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2018

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Jul 17   Gardiner Leavitt          (USA)   87    06/02/31

Jul 17   Paul Peeples Sr.          (USA)   92    01/07/26

Jul 18   Mo Nunn                   (GBr)   79    27/09/38    Team Ensign founder

Jul 18   Dick Warsocki             (USA)   67    31/08/50

Jul 19   „Clovis“ (= Claude Viseur)(Bel)   72    26/04/46    drawing CAR-toons

Jul 19   Henri Stepak              (Fra)   81    15/04/37

Jul 21   Dave Maraj                (USA)   65    22/04/53    Champion Racing sportscar team owner

Jul 25   Xavier Lantrebecq         (Bel)   44    04/07/74

Jul 25   Sergio Marchionne         (Ita)   66    17/06/52    CEO of Ferrari

Jul 26   Ed Canter                 (USA)   65    31/10/52

Jul 26   Mark Ravens               (USA)   31    07/01/87

Jul 27   Jim Victor                (USA)   71    29/07/46

Jul 28   Bob Cleberg               (USA)   89    28/05/29    1956 „Little 500“ race winner

Jul 29   François Jolly            (Fra)   83    27/12/34    „Delahaye: Sport et Prestige“ (book)

Jul 30   Bob Curran                (USA)   53    25/11/64

Jul 30   Charles Downs             (USA)   58    06/02/60

Jul 30   Willi Rabl sen.           (Aut) c.78        1940

Jul 31   Tom Higgins               (USA)   80    09/08/37    „Charlotte Observer“ writer

 

2018

Aug 02   Lance Hill                (Aus) c.81

Aug 04   JoAnn Roehrig             (USA)   74    05/02/44    Big Diamond Raceway co-owner

Aug 04   Bob Walker                (USA)   71    07/08/46

Aug 05   Melissa Cothran           (USA)   43    28/02/75

Aug 05   Tom Kyffin                (GBr)   86    14/09/31

Aug 06   Craig Fisher              (Can) c.82        1936

Aug 07   Tom Ormsby                (USA)   67    06/10/50

Aug 08   Akira Akagi               (Jpn)   73    03/11/44    Leyton House GP team owner

Aug 08   Rick King                 (USA)   69    22/12/48

Aug 09   Néstor Gurini             (Arg)   62    31/05/56

Aug 09   Jerry Hardy               (USA)   73    20/07/45

Aug 09   John Julicher             (USA)   69    01/06/49

Aug 10   Jason Parratt             (USA)   42    02/02/76

Aug 11   Ed Clark                  (USA)   78    10/12/39    NEAR co-founder

Aug 11   Donnie Large              (USA)   52    31/07/66

Aug 11   Peter Meisenkothen        (Ger)

Aug 12   Bruce Tracy               (USA)   69    10/03/49

Aug 13   Bill Bichteman            (USA)   93    04/07/25

Aug 15   Tommy Williams            (USA)   85    12/07/33

Aug 17   Dick Bouné                (USA)   83    08/12/34

Aug 17   Pierre Phillips           (USA)   87    02/08/31

Aug 17   Doug Rose                 (USA)   80    06/12/37

Aug 18   John Grady                (USA)   88    30/06/30

Aug 18   Bill Minkler Jr.          (USA)   59    25/12/58

Aug 18   Ronnie Moore              (NZl)   85    08/03/33

Aug 18   „PêQuêPê“                 (Por)   69    05/03/49

Aug 18   Howard Segur Jr.          (USA)   77    30/03/41

Aug 19   Don Lamacchia             (USA)   53    27/10/64

Aug 26   George Tuma               (USA)   65    21/03/53    Historic Sportscar Racing co-owner

Aug 28   Art Krebs                 (USA)   91    18/07/27

Aug 28   Gianfranco Ricci          (Ita)   72    24/03/46

Aug 30   Paul Trevethan            (Aus) c.77

Aug ??   Bill Kelly                (Aus) c.88

 

