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#1 cabianca

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 22:10

Jack MacAfee, a hot rodder and oval track racer who turned into a road racer par excellence, passed away Saturday March 10 at Long Beach CA. There is a full bio here:

http://www.vpracing....ack_mcafee.html

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#2 Frank Verplanken

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 23:14

Sad news. One of the great knights of American Road Racing jousts has passed away.

#3 T54

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 00:48

:( Jack was an OK guy. We all get old and die... it's part of the deal.

#4 Frank S

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:53

Always a treat to see and hear, on and off the track.

Album of Jack McAfee photos

#5 dretceterini

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:16

Just got the news of Jack's passing from Dave Scully. :cry:

#6 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:30

Posted Image
Joe Playan on the left. Jack McAfee in the middle and Bob Drake on the right.
photo Lester Nehamkin-from Joe Playan Collection.

#7 dretceterini

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 17:06

To all of our friends....or more appropriately "extended family", I say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of your concerns and thoughtful words.

Many of you have heard that my Dad left us this last Saturday morning due to liver cancer. Everything happened so fast it's still hard for me to accept. In short, I took him to Long Beach Memorial on Feb 16th because he was very week and delusional. He spent the night....then another night, and on it went until the doctor informed me on Sunday Feb 25th what was going on. He was moved to a nursing home, and finally a hospice home where he was in great care for his last remaining days. I was told he had 3 to 6 months left; 13 days later he was gone.

Per his wishes, there will be a private memorial service for family only.

I will be hosting an event in his honor in the near future(probably at the Peterson), and promise to keep everybody informed when I have a final date and details. It's going to be an evening of some serious bench racing!

I apologize to those I haven't returned phone calls yet, but will do so shortly.

Again, thank you for your thoughts, and I look forward to seeing all you soon very soon.

Sincerely,

Rex

#8 Frank S

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 23:06

Rex's tribute pages:
http://www.jackmcafee.com/

#9 dretceterini

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:04

There will be a tribute at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. Contact Rex for more info....

#10 911

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 21:32

So sad to hear about this. As a long time POC member & historian buff, I will also remember Jack for his active participation with so many events here in the SoCal area. RIP, Jack.

#11 Udo K.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 14:26

Rex,

only learned about your fathers passing today. Really sad news for all of us, even on this side of the pool.


Be sure, Jack will be honored in our project, which is known to you, and which you supported in such a great way.


Udo

#12 etceterini.com

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:10

I just found this article on Jack in a 1952 Road and track:

http://ferrariexpert...jack mcafee.htm

#13 etceterini.com

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 13:44

Was jack related to Ernie??

#14 ReWind

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 14:13

Originally posted by etceterini.com
Was jack related to Ernie??

:confused: That question is explicitly answered in the article you linked by yourself in post # 12!

#15 etceterini.com

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 14:24

OOPS!!! Missed that last night at 2 AM when I posted it :stoned: