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A sad day for the Lifters

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by magoozi, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Sorry to hear this, I never met Mikey but its always worse when a good guy dies so young.
  2. FONZI
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,537


    Sorry for your loss. Godspeed.

  3. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660


    My condolences, sounds like he lived well beyond his short life. Godspeed, Mikey!
  4. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,720

    junk yard kid

    that really sucks, i got the tour just before christmas or thanksgiving. What a nice guy. really sorry to hear this.
  5. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 6,565

    Alliance Vendor

    Migue sorry to here this mikey rest in peace
  6. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    So sorry to hear that man. I have a friend with that disease and it has been easy on him his whole life. You guys are in my thoughts.
  7. seventhirteen
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 721

    from dago, ca

    bummer miguel, we'll see you at the big 3

  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,495


    too young to go. rip and god bless.
  9. Harell Los Angeles
    Joined: Dec 26, 2001
    Posts: 151

    Harell Los Angeles

    Great words Miguel, I could not have said it so well. Godspeed to my pal Mikey..
  10. Damn .. That is waaayyy to young! Prayers for his family.
  11. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Very sad, way too young but his spirit lives on with you guys. Take each day and grab it no matter how shitty it is. May he rest in peace and his family find peace.
  12. heywacha
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 295

    from Orange, CA

    Very sorry for your loss...
  13. Ricks57
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Posts: 76

    from San Diego

    So sad, Rest In Peace Mikey.
  14. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,721

    from san diego

    I am not good at posting pictures, maybe Justin B or Badfella can post some pictures of Mickey and all the fun places we went with him, He loved El Mirrage, every time he went he woud'ent wash his hot rod for a week, he wanted to show off the white dust on his car, he was very proud that he got to go. Maybe Bob from the Aces has a picture of Mickey at the Aces Poker Run, that was the last run Mickey got to go on. all he did was talk aboat it for weeks. Special thanks to Rogue for showing up yesterday, he was one of Mickey's favorite persons.
  15. Harell Los Angeles
    Joined: Dec 26, 2001
    Posts: 151

    Harell Los Angeles

    a couple

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  16. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,581

    from SoCal

    Our thoughts are with his family and the rest of the lifters- sad news.
  17. sp1ke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 179


    Sorry to hear that may GOD bless---sp1ke
  18. mason-d
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 146

    from san diego

    so bummed. Mikey you will truly be missed by all. God bless you, your family and friends. Thanks for always being so welcoming and willing to share your knowledge.
  19. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Sad to hear. Way too young. RIP.
  20. HotRodMicky
    Joined: Oct 14, 2001
    Posts: 1,768


  21. Badfella
    Joined: Jun 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,146


    Like Miguel said, nearly our entire club was literally at the bedside until his last breath. It was extremely painful for all of us yet brought us all together like we've never been before. I guess that was his parting gift to all of us. Despite me being 6 years his senior he taught me everything I know about early Fords and we built 2 cars together. I still can't believe he's gone...

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  22. So sad...RIP
  23. I sent Justin all the pic's I had from the ACES Run. Maybe he'll post them. If not...i'll post them when I get home.
  24. kaui
    Joined: Mar 14, 2006
    Posts: 187

    from SJC calif

    Was a true friend and will be greatly missed by everyone RIP
  25. Verne
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 82

    from Burbank

    Mikey was always a nice guy to see and talk with, too bad...
  26. Justin B
    Joined: Oct 11, 2003
    Posts: 2,198

    Justin B

    mikey was one of my best friends for years and will be forever. his last hours were one of the saddest times ever but also real inspirational as about 30 or so hot rod guys and gals plus his family were there to see him off. in a world of people who bitch and complain about everything (i'm guilty too) mikey never said a bad word or complained about anything, except miguel and that was joking..... mostly. i went on some great road trips over the years, as long as it wasn't a girlfriend day mikey would go anywhere at the drop of a hat, call him out of the blue and say let's go to arizona or bakersfield or where ever to look at some sheetmetal or parts and he'd just say i'll be ready when you get here. about girlfriend day, when ever cindy had a day off mikey would be with her every minute he could traveling all over s.d. county in his 34 will his true love by his side. mikey knew his old fords better than most guys in the industry twice his age and was always willing to help out.
    as miguel said mikey's house was the hub of traditional hot rod activity in san diego, the early ranch runs ended there and it was just the meeting place, even if mikey wasn't around we'd still meet up at his place. rudy, mike's dad put up with our shit for years, bitching at us or our piece o crap cars for leaking on his lawn but always doing it with a smile, that's a tradition i hope goes on.

    R.I.P. MIKEY

    here's a couple of pics that bob sent me of mikey's 34 on the aces run a few months back plus one of his old beater sports coupe, my old computer craped out and i'm still trying to recover some of my old lost pictures, i'll get some of mike's other cars posted up once i do.

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  27. seldom scene
    Joined: Oct 9, 2002
    Posts: 867

    seldom scene

    Mikey was one of the true genuine hotrodders. He loved old Fords and flat motors with a true passion. He connected generations with his friendship and kindness. It is not enough to say he will be missed, there will never be another like him. Rest In Peace, Mikey and know that you are loved by many who were lucky to have you for a friend.
  28. SAVAGE
    Joined: May 13, 2002
    Posts: 913

    Alliance Vendor

  29. So-cal Tex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,373

    So-cal Tex

    We will miss you brother...........Mikey never complained about his illness or let anyone know it affected him. He spent hours helping build my coupe and stayed up late to travel to El Mirage and Via Las Vegas.

    He was truely a warrior and an inspiration for all of us.

    This has been a very difficult time for the Lifters, but it has brought us together. I have learned that you cannot take life or your health for granted.

    God Speed my friend, we will see you again someday!

    I will see you guys on Friday at the Celebration of Mikey's life.


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  30. Badfella
    Joined: Jun 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,146


    Anyone that wishes to make a donation to the family can send it to:

    Rudi Van Zetten
    6161 El Cajon Blvd.
    San Diego, CA. 92115

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