2018

Sep 01   Kevin Corin               (NZl) c.63

Sep 04   Bill Gwynne               (GBr) c.77       09/40

Sep 05   Art Hellyer               (USA)   95    07/08/23

Sep 05   Mike Hogewood             (USA)   63    13/09/54

Sep 05   Kenny Jarrett             (USA)   88    29/08/30

Sep 05   Fred Morgan               (Aus)

Sep 06   Jean-Michel Neyrial       (Fra)   61    12/09/56

Sep 06   Burt Reynolds             (USA)   82    11/02/36    Skoal Bandit # 33 co-owner

Sep 07   Steve Chrisman            (USA)   58    22/01/60

Sep 08   Barrie Williams           (GBr)   79    14/11/38

Sep 09   Bob Salisbury             (GBr)   74    10/04/44

Sep 11   Don Panoz                 (USA)   83    13/02/35    American Le Mans Series founder

Sep 13   André Bourdon             (Fra)   70    30/09/47    1988 French Porsche 944 Turbo Cup champion

Sep 15   Jordan Barningham         (USA)   24    07/03/94

Sep 15   Albert von Mildenburg     (Aut)   64    04/04/54

Sep 15   Barry Suydam              (USA)   67    07/05/51

Sep 19   Jack McCutcheon           (Can) c.86        1932

Sep 20   Greg Hodnett              (USA)   49    18/06/69

Sep 22   Dick Burgess              (USA)   81    26/12/36

Sep 22   Jeff Hagaman              (USA)   52    20/01/66

Sep 23   Juan Marcos Angelini      (Arg)   31    21/10/86

Sep 23   Larry Contos              (USA)   77    24/11/40

Sep 24   M.L. Core                 (USA)   71    30/07/47

Sep 25   Gale Hendricks            (USA)   73    29/07/45

Sep 25   Bob Smith                 (USA)   80    10/08/38

Sep 26   Chuck Rencurrel           (USA)   81    05/03/37

Sep 27   Bob Evans                 (USA) c.78

Sep 27   Tony Swan                 (USA) c.78

Sep 28   Bob Jane                  (Aus)   88    18/12/29    4-time Armstrong 500 race winner

 

2018

Oct 01   Jimmy King                (USA)   81    21/07/37

Oct 01   Fred Tovella              (USA)   84    03/02/34

Oct 02   Les Clement               (Aus)   93    21/09/25

Oct 02   Joe Menth                 (USA)   79    31/07/39

Oct 07   Mike Boat                 (USA)   48    21/09/70

Oct 08   Bob Baker                 (USA)   88    03/04/30

Oct 11   Stanislao Sterzel         (Ita)   69    08/09/49

Oct 11   Bobby Watson              (USA)   66    24/09/52    Carteret County Speedway owner

Oct 15   Bubba Broderick           (USA)   29    19/09/89

Oct 19   Tony Dickinson            (GBr)   71    04/03/47

Oct 19   Peter West                (GBr)   84    25/08/34    Westune Services founder

Oct 20   David Roscoe              (GBr)   87    02/06/31

Oct 22   Bill Eldridge             (USA)   92    04/03/26

Oct 22   Willi Peter Pitz          (Ger)   67    22/05/51    1973 German rally champion (co-driver)

Oct 24   Arthur Fleming            (USA)   97    05/03/21

Oct 25   Bob Judkins               (USA)   83    12/09/35

Oct 26   Charlie Dean              (USA)   73    23/12/44

Oct 27   Denis Giroux              (Can) c.77        1941

Oct 27   René Leret                (Fra)   90    22/01/28    president of the ASK de l’ACO

Oct 27   Peter Naumann             (Ger)   51    12/01/67

Oct 28   Eliott Bachelart          (USA)   26    10/01/92

Oct 31   Ken Fildes                (Irl)   74       07/44

Oct 31   Ron Grable                (USA)   85    21/06/33

Oct 31   Jack Markley              (USA)   88    07/11/29

 

