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“MoparNorm” Memorial, Donations

by David Zatz on

Norm LaytonLast week, Norman Layton, founder of Sweptline Products (for modifying Power Wagons and Jeeps) and former NASCAR pit crewman, died of an unexpected heart attack at the age of 65. He was still active at the time and was working on repairs to a custom-made racing vehicle for Team 4540.

His daughter, Jillian, wrote that services for “MoparNorm,” as he was known to readers of both Allpar and the Chrysler blog, are being held on July 1, at 2 pm, at the Bethany of Montclair Church, 9950 Monte Vista Ave, Montclair, California 91763.

Co-worker Mike Bedwell wrote, “Tina Layton would like for anyone that would like to send donations that it would go to corva.org in memory of Mopar Norm Layton. He was very active and a representative for Corva through our Bear Valley 4×4 Jeep Club.”

In honor of MoparNorm, the Allpar forums will have a brief moment of silence on July 1 at 4:00 pm Eastern time, representing the 4.0 liter engine in the Jeeps close to his heart.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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