973 and 1974.

As advertising and promotions manager of Castrol Canada, he was instrumental in that company's wide involvement in all forms of motor sport."

Vince H.



#516 ReWind

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:00

Something about Craig Hill from the Elgin County archives: scroll to page 6.

#517 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:14

As mentioned in the WATN update thread, I've found that Domenico Gitto, 4 time Formula 3000 driver, died back in June, aged only 52. http://www.repubblic...ttaglio/4187791 http://www.oldracing.../Domenico_Gitto

#518 ReWind

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 15:45

In order to keep anyone who is interested up to date
(for details turn to page 1 of this thread)

Most recent entries (last 30 days):
Petra Fuchsberger, Craig Hill (November 2012), John Fitch, Georg „Joe“ Weber, Dan Clark, Tyler Wolf [so young! :cry: ], Tim Wardrop, Gaston Andrey, Dino Turco, Osamu Nakajima, Marty Davis, Warren Fairbanks, Milutin Gavrilović, Jack Steck, Bill Caruso, Eddie Russo, Paul Brown, Yves Sunhill, Bob Pickell, John Bont Roberts, Vadim Reutsky, Jack Seckler, Gordon Haines (October 2012), Georgiy Husainov, Herb Shannon (September 2012), Buster Musgrave (August 2012), Waylon Grant, Carter Johnson (July 2012), Domenico Gitto, Wally Satterfield (June 2012), Edward Kinderman (April 2012), Karel Porsch (November 2011), Elmer Davis (October 2011), Stanislav Firtl (March 2011), Sebastiano Scamporlino, Lev Shugurov (October 2009), Giorgos Velis (February 2009), Martin Vodehnal (October 2006), Miro Solomunović (May 2006)

Previous new entries:
Chris Economaki, Bob Newton, Fred Meyer, „Mike Sparken“, Marty Kinerk, Cecil Gordon, Jean-Jacques Lebrun, Annie Soisbault, David Loring, Peter Hughes, Butch Phillips (September 2012), Brian Mahoney, Ficel Hindi (August 2012), Michael Stott, Marco Crosara, John Davies, Ron Hammel (July 2012), Dean Huss (June 2012), Tom Nehl, Neil Thompson Sr., Julian Doty (May 2012), Alan Newton (April 2012), Jaswant Singh (August 2011), P.J. Wiggins (July 2011), Brian Koski (April 2011)

#519 Mekola

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:20

Osamu Nakajima? The owner and racer of Team LeyJun in F-Nippon? Oh, no! Condolences for Reiko and Junko. :(

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#520 ReWind

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 21:00

@Mekola: Racing accident at Suzuka

#521 Marc Sproule

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:37

My post about Craig HIll..#950..is on this page of the Atlantic thread...with links to a number of pics of him in action.

http://forums.autosp...p;#entry6014180

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 21:22

On 1 July 2010 Jack Cordingley from Lancashire died.
According to the following obituary from the Rossendale Free Press he was 93.
Can anyone with access to the relevant records provide his birth date? (I had him listed under 1918 but that seems to be wrong.)

FORMER motor racer Mr John Stancliffe Cordingley, of Gregory Fold, Helmshore, died on Thursday, July 1, aged 93.

Mr Cordingley, also known as Jack, was a motor dealer and grandson of the founder of Cordingley Corner, a well established motor dealers of Haslingden, where he worked up until retirement.

He was also a dispatch rider in World War II and took part in the D-Day landings.

Mr Cordingley, was a great sportsman throughout his life winning junior formula motor racing at Silverstone. He was also an honour member of Rossendale Golf Club and former captain.

And in his youth he played water polo for Haslingden Baths.

He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Mary, daughter Pat, son-in-law Peter, granddaughter Louise and grandson Charles, and two great grandsons, George and Freddie.

The funeral took place on Thursday, July 8, with a service at St Thomas Church in Helmshore with Canon Roger Smith, followed by an interment at Haslingden Cemetery.