2018

Nov 01   Richard Hennessey         (USA)   80    19/08/38

Nov 02   Ron Easton                (GBr)  102    13/03/16

Nov 02   Kitty O’Neil              (USA)   72    24/03/46

Nov 03   Erik Berger               (Swe)   93    18/07/25

Nov 03   Phil Honaker              (USA)   58    29/07/60

Nov 03   Mari Hulman               (USA)   83    26/12/34    Indianapolis Motor Speedway chair(wo)man

Nov 03   Jean-François Robin       (Fra)   81    25/02/37

Nov 03   Rik Vanlessen             (Bel)   52    31/12/65

Nov 04   Thomas Tutterow III       (USA)   75    22/04/43

Nov 06   Mel Bradley               (USA)   85    01/02/33

Nov 06   Dave Morgan               (GBr)   74    07/08/44

Nov 06   John Quick                (GBr) c.83

Nov 11   Jed Copham                (USA)   46    17/08/72    Brainerd Int’l Raceway owner

Nov 11   Frankie Schneider         (USA)   92    11/08/26

Nov 12   Gary Belcher              (USA)   78    06/11/40

Nov 12   David Pearson             (USA)   83    22/12/34    3-time NASCAR Grand National champion

Nov 12   Darryl Punke              (USA)   66    09/04/52

Nov 13   Everett Johnson           (USA)   84    14/05/34

Nov 14   Bruce Latta               (USA)   68    04/10/50

Nov 15   Roy Clark                 (USA)   85    15/04/33

Nov 15   Kat Moller                (USA)   24    15/06/94

Nov 16   Jerry Miller              (USA)   80    10/12/37

Nov 17   Eduard von Falz-Fein      (Lie)  106    14/09/12

Nov 17   Steve Kolofsky            (USA)   56    23/05/62

Nov 17   Jess Pourret              (Fra) c.86        1932

Nov 18   Woody Wodzewoda           (USA)   77    08/02/41

Nov 21   Keith St. John            (GBr)   81    05/05/37

Nov 22   Richard Philippe          (Fra)   28    10/01/90    2005 Formula BMW USA champion

Nov 22   J.D. Wilbur               (USA)   64    26/04/54    ChampCar race starter

Nov 23   Jean-Pierre Gabreau       (Fra)   73    11/05/45

Nov 23   Frank Gawlinski           (USA)   71    05/03/47

Nov 24   Russ Dodge                (USA)   74    04/02/44

Nov 24   Bert Laakmann             (Can)   82    23/11/36

Nov 24   Beverly Skarupinski       (USA)   72    03/07/46

Nov 24   Daniel Thiaw              (Sen)   81    14/04/37

Nov 25   John Roulo                (USA)   79    31/10/39

Nov 27   Mike Cook                 (USA)   85    20/05/33    The Vintage Triumph editor

Nov 27   Ralph Dineen              (USA)   68    17/05/50

Nov 27   Jerry Herbst              (USA)   80    08/01/38

Nov 29   Ray Alcaraz               (USA)   84    17/06/34

Nov 29   Mikel Sadler              (USA)   23    10/10/95

Nov 29   Jo Taquet                 (Fra)   85    01/12/32    Croix-en-Ternois circuit owner

Nov ??   Pierre Barbaza            (Fra)   68    20/07/50

Nov ??   Chris Martyn              (GBr)   82    06/04/36

 

2018

Dec 01   Don Hendershot            (USA)   77    09/02/41

Dec 01   Stefanie Tücking          (Ger)   56    01/04/62    1990 Rallye Monte-Carlo participant

Dec 03   Jean-Paul Cardinal        (Fra)   78    05/03/40

Dec 03   Mark James                (GBr)   55       07/63

Dec 05   Dick LaHaie               (USA)   76    08/01/42    1987 NHRA Top Fuel champion

