Editor’s note: I had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with Dick for more than 11 years and as an integral part of the Parts & People editorial team. Over that time, we developed a friendship that will be everlasting and he will not be forgotten. Goodnight, my friend, you will be missed by many. — Rob Merwin
A 44-year industry journalist, who was instrumental at Lowrider Magazine and many other stalwart automotive publications, died on Nov. 9 of Covid-19
Dick DeLoach, 76, of Chino, Calif., who spent a long career in the automotive industry as an editor, writer and photographer for a number of industry publications, among many other contributions to the industry, died Nov. 9, following complications from Covid-19. DeLoach had been admitted to Kaiser Permanente hospital in Ontario on Oct. 25.
He was 44-year veteran journalist who specialized in technology, product guides, how-to articles, celebrity profiles and business features, and could often be found covering numerous national and regional industry events.
Among the publications he worked for were Truckin’ Magazine, Lowrider Magazine (an original staff member who was instrumental in covering the lowrider movement) and Parts & People. In addition to his broad career, DeLoach also made lifelong friendships in and out of the industry, and served as a trustee on the ASC Educational Foundation.
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