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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Milt Minter

I pulled this off the VARA (Vintage Auto Racing Association) messgae board:

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I regret to inform you of the passing of Milt Minter...

Registry member, R-Gruppe member, hard charging hero of the racing world, and good friend.

Milt lost his long battle with cancer yesterday about 3:00PM ...

A memorial will be set sometime after the New Year.

Love and sympathy to Melissa and the family.

'Here's to a man who did more with less then anyone out there'

Give'm hell Milt...

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the Minter famliy.

I had the pleasure of racing with him the past couple years in west coast vintage events.....a great driver to the end and one of the coolest guys in the pits. We'll miss you Milt!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 11:44 AM
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Wow, Milt Minter...

I loved watching him in the 917 spiders in the old Can-Am series, early '70's. In fact I have a number of photos of him on the track, especially at Mid-Ohio, going against Hulme, Revson, Siffert, Follmer, etc. I'll dig through the old files and try to post some.

Always agressive, always in the top 5 until he finished or broke.

Time flies...RIP.

Mark

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'89 Spider Quad
'67 GTV (years ago)
'50 XK120 (years ago)
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What an honor to teach when he was the Guest Instructor at our Driving School.
2 quotes I keep handy:
When questioned about rising oil temp or falling oil pressure by students
"Oh just put tape over the gauge"
When I was driving a Repli-Cobra I was struggling with the lousey steering and the lack of brakes. I asked Milt what I may be doing wrong.
"Now you know how we all used to drive back when. They all did that".

Wow driving a car at who knows what speed, for how long, fighting the steering and having no brakes. And winning races.

Miss you Milt.

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76 Alfetta GT -Track and daily driver; 88 Milano - a continuing project
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