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… »
Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. »
Jan Gabriel, the Chicago-area motorsport announcer who popularized the phrase "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!", died last week at 69. He got his start as a sock-hop disc jockey and eventually moved into automotive television. Fittingly, he passed on a Sunday. »
We are saddened to learn that novelist JG Ballard died today. Ballard's work focused on the effects of technology on our heads, hearts, and gonads, and cars figured prominently in much of it. »
Those of us at the 24 Hours of LeMons race on Saturday afternoon were beyond heartbroken when Court Summerfield died at the wheel of the Team Cant Am Volvo 242 Turbo. Not only was Court's death a major loss for the LeMons racing community, it was also a tough blow for the city of Alameda; he lived on the island and… »
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… »
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… »