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Car design head Pininfarina killed in crash

Andrea Pininfarina, head of the family company that designs cars for Ferrari, Fiat and Ford, has been killed in a road accident in Italy while riding his Vespa scooter.

Pininfarina, 51, was chairman and chief executive officer of the company founded in 1930 by his grandfather Battista "Pinin" Farina. The accident, involving a collision with a car, happened north of Turin early on August 7.

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Fiat and Ferrari, said in a statement: "Italy, Turin and the Fiat group have lost a business figure who knew how to follow and develop the work of his grandfather and father Sergio. The company designed iconic Ferraris such as the Dino."

Andrea Pininfarina was born in Turin, the centre of Italy's auto industry, on June 26, 1957 and joined the family business in 1983 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

This is a sad loss to motoring.
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Why was he riding a Vespa?
Vespa or Ferrari.......ummmm
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makes me miss my fiat x19
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Why was he riding a Vespa?
Vespa or Ferrari.......ummmm
I guess it's probably one of the ironies of Italy. You'd get to your destination faster on a Vespa...
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Sad situation indeed, the guy had a gift and talent for his craft.
RIP....

swaying to the symphony of destruction!!!!
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One of the last "real" car designers... RIP
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