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Gone, but not forgotten

Remembering those in the classic and collector car community who left us in 2021

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Remembering those in the classic and collector car community who left us in 2021

Hubert Auriol, 3-time winner and later event director, Dakar Rally

William “Red” Lewis, founder, The Auto Gallery & Event Center

Jerry Wiegert, founder of Vector sports cars

Dale Walksler, founder, Wheels Through Time motorcycle museum

George Lane, founder, Lane Automotive speed equipment

J. Prestley Blake, car collector and co-founder of Friendly’s restaurants

Bill Neale, automotive artist

Mark Kramer, founder, Phoenix Pavilions car show

Bruce Meyers, creator, Meyers Manx dune buggy

Oscar Davis, car collector

Murray Walker, F1 broadcaster

Sabine Schmitz, first woman to win Nurburgring 24 Hours race

Ludwig Heimrath, first Canadian to drive in F1, 1977 Trans-Am champion

Robert Opron, former head of design at Citroen

Leo Levine, Ford racing history author

Dick Merritt, author and a founder of the Ferrari Club of America

Richard Parry-Jones, Ford engineering chief who pushed for performance

David Bull, publisher of motoring books

Bobby Unser, auto racer

Max Mosley, co-founder of March racing cars and president of FIA

Jack Ingram, multi-time NASCAR series championship driver

Richard Diasio, founder, Putnam Park (Indiana) Road Course

William Maxwell Davis, car collector and long-time Pebble Beach judge

Ronald Keno, collector and father of the Keno twins

Bob Jenkins, motorsports broadcaster

Mose Nowland, builder of winning Ford racing engines

Robert Brooks, racer turned auction company owner

Robin Miller, longtime Indianapolis-based motorsports journalist

Don Petersen, collector and co-owner of Car Collector magazine

Doug Freedman, founder, Concours on the Avenue, Carmel

Mark Delzell, chief auctioneer, Mecum Auctions

Bob Bondurant, racing champion and driving instructor

Frank Williams, Formula 1 team founder

Art Evans, motorsports historian and Ken Miles biographer

Al Unser Sr., 4-time Indy 500 winner

Hazel Chapman, racer and co-founder of Lotus

Jessie Alexander, motorsports photographer

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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