#523 Vitesse2

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 20:03

On 1 July 2010 Jack Cordingley from Lancashire died.
According to the following obituary from the Rossendale Free Press he was 93.
Can anyone with access to the relevant records provide his birth date? (I had him listed under 1918 but that seems to be wrong.)

Registered in Haslingden second quarter of 1917 according to Ancestry.

#524 ReWind

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:40

In order to keep anyone who is interested up to date
(for details turn to page 1 of this thread)

Most recent entries (last two weeks):
Don Satterfield, Vladislav Barkovsky, Richard Lindner (December 2012), Bill Hollar, Frank Gehling (November 2012), Roland Görner (October 2012), Phil Gibson (August 2012), Albert Mirko (July 2012), Neil Penny (May 2012), John Paget (March 2012), Boris Dienerstein (January 2012), Bif Caruso, André Francisci (December 2011), Burke LeSage (November 2011), Fred Alexander (September 2011), Viktor Shavelev (January 2011), Jan Chalupný st. (December 2006), Ed Watson (October 2006), Ted Wise (September 2006), Gene Gennetten (August 2006), Bob Brooks (July 2006), Roger Schuur, Bill Seidelman (June 2006), Ron Erfurth (April 2006), George Steitz (March 2006), Phil Libby (February 2006), Moe Tweedie (January 2006)


Previous new entries:
Des Wall, Jack Buytaert, Jean Deschazeaux, Phillip Yau, Bill Wigzell, Kerry Cox, Ron Curties, Karl-Heinz Spur, Larry Miller, Al Cosentino (November 2012), Bob Kennedy, Tom Galbraith, Charlie Mitchell, Mike Oldenberg, Glen Reilly, Mark Zimmerman (October 2012), Monique Proulx, Red O’Keefe (August 2012), Don Halliday [= Liz’s dad] (May 2012)

#525 David McKinney

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 22:30

Is that the former driver/designer Don Halliday from New Zealand?

#526 ReWind

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 16:35

No.
That`s why I said he was Liz Halliday’s dad.

See here & there.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:03

I learned tonight that long time race mechanic and fabricator Tim Douthat passed last month. He worked for Al Holbert and many, many other race teams over the years. I lost contact with him and his brother Dick, who raced in the SCCA. Their mother was my High School secretary. She passed this week.

#528 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:34

Reinhard, most news reports are saying that Walther died on the 27th.

Also, Tony Greig Australian? South African, maybe, but surely British as befitting a former English cricket captain and cricket legend.

#529 ReWind

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:59

I stand corrected.

Many thanks for having a watchful eye on these things, Richard!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 20:28

You're welcome. I'm only sorry that I don't get more time to look and search and try and help out more.

However, I went through the 2012 list and I've got a few gaps filled. If you haven't already tried it - this site; http://www.dellam.co...b...DE=GB&BOT=0 - the link takes you straight to the search page, but it is basically www.dellam.com has FULL dates of birth for any director listed and it's where I got Dave Baldwin, Severino Nardozi and other details...

So the three that I can fill in are; Roger Dowson 9th February 1944; Selwyn Hayward, 25/9/1933 and Graham Dyson, 26 Feb 1944. But hopefully Dellam will allow you to solve a lot more. Word to the wise, it may, after a while, stop you looking at any more records. This only happens during one login as it were, so normally you can go on the next day and try again.

