February 1, 1988 |
Martin Brundle, John Nielsen and Raul Boesel won the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Jaguar at Daytona Beach, Fla., stopping a string of 11 straight wins by Porsche-powered cars in the race for International Motor Sports Association cars. Porsche 962 drivers Bob Wollek, Mauro Baldi and Brian Redman finished second, one lap behind. In third place was the second of three Jaguar entries, the team of Eddie Cheever, Johnny Dumfries and John Watson. It was the first victory ever for Jaguar in the race.
May 11, 1996 |
Burlington County Superior Court Judge Cornelius Sullivan yesterday decided that Millville Patrolman Christopher Groff, 31, was not guilty of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with the August 1992 arrest of a Cumberland County judge's son on drunken-driving charges. Paul R. Porreca Jr., a real estate broker, had parked his Porsche 911 in front of a Millville home he was renovating for resale when Groff pulled in behind him in the early hours of Aug. 25, 1992.
October 23, 1988 |
Yes, the holds of the galleons leaving Europe for the New World are filled with fresh automotive trinkets from Wolfsburg, Coventry, Stuttgart and Sochaux. And, yes, trading for one of these Old World novelties will require more than a few of your hard-won beaver and muskrat pelts. At $70,000, Porsche's revised 928 S4 sounds more like a numbered Swiss bank account than a car-model designation. And the new Jaguar XJ-S convertible, at 56 big ones, isn't exactly keeping the blue light winking at K mart.
November 15, 1990 |
Morning practice had ended at The Coliseum sports complex in Voorhees, N.J., and center Ron Sutter sat in the Flyers' locker room with beads of sweat dripping off his chin. While his teammates stripped out of their uniforms and disappeared into the steaming shower room, Sutter wiped his face with a towel and remembered Pelle Lindbergh. "All of us told Pelle that he had better slow down in that car or it would kill him," Sutter said. "Guys were afraid to drive with him. " Sutter shook his head and added with a sad smile: "He was still a kid and kids have got to learn: You drink and drive and you can get dealt some bad cards.
May 31, 2013 |
Paul A. Richardson, 67, a Center City radiologist and philanthropist who loved music, photography, and racing sports cars, died Monday, May 27, of cardiac arrest at his second home in Wrightstown, Bucks County. Born in Manchester, England, Dr. Richardson went to medical school in England and then came to the United States, where he completed specialty studies at Cornell and New York Universities. In 1977, he was at New York Presbyterian Hospital when he met Linda DiNubile, a Philadelphian working in New York as a bank officer.
June 20, 2011 |
As a star of MTV's Jackass franchise, Ryan Dunn made a career out of cheating death, one cringe-inducing, skin-crawling stunt after another. Early Monday on a Chester County highway, that daredevil streak caught up with him. Dunn, 34, of West Chester, died just before 3 a.m. when his Porsche 911 GT3 veered off the westbound lanes of the Route 322 bypass in West Goshen Township. It careered through a guardrail, flipped over into a wooded ravine, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames.
March 26, 2012 |
It comes in an eye-popping shade of orange and zooms from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in less than four seconds with a feature called "launch control" on its way to a top speed of 200 m.p.h. - if you dare. And most buyers come to Chester County's sleek new McLaren Philadelphia dealership insisting on the fully loaded model at more than $300,000, or roughly 50 percent more than the current median price of a house in the region. Who buys such a pricey set of wheels when so many are standing in unemployment lines, drowning in underwater mortgages, and feeding their families with food stamps?
October 12, 1990 |
John W. McPartland Sr., 53, of Folcroft, a longtime Inquirer pressman, union stalwart and classic-car enthusiast, died Tuesday from injuries received in a car accident off Route 13 just south of New Castle, Del. Mr. McPartland, a journeyman pressman who worked at the newspaper for 35 years, was killed along with a passenger, Gisela M. Pama, 48, of New Castle, Del., when his silver 1982 Porsche and a truck collided at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday, said Delaware...
May 14, 1987 |
He allegedly left flowers on her red Porsche. She allegedly left him a note containing her phone number at the luncheonette across the street. Although it may seem like the makings of a love story, the tale of George Pepe and Patricia Hand will be played out in a federal courtroom in Camden later this month. Pepe, of Paterson, N.J., was one of seven alleged members of a North Jersey cocaine-distribution ring who went on trial in federal court in Camden in February. Hand, of Millville, was one of the jurors selected to hear their case.
November 8, 1993 |
Delaware Avenue, move over. Cherry Hill is threatening to burst onto the dance floor with an all-under- one-roof night-club complex. Right there on Route 70, where that trendy nightspot named after former 76er Rick Mahorn has been for two and a half years. It's got a new owner, and it's about to get a new look. Or perhaps we should call it an olde look. Because Mahorn's - the rocking joint where bouncers began using metal detectors to check the guests after a murder in the parking lot in 1992 - is set to become an over-30 night club called Klub Excalibur.