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#351 Jim Thurman

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 17:08

Terry Nish, one of the top racers to come out of Utah, passed away on July 6, 2018. Nish raced many types of cars, most notably super modifieds and sprint cars. He raced throughout the west and made trips to South Africa, but primarily raced in Salt Lake City. While records have not been compiled, Nish scored many wins. Drivers he competed against, and beat, in super modifieds include Jim Malloy, Art Pollard, Tom Sneva and Billy Foster, along with many top flight racers not as nationally well-known. In weekly racing at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Salt Lake City, he battled, and often bested, a group of top flight locals that included Dick Simon, Bill Madsen, Bobby Baker and Dick Card.

 

First link goes to a newspaper report with a bio, second is the obituary.

 

His sons folowed him into racing, with Mike Nish making 4 starts in CART.


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#352 ReWind

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 18:12

„Clovis“ who from 1974 to 1981 drew the cars in Jean Graton’s famous „Michel Vaillant“ comics died yesterday at the age of 72.

More about his works here.
 
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I think he also created the cartoons for the ancient „Prix Orange“ and „Prix Citron“ awards.

 

R.I.P. Claude Viseur

b. 26 April 1946 Quaregnon

d. 19 July 2018 Mons


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#353 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 21:04

Bob Cleberg - http://www.oldracing...ver/Bob_Cleberg - Indianapolis 500 attemptee in 1960 and 1961 died in late July, aged 89. 

 

https://informedchoi...Robert-Cleberg/



#354 Michael Ferner

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:43

Richard, it's interesting that the obit says he was born in Milwaukee - I always wondered about the Tucson/AZ bit on WATN! Cleberg was best known as a Tucson resident for most of his career, but always entered with the hometwon of Rio/WI (about fifty miles west of Milwaukee) before marrying the widow of Frank Heaton of Arizona, somewhere around late 1957 or early 1958. Could this be the source for a mistake?

Also, you say "Cleberg was a dirt oval specialist", and while that is undoubtly true for his later career in Arizona Sprint cars, he was originally a pavement specialist, coming up through the All American Racing Club in the Midwest along with some other pavement stars, such as Johnny White, Ronnie Duman or Al Miller. Cleberg also won the biggest pavement Sprint car race, the Little 500 in 1956, and did so as an alternate starter from last place (33rd!) at the go signal! The following year, he came good on the dirt tracks of the Midwest during a tour with the IMCA, winning several State Fair races, as well as meeting his future wife who was an IMCA car owner at the time, campaigning the car built by her late husband.

#355 ReWind

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 15:51

I wondered about the Tio Heaton connection. But the obituary does not mention her, just two predeceased wifes (Dorothy 1932 – 1984, Dessie 1940 – 2016) – nothing about Minta Koch (1928 – 1990) who is buried in Arizona as “Tio Cleberg”.



#356 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 17:18

Well spotted Michael, I've amended his entry re. birthplace and added a bit more as advised re. pavement skills - which I've got to admit, I wasn't aware of.  :up:



#357 Michael Ferner

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 17:19

Aha! Yes, Tio Cleberg is buried in Phoenix, along with her first husband, Frank Heaton. https://www.findagra...-william-heaton Maybe a divorce?

#358 Jim Thurman

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 18:21

Well, heck, I knew most of that about Bob Cleberg and knew about Tio being buried as Cleberg alongside Frank Heaton. Since Cleberg was racing out of Tucson when I was a kid, it surprised me to discover a few years later that he was from Wisconsin and had raced in the Midwest before becoming a Tucsonian.

 

Michael thanks for adding the details on Bob Cleberg that his family apparently didn't even know!  :(  He did quite well as a dirt track racer during his time in Arizona as well.