Edited by Richard Jenkins, 30 December 2012 - 20:28.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:40

Dellam is excellent for finding dates.
It gives Hugh Hayden's date of birth as 18/10/1944


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 21:00

Summary 2012

Argentina (6 passings)
Martín Copello (28) Pedro Doumic (67) Roberto Gálvez (89) Roberto Mieres (87) Adolfo Schwelm Cruz (88) Víctor Zucchini (c.51)

Australia (19)
John Arter (77) Helene Bittner (??) Kerry Cox (??) Dick Crawford (95) John Davies (c.67) Tom Galbraith (??) Diana Gaze (86) Bob Kennedy (??) Barry Lake (69) Ted de Lissa (71) Brian Mahoney (90) Johnny Motteram (82) George Reynolds (83) Paul Samuels (79) Don Smith (73) John Uren (82) Des Wall (61) Warren Weldon (71) Bill Wigzell (82)

Austria (1)
Alexander Witting (49)

Belgium (3)
Jack Buytaert (62) Roel Vrolix (39) Stef Winters (43)

Bolivia (1)
Roberto Sánchez (62)
 
Brazil (2)
João Leme (19) Carlos Proença (c.55)

Canada (10)
Mike Cassese (53) Ron Curties (82) Stan Friesen (78) Craig Hill (78) Tom Hnatiw (c.53) Phil LePan (c.64) John Paget (82) Monique Proulx (c.65) Peter Ray (c.91) Norman Schihl (85)

Cyprus (1)
Costas Kourtellas (35)

Czechia (5)
Bohuslav Ceplecha (35) Libor Mejznar (55) František Neřád (65) Miroslav Urban (66) Aleš Zimolka (49)

Estonia (4)
Ravu Ivask (67) Aare Kaaristo (55) Tõnu Kurro (64) Kaupo-Lembit Virk (75)

France (25)
Pierre Bardinon (81) Didier Bécet (49) Jacqueline Bernigaud (90) Philippe Bugalski (49) Christian Craff (c.63) René Goesel (c.62) Henri Gréder (81) Roger Jonquet (c.75) Renaud de Laborderie (81) Jean-Jacques Lebrun (56) Philippe Leclerc (64) André Lecoq (83) René Mazzia (74) François Migault (67) Lionel Raudet (83) Giovanni Rossi (66) Jean-Claude Savoye (59) André Simon (92) Annie Soisbault (c.78) „Mike Sparken“ (82) Yves Sunhill (65) Roland Théau (c.63) Fernand Tsaropoulos alias „Lee Banner“ (83) Lucie Vauthier (28) Émile Viollat (75)

Georgia (1)
Guram Dgebuadze (??)

Germany (19)
Kurt Adolff (90) Erwin Derichs (68) Marcel Engels (30) Heinz Fuchs (78) Petra Fuchsberger (54) Roland Görner (65) Alfred Herberth (55) Gerhard Holup (83) Sigismund von Kahlen (76) Raimund Kosar (??) Ernst Lautenschlager (99) Hans Pesl (74) Paul Pietsch (100) F.A. Porsche (76) Peter Röbke (c.65) Karl-Heinz Spur (64) Thomas Stoltz (60) Hendrik Vieth (30) Georg „Joe“ Weber (69)

Great Britain (43)
Peter Agg (82) Dave Allan (47) Ivan Bishop (81) Bernard Blyth (91) Michael C. Brown (55) Charles Bulmer (89) Ian Burgess (81) John Cussins (66) Nick Cuthbert (80) Ted Cutting (85) Colin Davis (79) Celsus Donnelly (54) Roger Dowson (67) Graham Dyson (68) Peter Eccles (87) Robert Fearnall (59) Jon Finch (71) Alastair Findlay (68) Michael Greenhalgh (30) Tony Greig (66) Colin „Dan“ Grewer (71) Selwyn Hayward (78) Mike Hewland (89) Doug Jennings (c.75) Les Leston (91) Alan Mann (75) Janice Minton (61) Albert Mirko (69) Alan Newton (c.68) Gareth Roberts (24) John „Bont“ Roberts (54) Peter Ross (83) Roy Salvadori (90) Trevor Scarratt (75) David Scotney (c.61) Joe Shaw (19) Juliette Slaughter (66) Patrick Stephens (c.86) Merrick Taylor (73) Tim Waddingham (53) Tim Wardrop (62) Sid Watkins (84) Douglas Wilcocks (90)

Greece (2) *
Ioánnis Andrikopoulos (??) Athanassios Tsilis (??)

