Jeep race team engineer Phil Toney

Phil Toney, a Jeep engineer on the AMC race team (far right in the photo), died earlier this week. He started with AMC in the 1960s, joining the AMX racing team, and working in Jeep development starting in the 1990s. He was one of the team that started the Easter Jeep Safari, and went to the Moab event every year. His Jeep Wrangler YJ, dubbed “PRODOG,”  was well known there. He retired in 2007. (Via Nick Zechar)

David Zatz started what was to become the world’s biggest, most comprehensive Mopar site in 1994 as he pursued a career in organizational research and change. After a chemo-induced break, during which he wrote car books covering Vipers, minivans, and Jeeps, he returned with some friends to create StellPower.com, which is intended to end up as an enduring partnership. Contact him at (973) 925-6058 or check out the new junkyard/slant six book he edited.

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