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    Report: NASCAR racer Dick Trickle dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound
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    Well-known NASCAR racer Dick Trickle has dies of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Trickle was 71 years of age. According to reports, police in Lincoln County, NC were informed via an anonymous phone call (very likely made by Trickle himself) prior to the suicide where to find the body. ...

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    Carroll Shelby, 1923-2012
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    It's darn near impossible to overemphasize the impact that Carroll Shelby has had on the automotive world as we know it today. Born in 1923, Shelby took part in his very first race, a quarter-mile drag, in 1952. Later that year, he'd go on to win his first road race in an MG-TC. By 1956, Shelby ...

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    Report: Former GM chair John Smale dead at 84
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    We're saddened to report the death of John G. Smale. Considered an outsider to the automotive industry upon his appointment, Smale served as chairman of General Motors from November 1992 to the end of 1995. A member of GM's board since 1982, Smale was named chairman at a difficult turning point ...

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    Breaking: MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli dies in race accident [w/video]
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    Bad news, it seems, does come in threes, as we're grieved to report the passing of Marco Simoncelli. The MotoGP rider succumbed to injuries sustained this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix, his death coming barely a week after those of Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon and Baja racer Rick ...

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    R.I.P. Jan C. Gabriel, Mr. "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" [w/video]
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    "SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!" The intonation inextricably linked to weekend motorsports events and monster truck rallies is seared into our childhood memories, and last Sunday its originator, Jan C. Gabriel (1940 - 2010), passed away at the age of 69 after battling kidney disease. Gabriel came up ...

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    Ricardo Montalban, RIP
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    Earlier today, Ricardo Montalban, the excellent veteran actor, passed away in his home at the age of 88. His massive body of work reads like a history of 20th-century filmed entertainment, with appearances in everything from Bonanza to Hawaii Five-O to even Dora the Explorer. Perhaps best known for ...

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    RIP: Lou Palmer, voice of Indy, 1932-2008
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    We're saddened to announce the passing of Louis A. Perunko, Jr., known to racing fans as Lou Palmer, who passed away this past Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the age of 75. Palmer was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and was raised in Syracuse, New York. He moved to Indianapolis in 1953 and began ...

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    Buh-bye: Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible ends production
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    There were no eulogies. No bagpipes were played or honor-guard gunshots fired. Few paid any notice, but on December 21, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible passed quietly into the night and was buried. And we doubt many will miss it. The axing of the ragtop PT is part of the phasing-out of ...

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    RIP: James Robert Stewart, 1931-2008
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    We're saddened to report the passing of James Robert Stewart, former racing driver, eldest member of the Stewart racing family and older brother to triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart. Although his own racing career was rather unremarkable, he would later act as the inspiration for his ...

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    RIP: Chevy kills off Monte Carlo
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    A member of the GM Inside News forum posted today that he received an email from General Motors announcing the end of the Monte Carlo. We rang up the General for confirmation and received word that the Monte Carlo is indeed being offed. May 4th will reportedly be the last day you can order a Monte ...

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    RIP: Clay Regazzoni 1939-2006
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    We're saddened to report the untimely passing of former F1 driver Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni. Clay was killed yesterday when he collided with a truck in the northern Italian city of Parma, where he was reportedly driving at high speed and failed to stop in time as he met an unexpected traffic ...

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