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Folks Of Interest Another bad wreck involving a hot rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56don, Jul 28, 2016.

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    Terrible, rotten news, Ron is a good friend, a Mid-West Deuce Club member and has driven many thousands of miles all over the country in his Deuce 3W and was just starting to rack up the miles this summer in his just finished roadster. We just had a long talk at the Walden's Open House at the LARS last month. I'm praying and pulling for you Ron, Holly and the girls!
  2. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 1,429


    Prayers for the Family. We were at Waldens and LARS last month also
  3. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,400


    Prayers for all! Glad to here about the girls, hope for Ron's speedy recovery.
  4. Prayers going out to Ron and the girls. Such a sad incident. Hits home really close. I worry every time I drive my children in an old car. It's a fine balance of protecting them but also letting them enjoy this hobby with you. Unfortunately, as in this case, you can't control every situation on the road.
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  5. Said some prayers to the Big Guy for Ron and family . . . so hard to see stuff like this. I've never met him, but he is part of our Brotherhood.

    I think about things like this at times when I take my 32 out - makes me worry about giving anybody but a solid hotrod friend a ride (other than around my country roads). The highway does make me a bit nervous at times (especially at night!). Get through this Ron and back out on the road - we're all pulling for yah!
  6. MUlrich07
    Joined: Mar 19, 2015
    Posts: 15


    Personally don't know Ron... but you never want to see someones hard work end up like that. Praying for a full and fast recovering for Him and his granddaughters!
  7. Kail
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 827

    from Austin, TX

    Really hope Ron and his family pull through ok.
  8. Is there any updates on Ron or the girls?

    We never know what awaits us when we walk out the door,whether we are driving our daily driver or our hot rod/custom and I'm sure Ron was enjoying a early morning ride with his granddaughters and never dreamed the fate that awaited them.

    I believe in the power of prayer and and encourage everyone to keep Ron,his granddaughters,and the entire Hickman family in your thoughts. HRP
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  9. HRBOB34
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 331


    Great Guy!
    Did a trip west with the bones, and him a few years back!
    Prayers sent! Hope for the best!
  10. Prayers sent to ron, the girls, and entire family . When I hear things like this it just makes me feel sick inside. Please be careful out there everyone . Three weeks ago on my way to a show in my coupe, a young girl in a honda turned right in front of me, never even looked. I did not even have time to hit the brakes, I swung int the other lane, lucky there was no on coming traffic. This kind of thing can happen to you at any time.
  11. Lebowski
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 1,570


    Check the other thread. Ron's daughter (the mother of the 2 girls) said he's still in intensive care but the girls, who have some serious injuries, should make a full recovery....

    Here it is....

    Update on Ron Hickman..
    This is a shared post from another page. Ron's daughter, Sheena posted this about 8 PM central 7/28/16 Sheena Hickman Fortenbury My dad is still in critical condition. My two daughters are stable and are going to be just fine. The oldest has had a few surgeries but she is on her road to recovery. The youngest had some spine issues but she will also be just fine. I know my family appreciates all the prayers and thoughts!
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  12. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,315


    Don't know if Ron is conscious or unconscious but I hope he knows his grand-daughters are going to be OK.
  13. jackandeuces
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 974


    Just got off phone with Ron's wife...One grandchild should be released today ,the other in a couple days..... Ron had a bad night but did make a small improvement last night..Looking at his condition before scheduling surgery for neck..I will try to keep you posted..All prays are welcome... rons roadster.jpg
  14. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,656


    Prayers from Texas
  15. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    That is really terrible. Prayers going out to Ron and kids.

    This stuff is bad enough is a full size newer car, but a roadster has almost no protection. My Son Don was recently driving his T bucket to a gig and driving along in the slow lane. A lady in the fast lane, ON HER CELL PHONE, cut right into his lane and he had to run his car up onto the grass to get away from her hitting him. Luckily, no poles or trees in the way, and only some minor damage to the lower grille shell.

    She kept going. :mad: But at least he was not injured.

    Hope everything works out for Ron and the two girls.

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  16. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,136


    Saw this today on a local car club's FB page. RoadSir you are right, it hits you right in the gut to read about a tragedy like this, probably a circumstance that none of us could have avoided if it occurred in front of our ride. Prayers and thoughts to the family! Just another reminder not to take life for granted.
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    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,617


    Such a horrible thing to happen. Prayers for everyone.
  18. Thank you for the update Jack. HRP
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  19. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,347

    Model A Gomez

    Terrible accident hope they all come out ok, in our thoughts and prayers. Shows why we should put seat belts in our cars, might not save you but will help.
  20. I'm very sorry to hear about this accident, but glad to see the young ladies are doing well. Keeping Ron in my thoughts. The car can be rebuilt, but family and friends are irreplaceable.
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  21. I hate to see this kind of thread but it happens all too often. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
  22. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,906

    Deuced Up!

    Thoughts and Prayers.
  23. Snowman454007
    Joined: Apr 28, 2016
    Posts: 89

    from Austin, TX

  24. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    Sometimes creativity is required to obtain proper documentation.

    I hope the owner recovers.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2008
    Posts: 223


    From one Hot Rodder to another, sending prayers to him and those little girls. Life is precious.
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  26. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 150


    Thoughts and Prayers to Ron. I hope you have a fast recovery. I am glad your two grand daughters are O.K. I too have two grand daughters who like to ride in my old cars. This really hits close to home !
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  27. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,526


    OH MY! Kind thoughts and many prayers for all involved! Hope the two little girls and Granddad come through this terrible incident alright. Does give one a heavy heart. Joe
  28. white64
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 679

    from Maine

    I have seat-belts in my A coupe, but in these old cars I doubt they would make any difference at all. These cars are just too small, no crush zones, a single layer of sheet metal, some metal held together with tacks and wood, and they are light weight by comparison to new cars. I tell the passenger that the seat belts just allow the first responders an easier way to find our bodies. I never let anyone ride in the rumble seat if I'm going to go faster than 35 mph (still very dangerous at that speed). It's the chance we all take, we've all seen the period accident photos... these cars basically disintegrate on impact... BUT! I'm still taking my AV8 to the store in about 10 minutes.

    My thoughts are with them, and I will drive a little more careful, today.
  29. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,557

    from Commack NY

    Thoughts and prayers to Ron and the girls god bless
  30. slack
    Joined: Aug 18, 2014
    Posts: 534


    (sometimes coupes are roadsters, and 32's are 34's):rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
    .......And , apparently, "rodsters."
    Not that it matters one iota. :(
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