#359 Michael Ferner

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 20:26

Having had a chance to look at my records at home now, I have a bit more info on Bob Cleberg: for one thing, he married Tio Heaton in 1955 already, September 3 to be precise - a Saturday between IMCA State Fair preliminary races at Des Moines/IA (8th) on the Friday and Lincoln/NE (4th) on Sunday. At the Iowa State Fair finale on Monday he was second to Bobby Grim, while he crashed out early on Thursday during the Nebraska State fair finale. He also moved to Indianapolis first in 1957, before relocating to Arizona with Tio. My first records of him are actually from IMCA and Mississippi Valley Championship Circuit races in 1954 and '55, both chiefly dirt track circuits, but he adapted really well to the pavement at the AARC-sanctioned Little 500 in 1955, finishing tenth. He was also mentioned in a preview for the AAA Joe James Memorial at Salem/IN that year, but probably didn't appear. Lots of good placings in IMCA, but no wins as of yet - he was 6th in IMCA overall points, 3rd in National Speedway points (the Al Sweeney circuit). He also won (at least) one race on the MVCC circuit (Mount Pleasant/IA on July 31). Interestingly, he doesn't seem to have driven the Heaton car much, if at all - he is mostly listed in his own #52 GMC sprinter.

1956 was a busy year, starting with IMCA and USAC races in Florida, then his AARC win at the Little 500 in May, more IMCA and AARC during the summer and even a United Racing Club race at Bedford/PA for good measure, before taking another crack at USAC in the fall: seven races on the Midwestern circuit were good enough for 9th in points, with two 6th-place finishes at the Dayton pavement and New Bremen dirt, respectively; he also did two races in the East, finishing 8th at Reading/PA. 1957 saw him starting out with USAC again (7th at Reading) before stints with the AARC and URC (one win at Manassas/VA), then he landed a regular Offenhauser ride with owner Lyle Hyneman of Illinois on the IMCA circuit for a busy and successful summer: wins at Mason City/IA, Des Moines/IA (two preliminaries) and the Nebraska State Fair finale at Lincoln, plus a handful of seconds and thirds resulted in another 6th in IMCA National points, and a steady ride with Hyneman over the next few years, setting a track record at Lincoln in 1958 and winning a preliminary at the Missouri State Fair in '59, although a reduced schedule after his move to Tucson saw him finish a lowly 17th in IMCA both years, while also racing modifieds in Arizona.

In the late fall of 1959, he found a ride for the two end-of-term USAC Championship races on the West coast, driving a roadster on the dirt at Phoenix/AZ and Sacramento/CA, earning himself a crack at Indianapolis in the same car, but a crash early in the month meant he would be spectating on Memorial Day. He also drove the Hyneman/Offy and a couple other cars on the USAC Sprint circuit, with a fifth at Terre Haute/IN and quick time at Allentown/PA to show for. His National campaign was less successful, and after two changes of team he finally qualified for his first Championship race of the year at Phoenix again, and again driving an old roadster, with which he managed quick time (!) and a 12th place finish for his first USAC National points. Things didn't go much better the following year, with a tenth at the Trenton pavement in his only Championship start in four tries (including another heartbreak at Indy: bumped on the final day of qualifying), and a third at the opening of the new Indianapolis Raceway Park (while subbing for Jim Hurtubise) behind A. J. Foyt and Chuck Hulse his best results. Before summer, he decided to quit USAC, and go back to Tucson and the modifieds of the Arizona Racing Association.

I don't collect modified results, but by 1967 the ARA had switched to Sprint cars, and Cleberg was a regular winner at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix and Tucson Motor Raceway, also guesting infrequently at California Racing Association events at El Centro and Sacramento. He won the first Western US (later Western World) Championships in 1968, and was ARA Champion in '69. In October of 1970, he set quick time at the Western and finished 10th at the Sacramento Open Comp 100-miler, then retired for good after nearly two decades in the sport.

Edited by Michael Ferner, 21 August 2018 - 21:32.


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#360 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 19:27

I'm a bit surprised no-one on TNF has posted about Bob Salisbury's death, other than Rewind noting it on the lists above. Full obit is on the BRDC

 

Another death in the last month or so is that of Akira Akagi, Leyton House owner, who died on August 8th. http://www.oldracing...ver/Akira_Akagi

 

Tribute from Ivan Capelli here: - https://f1-stinger2....delenceforakagi



#361 nexfast

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 23:08

Juan Marcos Angelini (born 21st October 1986), a winner in  Argentinean touring car races (Turismo Carretera), usually driving a Dodge, died on September 23rd when his light plane crashed near the city of Carreras in Santa Fé province.

