Chic Vandagriff passed away yesterday, and a little bit more on his life has been posted here
Though most folks know Chic Vandagriff better for his efforts with small production sports cars, Can-Am stuff, and his dealership, Hollywood Sport Cars... He did so much more
for road racing in North America.
Perhaps most pertinent to the interests on this forum, Chic provided three soon to be factory Trans-Am drivers with very high quality early rides. Those Trans-Am drivers are Ronnie Bucknum, Jerry Titus and Jim Adams (some time Shelby T/A driver).
Thankfully, Chic's knowledge and passion for the sport lives on in his son, Cris Vandagriff (President, HMSA).