11-01-12, 09:28 AM #1
John Fitch, Father of the Corvette Racing Program, Dead at 95
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.
For complete details, visit: Racing legend John Fitch dies at 95 - Autoweek
11-01-12, 12:07 PM #2
11-01-12, 12:11 PM #3
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.There are times for thinking, and times for acting, but the art is in the balance
11-01-12, 09:00 PM #4
A great loss and not just to the Corvette community. He was a direct link to the beginning of it all.
02-14-13, 10:36 AM #5
He did at least as much for the Corvette as Shelby did for the Mustang. R.I.P., John...____
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