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Old 03-02-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default Lil' John Buttera Passed away this morning

Rough week for contemporaries... Lil' john was a tough guy with a tough mentality, but all that knew him well said he had a heart of gold. He certainly left his mark on the world. He'll be missed by many.

In any regard, I thought I would let you fellas know...
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:20 AM   #2
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rip..........i hope someone posts some of his builds
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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the older I get, the more people that I look up to pass on...may they all rest well
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:22 AM   #4
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Screwed up week, R.I.P. Lil John.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:23 AM   #5
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man we are losing way to many guys here lately. his t sedan is what got me into street rods that had to be the coolest car ever! i will keep the family in our prayers
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:23 AM   #6
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Man this sucks....all the greats are starting to die off....

Lil Jon built some awesome cars and did beatiful work....RIP Lil Jon....
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:23 AM   #7
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Sad news. We stand on the shoulders of giants.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #8
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All cars had a moon-roof in the 70's...



God's Speed!
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #9
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I wanna' declare a moratorium on any more early checkouts............
Knevil,Coddington, Buttera, Damn!
God speed, Lil John, Godspeed!
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:25 AM   #10
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Not all of em... One of Buttera's masterpieces:

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Old 03-02-2008, 10:26 AM   #11
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Bummer... How old was he? I know he had some health issues as of late.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:26 AM   #12
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another...


EDIT: Apparently the above is not a buttera car... my mistake. In reality, a car that John did build (Don Schumacher's) beat this car at the 1970 US Nats...

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Old 03-02-2008, 10:26 AM   #13
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another sad day...lost one of my highschool hotrod buddies recently...

The hotrod heros in our lives..

Lil John B ...an amazing hotrod talent..this is a big time loss in our world...

gad it has been a tough week...

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Old 03-02-2008, 10:30 AM   #14
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Bummer.....I can remember his cars in Street Rodder when I was about 13 or 14 in the late 70"s.....they seemed even to a kid like me to be so contempory and ahead of thier time,yet they were Hot Rods through and through......if I only had 1/100th of your talent Lil John....Ride In Peace.


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Old 03-02-2008, 10:31 AM   #15
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What might be the biggest part of his legacy in my opinion?

John was the last "REAL" Indy car builder.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:32 AM   #16
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Damn... That cat could build! RIP John.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:32 AM   #17
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Schnickey, enough already!
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:32 AM   #18
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Another funny car he built for MT:

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Old 03-02-2008, 10:33 AM   #19
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DAMN!

Rip Lil.


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Old 03-02-2008, 10:33 AM   #20
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Ugh! Unfortunately not a surprise though. He was really sick for a long time. Then they let him go home, but with a nurses care. Last week he was readmitted to intensive care and the family was told to stay close.

This is only the start. The older generation of heroes is starting to go away. Absorb all of the knowledge you can from our elders, because when they go it goes.
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