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#451 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 21:29

Good thing...

People such as this just love quoting the old one:

"Rumours of my death have been highly exaggerated!"

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#452 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 13:30

https://www.citynews...ani-dies-at-91/

Far more famous for other things but he also designed the Eifelland racing car; Luigi Colani has died.

Edited by Richard Jenkins, 16 September 2019 - 13:31.


#453 Michael Ferner

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:47

Sad news. :( An eccentric man, no doubt, and controversial for controversy's sake, but also a very fertile mind. Just last week I saw a sports car of his design in a local museum.

#454 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:27

Indeed the Eifelland F1, and many other cars too. 

 

As well as the Ferrari Testa D'Oro like the Eiffelland used for performance albeit as land speed record car. https://www.classicd...nd-speed-lunacy



#455 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 19:32

John Della Penna has died;
https://www.google.c...o-/4547317/amp/

Sad news. RIP

#456 JacnGille

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 00:52

Sad news



#457 Tim Murray

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:58

The posts relating to Ben Pon have been moved to the Ben Pon thread.

#458 RogerFrench

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:26

Mike Taylor, F1200 racer of Tetranychus Telarius in the early 1970s, died September 17th in Panama.

#459 DouglasM

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 13:35

RIP Mike Taylor. Loved F1200 and TT was a cut above most in performance and build quality.



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#460 19500513

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 14:09

Regarding Champcarstats, Tom Frantz has passed away on 23 September 2019, but unfortunately I cannot see any evidence or notice:

http://www.champcars...s/FrantzTom.htm



#461 ReWind

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 14:22

According to this source he passed away on September 22nd.

A portrait.


Edited by ReWind, 03 October 2019 - 14:26.


#462 E1pix

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 14:23

That's sad to hear, I lettered Tom's McLaren in 1980.

Very nice man, and a Real Deal racer.

RIP, and Thanks for enlightening a 19 year-old. :-(

#463 ReWind

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 17:50

In order to keep anyone up to date who appreciates it

 

Most recent entries (last seven weeks):

Ben Pon, John della Penna, Monique Bouleux, Tom Frantz, Dick van Ekris, Warren Gracie, Norbert Wagner, Luigi Colani, Dan Pimentel, Mike Stefanik, Jonathan Price, Morrie Williams, Bruce VanderLaan, Tom Jobe, Don Toal, Jean Berger, Mike Navybox (September 2019), Anthoine Hubert, Bob Meacham, Jessi Combs, Renée Guillon, Ferdinand Piëch, Clive Benson-Brown, Natalie Goodwin, Jürg Beiner, Doug Mould, Gérard Delaunois, Speedy Spiers, Hans Schuller, Stewart Halstead (August 2019), Red Hamilton, Marg Hortin, Randy Veldman (July 2019), Roger Andreason (May 2019), Jürgen Kannacher (March 2019), Don Hoffman (November 2018), Gerhard Bolwin (October 2018), Josef Dřevo, „Thor“ [= Mimis Georgitsis], Ed Shadle, Alessandro Borghini, Jean-Marie Soriano (September 2018), Harri Väänänen, Urpo Vihervaara, Peter Geitel (August 2018), Willy Lovato (May 2018), Bob King (December 2017), Jim Walker (May 2017), Ashwin Sundar (March 2017), Bruce Eglinton (August 2015), Antonio Bosio (June 2015), Gerry Tyack (January 2014), Charlie Padgett (August 2013), Duffy Smith (June 2012), Giorgio Valentini (January 2012), Bill McGowan (November 2011), Olivier Coudin (August 2011)

 

Previous new entries:

Art Fillbrunn, Marks Hernandez, Dick Jordan, Peter Petit, Björn Mårtensson, Patrick Ryan, Wayne Landon, Jean-Claude Bouttier, Jean-Paul Driot, Helmut Hagemann, Clive Manifold (August 2019), Jean-Luc Thérier, Max Volkers, Billy Skelly, Gus Olexen, Paul Conn, Jimmy Froidevaux, Andy Roscoe, Freddie Sowrey, Nick Harrison, Francis Ulmann, Bruce Crower, Fred Gormly, Georges Harris, Graham Hoinville, Ron Leek, Miles Melius, Bruce Leer (July 2019), Jim Reed, Conny Burdett, Charley Gilmore, Manus Kelly, Emanuele Crestini, Hans Ernst, Cees Bos, Alexandros Saradinakis, John Chemidlin, Monte Shelton, Amélie Lebroc, Bob Nixon, Laurence Brownlie, Chet Crane (June 2019), Pappy Pryor, Bill Foster (May 2019), Andrea Pullè (March 2019), Lucio de Sanctis, Ash Marshall (January 2019)

 

Note: This is a temporary post. As soon as the next update is on it will be deleted.



#464 19500513

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 19:17

David Shale's obituary from 2012:

 

https://announcement...e&pid=184875323



#465 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 19:55

I don't know if Reinhard is still updating this thread (I do hope so, I find it valuable with what I do) but one from 2017 is Marcus Niven, former Formula 2 driver. He died on the 6th January 2017. Only found this out via gov.uk death record information and subsequent death certificate so no link, I'm afraid.



#466 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 16:15

Terrible news today that Tuka Rocha has died of injuries sustained in a plane crash recently. More recently in touring cars but also raced in A1 GP. He was just 36.
https://www.google.c...il/4598888/amp/