Lyn, Mark & Lindsay, Knowing briefly that Warren was very ill, It was with great sadness that, I found out about Warren's passing on Oct. 29th, while I was traveling. I'll miss Warren, even though we've been on opposite coasts for over 30 years now.
I first met Warren in 1973 at the Lime Rock Trans-Am race and soon visited his race shop in the Rochester area where I had just moved to as a recent college graduate for a job at Kodak. I soon became involved with the team, then on the team and subsequently helped design, build and crew for Warren's last Trans-Am/IMSA GT Camaro in 1974 and then both the Monza GTs for the 1975-1977 racing seasons, all as my second “job”. I greatly appreciated being accepted in by Warren and then associated with the team and with Warren during those five racing seasons. What a learning experience, enjoyable, yet hard working opportunity it was for me. I was and continue to this day to be so thankful of Warren and Lynn too for allowing me to experience it all and contribute. Many dreams came true because of Warren. Yes, it was a low buck team that Warren was running, but in many ways that made it special in my mind and, I believe also for those who were on the team, since we all wanted to go racing and in the highest levels of GT and sports car racing. Warren led the way for us.
During those years I experienced some of the highs of the second half of Warren's racing career with Warren and fellow teammates, from the whole building process of new cars, to making it to race starting grids, competing in and finishing races, some even on the podium. Of course there were low moments and times after crashes and that moment we first heard of the passing of Mark Donohue, where I was at Warren's side as we were building the first Monza GT. Mark was so special to Warren. Warren (and Mark also) was so special to me in my short race team career.
A few years ago, with the developments and increased usefulness of the internet and Facebook, I took the time and effort to put together the Facebook site, “Warren Agor Racing Team”, which celebrates it's namesake, with over 600 photos and a few videos spanning nearly Warren's entire racing career. Most of the photos were originally taken by myself and my long time best friend and racing buddy, Tony Mezzacca, plus a number by other photographers (thank you) that were located and downloaded from the internet. I gave Warren a brief heads up that something “interesting” was coming his (and everyone's) way, and then I published the Facebook photo site 80% complete at the start, adding more since, for Warren and his team members as a lasting tribute. Needless to say, Warren was thrilled of the site and of all the photo memories and history it contained. I'm now so very pleased that I created this tribute site in time for Warren to have at least a few years to enjoy it and for others to continue to enjoy it and remember Warren.
Warren, Rest in Peace, I'll always remember you and your family fondly!