As you likely know, famous auto customizer Dean Jeffries died this weekend. While many of the cars and techniques Jeffries created are well known, Jeffries himself was a bit more reserved about his own accomplishments than certain contemporaries of his, and as a result, probably isn't as well known as he deserves.…
One of history's preeminent automotive sculptors and engineers passed away at home on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Dean Jeffries, also known as "Deano" began pinstriping cars with the legendary Von Dutch in Lynwood, California, in the early 1950s.
Chris Economaki, the man frequently called the "dean of American motorsports journalism," has passed away at age 91. Economaki had been in racing journalism since he was 14, and was at the helm of National Speed Sport News for nearly 60 years.
Tony Scott, the director of such beloved classics as Top Gun and Days of Thunder, was found dead today after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro earlier this afternoon, an apparent suicide. Investigators found a note, which was left in his Prius on the bridge.