 

RIP

 

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#362 Jim Thurman

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 19:18

I'm receiving word, but no further details, that long-time CRA sprint car racer Bob Evans has passed away. He also competed in the USAC sprint car division.



#363 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 20:15

Im very sorry to read Windy McDonald has died and even more so to learn he died 2 years ago.
He was a great help with getting the Jay Abney info plus other Arizona racing queries.

Sadly once we lose that knowledge, unless its all written down, its lost for ever.

#364 Michael Ferner

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 22:21

Windy left a legacy of several books, e.g. http://racingroundup...windy-mcdonald/ - not all is lost!

#365 Jim Thurman

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 16:38

Im very sorry to read Windy McDonald has died and even more so to learn he died 2 years ago.
He was a great help with getting the Jay Abney info plus other Arizona racing queries.

Sadly once we lose that knowledge, unless its all written down, its lost for ever.

 

Ricnard, sadly I had heard at the time.

 

Yes, Windy was a fount of knowledge on Arizona racing, much like the late Marty Little was on Florida racing. I recall contacting Windy to try to help us find more info on Jay Abney. Another of those fellows I would have loved to have asked more, but...one gets busy with other projects and life in general gets in the way  :(

 

His "Thunder In The Desert" is a great history of auto racing in Phoenix, Arizona.



#366 ReWind

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 16:50

This is where I learned of his passing.
Obituary
His unusual middle name seems to have been "Wendyl"; maybe that is the source of his nickname.



#367 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 18:44

Kitty O’Neil, land speed record holder and stuntwoman:

https://www.bbc.co.u...t-arts-46124062

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:35

Kitty O’Neil, land speed record holder and stuntwoman:

https://www.bbc.co.u...t-arts-46124062

Sad news



#369 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:18

Ken Fildes has died: https://rip.ie/death...a-dublin/369443

#370 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 22:30

Jerry Miller, sprint car ace and one time Indianapolis 500 attemptee https://www.oldracin...er/Jerry_Miller, died November 16th 2018, aged 80.

 

http://www.conklefun...ry/jerry-miller

 

 

Note - Miller was five years older than thought and also we've had his birthday the wrong way round (the American dates strike again 10/12 and 12/10).



#371 Viryfan

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 22:52

Richard Philippe 28 years old, former world series by renault driver, brother of champcar race winner nelson philippe.



#372 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 21:53

Jean-Pierre Gabreu - http://www.autonewsi...ort-278250.html

 

French touring car, sportscar and rally driver in the 1970's and 1980's has died.



#373 ReWind

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 16:18

One month ago the BRDC website reported the passing of Chris Martyn at the age of 82. (LINK).
Since then I have not been able to learn an exact date. So I have three questions to ask:
On which day did he die?
What do his initials S.C.S. stand for?
Was he a Welshman or an Englishman?


Edited by ReWind, 13 December 2018 - 16:19.


#374 Geoff E

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 16:58

He was Stephen C S Martyn

 

Birth registered in 2nd quarter of 1936 in East Glamorgan Registration District.

 

His father was Selwyn R Martyn (Ship Owner and Iron Ore Merchant in 1939).  Perhaps that is a clue to the son's second "S".

 

EDIT: Named confirmed as Selwyn in a Receiving Order here https://www.thegazet...e/9923/data.pdf


Edited by Geoff E, 13 December 2018 - 17:18.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 18:16

http://autosport.nl/...anker-overleden reports of the death of Indy 1972 rookie Mike Hiss - an interesting "what could have been".

And then there is his former wife, Arlene Hiss: first female Indy car competitor.

Henri??



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 19:10

I'm receiving word, but no further details, that long-time CRA sprint car racer Bob Evans has passed away. He also competed in the USAC sprint car division.

 

Does anyone know something more?



#377 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 19:29

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Karl Foitek died on New Year's Day.

#378 Jim Thurman

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 21:15

Does anyone know something more?

 

I have no age or date of birth, only a date of death, September 27, 2018. I just got that a couple of days ago. I've seen no obituary, which is becoming more and more common. Deaths get mentioned on Facebook groups dedicated to individual tracks or assoications, and nothing more!

