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Passages -- Lautenschlager & Javetz

By FML Staff


Ernst Lautenschlager: 1912-2012. The story about German gentleman driver Ernst Lautenschlager and his 250 GT California Spyder that appeared in last year’s Ferrari Market Letter (Vol. 37 No. 26) was thought to be a congratulation for his 100th birthday. But sadly, it turned out to be an obituary. "Ernesto," as he was called by friends, passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2012, just four days before his centennial birthday. He was the first owner of S/N 2383 GT, probably the most powerful example of the series and one of only two California Competizione SWB made. Lautenschlager competed successfully in hill climbs and airfield races in 1962 and 1962.

Harold Phillip Javetz, 76, of Savannah, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Javetz was born May 17, 1936 in Savannah. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1954 and The Citadel in 1958. He was in the Air Force Reserve, and was the president of Atlantic Meat Co. until his retirement in 2001. He was the owner and operator of Coffee Bluff Marina from 1993-2008, and was a member of BB Jacob Synagogue. Javetz was a race car driver and an avid car collector (at our count dozens of Ferraris!) and was active in the Ferrari Club of America in the 1970s. Javetz was preceded in death by his parents and one son. He is survived by his wife Rochelle Boblasky Javetz; four children and 10 grandchildren.