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Old 09-28-2007, 11:48 PM   #1
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Wally Parks died today. What can I say? What can anyone say? Wally was one of the most important people in my professional life. From the very early stages of The Jalo...

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Old 09-28-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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As said before, R.I.P.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:54 PM   #3
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This marks the one one single greatest loss to hot rodding in its entire history. This man affected so many people in so many ways it cannot be grasped in a month of concentrated thinking. Truly sad, and must be remembered by all who ever enjoyed a hot rod magazine or a day at a drag race- just as a start. RIP Wally, hero of the rodding world
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:01 AM   #4
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Sometimes words seem so inadequate,.... this is one of those times,
Thank you Wally .
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:04 AM   #5
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I hate to hear that. My condolences to the Parks family.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:05 AM   #6
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Godspeed Wally.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:06 AM   #7
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:09 AM   #8
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Sad to hear, Wally, my dad, and a number of others were the founding members of the local Dust Devils car club.....a plaque I still run in my truck today. Wally did so much for this passion we have. Godspeed Wally.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:11 AM   #9
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Wally Parks lived a long life and did many, many exceptional things for hot rodding and drag racing. He will be missed, but we should all be so lucky to have accomplished as much as he did by the time we punch out.

Rest in peace.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:14 AM   #10
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R.I.P. Wally
Thank you for all you did.
Just don't know what to say. Very sad news.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:24 AM   #11
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Thanks and God speed Wally. Those dang angels must have been illegal cloud racing.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:35 AM   #12
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next time your out in the shop/garage, raise your wrench up in his honor.

This man and many others who passed this year set the standard that we follow today.

He will be missed.

RIP and God Speed. [wipes tears away]
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:48 AM   #13
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R.I.P. Wally, Thanks for everything.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:03 AM   #14
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Thank You Mr. Wally Parks. I hold the highest respect for you and whole heartedly appreciate what you have done. Without you, it would be hard to imagine how things would be. Your passion and dedication was, is, and will always be an important impact on me.

Here's Wally inside the Pierson brothers coupe (orig. photo)



Here's a better pic and I just can't stop thinking about what he has done, rembering this great man.

Ken

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Old 09-29-2007, 01:07 AM   #15
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Very sad - the true godfather of hot rodding.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:15 AM   #16
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Icons will never die in the hearts of those that follow them.......talk about your hot rod heaven...THE MAN has finally arrived!!! Thanks for the ride here, Wally...my condolences to his family.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:15 AM   #17
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God Bless your soul Wally Parks ! So many thank you's for so much you have done . God (Wally) speed Brother . R.I.P.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:25 AM   #18
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a void has just opened in the hot rod world that no one will ever be able to fill.

we were lucky to have him for so long.

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Old 09-29-2007, 01:30 AM   #19
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what a great life it must have been . he saw it all. Rip
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:37 AM   #20
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What a great photo. R.I.P.
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