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December 1, 2013 | By James Barragan and Carla Rivera
Dozens of fans gathered in Valencia early Sunday at the site of a fiery car crash that left “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and another man dead. The smell of the burned Porsche still lingered in the morning air as fans set up a makeshift memorial at the crash site on Hercules Street, near Kelly Johnson Parkway. “Fast and Furious” memorabilia was placed alongside candles and flowers. One sign read, "Paul Walker Race in Heaven. " George Ortiz, 56, of Valencia said he came to the site to pay tribute to one of his favorite actors.
July 29, 2013 | By Catherine Green
Honda UK's Mean Mower can outrun some high-end sports cars -- and, yes, still cut the grass. “They know we're capable of design, but this was something outside of our normal line of experience,” said Peter Crolla of Team Dynamics Motorsport, which developed the mower for Honda. More than a PR stunt, the project emphasized Honda's credentials as a “sporty brand,” Crolla said. Two zippier cars, the Civic Type-R and NSX, are due out in the British market soon. PHOTOS: 10 cheapest cars that get 35 mpg or better The team set to work overhauling the guts of a traditional riding mower.
April 21, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Erich Zakowski, owner and technical head of West Germany's only Formula One race car, the "Zakspeed," said his only goal was to qualify for the today's Portuguese Grand Prix. "We will set ourselves up somewhere in the back rows, since 1985 is primarily a year of testing under competitive conditions," Zakowski said. That's just what happened Saturday as the Zakspeed, officially designated the Zak 84-101, qualified 23rd at 1:28.11 .
April 21, 1985 | From Deutsche Presse-Agentur
"Our goal is just to qualify. We will set ourselves up somewhere in the back rows, since 1985 is primarily a year of testing under competitive conditions." The man speaking is Erich Zakowski, owner and technical head of West Germany's only Formula One race car, the "Zakspeed," officially designated the "Zak 84-101."
June 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mercedes, which left Le Mans in tragedy 34 years ago, returned victorious Sunday as Joachen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens led a 1-2 finish in the Le Mans 24-Hour race. West Germany's Mass finished the race as the team covered 3,271 miles, an average of 137.5 m.p.h., over the 8.41-mile circuit. The Mercedes finished five laps ahead of the car driven by teammates Mauro Baldi and Gianfranco Brancatelli of Italy and Ken Acheson of Great Britain. Another Mercedes finished fifth.
April 21, 1986 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Werner Ruegger could have arrived home from work with a wallet stuffed with thousands of dollars. Instead, he won't get much more than a thank-you note. The 40-year-old West Los Angeles man was driving home from his office in Marina del Rey on Friday night when his 1984 Peugeot was rammed from behind as he waited at a stop light.
October 29, 1987 | DOUG BROWN, Times Staff Writer
A Laguna Niguel judge Wednesday limited the driving hours of Gary Haw, who is accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist while at the wheel of a speeding Porsche and then pretending his father was the driver. At first, Municipal Judge Pamela Iles told Haw that she was suspending his license indefinitely "until I know more about this case." But Haw's attorney, Paul Meyer, said that "would drastically reduce my client's ability to earn a living."
November 15, 1986 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Not only does LaMarr Hoyt, the San Diego Padres pitcher, face from 60 days to one year in jail and possible expulsion from major league baseball after pleading guilty Thursday to drug charges, but he'll be without his wheels. Hoyt's car, a 1986 Porsche 944 seized after the pitcher tried to cross the U.S.-Mexican border with an assortment of pills, is now the property of the U.S. Government.
August 6, 1987 | MARCIDA DODSON and JONATHAN WEISMAN, Times Staff Writers
Police arrested one youth and sought two others suspected of firing shots into a man's car on Interstate 5 in Irvine on Tuesday night, ending a wild chase that began in northern San Diego County. In another shooting on the same freeway Wednesday, a Buena Park computer software consultant swerved in front of a yellow Porsche in the Santa Ana area to avoid hitting a disabled car and was fired upon by the Porsche's driver, the California Highway Patrol said.
May 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Colorado was 34-0-1 during the regular season when leading after two periods, but has twice lost leads against San Jose in their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The Sharks scored three goals in the third periods to win Game 5 (5-3) and Game 3 (6-4). * "I'm called a dirty player. I should have the same rights as guys like Steve Yzerman and Jaromir Jagr. What happens if I break my neck on that play?"
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