They’re gone, but they are not forgotten

A few of the cars in the Hostetler Hudson Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana | Larry Edsall photos
A few of the cars in the Hostetler Hudson Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana | Larry Edsall photos

As we begin a new year, we also remember those in the classic car community to left us in 2016 (presented in chronological order):

Tyler Alexander, Team McLaren racing pioneer
Robert Carini, co-founder of Model A Restorers Club (Wayne Carini’s father)
Maria Teresa de Filippis, first woman to race in Formula One
Eldon Hostetler, Hudson owner and museum founder
Brian Bedford, actor who starred in movie Grand Prix (but who never learned to drive)
Gordon Apker, car collector
Robert Lee, twice winner of best of show at Pebble Beach
Jim Travers, of Travers and Coon racing engines
Stanley Mann, British Bentley collector and racer
David Mihalko, owner, Restoration Specialties & Supplies
Ralph Eckler, restoration parts supplier
Louis Senter, hot-rodding pioneer and one of the founders of SEMA
Mark Smith, Rubicon Trail pioneer and co-founder of Jeep Jamboree

Krause provided land for annual and massive Iola Car Show
Krause provided land for annual and massive Iola Car Show

Chester L. Krause, founder, Krause Publications and Old Cars Weekly
Carl Haas, Lola importer and racing team owner
Art Chrisman, drag racing pioneer
Cliff Vaughs, Easy Rider custom motorcycles builder
Jan Wilsgaard, designer of the Volvo Amazon and other cars
John Cooper, long-time motorsports executive
Betty Jean France, NASCAR pioneer and philanthropist
Ann Bothwell, 3-decade caretaker of late husband’s vintage racing car collection
Brock Yates, author/editor and Cannonball rally founder
Tony Adamowicz, former racer and vintage racing ambassador
Hiroyuki Hasegawa, co-founder of HKS suspension components and systems
Rick D’Louhy, finder of Forgotten Fiberglass sports cars

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