In the youth of our racing enthusiasm, we tend to think obituaries are for drivers. We don’t foresee, or at least don’t want to, that time also will rob us of friends who don’t court risk on the track.
Art Eastman, artist, photographer, writer, editor, passionate enthusiast, and friend, departed way too young, dying on July 29 at just 70. At the beginning of the year a very large aneurism was discovered in his lower aorta which required abdominal surgery. I understand it was a difficult procedure done through the back, below a shoulder blade, and it did not go well. There were complications, as the medicos euphemistically put it, including serious infection that required two further surgeries.