Hongkong (1)
Phillip Yau (c.40)

Hungary (1)
Tamás Frank (c.65)

Ireland (1)
Rory Galligan (39)

Italy (16)
Paolo Alessandrini (c.56) Daniela Bertoneri (34) Valerio Catelani (37) Marco Crosara (c.85) Domenico Gitto (52) Claudio Maglioli (72) Giannino Marzotto (84) Mario Moscatelli (c.75) Giampiero Moretti (71) Sergio Pininfarina (85) Rovigno Rimondi (93) Gianni Rogliatti (83) Dario Strukelj (c.46) Pino Trivellato (c.76) Sandro Uberti (c.70) Franco Zagari (82)

Japan (1)
Osamu Nakajima (54)

Kenya (1)
Peter Hughes (c.77)

Latvia (2)
Jānis Alliks (65) Gatis Lapāns (29)

Morocco (1)
Jean Deschazeaux (??)

Netherlands (1)
Ad den Teuling (71)

New Zealand (3)
Merv Neil (85) Nigel Roskilly (c.73) Bill Stone (72)

Poland (2)
Wiesław Cygan (c.68) Edward Kinderman (??)

Russia (4)
Vladislav Barkovsky (68) Boris Dienerstein (90) Georgiy Husainov (23) Yuri Semenchev (c.49)

Serbia (2)
Milutin Gavrilović (c.69) „Mikišon“ = Petar Stanišić (c.64)

South Africa (3)
Curt Alchin (44) Mike Domingo (c.65) Bob van Niekerk (84)

Spain (2)
Toño Fernández (21) Omar Martín (c.25)

Sweden (4)
Vinco Bercic (??) Stene Eriksson (69) Anders Kulläng (68) Sylvia Österberg (77)

Switzerland (4)
Pierre Greub (81) Franz Landolt (61) Gérard Pillon (75) Jacques Rey (89)

Tanzania (1)
Bert Shankland (79)

Ukraine (1)
Vadim Reutsky (c.67)

