Friday, August 29, 2008

Phil Hill, Racing Legend, Dead at 81

First American to win the Formula One World Championship (1961). First American to win the 24 Hours of LeMans (1958).

A classical music aficionado with an expertise in Italian opera, a collector of antique musical instruments, a master mechanic and a restorer of classic cars, Hill had a wide range of achievements even without his driving fame.

The L.A. Times has a bunch of pictures; here Hill wins LeMans in 1961.

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