Father of the Trabant dead

Dpa reports that Werner Lang, father of the world famous Trabant, of which between 1964 and 1990 2,8 million were made, died last week from a heart disease in his home in Zwickau at the age of 91. Being from the Erzgebirge region, he studied machine engineering before and after the war, and in 1951 started at the Horch … » 6/27/13 3:06pm 6/27/13 3:06pm

Boyd Coddington, Remembered

As we sadly reported first earlier today, Boyd Coddington died early this morning at the age of 63.

As a lad reading Hot Rod by flashlight after bedtime — as if it were Highlights for Children — I assimilated Boyd Coddington's name alongside the usual suspects of the Hot Rod feature-well: Gray Baskerville, Bill… » 2/27/08 2:30pm 2/27/08 2:30pm

Art Arfons, Three-Time Land Speed Record Holder, Dead At Age 81

Art Arfons, the three-time land speed record holder from 1964-1965 with his "Green Monster" series of jet-cars, passed away yesterday at the age of 81. In addition, Arfons was also known for trying to make drag racing as safe as possible with the development of two important safety devices that have since been made… » 12/04/07 8:45am 12/04/07 8:45am