SALINAS, Calif. — Dealer Sue Jamiesson died Oct. 1. She was 74. Jamiesson began working in her family’s dealership, Salinas Toyota, in her teens. In 1972, she became co-owner with her brother. After becoming the sole owner in 1990, she began selling Hyundai vehicles. She was married to Max Jamiesson, a former CEO of Hyundai Motor America who has also held executive positions at Ford and Toyota.
Dealers, Indie Speedway restoration manager pass away
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Dealer Ray O’Neil died Oct. 2. He was 91. A graduate of the General Motors Institute, he worked at the automaker until 1965, when he opened Ray O’Neil Buick in Woodbury, N.J. He later opened O’Neil Buick and O’Neil Nissan in Warminster, Pa.
INDIANAPOLIS — Bill Spoerle, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation’s restoration manager since 1963, died Tuesday, Nov. 4. He was 80. Spoerle worked out of a garage near the speedway, restoring race cars from Duesenberg, Maserati, Lotus, Ford and other automakers. His work is on display at the speedway’s museum.
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