An hour ago, we learned that our friend Jack Pitney at BMWNA has died in a tragic accident. Jack has been a supporter of BMWBLOG and helped us with our first live webcast from NYC Auto Show. Jack was a true BMW enthusiast and one of the most interesting people we have interviewed.

Full details are yet to come, but we would like to take a moment to express our condolences. Our heart goes with his family and friends.

This is a very sad for all of us and for anyone that knew him.

Press Release:

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Jack Pitney, BMW of North America Vice President of Marketing, was killed earlier today in a tragic accident while on vacation at his farm.   We don’t have many further details to share with you at this time but wanted you to have the information as quickly as possible.  As we learn more details, we will keep you informed.