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MotorTrend loses two cornerstones

Tony Swan, 78, former editor-in-chief of this magazine, died September 27. Then, a month later, former technical editor Ron Grable, 85, died October 31.

Both were towering personalities in this magazine and automotive journalism at large—and both were

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