Dec 07   Bill Bottoms              (USA)   77    18/08/41

Dec 07   Don Marsh                 (USA)   88    09/09/30

Dec 08   Hannes Martin             (Ger)   75    14/03/43    hillclimb announcer

Dec 11   Ed Lynch Sr.              (USA)   83    16/02/35

Dec 11   Jim Massey                (USA)   79    23/01/39

Dec 12   Phil Kurze                (USA)   69    29/07/49    Whelen Engineering vice president

Dec 12   Michel Polard             (Fra)   85    01/04/33

Dec 14   Jean-Pierre van Rossem    (Bel)   73    29/05/45    Moneytron Onyx F1 team owner

Dec 16   DeWitt Pangborn           (USA)   81    26/12/36    BMARA president

Dec 16   Bobby Rex                 (USA)   75    26/04/43

Dec 19   Mike Hiss                 (USA)   77    07/07/41

Dec 21   Ron Cook                  (USA)   76    17/09/42

Dec 22   Christian Louis           (Fra)   65    01/07/53

Dec 26   Pete Biro                 (USA)   85    01/06/33    „Racer’s Faces“ (book)

Dec 26   Reinhold Fricker          (Ger)   83    22/12/35

Dec 27   Umberto Marzotto          (Ita)   92    12/04/26

Dec 27   Les Peterson              (USA)   89    26/05/29

Dec 28   Jim Perkins               (USA)   83    07/03/35

Dec 31   Alain Barret              (Fra)

Dec 31   Robin Tanner              (NZl)   76    26/05/42

 

died     name                      (nat)  age        born    major achievement

2019

Jan 01   Karl Foitek               (Sui)   87    28/04/31

Jan 02   Christian van Malleghem   (Bel)   69    08/09/49

Jan 03   Billy Shuman              (USA)   70    21/03/48

Jan 04   George Summers            (USA)   83    21/08/35

Jan 06   John Edmonds              (Aus)   86    19/05/32

Jan 06   Peter Giddings            (USA)   78    10/03/40

Jan 11   J.D. Gibbs                (USA)   49    21/02/69    Joe Gibbs Racing co-owner

Jan 11   Michael Lynch             (USA)   80    25/10/38

Jan 14   Ray Lipper                (USA)   85    08/12/33

Jan 15   Peter Rickitt             (GBr) c.71       01/47    Cholmondeley Pageant of Power founder

Jan 16   Spartaco Dini             (Ita)   75    25/08/43

Jan 16   Denis Sire                (Fra)   65    04/09/53    „Courses de légende“ (BD)

Jan 17   Alec James                (Can)   87    23/05/31

Jan 18   Colin Hall                (Aus)   73    23/12/45

Jan 18   Glen Wood                 (USA)   93    18/07/25    Wood Brothers Racing co-founder

Jan 20   Klaus Enders              (Ger)   81    02/05/37    1971 German Formula 3 season

Jan 20   Betty Rutherford          (USA)   80    12/01/39    Johnny’s wife

Jan 21   Kenny Allan               (GBr) c.81        1937

Jan 21   André Desaubry            (Fra) c.83        1935    Alpine chief mechanic

Jan 21   PeO Kjellström            (Swe)   60    15/03/58    Teknikens Värld writer

Jan 21   John Ross                 (GBr) c.85

Jan 23   Sherman Armstrong         (USA)   86    02/01/33

Jan 23   Hanspeter Brömmer         (Ger)   70    14/08/48

Jan 23   Rick Thum                 (USA)   79    15/06/39

Jan 24   Charly Lamm               (Ger)   63    19/05/55    BMW Team Schnitzer manager

Jan 25   Klaus Bierlich            (Ger)   83    18/01/36

Jan 26   Barrie Hobkirk            (Can)

Jan 26   Jean Kankelj              (Bel)   82    30/10/36

Jan 28   José de Almeida           (Por)

Jan 28   Beppe Donazzan            (Ita)   69    08/03/49    „Sotto il segno dei rally“ (book)

