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R.I.P. Drino Miller

March 4, 2014
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Drino passed away on March 4th after a second battle with cancer.  He really packed a lot of living into his time on earth, and was a Baja racer, Baja pioneer and the 1970 overall race winner, a pre 1916 motorcycle rider, Cannonball rider, co-builder of the Hurst Baja Boot for McQueen and Ekins, a participant on old bike rallies in Atascadero, Ireland and Spain, EVP and COO of Toyota Racing Development (Indy cars), an Off-Road Motorsports hall of fame member, and Drino was the friend to many, many people. 

 

He had more than his share of great stories to tell, but it sometimes took a bit of arm twisting to get him started. He was polite with the names and details that had played out over the past 40-50 years of derring-do with the famous and not-so-famous folks that he ran with. For more information on the details of his career, click here.

 

Kim and I were very glad to have the time that we did with Drino, and wish that there were just a few more rallies that we could have attended with him.  We’d like to extend our condolences to his wife Lisa and family, and to his friends around the world.

 

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More info via the L.A. Times obituary: http://lat.ms/OlwMKt

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  1. March 6, 2014 1:51 am

    Very sorry to hear of Drino’s passing. A real nice human being. Shared a few miles with him in Ireland and Spain.

  2. March 23, 2014 2:19 pm

    Also very sorry to hear of Drino’s passing we had a lot of laughs and drinks and eatings together at the Spanish raliies and will remember him as a true biker and hopes where he is now, he can still ride his bike,
    from a crazy dutch vincent owner

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