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wolfmin

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Warren Fairbanks #96
« on: October 19, 2012, 02:56:35 PM »
Warren Fairbanks passed away yesterday morning (10-18-12). I first saw Warren race at Meadowdale in his B Production, 289 Cobra in 1968 and was fortunate enough to see almost every race he ever ran after that into the 1980's. I will miss him.

I included a picture taken in 1971 of, from left to right, me (Mike Jarchow), Jerry Lagod and Warren.

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Re: Warren Fairbanks #96
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 04:44:21 PM »
Sorry to hear about that, Mike. I remember watching Warren run that Camaro at Road America. He was a very good driver. That looks like Jerry Lagod's Camaro in the background. Thanks for posting the pic. Warren will be missed.
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Re: Warren Fairbanks #96
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 09:57:27 PM »
That is Jerry's Camaro in the background.

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Re: Warren Fairbanks #96
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 02:06:11 AM »
Mike, very sorry to hear that news also.  I'm thinking he was way too young.  I did race against Warren at WG in 70 and later at Hallet in 80.

Did I see that car recentlly at Monterey with Ron Tribble?  Was Warren "tuned in" to the CRG forum?

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Re: Warren Fairbanks #96
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 01:09:52 PM »
Yes Robert, Ron Tribble does have Warren's Camaro.

Warren was not tuned in to CRG.

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Re: Warren Fairbanks #96
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 02:56:07 PM »
Very sorry to hear of Warrens's passing, Mike...  I have many fond memories.  My condolences to his family and friends. 

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Re: Warren Fairbanks #96
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 02:00:44 AM »
This is sad news. I met Warren when I purchased and then restored his famous '63 289 Cobra. He had a great memory for detail. What a great guy and a loss to the motorsports community.

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Re: Warren Fairbanks #96
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 05:31:23 AM »
Warren Fairbanks at speed at the Road America Trans-Am in 1971.

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