Bill Wildt Death: Founder and Host of “Motorsports Unlimited” TV Show, Bill Wildt is dead, Cause of Death

Bill Wildt Death – Cause of Death: Founder and host of the TV show “Motorsports Unlimited” Bill Wildt passed away on Wednesday, December 1st. He was 78 years old.

“Today the Motorsports Community lost one of it’s most passionate leaders. Bill Wildt passed away this morning while in hospice care,” Bill’s stepdaughter, Rose Forbes shared.

“I’ve been managing Bill’s health care and affairs for the last month as his condition continued to worsen. Along with his inner circle of best friends John Platania Chuck Itzenthaler and Jeannine T. Laushot, we have been by his side,” she wrote.


Bill was a pioneer in Cable Access TV, bringing his show Motorsports Unlimited to Chicagoland viewers since the early 1980s. He produced over 1400 shows.

“He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, with a special interest in Bultaco, Norton, Triumph and later Suzuki. Whether racing them on dirt tracks in the summer or on the ice in the winter, he was thrilled to be riding.”

“Today the Motorsports community lost a gem! Bill Wildt hosted Motorsport’s Unlimited for many many years! His knowledge of and love for all things Motorsport were unprecedented! I was fortunate enough to get to know him and his late wife, Chris Shutz while appearing on his program as a “Lovely Lady of Motorsport” in the 90’s!” – StaceyandTony Cotter

“We lost our Chicago’s very own founder and host of the cable TV show “Motorsports Unlimited” (that is right, the tv show with the girls with the feathers), Bill Wildt !!!,” Frederick Weichmann II wrote. “In the land of stick and ball sports, a fun way, He was our only connection left to let Chicagoans know our motorsports past and present. He was always great to talk to and knowledgeable about cars. He will be missed.”

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  1. Enjoyed meeting Bill at the ROCK every Thanksgiving Morning and helping Bill at the studio with his show.Really enjoyed his knowledge of Chicagoland Motorsports.

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