Vinny "Vitar" Tarantolla Passes

Discussion in 'NHRA' started by ProStockJunkie, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. ProStockJunkie

    Nitro Member

    Another Good Guy Gone.

    Vinny Tarantolla, better known as Vinny "Vitar" passed away yesterday April 6th, 2007. It has been a tough week for the New York-New Jersey crowd this week already, with the passing of Adam Landolfi earlier in the week.

    Vinny was a very modest man, and innovator. He was very well know for his transmissions, converters, and as far as I know, may have been the first to use a transbrake.

    R.I.P. Vinny and Adam
  2. Butch

    Nitro Member

    I also saw that George Maskin passed. Is this going to be a bad year? It seem that so many people connected in the racing world are passing into that TOP Eliminator Club above us.
  3. Husky

    Nitro Member

    I remember his C/GS NR 4dr Willys. His tranny's won more than one Nationals, and that's when there were only 2 a year! Jack Merkel used his stuff in his NR National winning B/GS Willy's.

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