AutoWeek magazine is reporting that legendary Corvette racer and father of the Corvette Racing program, John Fitch, passed away at the age of 95 from Merkel carcinoma, a rare skin cancer, at his home surrounded by family in Lime Rock, Conn.
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The brand new edition of Road & Track has a great story of John. He was a great driver and person. I met him at Bloomington Gold several years ago when he was autographing his book. We chatted for the better part of an hour during a slow period in the afternoon. He was a joy, soft spoken and humble for such an accomplished gentleman. I wish there were more like him.
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A great loss and not just to the Corvette community. He was a direct link to the beginning of it all.
He did at least as much for the Corvette as Shelby did for the Mustang. R.I.P., John...