 

Perhaps Michael can fill in more details on Bob Evans, but he had a decent career in sprint cars. He won 9 CRA features in his career and spent a bit of time racing USAC sprints in the Midwest. A noteworthy win was a 100-mile open competition race over two 50-mile heats on the 1 mile paved oval at Phoenix International Raceway in October 1970.



#379 Jim Thurman

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 21:19

Word has come today via Facebook of the passing of Billy Shuman, who raced sprints with ARA, CRA and USAC, midgets and super modifieds. Ron Shuman's older brother. No other info.



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#380 ReWind

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 21:28

I have no age or date of birth, only a date of death, September 27, 2018.


There is a source which says he was 78 years old.
What would be helpful is his full name.
A possible candidate is a certain Robert Wayne Evans who was born on 11 December 1939. But that is only a guess.



#381 Jim Thurman

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 21:45

There is a source which says he was 78 years old.
What would be helpful is his full name.
A possible candidate is a certain Robert Wayne Evans who was born on 11 December 1939. But that is only a guess.

 

The source being the writer who covered CRA during that era, I would say it might be fairly accurate. That turning up there is a great example of the fragmentation. It used to be one would pick up a newspaper with Tim Kennedy's weekly Racing Scene column,, then there was a website. Since one website disappeared, his columns have been nomadic. I haven't been able to keep up where they turn up.

 

Yes, a full name would be of great help. Unfortunately, I do not have it, nor do I know it.



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:04

Leo Wybrott, Passed away 9 June 2018, here in Perth, WA after a long illness with brain cancer.
Leo was from Hasting, NZ and one of many NZers to travel to the UK where he started his motor racing career with Lotus and was seen on the Tasman series 1968 as a mechanic to Jim Clark and the Lotus 49T.
He had a long career that included Lotus, McLaren for 21 yrs and later Nicholson McLaren Engines and XTrac.
One of Leo's passions was restoring old race cars, the last of which was a Mclaren M4a which he brought with him when he migrated from the UK to Perth. He ran this car frequently in classic car regularity events at Barbagallo, Northam, Albany and Collie.
I had the pleasure of working with Leo at McLaren's at Colnbrook in '77 and '78 including running Bruno Giacomelli in an M26 for five GPs.
And then more recently as the gofer for him with the M4a. Good times, fond memories and a great guy to be around.
 
 
 
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#383 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 21:38

Word has come today via Facebook of the passing of Billy Shuman, who raced sprints with ARA, CRA and USAC, midgets and super modifieds. Ron Shuman's older brother. No other info.

 

Confirmed, sadly - https://speedsport.c...ly-shuman-obit/



#384 Michael Oliver

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:19

I am very sorry to hear about Leo Wybrott. He was a lovely man and really helpful to me when I wrote my Lotus 49 book.

#385 ReWind

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 19:04

Magician-cum-photographer Pete Biro passed away on Boxing Day.



#386 JacnGille

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 19:55

Magician-cum-photographer Pete Biro passed away on Boxing Day.

Sad news



#387 Giraffe

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 16:27

I think I saw a post on social media earlier today that Keith St.John of Radio London fame has passed away. Can anyone confirm this?



#388 Tim Murray

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 16:52

According to the info on this page:

http://www.offshorer...o.uk/odds03.htm

Keith St. John died in Marbella on 21st November last year.

#389 Doug Nye

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 21:45

Just read the terribly sad news about Leo Wybrott.  I knew he was ill, and suspected it was bad, but I had no real clue it could be terminal.  This comes as a real shock.  My most since condolences to his wife, family and many friends. Leo was one of the really good guys...

 

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 18:29

Magician-cum-photographer Pete Biro passed away on Boxing Day.