USA (176)
Sal Accardi Sr. (76) Wally Albro (86) Stephen Allard (40) Bob Anderson (77) Gaston Andrey (86) Frank Arciero (86)
Gene Bennett (62) Kenny Black (75) Kenny van Blargen (80) Lee Bliss (86) George Bragg (62) Mike Brooks (63) Paul Brown (43) Benton Burns (74)
Bill Caruso (91) Joe Castellucci (80) Dan Clark (74) R.L. Combs (88) Harry Conklin (91) Don Cope (77) Al Cosentino (83) Donnie Ray Crawford (24) Curtis Crider (82)
Marty Davis (54) Don Diffendorf (83) Julian Doty (89) Scott Doty (41) Tim Douthat (62) Harold Dunaway (78)
Hinky Eanes (64) Kyle Eastham (21) Chris Economaki (91) Harold Elliott (64)
Warren Fairbanks (76) Chuck Faulkner (81) Carl Fink (79) John Fitch (95) J.C. Flach (29) Bob Foulk (80) Lanky Foushee (75) Charles Fox (69)
Dick Gastineau (60) Frank Gehling (70) Jeff Gibson (52) Phil Gibson (70) Billy Gill (78) Don Goodrich (78) Cecil Gordon (71) John Goss (58) Jerry Grant (77) Waylon Grant (31)
Tom Hager (62) Dick Hagy (82) Gordon Haines (91) Don Halliday (68) Ron Hammel (81) Dave Heath (66) Bud Hervey (88) Denton Hill (92) Roger Hill (64) Ficel Hindi (72) Doug Hoffman (54) Bill Hollar (74) Hooker Hood (86) Dean Huss (80) Scott Hutchison (58) Ed Hyder (c.61)
Larry Jackson (72) Grumpy Jenkins (81) Dick Jerrett Jr. (71) Bill Johnson (66) „Marietta Bob“ Johnson (85) Carter Johnson (78) Milt Johnson (78)
Richard Kaylor (78) Francis „Wild Man“ Kelly (87) Marty Kinerk (72) Thomas Kinkade (54) Margareta Kircher (84) Ross Kloeber (74) Rick Knowles Jr. (48) Ed Kramar (69)
Richard Lamont (45) Anatole Lapine (81) Ronnie Lee (84) Lee Lilley (88) Richard Lindner (73) Don Ling Sr. (70) David Loring (61)
Johnny Mackison (76) Mildred Marcum (98) Joe Mattioli (86) Chris McDonald (35) Bill McLaughlin (82) Duke McMillen (72) Bill Meiklejohn (70) „Johnny Mercury“ (87) Fred Meyer (84) Larry Miller (76) Milt Miller (79) Bill Milliken (101) Lawton Minchew (53) Charlie Mitchell (74) Rich Moore (56) Al Moss (85) Jimmy Mosteller (85) Buster Musgrave (53)
Tom Nehl (89) Jim Nelson (84) Bob Newton (85)
Red O’Keefe (80) Mike Oldenberg (64) Tommy Olivier (50) Jeff Osborn (38) George Ott (68) Cotton Owens (88)
Bernie Partridge (79) John Partridge (56) Harold Pearson (78) Neil Penny (87) Benny Phillips (75) Butch Phillips (75) Rance Phillips (78) Bob Pickell (78) Andy Porterfield (80)
Bob Rauscher (84) Vern Raymer (88) Glen Reilly (60) C.J. Richards (74) Biddle Ridley (72) Jack Ritts (82) Scott Roembke (51) Les Rose (71) Eddie Russo (86)
Frank Sagi (78) Tim Sands (48) Don Satterfield (59) Wally Satterfield (84) Jerry Schild (57) Jack Seckler (76) Herb Shannon (81) Carroll Shelby (89) Lee Shumosic (49) Billy Simmons (53) Buck Simmons (66) Jack Simpson (63) Bill Slater (83) George Smaldone (86) Bob Snow (81) Bryce Spoehr (89) Jack Steck (74) Shane Stephens (46) Bill Stern (65) Elmer Stevens (96) Bucky Stoner (72) Roy Storey (85) Michael Stott (75) Denny Strimple (65) Wayne Sue (77) Martin Swig (78)
David Tarter (30) Dave Thomas (62) Neil Thompson Sr. (73) Bob Tidaback (84) Jim Tobin (69) Lois Tyler (81)
Jerry Vanderpool (51)
Salt Walther (65) Jim Weinert (58) Burt Weitemeyer (70) George Wilkins (51) Spanky Wilson (81) Tyler Wolf (20)
Tony Yacovone (93) John Zahar (87) Mark Zimmerman (65)

Venezuela (1)
Dino Turco (88)

* If anyone can tell us more about these passings and how old those two Greeks were I’d be glad to learn.

And as always: If you can give additional info where I had to guess the age or didn't know it at all please do it.


Edited by ReWind, 11 December 2014 - 18:50.


#533 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:50

Ted Pool MC, war hero and former racing driver, has died, aged 90 - http://www.brdc.co.u...-Edward-Pool-MC

#534 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 21:51

Reinhard, this week's Autosport confirmed that Michael Brown was born in 1957.

#535 ReWind

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:55

Thanks, Richard!

#536 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 19:15

Guido Forti from Alessandria, Italy, founder of the Forti Corse F1 racing team, passed away on 11 January 2013 at the age of 72.

