Laura Clark Geist – An Automotive News staffer for five years, an industry freelancer for 19 years and author of two books: Praying Through Cancer and Free From Fear.
Gary Dolson – Popular Goodyear Canada PR man. A lengthy, light tribute to him is in Norris McDonald’s Auto Racing column for Wheels, Ca on Feb. 29.
Patrick Paternie – Well-liked freelance auto writer and Porsche lover who whose work appeared in AutoWeek for 12 years and in more than 125 magazines over 25 years. He had just finished a race at Willow Springs when he was felled by a heart attack at age 65.
Alan Mann – Driver and head of Alan Mann racing in the 60’s. A brief tribute to his career: UltimateCarpage.com. March 22.
Jizeng “Jay” Chen – Publisher of Asian Fortune passed away on January 31, 2012 from a brain aneurysm.