Pininfarina CEO killed in Vespa accident


S592R

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Well at least he went out on one of his designs. :frown RIP ...

The company will be funded by Tata among a few others and live on. Probably be a bit less "Italian" in its corporate culture and probably return to profitability in mid 2010. But hopefully the passion about design will stay.
 

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shelbyelite

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Very sad stuff. :frown
 

B O N Y

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May he RIP. He was one of the finest designers, lead a great firm, a perfect gentleman, I have been honored to meet him on several memorable instances.
Lucky enough to have his firm's names on some car bodies. The entire auto industy is shocked, as am I.

There is speculation that they were in deep negotiations with Tatra to sell a major share.
They have been losing huge amounts every year. His brother and sister are in the firm, and the name will go on.
 
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Empty Pockets

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May he RIP.

'Truely sad chain of circumstances/events. :frown

(And a premo example of why I don't ride 2 wheelers at all anymore.)
 

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The man helped make some of the most beautiful cars in the world and gets killed on a Vespa... tragic.