• Aug 7, 2008


We're saddened to convey the latest reports from Italy on the untimely passing of Andrea Pininfarina. Andrea Pininfarina, head of the eponymous design studio, was the son of Sergio Pininfarina and grandson of the carrozzeria's founder Battista "Pinin" Farina.

According to the announcement by Confindustria, the industrial association over which Sergio once presided and of which Andrea served as vice-president, Andrea was killed in a motorcycle accident in Turin, not far from the company's headquarters. He was only 51 years old. Our condolences to the entire Pininfarina family, and our appreciation to Guy for alerting us to the sad news.

[Source: International Herald-Tribune via theCarfanatic.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago

      Very sad and unfortunate news but get over the phony sentiments already AB. Please just report the news as news and leave out the personal conjecture about how sad the author became on hearing the news. I am sure there was no moment of silence at AB or anything. Also posters, enough with the sympathy card crap. Who is the audience for this stuff? Do you think the family is reading AB to see if "SuperCar123" is sad and praying for them? Really? Come on. Talk about the great things that the guy did but don't add phony sentiments because you think that is the right thing to do. It is so very irritating every time there is a post about someone's tragic death we have to be subjected to a triage of sappy sentiments. It makes so little logical sense to post such drivel. Please stop and AB please stop with the phony sad tone article. Just report what occurred and leave it at that. I know everyone means well but it is just so stupid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I really don't see any reason why people shouldn't express their condolences. Sure, the family of the deceased won't likely read the commenters condolences, but c'mon, showing a little compassion to this man by paying our respects is perhaps the least we can do.

        What do we should discuss instead? Would you prefer we ponder about the details of his accident? That's a tad bit insensitive don't you think?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nobody is holding a gun to your head.

        Go read something else that makes you upset for no reason.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree, AB could not even take the time to make sure his name was spelled correctly yet they are very sad and depressed by the news. Maybe they were so overcome with emotion that the spelling error is to be expected.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I feel sorry for you, NAMU.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The funny thing is the guy has clearly voted down posts that disagree with his rant. Take your angst somewhere else, emo boy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was fortunate enough to attend the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours which celebrated the 75th anniversary of Pininfarina.

      I love Ferraris and the evolution of the Pininfarina designed Ferrari models (both older and new) - it was amazing to see - but seeing all of the models they designed for OTHER companies (Cadillac, BENZ, Jaguar...) was Astounding! By the way, all of those cars were true to their form and brand yet totally different and more beautiful and more captivating from anything those companies have produced.
        • 6 Years Ago
        SLR999,

        Very well said, sir! Very well said.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Geeze. I read this shortly after hearing that my little brother was just hit by a car on his bicycle (thank God he is okay). Rest in peace, and I hope the best for the family.
      • 6 Years Ago
      His name will, fortunately, live on through the company.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please somebody correct his name...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Very strange that they left the "R" out of both the first and last name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      NAMU just wants attention. This is a horrible loss.

      RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRible.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL

        • 6 Years Ago
        rofl.

        um sorry for their loss.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        You guys are like Columbo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I tried attaching the link to NAMU's profile, but you can do it yourself by clikcking on his name above.

        It takes you to BlackCanary's profile.

        I think he's re-using the same email address, so its linking them.
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