Oh, dear. I had not heard of this.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 21:02

Summary 2018
 
Argentina (5 passings)
Juan Marcos Angelini (31 years old) Néstor Gurini (62) Saúl Maldonado (c.40) Óscar Pollo (c.47) Leonardo Woronko (c.33)
 
Australia (22)
Steve Brabeck (c.60) Les Clement (93) Carole Corness (c.75) Darrell Eastlake (75) Andy Hanwright (79) Lance Hill (c.81) Shane Hughes (59) Bob Jane (88) Bill Kelly (c.88) Paul Mander (c.75) Mike McInerney (74) Fred Morgan (??) Peter Nelson (76) Ron Newbound (c.70) Bryan Nokes (74) Alan Robertson (88) Stuart Schofield (c.73) Ron Searle (52) John Teulan (70) Barry Topen (84) Paul Trevethan (c.77) Ron Walker (78)
 
Austria (2)
Albert von Mildenburg (64) Willi Rabl sen. (c.78)
 
Belarus (2)
Artemiy Kamenok (17) Yuriy Semenchuk (c.43)
 
Belgium (10)
„Andy“ [= André Schelstraete) (78) Frank Broekaert (63) „Clovis“ (72) Lucille García (54) Eric Geboers (55) Xavier Lantrebecq (44) François Martin (33) Jean-Pierre van Rossem (73) Erik Tastenoy (58) Rik Vanlessen (52)
 
Bulgaria (1)
Demir Slavov (c.73)
 
Canada (5)
Craig Fisher (c.82) Denis Giroux (c.77) Bert Laakmann (82) John Lyle (85) Jack McCutcheon (c.86)

Czechia (7)
Jiří Bučko (53) Milan Filip (69) Michal Hrubý (c.67) Josef Mladý (63) Vladimír Očadlík (62) Luděk Švihálek (63) Jan Teichmann (79)
 
Denmark (1)
Jens Nielsen (99)
 
El Salvador (1)
Ricardo Barahona (c.27)
 
France (30)
Pierre Barbaza (68) Alain Barret (??) Jean-Luc Bolla (53) Michel de Bourbon-Parma (92) André Bourdon (70) Bernard Boyer (83) Jean-Paul Cardinal (78) Thierry Dubois (48) Christophe François (c.50) Jean-Pierre Gabreau (73) François Jolly (83) Jean Lachaud (c.84) René Leret (90) Christian Louis (65) Marcel Martin (88) Pascal Meallier (53) André Morin (c.87) Jean-Michel Neyrial (61) Pierre Orsini (82) Jean-Pierre Pégou (??) Richard Philippe (28) Michel Polard (85) Jess Pourret (c.86) Jean-François Robin (81) Frédéric Savoy (c.53) Simon Ségala (c.76) Henri Stepak (81) Jo Taquet (85) Gérard Welter (75) Alexy Zavarsky (23)
 
Germany (20)
Manfred Behnke (80) Fritz Danco (86) Klaus Debbert (73) Reinhold Fricker (83) Gerolf Hinz (c.74) Helmut Kreis (67) Rolf Maarfeld (66) Hannes Martin (75) Peter Meisenkothen (??) Peter Naumann (51) Wolfgang Pfeiffer (70) Willi Peter Pitz (67) Kay Ripke (62) Dietrich Risse (58) Peter Rubatto (62) Friedhelm Scheidtmann (74) Stefanie Tücking (56) Ulrich Upietz (62) Ralf Waldmann (51) Volker Worm (70)
 
Great Britain & Northern Ireland (35)

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Greece (4)
Lefteris Asteris (62) „Gaston Junior“ (35) Dimítris Hoholis (??) Chrístos Kountourakis (??)
 
Ireland (2)
Martin Birrane (82) Ken Fildes (74)
 
Italy (9)
Rocky Agusta (67) Pierluigi Corbari (72) Fabrizio Frizzi (60) Sergio Marchionne (66) Umberto Marzotto (92) Andrea Morandini (c.35) Gianfranco Ricci (72) Stanislao Sterzel (69) Teodoro Zeccoli (88)
 
Ivory Coast (1)
Adolphe Choteau (90)
 
Japan (1)
Akira Akagi (73)
 
Liechtenstein (1)
Eduard von Falz-Fein (106)
 
Morocco (1)
Max Cohen-Olivar (73)
 
Netherlands (2)
Frank de Jong (59) Huib Onderstal (77)
 
New Zealand (4)
Kevin Corin (c.63) Ronnie Moore (85) Robin Tanner (76) Leo Wybrott (75)
 
Poland (6)
Wiesław Grabarczyk (81) Józef Kiełbania (82) Krzysztof Migielski (87) Marek Pawłowski (68) Krzysztof Szaykowski (71) Andrzej Wroński (64)
 
Portugal (7)
Miguel Correia (??) Jorge Félix (??) „Janica“ [= João Clemente] (??) „PêQuêPê“ [= Pedro Queiroz Pereira] (69) Carlos Rodrigues (c.65) José Rodrigues (33) João Sousa (21)
 
Russia (3)
Vladimir Ganin (69) Mikhail Naryshkin (??) Alexandr Solovyev (33)
 
Rwanda (1)
Amer Mohamed (??)
 
