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Michael Drechsler
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PostSubject: Farewell to another racer...   2/5/2017, 17:19

...Preston Henn this time...
Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Farewell to another racer...   2/5/2017, 17:27


I started my Joe Leonard thread with it, these things come in threes.....

Regardless, Preston Henn was one of those....Unique....individuals in racing.

He was part of what made the GTP era of sports cars what it was, between Preston's eccentricities, John Paul, Sr's drug operations, Randy Lanier's smuggling operations, the Whittington's, etc. Was a very interesting time.

Preston was a truly American person, the guy made a fortune by charging people to come sell their junk at his Drive-In movie theaters. Though his last few years were lived under some rather unfortunate circumstances, they were also part of what made Preston, Preston.


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PostSubject: Re: Farewell to another racer...   2/5/2017, 17:45

Indeed another great name from the golden era of IMSA (=International Marijuana Smugglers' Association :D) gone Sad.

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PostSubject: Re: Farewell to another racer...   5/5/2017, 17:26

Sir John Whitmore and Timo Mäkinen have also passed away Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Farewell to another racer...   5/5/2017, 17:48

Yes indeed, terrible year so far Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Farewell to another racer...   26/7/2017, 23:12

Finnish newspapers report that Leo Kinnunen, the first Finn in F1 and the quickest man ever around Targa Florio, has died Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Farewell to another racer...   26/7/2017, 23:51

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