So the few of us who've checked Pat's build thread in the last 3-4 days have been aware of this, but I believe the rest have absolutely no idea that THE patprimmer of D-Series passed away on Feb 22nd 2013.
As per the coroner's report provided by Pat's daughter:
We received the coroners report today, and cause of death was massive pulmonary thromboembolism. Dad had some genetic risk factors for blood clots, and combine this with his recent surgery and it appeared to lead to a complete blockage of one of his blood vessels in the lungs. I hope this helps with some closure
Winter's icy stranglehold on the northern hemisphere has finally been broken. After months of gray skies and freezing weather spring is finally in the air. Automakers are responding to the warmth and sun by emerging from product hibernation. Companies located in places ranging from South Korea to the United Kingdom have unveiled a bumper-crop of new hardware ranging from sensible to insane. Here are the Top 10 reveals from the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
Baring any surprises, the star of this year's New York Auto Show is likely to be the Mercedes CLA45 AMG, a high-powered version of the brand's stunning new affordable luxury sedan. Other major debuts include the 2014 Cadillac CTS, Acura MDX, updated Honda Odyssey and Hyundai Equus, as well as refreshed version of the Buick LaCross, Regal and Chevy Camaro. Rumors point to a Subaru hybrid reveal while it'll also be the first showing of the controversially designed Jeep Cherokee.
It's business as usual to have supercars in spades at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Exactly how awesome was it? Here's a hint, the 1,030 hp carbon bodied Koenigsegg Hundra didn't even make the list. We're just using it to fill space.
Known for debuts of exotic supercars, this year's Geneva Auto Show will be one to remember with the world premieres of the successors to both the McLaren F1 and Ferrari Enzo. Other major reveals include the Toyota GT86 Convertible, Lexus IS300h, Corvette Convertible, Mercedes C63 AMG 507 Edition and many more. Look for live coverage at AutoGuide.com from the media preview days March 6th and 7th.
The capital of the Midwest, Chicago's annual auto show is touted to be the best attended and debuts are usually catered to the mass market audience. Known for reveals of trucks and practical people moovers, rumored debuts for this year's show include a new Jeep model, the 2014 Toyota Tundra and even a Chevy Cruze diesel. In addition, Scion will show off a new FR-S race car and Acura is likely to debut the production 2014 MDX. Don't forget the new Kia Cross GT Concept (Seen Above)
Ranging from concepts so bold they border on absurdity to production cars that kept enthusiasts clicking, this is AutoGuide.com's list of the top 10 cars unveiled during the North American International Auto Show.
The big show is finally here, with new vehicles and concepts being revealed.
While Chevrolet will likely put its stamp on the show with the anticipated reveal of the 2014 Corvette, there are still plenty of other great cars to look forward to. Among them are the BMW 4 Series, the 2014 Lexus IS, 2014 Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Genesis Sedan Concept (seen above) and a new Honda Fit-based Crossover. Look for coverage starting January 13th, with more to follow on the first press day, January 14th.
Letting you have your say, AutoGuide.com has tabulated the votes of its first ever Reader's Choice Car of the Year Awards with four winners in six categories and a major coup for Tesla and its new Model S electric luxury sedan.
"Polling readers, as well as reaching out to the over 30 million monthly visitors on the over 360 automotive forums that make up the AutoGuide.com network, the Reader's Choice Awards are about letting consumers pick their favorite new vehicles," said AutoGuide.com Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood. "By reaching out to car shoppers as well as to the enthusiasts on our many forums, we're able to take the pulse of what vehicles really resonate in the marketplace."
That said, it's clear the Tesla Model S is a fan favorite, taking home not only the overall Reader's Choice Car of the Year award, but also picking up awards in the Reader's Choice categories of Luxury Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year.
The LA Auto Show continues to grow as a major event on the automotive calendar and this year is now different with 40 new models and now less than 20 world premieres set to debut. Confirmed reveals include the VW Beetle Convertible, Subaru Forester, Ford Fiesta ST (seen above) and Acura RLX, while rumored unveilings include the Lamborghini Aventador Roadser, BMW i4, Fiat 500 Abarth Cabriolet, Porsche Cayman, Kia Forte and Jaguar XFR-S. Look for several green car reveals as well, not to mention the annual Green Car of the Year award.
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