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Folks Of Interest Bob Klessig's Ashes at the Nationals

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Brian Klessig, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Brian Klessig
    Joined: Jan 4, 2017
    Posts: 8

    Brian Klessig

    This is Brian, Bob's son... My wife and several friends made the trip down to the Nationals this week to fulfill one of my Pa's last wishes... spread his ashes at Nationals.
    We plan on gathering where he used to park at 10am tomorrow morning. It is just across the street from the "South Wing" sign on the convention center. See attached pictures for the exact location. If you would like to join in the celebration and even help spread some of Pa please stop by.


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  2. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 18,870



    An Emotional Day @Brian Klessig...May He Rest in Peace...He will be with you all in Spirit I'm sure...Enjoy the Show for him I'm sure he would really like that...

    Any chance you are getting Hambified yet Brian...perhaps an Old Vintage Hotrod or Custom down the road?


  3. Good luck on your gathering @Brian Klessig. You're Dad was a great guy loved by many. He is missed. Rest in Peace Bob! E
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  4. A fitting tribute to Bob, your dad and I shared the same birthday. HRP

  5. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,550


    I miss Bob. He was a fine man.
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  6. Eagletucky
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 728


    Brian, I’m sure you already knew this, but your dad was awesome...
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  8. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

  9. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,960

    from Michigan

    I didn't know your dad, but judging from the comments so far, I think maybe I wish I had.

    God bless your father, Brian. God bless your family.

    Sent from my VS835 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  10. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,881


    Got to meet him at Hershey, Great Guy. He will always be remembered.

  11. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,400

    Staff Member

    Wow ..... very cool.

    Miss my buddy Bob
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  12. Ha. He put some miles in. /\ /\

    I psuedo met him at the Roundup ... dropping a hot dog with fixings, on the ground in front of him, and a few of his friends. I, of course picked it up, wiped off its end, and ate the sum b#tch. Your dad was laughing at me. I didn't mind it. It was a cool moment.

    Your dad, was THE MAN. Still is. I always lived vicariously through his postings here. Rock star kind of guy, here. God bless you, and your family.
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476


    RIP Bob K
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  14. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,206

    jim snow

    I always followed his road trips. Sure miss them. Rest In Peace Bob. Snowman
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  15. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,832


    Got to meet him at the Turkey run in Daytona and seen him again at the Detriot autorama the next march.
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  16. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,849


    That's great you were able to do that. Bob is one of my heroes. I've got some of his old stuff I bought at the auction this summer right next to me as I type this and they'll be treasured forever.
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  17. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,645


    Great guy. Loved his posts. Bob did something not everyone does. He lived.
  18. cool remembrance y'all.......good you were able to fulfil his mom on the other hand is still sitting on my brothers mantel .....we don't push it.....
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  19. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,456

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Brian , your Dad use to get me and my buddies our rooms at Indy when the Goodguys where at the drag strip. We would see and bullshit with each other a little each year. The last year was the one with the big storms . He had the Vette that year and it rain so much Friday that he said the hell with it and headed for home . We should have follow him. We spent all day Sat sitting underneath the hotel awning stacking beer cans. that was the last year we went. Aside from a wave here and there as he buzzed by in the vert at back to the 50's that was the last time we spoke. He was the hot rodder the rest of us dream of being! RIP Bob! God bless your family. Larry
  20. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,862


    Brian, Your Dad was a Good man that touched many car enthusiast in a positive way, A great Ambassador for the Hobby, all around Good Guy/Fun Guy, I always enjoyed our conversations at shows. He will be missed by many.
  21. Brian, I'm sorry I missed this. I would have been proud to be part of the moment. The nats are so big you miss lots of stuff. I'm not on here very much so I was unaware. Your father was my friend and I shall always have good memories of our time together. Best wishes to you and the rest of the family.
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  22. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,448

    rd martin
    from indiana

    missing bob, but we know hes at a car show!
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  23. Your Dad was a HAMB hero for a lot of people. I never could figure how he packed so much in to his life.
    I got to meet him once, I think it was at Springfield. He graciously answered my questions about the Chevy, and sent me a spare 49 license guard he had.
    Your honoring him in this way is a perfect tribute.
  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,529


    I miss Bob's road trip stories a bunch. I missed being able to meet up with him on his trip out here when he was about 70 miles from my house but I had to work.
    I'm another one that picked up a few pieces of Bob K memboralia from that auction. Including the world's rustiest 49 Chevy license plate guard that I intend to play with to fit the 49 Plymouth bumper for my truck.
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  25. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Texas

    RIP Bob
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  26. Glad you could honor his wishes, I wish I could have been there.
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  27. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,760

    from Commack NY

    A great final resting place for a great Hamber
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  28. I knew Bob about 20 years before the HAMB existed, we both enjoyed each others smart ass comments to each other. Miss you Bob and funny saying rest in peace, I have a hard time picturing you resting. Sempi Fi
  29. God bless Bob and your whole family.
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  30. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,404


    Bob's up there singin' " I'm still everywhere, man, I'm still everywhere"..
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