Thursday, August 28, 2008

Phil Hill - Rest in Peace

It was announced earlier today that Phil Hill, the first American to win the Formula 1 World Championship, passed from this earth. Phil was 81. He was hospitalized while attending the Monterey Historic Races weekend.

I actually had the pleasure of meeting Phil, his wife Alma, his son Derek, and his daughter Vanessa when Derek was racing karts. My memories of him were that he was a genuinely friendly guy who was always willing to talk about cars and racing with an enthusiastic fan.

He will be missed in the automotive community.

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