Jan 28   Michael Lauer             (Ger)   64    21/08/54

Jan 28   Don Shervey               (USA)   97    25/11/21

Jan 30   Red Rinehart              (USA)   89    07/09/29

 

2019

Feb 01   Rod Mackenzie             (Aus)

Feb 02   Charlie Hayes             (USA)   82    14/12/36

Feb 04   Ward Thomas               (GBr)   95    01/08/23

Feb 05   Bill Hewlett              (USA)   81    17/07/37

Feb 05   Robert Hubbard            (USA)   75    08/06/43    HANS inventor

Feb 05   Kris Kaiser               (USA)   45    27/05/73

Feb 06   Manuel Monteiro           (Por)   68    21/03/50

Feb 07   Ray Alley                 (USA)   86    08/02/32

Feb 08   Garry Evans               (Can)   66    17/03/52

Feb 08   John Haynes               (GBr)   80    25/03/38    Haynes Publishing Group founder

Feb 09   Robin Smith               (GBr)   75    17/07/43

Feb 12   Daniel Job                (Fra)

Feb 13   Frank Sickle              (USA)   79    25/02/39

Feb 14   Doyle Ford                (USA)   85    25/03/33    NASCAR chief starter

Feb 16   Sam Bass                  (USA)   57    20/11/61    officially licensed NASCAR artist

Feb 18   Carl Grinar               (USA)   85    10/06/33

Feb 18   Don Montgomery            (USA)   88    14/05/30

Feb 18   Doug Stewart              (Aus)   90    24/03/28    CAMS president

Feb 19   Bill Prowse               (Aus)   94    12/07/24

Feb 21   Roger Alaux               (Fra) c.77

Feb 21   Jean-Marie Dumazer        (Fra)   90    17/02/29

Feb 21   Jim Woodley               (GBr) c.67       02/52

Feb 23   Ted Worswick              (GBr)   78    30/06/40

Feb 25   Pete Henderson            (USA)   92    12/05/26

Feb 26   Jack Slaymaker            (USA)   71    13/04/47

Feb 27   Philippe Charriol         (Fra)   76    23/11/42

Feb 27   John Kennerley            (GBr)   79    13/09/39

 

2019

Mar 02   Cub Barnett               (USA)   84    14/03/34

Mar 04   Jean-Michel Coll          (Fra)   73    08/01/46

Mar 04   Don Thomas                (USA)   87    18/11/31

Mar 06   Lino Vardanega            (Ita)   78    23/09/40

Mar 07   António Baptista          (Por)   64    22/03/54

Mar 07   „Bob“ (= Robert Sicot)    (Fra) c.91        1927

Mar 08   Mike Barney               (GBr)   84    14/10/34

Mar 09   Ken Britton               (Aus) c.86

Mar 10   Sal Tovella               (USA)   90    14/08/28

Mar 14   Charlie Whiting           (GBr)   66    12/08/52    Formula 1 race director

Mar 15   Glenn O’Connor            (USA)   66    06/07/52    priest in the Indy 500 pits

Mar 16   Bobby Hillin Sr.          (USA)   79    09/06/39    Longhorn Racing team owner

Mar 20   Jack French               (USA)   75    28/08/43    6-time Little 500 winning car owner

Mar 20   Rat Lane                  (USA)   81    15/11/37

Mar 23   Jeno Begolo               (Can)   90       08/28

Mar 29   Garry Hill                (USA)   65    08/12/53

Mar 30   Jim Russell               (GBr)   98    28/05/20    Racing School founder

 

2019

Apr 01   Willie Allan              (USA)   89    11/01/30

Apr 06   George Drolsom            (USA)   84    19/03/35

Apr 09   Robert Vinegra            (Fra) c.77

Apr 10   R. David Jones            (USA)   80    21/11/38    SCCA chairman

Apr 11   Bernard Charlet           (Fra)   82    30/12/36

Apr 15   Tom Cimpko                (USA)   85    30/08/33

Apr 15   Pierre Darmendrail        (Fra) c.70        1949    „Le Grand de Pau (1899-1960)“ (book)

