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Cal. lowrider funeral procession honors Gypsy Rose

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by forty1, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. forty1
    Joined: Jul 7, 2006
    Posts: 355


  2. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,295


    R.IP. Jesse! We know you will be cruzin in the clouds! ~sololobo~
  3. rusty76
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 882

    from Midway NC

    That's one of my favorite lowriders of all times. RIP
  4. red baron
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
    Posts: 596

    red baron
    from o'side

    Got to see this car at the Peterson, and all I can say is WOW!!!

  5. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    r.i.p love that car
  6. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 10,116

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    R.I.P. to the Rose's God
  7. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    wow that sucks!!! rest in peace jesse.
  8. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 784


    A fitting tribute, R.I.P., Jesse.
  9. Zerk
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,418


    Sorry to hear of Mr. Valadez's passing. I was so strongly affected when I first saw pictures of the Gypsy Rose in HRM that finally I realized that building cars was in fact an art form, not just a hobby.

    Jesse Valadez and his lowrider were ideal ambassadors for lowrider culture; everybody who saw Gypsy Rose "got it", without question.
    RIP Jesse Valadez.
  10. God's speed Jesse , rest in peace... my thoughts & prayers go out to the family.
  11. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373


    R.I.P., God bless the family.
  12. 345winder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


  13. R.I.P. Mr. Valadez you did wonders to the hobby and had one of the most beautiful rides around!
  14. A true embassador for the WHOLE car hobby. Not just the Lowriders, But all of us. We should all follow his example.
  15. glassguyOC
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 348

    from O.C.

    Rest easy Jesse.

    What a nice read that was. Its always after the Grand National Show, that I think we are all reminded of how much those cars mean to us. I hope that low rider section should have its own room.
  16. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Thanks for the post. R.I.P. Jesse
  17. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,172

    from So-Cal

    were loosing alot of early lowriders in the last year... God Speed
  18. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,146


    I don't know nothing about low riders ,

    But I remember that car

    Very cool to say the least...

    R.I.P. TO you Mr Jesse and God speed .

    Prayers to the faimly.....
  19. larry woods
    Joined: Jan 20, 2010
    Posts: 566

    larry woods
    from venice fl

    God Speed Jesse, your legacy will continue. as a "survivor" i caution all of you Hambers of age make sure you get "checked". let's not lose any others prematurely.
  20. It was even on the LA ABC news last night, showing the Gypsy Rose riding to the service on a roll back and his casket which was done up in total Low Rider paint and pinstripping.
  21. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,979

    from indy

    wow, first time I've ever seen that car. Amazing. very cool. Sounds like a dedicated guy too. Sorry to those who knew him.
  22. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,777


  23. jasone
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
    Posts: 431


    R.I.P. Jesse, one of the greatest lo-lo's ever built.
  24. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,955


    Man that sux, RIP Jesse.
  25. nobueno
    Joined: Jul 10, 2009
    Posts: 49


    Danny D striping Jesse Valadez's casket.

  26. X2
    It sucks, the "Koolaid" tastes like crap, you run back and forth to the can all day, you can't eat for 24 hours, they shove a garden hose up your exhaust pipe, strange and, often, pretty young girl watch and then they send you to get dressed with about a pound of KY Jelly where it shouldn't be. If you're lucky, all goes well and you do it again in another ten years. If you're pretty lucky, you undergo a low anterior bowl resection, spend a week in the horse pistol and go home to resume your life. If you aren't so lucky, you end up like Jesse.
    Don't let fear, pride, apathy, misplaced machismo or whatever shorten your seat time. We're having too much fun to check out early.
    If you're 50 or older, get an appointment tomorrow
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  27. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    This is simply awesome.
    RIP Jesse.
  28. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Such a nice tribute. God's Mercy upon Jesse.
  29. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    All I know is if I hadn't seen in Peterson's How to do Bodywork from the seventies, I wouldnt be doing what I do now. The book had a article where they were painting the roses and panels on the Gypsy Rose, all I could do was imagine the rest of the car. Then Chico and the man, there was that 64 with roses all over it. Then Hot Rod with the Terry Cook article about lowriding with that beautiful side profile of the Gypsy Rose. I was totally hooked on lowriding from then on. I learned later after having a subscription to Lowrider mag, who Jesse was and what he meant to lowriding. Thats how a white guy fom N.C. saw it back then. I proceeded to lower my 51 Chev and run truspokes and skinny whites and called a beaner at the Winston Salem Nats, the year Pete and Jakes was there and all.It made me proud. You didn't go un appreciated Jesse, RIP.
  30. R.I.P Jesse, the man and the car were true icons of the car culture for sure! No matter what style of ride you prefer!

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