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December 3, 1988
Memorial services will be held Dec. 10 for James T. Crow of Newport Beach, former editor of Road & Track magazine. Crow, 65, died Nov. 29 at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach. He had been ill a short time. Crow joined the editorial staff of Newport Beach-based Road & Track in 1963, and was chief editor from 1966 until 1972. He then founded Pickup, Van & 4-Wheel Drive magazine, also in Newport Beach.
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December 15, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Domestic car makers are slashing production and car sales are in the pits because of the slumping economy. But the people at Road & Track magazine are still smiling. Despite such gloomy news, the granddaddy of auto buff magazines is having one of its best years ever. While advertising is down throughout the magazine industry in 1991, Newport Beach-based Road & Track's national ad sales from January to November were $31.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1990
John R. Bond, former publisher and driving force behind the success of Newport Beach-based Road & Track magazine, died Friday at his home in Escondido after a long bout with emphysema. He was 77. Bond was well respected throughout the automotive world and had an international reputation as an automotive journalist with a gift for writing about technical matters in laymen's terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1990
John R. Bond, former publisher and driving force behind the success of Newport Beach-based Road & Track magazine, died Friday at his home in Escondido after a long bout with emphysema. He was 77. Bond was well respected throughout the automotive world and had an international reputation as an automotive journalist with a gift for writing about technical matters in laymen's terms.
NEWS
May 16, 1987 | Paul Dean
Road & Track magazine is 40 years old next month and that's senior to Barbie dolls, bikinis, Disneyland, transcontinental television and Israel. Its first newsstand price was 25 cents when a Bugatti was selling through the classifieds for $1,800. The magazine now costs $3.95. But then a Bugatti recently fetched $8.1 million at auction. The Road & Track of 1947 was 32 pages and came with an autocratic, patriotic and dogmatic misjudgment still worth a wince.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Domestic car makers are slashing production and car sales are in the pits because of the slumping economy. But the people at Road & Track magazine are still smiling. Despite such gloomy news, the granddaddy of auto buff magazines is having one of its best years ever. While advertising is down throughout the magazine industry in 1991, Newport Beach-based Road & Track's national ad sales from January to November were $31.
BUSINESS
May 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Chrysler Corp. will begin limited production of a two-seat, high-performance Dodge Viper car that reportedly will rival the Chevrolet Corvette, a Chrysler source said today. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said an announcement that the No. 3 auto maker will begin production of the car in late 1991 will be made Friday in Los Angeles. Such an announcement seems unusual for a company battling shrinking profits and market share, and working to cut $1.
NEWS
July 23, 1990
John R. Bond, former publisher and driving force behind the success of Road & Track magazine, has died. He was 77. He died Friday at his home in Escondido after a long bout with emphysema. Bond was well respected throughout the automotive world and had an international reputation as an automotive journalist with a gift for writing about technical matters in laymen's terms.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1996 | Marla Dickerson
Disneyland is the newest test track for April Fools pranksters at Road & Track magazine. The April edition features a comprehensive road test of the hottest vehicle in the Anaheim fleet--the faux four-wheel-drives that carry Disneyland guests through the Indiana Jones Adventure ride.
SPORTS
May 24, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The WNBA is riding high these days, eagerly awaiting the debut of college megastar Brittney Griner in her first pro game Monday. Then it will fold in a handful of months. At least that's the thought process of financial website 24/7 Wall St, which is picking the WNBA as one of 10 U.S. entities to disappear by next year. It cites circumstantial evidence -- NBA Commissioner David Stern, long a protectorate of the WNBA, is retiring next February -- and also looks at some unfavorable trends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1988
Memorial services will be held Dec. 10 for James T. Crow of Newport Beach, former editor of Road & Track magazine. Crow, 65, died Nov. 29 at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach. He had been ill a short time. Crow joined the editorial staff of Newport Beach-based Road & Track in 1963, and was chief editor from 1966 until 1972. He then founded Pickup, Van & 4-Wheel Drive magazine, also in Newport Beach.
NEWS
May 16, 1987 | Paul Dean
Road & Track magazine is 40 years old next month and that's senior to Barbie dolls, bikinis, Disneyland, transcontinental television and Israel. Its first newsstand price was 25 cents when a Bugatti was selling through the classifieds for $1,800. The magazine now costs $3.95. But then a Bugatti recently fetched $8.1 million at auction. The Road & Track of 1947 was 32 pages and came with an autocratic, patriotic and dogmatic misjudgment still worth a wince.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2008 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Phil Hill, a reserved Californian who became a gifted race-car driver and the only U.S.-born driver to win the Formula One international auto-racing championship, died Thursday. He was 81. Hill died at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula of complications from Parkinson's disease, said John Lamm, a close friend who is also editor-at-large of Road & Track magazine. "It's a sad day," said Carroll Shelby, a close friend of Hill's who became a celebrated sports car builder after retiring from racing.
NEWS
January 2, 1997 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
The Chrysler Sidewinder, a truck-sports car combination, and the full-size Lincoln Sentinel Ghia, which utilizes Ford's "new edge design," are among the futuristic models that are sure to be popular attractions for attendees to the L.A. Auto Show. Other highlights of the show, at the L.A. Convention Center from Saturday through Jan. 12, include more than 1,000 new vehicles for 1997 and previews of 1998 autos, including the Kia Sportage two-door convertible and Mercedes-Benz SLK.
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