Apr 20   Gary Laughlin             (USA)   95    04/05/23

Apr 21   Heidi Hetzer              (Ger)   81    20/06/37

Apr 23   Neal Carter               (USA)   95    30/08/23

Apr 24   Hubert Hahne              (Ger)   84    28/03/35

Apr 24   Darren McCaughey          (USA)   54    15/04/65

Apr 28   Jack Bertling             (USA)   77    17/12/41

Apr 28   Henny Hemmes              (Ned)   70    11/04/49

Apr 28   Silas Hiscock Sr.         (USA)   78    10/10/40

Apr 29   Carlo Abate               (Ita)   86    10/07/32

Apr 30   Richard Hoffman           (USA)   76    02/09/42    11-time USAC sprint car champion owner

 

2019

May 02   Ken Brenn Jr.             (USA)   67    20/04/52

May 03   Alessandro Bonacini       (Ita)   38    30/11/80

May 03   Don Rounds                (USA)   91    08/11/27

May 04   Tommy Sopwith             (GBr)   86    15/11/32

May 04   Roger West                (USA)   78    07/04/41

May 07   Pit Schabacker            (Ger)   73    06/06/45

May 10   Mike Mittler              (USA)   67    06/10/51    NASCAR Truck series team owner

May 12   Mike Corning              (USA)   48    19/09/70


Edited by ReWind, Today, 17:53.


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#402 ReWind

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:24

More to come... (unfortunately)



#403 ReWind

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More to come... (unfortunately)



#404 ReWind

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More to come... (unfortunately)



#405 ReWind

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:24

More to come... (unfortunately)



#406 JacnGille

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 18:10

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

Sad news



#407 B Squared

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:01

Former Longhorn Racing owner Bobby Hillin dies aged 79:

https://racer.com/20...n-dies-aged-79/

#408 Henri Greuter

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:07

Former Longhorn Racing owner Bobby Hillin dies aged 79:

https://racer.com/20...n-dies-aged-79/


Sad,

Rest in Peace mr. Hillin


Little detail to remember for Williams fanatics: Hillin was the man who fielded CART/Indycar adopted derivatives of the in F1 so successful Williams FW07, driven by Al Unser Sr. These cars were however nowhere near as a success as the f1 versions they were derived off. Most impressive result was most likely the 6th place of Sheldon Kinser in the '81 500 driving the year old car.

#409 GazChed

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:01

The Longhorn IndyCar may not have been a success , but I seem to remember a Longhorn based Williams FW07 driven by Michael Lyons won the 2017 FIA Masters Formula One championship ( for normally aspirated Formula One cars 1966 - 1985 ) .

#410 JacnGille

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:21

Former Longhorn Racing owner Bobby Hillin dies aged 79:

https://racer.com/20...n-dies-aged-79/

Sad news



#411 racinggeek

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 18:43

Sad,

Rest in Peace mr. Hillin


Little detail to remember for Williams fanatics: Hillin was the man who fielded CART/Indycar adopted derivatives of the in F1 so successful Williams FW07, driven by Al Unser Sr. These cars were however nowhere near as a success as the f1 versions they were derived off. Most impressive result was most likely the 6th place of Sheldon Kinser in the '81 500 driving the year old car.

 

Pretty much true, Henri, although the Longhorn did show impressive pace at times in its 1980 debut season, according the the CART/PPG Yearbook of that year coming after the team got its articulated sliding skirt system worked out. Al Sr. took pole positions at Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen (but crashed on the first lap of a very wet track in the former and blew up in the latter). Best performance might've been the Bettenhausen 200 at the Milwaukee Mile: qualified second, very close to Rutherford's dominant Yellow Sub, and had JR completely covered in the race until the left front came off as Al headed into Turn 3 late in the race. I was in the Turn 3-4 infield that day and saw the wheel rolling/bouncing ahead of the Longhorn as it helplessly slid up toward the wall. Seemed like a lot of in-race problems and glitches new/midpack teams experience.

