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Who is Kirk F. White?

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  1. Marcel Massini

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    Kirk White's newsletters and Fitzgerald and Merritt were my introduction to the world of Ferrari--I was on the mailing list when I was in junior high. The number of significant cars that passed through his hands is incredible, he was a bit of a rogue but a visionary. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    Very sorry to hear this. Thanks for letting us know, Marc.

    Was Don’t Wash Mine actually published or just a blog?
     
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    It was a running commentary that he found a publisher for shortly before his passing. Hopefully they'll carry on and publish it.

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    THIS.
    Incredible story of the postwar sports car business in the NE USA...Glory days.
     
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    Sorry I did not get to spend more time talking with him. He will be missed.

    RIP
     
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    Yes, i’ve read almost all of it but didn’t know it was planned for publication. I have a friend who knows the publishers personally so i’ll see if he can get some information, which I’ll post here.
     
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    Very sad to hear. I exchanged emails with him just some weeks ago. What a nice fellow and thinking of his live and what he has done in it most of us would be happy to have 10% of his adventures.

    My thoughts are with his family.

    Christopher
     
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    Sadly it seems Kirk passed a couple of days ago. R.I.P.
     
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    Could a moderator please merge the two threads on KFW? Thank you.
     
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    RIP, sir....
    My modest testimony : #1040, #14065, 512M Sunoco #1040 ACME 1/18
     

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    For everyone who likes these kind of cars and stories and has not yet read it I can only recommend his book which you will find on dontwashmine dot com. For the final chapters we will have to wait till his publisher brings out the book as hardware. The book is damn good reading, he really knew how to tell a story and the cars which went through his hands are amazing! What an amazing life.

    Christopher
     
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    Back in the early 90's I was a recent collage grad living on the mainline near Philly. Car and Driver had recently published an article by Brock Yates where he was regaling (probably for the millionth time) his part in the original Cannonball Run, and featured a photo of the famous blue Daytona. Fast forward a couple of weeks later, and I'm driving to work, already running a few minute late, and as I pass by the local gas station, what do I see, but that very same Daytona sitting in the parking lot, with a white haired, distinguished looking gentleman, putting air in the tires. I immediately pulled a hard left, and pulled up along side, feeling quite unworthy in my MK2 GTI.

    I rolled down the window and asked if he was Mr. Kirk White, to which he replied affirmatively. I told him that I had just read about this very car, to which he flashed a big grin and gave me a thumbs up. I regretfully did not have time to stop and chat, but I will never forget the moment. Sad to hear of his passing.
     
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