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Sat 07 Jun 2014
Remembering IMSA co-founder John Bishop Headline

Remembering IMSA co-founder John Bishop

IMSA co-founder John Bishop passed away Thursday. Here's Anne Proffit to tell the story of a man who did so much for North American sports car racing.

Mon 19 May 2014
IMSA statement on the passing of Sir Jack Brabham

IMSA statement on the passing of Sir Jack Brabham

Scott Atherton: "One of Jack’s most notable achievements has to be when he pushed his broken race car across the finish line at the 1959 U.S. Grand Prix at Sebring."

Mon 10 Mar 2014
IMSA Statement on the passing of William Clay Ford Sr.

IMSA Statement on the passing of William Clay Ford Sr.

Ed Bennett, IMSA Chief Executive Officer: “He was a great leader in the automotive industry who not only carried on the Ford family legacy but took it to new heights."

Thu 30 Jan 2014
Mon 06 Jan 2014
The people's choice: top moment of 2013Headline

The people's choice: top moment of 2013

You voted the top story of 2013. Here it is again, as well as a link to the full list. Thanks for being a part of this years voting, and most of all being great visitors to Motorsport.com

Wed 15 Dec 2010
Tom Walkinshaw loses fight to cancerHeadline

Tom Walkinshaw loses fight to cancer

Former racing driver and team principal Tom Walkinshaw died today, December 12, at the age of 64, after fighting a battle with cancer. He was born at Mauldslie Farm, near Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland on November 17, 1946. Tom ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
IMSA on passing of Harry Brix

IMSA on passing of Harry Brix

IN MEMORY OF HARRY BRIX The International Motor Sport Association honors the memory today of Harry Brix, a championship-winning team owner in IMSA and one of the nation's pioneering businessmen. The 61-year-old Brix passed away Sunday in ...

Harry Brix 1947-2009

Harry Brix 1947-2009

HARRY BRIX 1947 -- 2009 San Jose, California, Feb 2 2009. It is with enormous sadness that the death of Harry Brix is announced. The 61-year-old passed away on Sunday in his home town of Los Gatos, California after suffering a cardiac arrest...

Teddy Mayer memorials announced

Teddy Mayer memorials announced

REMEMBERING TEDDY MAYER The family and friends of Teddy Mayer wish to extend their sincerest gratitude for the outpouring of well-wishes and remembrances of their father, grandfather and friend. His loss last week was a stunning blow and...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at PorscheHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at Porsche

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram MAIN MAN AT PORSCHE The year was 1990. Just as dusk was falling at Daytona, we were standing in the outer room of the Benny Kahn Media Center. Bob Wollek had won the pole for the 24-hour late that afternoon and...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Porsche statement on death of Bob Carlson

Porsche statement on death of Bob Carlson

PORSCHE LOSES A MOST DEAR FAMILY MEMBER - BOB CARLSON Bob, who turned 60 years-old this past October, had a significant influence as both a journalist and public relations professional in the automotive and motorsports worlds, particularly...

Sun 05 Oct 2008
ALMS teams, founder comments on Paul Newman

ALMS teams, founder comments on Paul Newman

REMEMBERING PAUL NEWMAN: A LONG, FULL LIFE The American Le Mans Series paddock remembered Paul Newman on Saturday as a larger-than-life personality and one of the world's most renowned figures in motorsports. When hearing the news of his...

Thu 02 Oct 2008
Sun 28 Sep 2008
Paul Leonard Newman 1925 - 2008

Paul Leonard Newman 1925 - 2008

PAUL LEONARD NEWMAN January 26, 1925 -- September 26, 2008 Paul Leonard Newman, eighty-three, one of the most warmly admired and universally loved figures in motion pictures and philanthropy, died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his...

Jack Roush statement on Paul Newman

Jack Roush statement on Paul Newman

"Paul Newman - a real American hero, an inspiration to me in much that I have attempted in my adult life. Not so much for the parts he played but for the man that he was. He was one of Hollywood's greatest. He could not only talk the talk on...

Sat 19 Apr 2008
Dan Greenwood passed away

Dan Greenwood passed away

Former SCCA Pro Racing President Greenwood Passes LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2008) -- SCCA Pro Racing was saddened to hear of the passing this morning of former company president Dan Greenwood. Greenwood served as President of SCCA Pro...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Tue 11 Jan 2005
Celebrating Milt MinterHeadline

Celebrating Milt Minter

There was no passing of a torch when Milt Minter died on December 23, 2004. Minter was an original. Known most particularly for his endurance drives in Porsche sports cars from the 60s to this current decade, Milt was one of those guys who could...

Fri 22 Oct 2004
Statement from the Burns Family

Statement from the Burns Family

Dear Friends, We sincerely thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We know that our Dad will be remembered for the legacy he left and the way he touched many people's lives. He would be overwhelmed to see the ...

John Burns obituary

John Burns obituary

Obituary - John J. Burns John J. Burns, 83, an avid auto racing enthusiast, lived the kind of life many men only dream about. He participated in the sport he so loved as a race car driver, a driving instructor, a pace car driver and a ...

Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

Tue 30 Apr 2002
Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

ATLANTA - Bob Akin died late Monday night of complications from injuries suffered last Thursday during a testing accident for a historic sports car race at Road Atlanta. Akin crashed in a 1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo during testing for the ...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sondra Leitzinger, 65, died of a heart attack in her sleep Wednesday at home in State College, PA. She was the wife of Bob Leitzinger, long-time IMSA and SCCA sports car racer, and mother of road-racing star Butch Leitzinger. Karen Kurtz Earl,...