As one of Jane Little's longtime colleagues said, it was "an amazing way to go."
Until her death on Sunday at the age of 87, Little had been a bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, something she started just after World War II. According to the Washington Post, she was the world's longest serving orchestra musician, and by collapsing and dying during the final moments of Irving Berlin's "There's No Business Like Show Business," she punctuated her career perfectly.
Bravo, and Godspeed to a true first chair. Here's what else happened this week:
- Even when both parties are game, buying a car can make for tricky situations. But it's a whole different situation when the seller can't commit. Here, some CorvetteForum members shared strategies for sealing the deal.
- Most builds on Honda-Tech are golden-era machines tuned for the drags, which is all well and good. But we always love to find customs like Project War Wagon. How does 16 inches of clearance on a '91 Civic Wagon sound?
- Audi has long been famous for fantastic interiors, but one new Q7 owner—and his kids—are beyond pissed about the Germanic SUV's "horrible" rear-seat entertainment. The thread on AudiWorld is at ten pages and counting.
- "I didn't see them" is a common defense when clueless drivers kill bikers, and often, it works. Now, one New York legislator wants floating permanent driving bans and prison time for drivers who kill. HDForums loves the idea.
- Most of time, folks on TeamSpeed wouldn't look twice at a fake Ferrari [NYSE:RACE]. But this 330 P4 replica isn't some Craigslist kit car. It sports a proper V-12, six Weber carbs, proper period knock-offs, and the craftsmanship is stunning.
Hit the links to get the full story. And tune in next week for more news from the forums!