Senegal (1)
Daniel Thiaw (81)

Slovenia (2)
Aljoša Mrak (45) Marko Verbič (56)
 
Spain (4)
Santiago Cantero (c.68) José Ramón Fonseca (c.60) Alfonso Marcos (66) Eloy Suárez (??)
 
Sweden (2)
Åke Andersson (77) Erik Berger (93)
 
Switzerland (1)
Ruedi Eggenberger (79)
 
Trinidad & Tobago (1)
Darren Sirjoo (28)
 
Turkey (1)
Ahmet Burkay (50)
 
USA (242)
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Mac Tilton (81) Fred Tovella (84) Bruce Tracy (69) Maynard Troyer (79) Russ Truelove (93) George Tuma (65) Thomas Tutterow III (75)
Jerry Venne (70) Jim Victor (71) A.J. Vogel (58) Cliff Vose (83)
Bob Walker (71) Dick Warsocki (67) Bobby Watson (66) Phil Wendt (87) Earl Wham (87) Johnny Wheeler (54) J.D. Wilbur (64) Tommy Williams (85) Aaron Willis (83) Woody Wodzewoda (77)
Billy Young (54)


The annual summaries from former years:
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


Edited by ReWind, 14 June 2019 - 17:41.


#392 GMiranda

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 19:24

Spartaco Dini, renowned Alfa Romeo driver in ETCC and sportscars,, passed away today.



#393 nikhil

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 01:40

Colin Hall passed away 18 Jan 2019 aged 73

 

Well known WA sedan racer including two Bathurst starts in '78 and '79 in an A9X Torana with Tim Slako and Macon F2 driver.

 

http://www.v8sleuth....vale-colin-hall

 

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#394 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:14

Found out recently that sometime F2 driver and Lamborghini tester Stanislao Sterzel died aged 69 on the 11th October 2018.

#395 Michael Ferner

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:05

Just read on the subforum that six-times sidecar world champion and sometime Formula 3 driver, Klaus Enders died (Jan 19).

#396 Ristin

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 13:29

Just read on the subforum that six-times sidecar world champion and sometime Formula 3 driver, Klaus Enders died (Jan 19).


Jan 20 actually. I can't post pictures, but check out this: https://trauer.mitte...ge/klaus-enders

#397 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:11

Originally posted by nikhil
Colin Hall passed away 18 Jan 2019 aged 73
 
Well known WA sedan racer including two Bathurst starts in '78 and '79 in an A9X Torana with Tim Slako and Macon F2 driver.
 
http://www.v8sleuth....vale-colin-hall


I would have thought his primary memory would have been with the Macon...

Awfully young to go. His loss will be felt, I'm sure.

#398 Jim Thurman

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 18:06

Don Thomas died March 4, 2019 at Victorville, California. There has been no formal obituary, only a notice posted on Facebook. His memorial service was yesterday. Info in the memorial program listed his date of birth as November 18, 1931.

Thomas was 1957 San Diego Racing Association modified sportsmen champion and 1966 California Racing Association sprint car champion. He also raced USAC sprint cars in the late 60s and raced in South Africa. Thomas made one USAC Championship race start, at Langhorne in 1968, and attempted to qualify for four other USAC Championship races, including Indianapolis, in 1967. 



#399 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 22:57

I'm afraid I don't have many details but a number of people on Facebook are remembering Ron Salt, former owner of Bromley Motorsport in Formula 3000, who has died. Big help with Roberto Moreno's career.



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#400 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 23:07

Ray Lipper, who had a brief spell in CART and was the founder and owner of Center Line Wheels, who provided wheels to motorsport teams died in January; https://www.sema.org...per-passes-away