WATERVLIET — George Lane, whose love of cars and racing grew from a hobby into an industry leading company, died Tuesday at the age of 83.

“George, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and racer, was a true pioneer. He had an unparalleled passion for cars, racing, and really anything with an engine,” Lane Automotive officials wrote on Facebook on Tuesday evening announcing his death.

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