Art Evans

Redondo Beach CA

A 1950s SCCA competitor in Jaguar XK120, Art had a varied and extensive background. During the ’50s, he and his partner, OCee Ritch, had a public relations and advertising company that represented the MG Mitten Company, Devin Enterprises and Gough Industries among other car-related organizations. He partnered Bill Devin and campaigned the first Devin SS. With another partner Richard Sherwin, he published the monthly Sports Car Journal. Art wrote numerous articles for photography and automotive magazines as well as professional journals and has exhibited at Lincoln Center. In addition, he wrote 11 books about motor racing, including those on Frank Arciero, John Fitch, Ken Miles, Bruce Meyer and Carroll Shelby. A vintage racer from the ’80s, Art promoted the revival of the Palm Springs Road Races. In retirement, he continued to write about the fabulous ’50s and served as secretary and newsletter editor of The Fabulous Fifties Association. Evans passed away in November 2021 at age 87.

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