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Old 09-29-2007, 01:37 AM   #21
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Wow...Huge loss.. he changed the world.

God Speed Mr. Parks.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:50 AM   #22
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He was & still is an inspiration in th Hot Rod world.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:55 AM   #23
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I can see it now; the Heavens Gate newspaper reports that Wally Parks and Pete Petersen are planning to open a new drag strip. Wild Willy Borsch, Big John Mazmaniam, Tony Nancy, Jungle Jim, among others are reportedly already building cars to compete. Gray Baskerville will be covering the event for the newly formed Heavenly Hot Rod assn………
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:29 AM   #24
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As long as we remember, people never really die. Mr. Parks will out live us all.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:59 AM   #25
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Can honestly say I have been waiting to hear this, as sad as it is he was here for a long time, and as everyone else has said his acheivements will outlive him and probably grow his legend into a bigger man than he physically was.

sad, sad day.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:32 AM   #26
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RIP Wally, I got to meet him for the first time at Hotrod Reunion last year, He left an everlasting effect on me, Quite a guy.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:03 AM   #27
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I just got in from work, I'm very sad....

But, Wally did lead a very long & productive life.

PIP Mr Parks.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:55 AM   #28
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I will think of Mr.Wally Parks as we enjoy the Jalpoy drags today.
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:32 AM   #29
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wow, what can you say!
Unfortunately I never got the chance to meet Wally, but I think like most of us. I felt like I knew him. He seemed like the kind of guy who could accomplish anything while still taking the time to talk to anyone. This picture always seemed to really bring it to light for me....here's Wally Parks....the guy who started it all...but still just a person sitting on a running board like the rest of us.


rest in peace Wally

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Old 09-29-2007, 05:53 AM   #30
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GOD SPEED WALLY! thanks for the gift of drag racing/hotrodding
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:22 AM   #31
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Heres a photo of my old man ( on the left) when he visited in '66 Wally was welcoming to 3 Australians visiting, so much so he gave them season passes to all NHRA events which they used as they traversed the US for 6 months. I guess he was just that kind of a guy.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:28 AM   #32
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Goodbye Wally,,,,HRP
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:32 AM   #33
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He was and should remain hot rodding's compass. He always knew the right way. A great man, and better still, a good man. May he rest in peace.
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:24 AM   #34
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As long as there are hot rodders, hot rodding and drag racers drag racing the man will never die. He will always be there in spirit although his physical being is gone. GODSPEED
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:42 AM   #35
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wow sad news god speed Wally
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:49 AM   #36
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Some men live long, Wally lived long and fast. Thank you Wally, for all you helped to create for us. RIP.
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:52 AM   #37
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The man and his work will always be remembered.
Godspeed Mister Parks!!!
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:54 AM   #38
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Sad news indeed...........God Speed to the great dyno in the sky.

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Old 09-29-2007, 08:09 AM   #39
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Man, first I had to get up for work then I see this. Took the lube outta my engine. What a loss. At least he has a few hundred friends waiting for him up at the Pearly Gates.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:09 AM   #40
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Rip.
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