Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
8/28/08 2:59 p.m.

Sad News:

Phil Hill: 1927-2008 By Denise McCluggage | 08/28/08, 3:17 pm et Shortly after 10 a.m. PST, America's first World Champion, Phil Hill, passed away in a Monterey County, Calif., hospital as a result of respiratory problems complicated by Parkinson's disease. Hill was 81.


Lou New Reader
8/28/08 3:39 p.m.

A real loss to the racing and motorsports communities, he'll be missed.

Gary Reader
8/28/08 4:38 p.m.

It is a great loss. Phil Hill been a hero to me for nearly 50 years. It's a shame our heroes can't live forever. I admired him as a competitor and as a gentleman. I'd seen him several times over the years at Pebble Beach, Coronado and Lime Rock and he was always approachable and accessible and would graciously sign an autograph or talk about our sport and hobby. We'll miss him.

Nick Reader
8/28/08 11:02 p.m.

We know life is finite but when a great person dies I always feel like it's too soon.

While he did have a reasonably long life and one filled with extremely great accomplishments and enviable automotive fun, I can hardly believe that one of the greatest Amercican racecar drivers of all time has finally passed on.

I will be reading a lot about him now and renewing my great admiration for that guy.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Reader
8/29/08 12:36 p.m.

Rest in peace .

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sideache None
8/30/08 5:31 p.m.

A great, great man.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Reader
9/2/08 4:20 p.m.

The Grand Prix movie Extended remastered video 2 disc set has some incredible stuff on it . The new interviews are some great tv viewing to let your mind travel back in time .

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