Post Tagged with: "In Memoriam"

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Bruton Smith, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Track Owner & Philanthropist Passes Away at 95

Today, the racing world mourns the passing of Bruton Smith, the legendary race promoter and innovator that played an integral role in the growth of NASCAR during its early years […]

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Pat Goss, Longtime Mainstay of Motorweek TV Show, Passes Away

For many gearheads growing up in the 1980s, instead of watching Thundercats with our Marshmallow Krispies on Saturday mornings, we were glued to Motorweek on our local PBS channel. And […]

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Longtime Hot Rod & Car Craft Tech Editor Marlan Davis Passes Away

Ask anyone who’s flipped though the pages of Hot Rod or has a stack of Car Craft magazines in their shop who Marlan Davis is, and you’ll likely be treated […]


Championship Race Car Driver & 4-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner Al Unser Senior Passes Away at Age 82

Even casual race fans have undoubtedly heard the name Al Unser. As perhaps the most prominent member of a legendary racing family, he helped cement the Unser legacy in automotive […]

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Bob Bondurant, Famous Racer & Driving Instructor, Passes Away at Age 88

The racing world is mourning the loss of legendary driver, coach, and racing innovator Bob Bondurant, who passed away late last week in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Bondurant, a former championship […]

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Dick “Bugsy” Mann, Hall of Fame Motorcycle Racer & 2-Time AMA Grand National Winner, Passes Away at 86

Nowadays, it would be unusual for a motorcycle racer to jump between motocross, flat track, road racing, and trials competition. But for Dick Mann, it was business as usual. Mann […]

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Sabine Schmitz, Race Car Driver, TV Personality & “Queen of the Nürburgring” Passes Away at Age 51

After a long battle with cancer, professional driver, automotive enthusiast, and co-host of the Top Gear TV show, Sabine Schmitz passed away at age 51. Famous for both her impressive […]

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Norman Kraus, Legendary Mopar Dealer & Enthusiast “Mr. Norm,” Passes Away at Age 87

Mopar fans knew him simply as “Mr. Norm,” as he and his dealership were synonymous with Dodge performance in the 1960s. Norman Kraus founded Chicago’s Grand Spaulding Dodge in 1962, […]