I'm saddened to report that influential American racing impressario Teddy Mayer has passed away from complications relating to Parkinson's Disease. He was 73.

Mayer worked side-by-side with Bruce McLaren to help make the McLaren team a dominant force in the late ’60s. After Bruce's tragic death in a testing accident at Goodwood in 1970, Mayer stepped up and took over management of the team until it was taken over by Ron Dennis in 1982.

Mayer went on to enter his own CHAMP car team and in more recent years had served as a consultant to Team Penske.

Sadly, the changes in modern, professional motorsport have made the rise of enthusiasts like Mayer something of a lost dream.

We'll have a more detailed examination of Mayer's life and contributions to motorsport in the upcoming April issue of Vintage Racecar.
All the best,
Casey Annis, Editor

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He will certainly be missed!!
Happy heavenly racing Teddy...


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