 

Oh, and RIP, Mr. Hillin. I always appreciated the effort in USAC/CART; wish I could've seen Jan Opperman or Bubby Jones wheeling your sprint and Champ Dirt cars.


Edited by racinggeek, 20 March 2019 - 18:47.


#412 Michael Ferner

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:28

Thanks, racinggeek - I seemed to recall much more impressive appearances than that 6th place of Kinser, but couldn't find the time to check. Also, thanks for mentioning Bubby Jones and Jan Opperman - let's not forget that it was one of Hillin's cars Opp was driving when he had that devastating crash in 1976.

#413 Henri Greuter

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:36

Pretty much true, Henri, although the Longhorn did show impressive pace at times in its 1980 debut season, according the the CART/PPG Yearbook of that year coming after the team got its articulated sliding skirt system worked out. Al Sr. took pole positions at Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen (but crashed on the first lap of a very wet track in the former and blew up in the latter). Best performance might've been the Bettenhausen 200 at the Milwaukee Mile: qualified second, very close to Rutherford's dominant Yellow Sub, and had JR completely covered in the race until the left front came off as Al headed into Turn 3 late in the race. I was in the Turn 3-4 infield that day and saw the wheel rolling/bouncing ahead of the Longhorn as it helplessly slid up toward the wall. Seemed like a lot of in-race problems and glitches new/midpack teams experience.
 
Oh, and RIP, Mr. Hillin. I always appreciated the effort in USAC/CART; wish I could've seen Jan Opperman or Bubby Jones wheeling your sprint and Champ Dirt cars.




 
 

Thanks, racinggeek - I seemed to recall much more impressive appearances than that 6th place of Kinser, but couldn't find the time to check. Also, thanks for mentioning Bubby Jones and Jan Opperman - let's not forget that it was one of Hillin's cars Opp was driving when he had that devastating crash in 1976.





Got to admit I only looked into the Indy results of the team as for the other CART results, thanks for pointing them out fellows...

Edited by Henri Greuter, 21 March 2019 - 08:36.


#414 racinggeek

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 19:47

Thanks, racinggeek - I seemed to recall much more impressive appearances than that 6th place of Kinser, but couldn't find the time to check. Also, thanks for mentioning Bubby Jones and Jan Opperman - let's not forget that it was one of Hillin's cars Opp was driving when he had that devastating crash in 1976.

 

 
 




Got to admit I only looked into the Indy results of the team as for the other CART results, thanks for pointing them out fellows...

 

Thanks, gentlemen. Although, I don't recall anything that impressive after the '80 season other than what's already been pointed out.

 

Regarding Opperman, Robin Miller's remembrance of Hillin seems to imply Hillin was aiming to take Opp to champ cars in a bigger way than Hillin had done to the point when Opp was injured. He and Bubby won quite a bit in the Longhorn dirt cars for a couple of years.



#415 ReWind

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 18:05

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#416 nexfast

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 21:58

Lady driver Henny Hemmes who won touring car championships in the Netherlands in the eighties died last Monday. She was born April 11, 1949. RIP.



#417 ensign14

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 20:02

Bit of an obituary on Francisco Miguel Zablah, aka Fomfor, here.



#418 JacnGille

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 01:22

^ Sad news



#419 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:09

I just saw that former racer Ed Abate passed away of couple of years ago.  More info at these two links:

 

https://www.legacy.c...1773&fhid=11622

 

https://www.racingsp...-Abate-USA.html

 

Vince H.



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#420 ReWind

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:09

^ Sad news

 

Not news in the literal sense as he passed away five years ago (dutifully recorded in this thread - as has been Ed Abate's passing).


Edited by ReWind, 18 May 2019 - 07:13.