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Barry Lobeck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by saucerhead, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,579

    ems customer service

    barry and ginny were always helpfull to us when we were starting out, firm in there opinion but very helpfull. barry stopped by our shop on his way to kalamazoo in sept, we had a great time.
  2. 32coupe
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 34

    from michigan

    get well barry! your in my prayers
  3. coupedevil
    Joined: Sep 13, 2004
    Posts: 375


    Barry has been a friend of ours for years. Always look forward to getting together with him. Make it a point to stop by when in the Cleveland area. Prayers to him and Ginny at this time. Spent some time with him at the Blue Suede Cruise in Norwalk this summer and Carlisle this spring. He told me he was having some health issues then. Hope to see him again soon he has always been a fighter.
  4. 32csr
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 311

    from cincinnati

    Just returned to Cincy from a visit today at Barry's house. He is weak, but still being upbeat and humorous as always. His sister is there helping him out. Keep him in your prayers.
  5. My prayers go out to him. He can sure build a roadster. His red remake of the deuce he had in the early 70's rules. It had Halibrand wheels. So cool. He built tradintional cars before it became mainstream. I loved seeing his cars as a teenager getting into this hobby at shows/cruise in's here in Cleveland. I remember sitting in his office going over prices for a chassis for my model A and he was laid back and joking around. (I was young at the time and sure didn't have the money for a Lobeck chassis, but he still took me seriously). A cool dude! I sure wish him luck.
    The Cleveland hot rod scene wouldn't be the same without him.
  6. thirty7slammed
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 886

    from earth

    Will, I know if anyone can bring a smile to his face you and Butch can, Hang tough Barry, prayers sent for you & Ginny.
  7. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 757


    LowBeck has always demonstrated what is really cool! He has led many a 32 fan in the right direction, maybe a bid opinated but what the hell. He actually told you what he thought, did not talk any different behind your back!!

    I along with 1000's of others copied Barrys stunning roadsters.

    Barry I wish you the best. Bob Perreault
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 332


    My most humble praise for a hell of a rodder. You and Ginny hang in there. Thanks for all who let a master build their car. He is a living legend.
  9. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Been a fan of his work since I was kid back in the seventies. He built a red '40 standard with Halibrands in the late seventies or early eighties that still makes the hair on the backs of my arms stand up when I see it... It was that good. Later, when I was working in the Cleveland area I stopped in to see his shop and buy a small piece for one of my projects he treated me like one of the crew. Sorry to hear he's in bad health, and hopes for a speedy and complete recovery are definitely kept here!
  10. matt73
    Joined: Jun 24, 2010
    Posts: 49

    from va

    he took me and a buddy on a personally guided shop tour about eight years ago... he didnt have to, we aint nobody! one of the heros for sure!! thanks Barry
  11. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 757


    Good friend Barry gave me a call today. I was quite shocked because when I called yesterday (Saturday Dec 5th) his sister answered & said Barry was resting while his friend Don Pelkington visited him. Barry said he was OK but weak. Sure wish there was a way to help him. I mailed a few Hallmark cards that have music, maybe he will enjoy them.

    If you care enough please drop a card: Barry LoBeck, 8031 Brandywine Road, Northfield OH 44067

    I will thank you for taking the time! Bob Perreault
  12. 32csr
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 311

    from cincinnati

    Killer. Just like Barry to take the time and effort right now to call a fellow hot rodder. Hang in there Barry, you are an inspiration to countless!
  13. frdsuperduty
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 175

    from Lewes De

    Although Ive only had brief conversations with Barry over the years its easy to understand why he has so many people pulling for him.Add me to the list.Best wishes Barry Lobeck.Get well soon.See you at York.
  14. spiffy1937
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 732

    from Florida

    To the top. It would be nice if Barry got a bunch of cards. Great guy!
  15. Butch/1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 97

    from Dublin ,Va

    I usually see Barry 5or 6 times a year and I always greet him with it's good to see you Barry. His response is always the same it's good to be seen. Hang in there and it will be good when i see you again.
    I work for chrome
  16. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865


    Wishing Barry Lobeck good health.
  17. Mine is going out tomorrow.

  18. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,312


    Don't know if it's appropriate in this thread but there are some REALLY GOOD stories in circulation about Barry....especially Barry in the "old" days. Since I don't know him personally or know the truth from the legend I'll let those who do know tell 'em. Again...if it's appropriate.
  19. flatheadjunk
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 288

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange CA

    Geez---------------Sorry to hear the news. Barry has always been good to me.We go back more than a few weeks. All the best from his SO CAL buddy Goldy.
  20. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    Barry's coupes are one of the main reasons I have a 40 coupe.
    It was going to be black with flames, then I saw the red standard! I combined the best things I liked about the 2 and well..........I ended up with a red coupe with flames!
    After all, a small plaque on Barry's black coupe said it best.....Forties without flames is like sex without a tounge!
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
  21. duneaholic
    Joined: Oct 22, 2009
    Posts: 19

    from Michigan

    He is one of the inconic men of the hot rod world and was a trend setter and feather ruffler. God Bless Barry.
  22. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    J.Wike here on the Hamb has Barry Lobecks old flamed 40 right here in N.C. :D
  23. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    I was just a kid when I saw Lobeck's 40 Coupe and later his 32 Roadster in Gatlinburg. Those two cars were a big influence on me. Get better Barry and build something crazy.
  24. 32csr
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 311

    from cincinnati

    bump for Barry....
  25. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 711

    Kelly Burns

    As we mention the cars Barry has built, hot about the orange '32 B400!
  26. solid
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,459


    He's in our prayers. If some of you guys would like some cool reading on barry, some of his cars, and the "ohio look", rodders journal#39 is a great issue.he is the real deal...
  27. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    .........Barry....your in my prayers........hang in there
  28. 39Dodge
    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
    Posts: 55


    Barry call upon the strength that you have when previously ill and do it again man.
  29. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 711

    Kelly Burns

    I have the start of an idea, I'll throw it out there and see what we can come up with, here goes..

    Is the a way we can start some sort of list of us that would like to sign a get well card for Barry, send it around, and I mean get guys from everywhere to sign it, and get it to Barry?
  30. Perkyboy
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 51


    Won a Chassis many years ago at the Frog Follies which Barry had donated, It was for a 32 Ford & I was building a 37, Barry was more than happy to swap it for a 37, Thats the kind of Great guy he is ! Your in my prayers, Get well soon !!

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