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R.I.P. Drino Miller

March 4, 2014

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.





More info via the L.A. Times obituary:

2 Comments leave one →
  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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