Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

Sad news - Dan Crane - rescue trailer driver for race passed away 3-22-12

Dear friends

Dan Crane, my husband, mechanic and best friend died last Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. We had such a wonderful time on the "race" and he really enjoyed rescuing all of us along the way. He died at home with friends and family at his side.

The weekend before his passing, he was able to direct the continued restoration of our Coupe "Clara" that was damaged on the tour at Rawlins, Wyoming. We have a number of friends, including fellow Ocean to Ocean racer Duane Wells, helping complete the restoration. We hope to have her on the road this spring. Before Dan became so ill we had her almost ready for body paint. It was his wish to finish the restoration, so we will complete it in his memory.


Gail Crane



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Comment by Willard and Barbara Revaz on August 2, 2012 at 6:11pm
Gail, Sorry to hear of Dan's passing. You may take comfort in knowing that his memory will be preserved in "Clara" whenever you take her for a drive. Be well and hope to see you on one of our reunion tours.
Comment by Jon Griesenbeck on April 10, 2012 at 4:05pm
Gail I am so sorry for your loss. I know the race was a specail event for so many of us. So glad you both could share that! Also glad to here that Clara will be back on the road. I know when you taken her for her first tour it will bring back many good memories. Blessings, Jon Griesenbeck

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