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Butzi, 1935-2012

Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and father of the Porsche 911—died today.  RIP, sir.

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RIP Dan Wheldon.

Dan Wheldon died today in a massive 15 car (of 34 cars racing) accident in during an IndyCar race in Las Vegas earlier this afternoon.  I salute him as a 2-time winner of the glorious Indianopolis 500 and a great driver.   Other drivers were also injured and are being treated at the hospital.  Racing has become so much safer in modern times, but this is a reminded that it’s still not immuned to catastrophe.

Following the accident, a red flag was introduced.  The race was then stopped for good. However, following the announcement, the drivers and teams decided to do a 5 lap tribute to him:

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RIP David E. Davis

Huge in the US automotive journalism world; with Car & Driver, as founder of Automobile Magazine, and later Winding Road.  He was articulate and interesting and had a large amount of influence on the creation of automotive blogging and writing.   He died of cancer at the age of 80.  (thanks to Fourtitude for finding the video)

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