John Cooper Fitch

August 4, 1917 -
October 31, 2012

Inventor, Race Track & Highway Safety Innovator,
Fighter Pilot, Race Car Driver & Special Friend

John Fitch in a Cunningham C4R
at Limerock Park Vintage Festival 1997

Read some of the many obits & articles:

1. “John Fitch – A Pictorial Remembrance” by Art Evans
2. “Racing Great John Fitch Laid To Rest” by Michael Brown
3. Fabulous Fifties by Art Evans
4. Autoweek by Don Klein
5. Road & Track Magazine – “John Fitch: A Life Well Lived – Racing” by Allen St. John
6. SCCA.com – “SCCA Mourns Hall of Famer John Fitch”
7. Motorsport, Nov. 1, 2012 by Simon Taylor
8. Autosport, Nov. 1, 2012 by Edd Straw
9. eMercedes by J. Clark
10. Mercedes-Benz remembers legendary race car driver John Fitch
The photos in this obit were taken on September 7, 2001 at the Watkins Glen Vintage GP. The lady in blue is Sheila Walters, wife of the great Cunningham driver Phil Walters.
11. Los Angeles Times
12. Registry of Corvette Race Cars – “John Fitch, American Hero, Corvette’s Reluctant Savior” by Jan Hyde
13. Lemans.org, Nov. 1, 2012
14. Vintage Motorsport, Mar/Apr 2012 – “John Fitch – The War Years” by Art Evans
15. Victory Lane, June 2012 – “Corvettes and John Fitch” by Art Evans
16. Autoweek, August 16, 2010 – “A Class Reunion” by Don Klein
17. Autoweek, September 11, 2006 – “Museum Fixture” by Kevin A. Wilson
18. Vintage Motorsport, Mar/Apr 2009 – “The ‘Gentle’ Man of Motorsport”by Brock Yates
19. Road & Track, December 2012 – “Almost Famous” by Allen St. John
20. VeloceToday.com, Nov. 7, 2012 – “Goodbye, John”
21. Automobile Magazine, October 31, 2012 – “John Fitch, Race Legend and Safety Pioneer, Dead at 95″ by Evan McCausland
22. Discovery – “John Fitch”
23. Steel Horse – “John Fitch and His 1966 Phoenix”
24. Remembering John Fitch by David Reilly
25. John Fitch, The Last Checkered Flag, Nov. 2, 2012
26. Stephen Mitchell – video interview, Nov. 1, 2012
27. John Fitch Video Tribute- YouTube.com by Michael Brown
28. Jay Leno interviews John Fitch
29. Vette Magazine – “Corvette Racer John Fitch Remembered”
30. Cars in Depth – John Fitch by Ronnie Schreiber
31. Bio by Art Evans
32. Wikipedia – “John Fitch (racing driver)”
33. Sports Car Digest – “John Fitch – A Pictorial Remembrance” by Art Evans
34. Autoweek, November 26, 2012 – “John Fitch: 1917 – 2012″ by Don Klein
35. Autoweek, November 26, 2012 – “1966 Fitch Phoenix – A One of a Kind’s One of a Kind” by Don Klein
36. YouTube – “John Fitch’s 95th Birthday Party”
37. “Remembering John Fitch (Bonneville Record Run Attempts)” by Steve McKelvie
38. “John Fitch 1917-2012″ by John Allard (Allard Motor Works)
39. Mercedes Heritage tribute
40. “Remembering John Fitch” – Elkhart Lake HRC Preservation Society, 11/5/12
41. “John Fitch Tribute” – Vintage Racecar Journal, January, 2013
42. “An Irrepressible 20th Century Hero” – Vintage Motorsport Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013 by Art Evans

For more info, please go to John Fitch’s web site: www.racesafety.com.

The photo above shows John Fitch and Phil Walters
at the Watkins Glen Vintage GP in 1998.

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