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… » 6/27/13 3:06pm 6/27/13 3:06pm

Phil Hill, Racing Legend, Dead At 81

After receiving a report earlier today, we've just confirmed the sad news that Phil Hill, the first American to win a Formula One World Drivers Championship, passed away at 10:30 this morning at the age of 81 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Hill will be remembered as one of the greatest race car drivers… » 8/28/08 2:50pm 8/28/08 2:50pm

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