RIP Don West, aka Torch
Don West (l) By Yoav Gilad, Corvette Forum Editor Don West was best known at Corvetteforum.com as “Torch” a moniker he picked up because of his love for two of his conveyances a Torch Red ’98 Corvette coupe and his airplane, a bright red Piper Super Cub dubbed Torch II.
Bloomington Gold’s long awaited move to Champaign, Illinois took place last weekend as the show celebrated its 40th anniversary there. It was a year of firsts in 2013: the first year in a new location, the first year for the GoldAutocross, the first year of a new judging schedule, and the first year for the
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