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Another significant figure has passed into the ages...

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  1. 335s

    335s Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2007
    800
    SF Bay Area
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    T. Monma
    I was just told Peter G passed away....he will be missed..
    I met him back in the 1970s when he had a Tdf...
     
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  2. readplays

    readplays Formula 3

    Aug 22, 2008
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    Dave Powers
    PGS ?
     
  3. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
    Honorary

    Mar 2, 2005
    11,798
    Peter Giddings.
    Passed away Sunday 6th January 2019.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  4. readplays

    readplays Formula 3

    Aug 22, 2008
    1,588
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    Dave Powers
    Thank you Marcel. Sad news indeed. His prominent campaigning of Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeos for many years in vintage racing reminded all of us of Enzo Ferrari's long-running success as a manager and builder of successful race cars and teams on the world stage.
     
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  5. StregaP

    StregaP Karting

    Feb 21, 2011
    70
    wondeful man and TRUE enthusiast...RIP IlDottore
     
  6. 375+

    375+ F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed

    Dec 28, 2005
    5,674
    A gentleman and a true sportsman, RIP Peter.
     
  7. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
    25,367
    Austin TX
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    Brian Crall
    A real enthusiast. I used to live just a couple of miles away. Id drive by the local tennis court and I'd see his prewar Lancia parked out front because he drove it quite regularly. His house had a big courtyard out back visible from the local bike/hiking path. It regularly looked like the storage lot of a museum. He came by the Ferrari dealer I was at with his Alfa P3 on the trailer and dragged us out to look at it and said "Thats real Italian Racing Red".
    He drove his toys and drove them enthusiastically.

    Great guy, the car world lost a good one.
     
  8. DWR46

    DWR46 Formula 3
    Honorary

    Jun 19, 2012
    1,140
    A really nice man, I was proud to call a friend. He embodied the "true" spirit of vintage racing.
     
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  9. Timmmmmmmmmmy

    Timmmmmmmmmmy Formula 3

    Apr 5, 2010
    1,967
    NZ
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    Timothy Russell
    RIP, he had serious links to New Zealand as well....... Top bloke
     
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  10. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    damn. this is sad news. I really admired him and was so happy to have known him. rest in peace.
     
  11. NYC Fred

    NYC Fred Formula Junior

    Sep 28, 2010
    658
    Image Unavailable, Please Login Readers chose Victor Varela's outstanding capture of Peter Giddings drifting his Alfa Romeo Monza as our best vintage car racing photo of 2018.

    After a battle with cancer, Giddings crossed the finish line for the final time in early January. The ever-gracious gentleman racer has long been a fan favorite at vintage events around the globe. As Victor's photo expertly illustrates, Giddings shared his fantastic collection of pre- and post-war race cars in the best way -- driving them as they were meant to be driven. Always with a kind word or keen insight, he was one of the all-time good guys and his enthusiasm around the paddock will be sorely missed. For more on Peter, please visit PeterGiddings.com.

    (Sports Car Digest email this AM)
     
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