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Brookville Roadster founder passes away

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lstwsh, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. lstwsh
    Joined: Jun 4, 2008
    Posts: 440

    from Dayton,Oh

    I am sad to report that Ray Gollahon the founder of Brookville Roadsters passed away on friday.His son Kenny is running Brookville Roadsters and has for the last couple years.Ray was truly a hot rodder and did so much for the hot rod industry.There is an open house that was supposed to be this coming saturday.I am not sure if they will still have it.On line condolences can be sent to His viewing is this wedsnesday at Gilbert Fellers Funeral home in Brookville Ohio.
  2. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,360

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Condolences and best wishes.
  3. hot rod pro
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,669

    hot rod pro
    from spring tx.

    sorry to hear this. rip.

    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 128

    from Ohio

    That is sad..... The guys at Brookville always treated me right. bought my roadster from them guys when i was 19, been doing parts with them for years. Ray has contributed so many positive items to Industry... He will be missed....


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  5. lbrunkala
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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  6. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,847

    Harms Way

    I had many conversations with Ray & Kenny over the years,... this is sad news, He was a ultimate car guy, And whether you love or hate repo steel bodies,... he has left a indelible mark on the Hot Rod community ... I will add the Gollahon family to the prayer list.
  7. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,523

    Limey Steve
    Alliance Vendor
    from Whittier

    RIP Ray , condolences to family & friends , your legacy will live on forever in all the Model A & 32 Fords you put on the Street.

    Best Wishes , The LimeWorks Crew.
  8. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,237

    rd martin
    from indiana

    sorry to hear this, he made it possible for some people to have there dream.
  9. DiabloMann
    Joined: Apr 7, 2001
    Posts: 201

    from colorado

    His legacy will live on forever.RIP
  10. Dealt with Ray directly a couple of times and then Kenny. Always very helpful and respectful when dealing with. He truly did great things for the industry and his legacy will carry on through the company and his family
  11. ***Area-51***
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
    Posts: 668

    from Ohio

    Ray's a great guy, more than willing to help the regular guy.....condolences to the family and friends...
  12. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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  13. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,023


    bought many parts from in peace.....
  14. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,646


    Very sad news, Brookville has had a trailer next to me at Hershey for years, Ray was a great guy. He lived the American Dream. I'll always think of him when a Ford Roadster or 3Window rolls by. Prayers going out to his family and friends.
  15. John B
    Joined: Mar 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,277

    John B

    RIP. It's good to know his son has been running the business, that way the legacy lives on.
  16. RIP! hope thing continue to go on as he would have liked it to.
  17. baby loves chrome
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 347

    baby loves chrome

    Peace be with you and your family.
    You are in our prayers.
  18. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,021


    RIP to a great car guy.
  19. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,727


    My heartfelt condolences to his family and legions of friends. RIP:(
  20. My condolences....RIP
  21. Yup, that's always a hard pill to swallow. We are only just mere mortals and I am sure there are many who have benefitted from his foresight and dedication. Condolences to his family and staff. R.I.P.
  22. so very sorry to here this. Outstanding service and great products
  23. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 542


    This sucks to hear. We are losing alot of great Innovators from our sport. RIP Ray.
  24. Stutz
    Joined: Feb 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,770

    1. Wyoming H.A.M.B. Members

  25. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 925


    sad news... R.I.P.

  26. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,589

    from Michigan

    My old buddy Roy Montgomery was just telling me a few days ago that Ray was very sick. May God eternally bless Ray and his family.
  27. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Condolences and prayers for family and friends. Nice to look back at a life well lived and a place in rodding history keeping steel real.
  28. Condolences to the family. RIP
  29. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    Ray was the very definition of the American "can do" attitude. Started small with a few hand-made pieces at old car shows and built one of the most respected auto hobby businesses in the world. The kind of long term personal and finacial investment required to manufacture their products is staggering to me in this current world of Wall Street punks that don't make anything and don't have to bear the consequences of their actions.

    God speed, Ray.

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