#537 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 15:14

I'm sorry to see that Len Brammer is no more. I saw him racing Minis many times.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 15:16

Formula Junior pioneer Aquila Branca died a few days ago, at the age of 89

He took part in the very first FJ race, at Monza in June 1958, and built cars bearing his own name and that of Moretti, for whom he also competed in the 750 sportscar class

The FJ Historic Racing Association reports that 'Aquilino' returned to FJ in recent years through involvement in historic racing

#539 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 22:34

Formula Junior pioneer Aquila Branca died a few days ago, at the age of 89

He took part in the very first FJ race, at Monza in June 1958, and built cars bearing his own name and that of Moretti, for whom he also competed in the 750 sportscar class

The FJ Historic Racing Association reports that 'Aquilino' returned to FJ in recent years through involvement in historic racing


Sad news, he also raced in Formula 2 in 1960 at Siracusa, but his race was pretty short, spinning out on lap one.



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#540 Jim Thurman

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:31

Russ Bullen, San Diego area super stock star of the 60's and early 70's, who also raced at other Southern California tracks and made one start in NASCAR's Western series, passed away January 13 in Chula Vista. Bullen began racing jalopies at San Diego's Balboa Stadium in 1953 and was 1964 and 1966 ECSCRA super stock champion at Cajon Speedway, the first coming on dirt, the second in the first season the track had a paved surface. He won a track record 7 consecutive main events during the 1966 season.

I know there are a number here who picture short track racers in the U.S., particularly stock car racers, as rednecks and yokels, driving cars that are primitive (at least to them*), while wearing t-shirts with a rolled up sleeve containing a pack of cigarettes. While there was occasionally someone fitting this broad caricature, Russ Bullen was the antithesis of the stereotype. Bullen was a CPA and carried himself with the class and dignity of a Dan Gurney. In fact, Gurney is a good comparison save for Bullen having dark hair. He was a lifelong member of the San Diego Country Club and spent his later years travelling and golfing extensively.

And, lest you think this was an anomaly, the same Cajon Speedway near San Diego also had a judge racing alongside Bullen.

*the "stock cars" that Bullen raced had evolved by the late 1960's into tube framed chassis with fiberglass bodies. One writer described them as "essentially sprint cars with fiberglass stock car bodies."

Edited by Jim Thurman, 10 April 2013 - 23:45.


#541 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 23:46

Reinhard, just for your records, Ginny Williams was born on the 1st December 1946.

#542 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 23:47

Reinhard, just for your records, Ginny Williams was born on the 1st December 1946.

#543 Gabrci

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 19:50

I'm sorry to report that Giancarlo Martini, private Ferrari F1 driver in the 1970's has passed away at the age of 66.

#544 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 21:46

I'm sorry to report that Giancarlo Martini, private Ferrari F1 driver in the 1970's has passed away at the age of 66.


:cry: Very sad and very unexpected news. 66 is no age at all these days. One of the better drivers never to make a F1 start.

#545 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 21:57

He did make the one F1 start - I saw him race in the 1976 International Trophy at Silverstone, having also witnessed him crashing on the run up to Druids on the warm up lap for the 1976 Race of Champions.

RIP

#546 Vitesse2

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 23:02

He did make the one F1 start - I saw him race in the 1976 International Trophy at Silverstone, having also witnessed him crashing on the run up to Druids on the warm up lap for the 1976 Race of Champions.

RIP

Some bloke called Armstrong wrote this more than a few moons ago ... ;)

#547 jumpeyspyder

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 13:19

RIP

Nice tribute from Giancarlo Minardi here

#548 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 16:39

RIP

Nice tribute from Giancarlo Minardi here


Please, correct: Giancarlo Martini (not Minardi).

#549 john winfield

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 16:56

Please, correct: Giancarlo Martini (not Minardi).


Nanni, the tribute to Giancarlo Martini is from Giancarlo Minardi.


#550 bradbury west

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 17:20

Dr Kelly Swanston 1930s motorcycle racer of some repute and success.
http://www.telegraph...y-Swanston.html
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