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Old 04-24-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Scorpion 1 Partner passed today

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I am sad to report the passing of my partner Bill Collins. He was the man that drove the car at MoKan 2006. I hope Wylee Coyte Doesn't mind me using his great shot of Bill at MoKan. I believe it is one of the best photos ever, showing the fun we have with the car.
Thanks dwrfab Don Ross
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Scorpion 1 Partner passed today

Could we possibly get funeral details? The Jalopy Journal would like to send flowers...

And sorry for the loss... I only talked to him once, but could tell instantly that he was a great guy.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear this Don............He sure looked happy behind the wheel, Littleman
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:09 PM   #4
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Saw the car in person at the LSR.....It made a big impression.

Sorry for the loss of Bill..... I wish I could have met him.
Godspeed.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that Don...everytime I saw him with the re-created Scorpion I, he looked like he was having a blast.

My condolences.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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I'm so sorry. What a GREAT guy. I first met him at the HRR in Bowling Green I think and then chatted him up abit more at Mokan. He was a wonderful human being. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. He will be truely missed.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:13 PM   #7
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What a beautiful photograph. It captures the spirit and joy of rodding perfectly.

My condolences to you, Mr. Collins' family, and his friends.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:14 PM   #8
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Wow. He's come into the shop numerous times and was always a pleasure to listen to. He will be missed, my condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:15 PM   #9
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That picture says it all...sorry for your loss
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:16 PM   #10
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What a beautiful photograph. It captures the spirit and joy of rodding perfectly.

My condolences to you, Mr. Collins' family, and his friends.
what you said was perfect. I concur indeed.
May He rest in peace.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:19 PM   #11
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Don, My sincere condolences. Wish I could have met him.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:27 PM   #12
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Man Don I cant believe this, i just called my dad and told him, he is shocked, please let us know any ifo on the funeral or anything the Dirty's or Burford's as you know can do. Please let us know. Those in the Dallas area have lost a true Hot Rod Hero, he will grealty be missed

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Old 04-24-2007, 09:28 PM   #13
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Via con dios.

With all the people that have fond memories of Bill collins he will never die, he will live on forever in our memories.


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Old 04-24-2007, 09:30 PM   #14
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Ryan and all:
Thanks for the kind words I will pass the word on to the famely. Ryan I will post the information when I get it.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #15
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He was a great guy!
I was standing right next to John (WylieCoyotte) when he snapped those pictures. I don't believe I have seen a smile so big like I did at that moment.
May God Bless.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:44 PM   #16
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Don,
Here are the pictures I took of Bill while he was pulling in after that great run at the HAMB Drags.
He was SO happy as we visited with him, we congradulated him and shook his hand.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:51 PM   #17
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One of the highlights of the 06 drags was meeting Bill,

very sorry for your loss.


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Old 04-24-2007, 09:52 PM   #18
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I am honored to have met and talked to him a couple of times. He was a cool old schooler. We'll miss him. Hugh and V
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:54 PM   #19
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Glenn:
Those are also great shots. Thats my wife Sharon greeting Bill back to the pits. He was ready to go again but we had an oil leak and then the rain said O, no you don't .
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:56 PM   #20
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What a shock, I met him only once at the drags, but could tell he was a good soul. God speed Bill.
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