Keven New Reader
July 9, 2012 6:23 p.m.

What's with these car people passing away? Maybe this is what they meant by 2012 being the end of the world? Soon we will all be driving Scion xBs and Toyota Priususus?

irish44j SuperDork
July 9, 2012 6:27 p.m.

Speed Racer and the Transporter, possibly.

Woody UltimaDork
July 9, 2012 7:25 p.m.

Let's not turn this into a Death Pool.

JoeyM SuperDork
July 9, 2012 8:14 p.m.
Woody wrote: Let's not turn this into a Death Pool.

fair enough. I deleted my earlier comment

Knurled SuperDork
July 9, 2012 9:11 p.m.

This FARK headline said it best:

RIP, Cabbie

stuart in mn UberDork
July 9, 2012 9:19 p.m.

Shelby was 89 years old, Pininfarina was 85, Porsche was 76 - it's sad to see their passing, but they all lived long lives.

Appleseed PowerDork
July 10, 2012 2:49 a.m.

As long as Isky's still kickin'.

GVX19 Reader
July 10, 2012 8:06 a.m.

If you ask my wife I am. Beyond that they still live. Yes the human body has an expiration date. No one knows what theirs is. Its not like picking up a carton of milk. And you check the date be for you take it home. They live in our minds and history. Perhaps until the end of mankind.

pinchvalve UltimaDork
July 10, 2012 8:08 a.m.

Mr. Shelby had a heart transplant, what, like 40 years ago? The guy was way past his expiration date, are we are all better off for it. (200mph Mustang for $50,000!)

ReverendDexter UltraDork
July 10, 2012 10:34 a.m.
pinchvalve wrote: Mr. Shelby had a heart transplant, what, like 40 years ago? The guy was way past his expiration date, are we are all better off for it. (200mph Mustang for $50,000!)

Credit where credit's due... Shelby did some amazing things in his life, including some amazing things with Mustangs, but near as I know the only thing he had to do with the creation of the 2013 GT-500 was allowing his name to be put on it.

AquaHusky Reader
July 10, 2012 12:53 p.m.

427 Cobra: Nothing like having the speedo needle north of 100 MPH while actual speed is about 55 MPH.

turboswede PowerDork
July 10, 2012 1:01 p.m.

Norton Gaston passed on Sunday while at the Portland Historic races.

He raced at Daytona in 87 and was the go to engineer for Champ/Indy/IMSA/ALMS/SCCA when they came to the NW. He was also one of the warmest, most caring guys you'll have ever met and he helped so many local drivers with setup and a good laugh when they needed it.

He was also infamous for his practical jokes. Like getting drunk and taking all of the potted trees, from all of the floors in the host hotel and putting them in the elevators.

Or messing with Tommy Kendall's team by dressing up his customer's Camaro Trans-Am with Ron Fellow's name/number and parading it past the Kendall's pits while they were busy wrenching to get Tommy out for Qualifying after incidents took Ron and Tommy out during practice. As he put it, the sound of wrenches dropping as it went by was deafening.

http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?p=351873

http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/Norton-Gaston-USA.html

AutoXR HalfDork
July 10, 2012 1:18 p.m.

This is an easy one

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