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Collin Casey RIP.. :(

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Throttle_Junkie, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Wobbly Bob
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 48

    Wobbly Bob

    Prayers !!!!! R.I.P. Casey
  2. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,019

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    So sad to see a young guy liked by so many pass before his time. R.I.P.
  3. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,951

    from Kansas

  4. senior fried
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,032

    senior fried

    Here are the last photos that i took of our friend Casey at little River, working on the hot rod and running it....

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  5. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,121

    from wareham,ma

    R.I.P Colin, you have touched so many.
  6. SHRUM
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 616


    I was set up next to him a couple of times, worried i was gonna get smoked by his flathead. Pretty much the whole time I couldn't take my eye's off of his car. RIP
  7. I haven't chimed in because there are no words. :-( Just wow.... He is missed!!!

    I was talking with Deb Carnine last night. I'm still reeling from Jay's death.
  8. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,134


    Not to be disrespectful, but any word of how he died? He seemed pretty young.
  9. I didn't know Collin, but I knew of his car and exploits. I didn't get that lump till this post.

    R.I.P. Collin Casey.

    On a side note. I really hope HIS 32 goes to a good friend of his and is preserved "as-is" and routinely gets the wheels driven off it. seems fitting.
  10. I just heard yesterday about Collin when one of his customers with a chopped top PU called and asked if I'd paint his name on the tailgate of the truck in honor. I hate the idea but will do. Did not know Collin personally but he spoke to me a few times at rod runs about my striping.

    Seems we have had a run of bad news lately with death and accidents,; a rodder in Laredo last week of cancer, Bryan Stensrud of San Antonio Rodders fell off his bar stool go cart a few weeks ago and is in a coma but seems to be responding.

    Live each day like its your last.

  11. Sanders
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 62

    from Texas

  12. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,077


    i cant believe i missed this thread, RIP casey.
  13. Von Brandt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 142

    Von Brandt

    A good man, he will be missed, rip.
  14. Found this on the bathroom wall, in the hanger. :|

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  15. Weeks46
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,495


    From lurker status I feel I needed to say RIP Collin, you will be missed and remembered. GODSPEED.-Weeks
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
  16. As soon as anyone finds out anything about his services, please let me know. Everyone in the Great stateTexas that knew him will be there I'm sure. As well as plenty of folks from outta state, too.

    I'm very disappointed in myself for not gettin' my Flatty together for the last DOTD meet. Gotta chance to catch up w/him a lil bit, last time we hung out.

    Sure am gonna miss him & his killer passion for life & drag racing, the Almighty Flathead, people, animals & everything in between. I just hope that where ever his ashes get spread his pop's will be there along with him. I'd think he'd have wanted that. Just talkin' out the side of my head.

    Gonna miss ya buddy.
  17. Hotrod F-1
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 582

    Hotrod F-1
    from OK

    That about sums it up for me right there. I still can't believe it. Granted, I didn't know Collin that well, but it feels like I did. I met him 2007 at Good-Guys Lonestar and had a great weekend hanging with him and friends. I still look back and laugh about all of the goodtimes and stories that were had that weekend. I even got to ride in his coupe, which was bitchen! He was nice enough to send me an extra copy of the Good-Guys Gazette when the Lonestar coverage came out because I was in the back in the Young Guys section. I was really looking forward to hanging out with him again. I'm going to miss ya buddy!
  18. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
  19. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,214


    Collin was one of the people on here I felt like I knew, even though we never met. I always looked for his coupe at big shows in hope of shakin hands with him. You know a real HAMB brother. this sucks. Ill miss a guy I never even met.
  20. Pingar
    Joined: Oct 19, 2009
    Posts: 64


  21. Gearhead-DK
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 341



    Rest in peace
    Rest at ease
    Your hot rod ways will never cease
  22. Lugnut II
    Joined: Sep 25, 2007
    Posts: 615

    Lugnut II

    Thanks to everyone on here. I have been having a hard time posting. As soon as I know about the services we will try to get it on this forum. I would to like all of you to know Collin LOVED ALL YOU GUYS AND GALS very much. Thanks to all of you for the support. Ron.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
  23. DeVille Gal
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 985

    DeVille Gal

    Me too,,,,,does anyone know if an autopsy was or will be done?
  24. Lugnut II
    Joined: Sep 25, 2007
    Posts: 615

    Lugnut II

    At this time we do not know.
  25. Diehard32
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 201


    Not sure how long it's been, but I was first drawn to him and his deuce at Little River dragstrip. What impressed me the most was his carefree lifestyle of what "TRUE HOTRODDING IS ALL ABOUT". After being wrapped up in numerous years of attending car shows with $100,000+ streetrods, I found myself discouraged that I may never live my dream of enjoying hotrodding for the fun of it..... Colin Casey opened my eyes by showing me "it's not always about show and shine, but more about building it, driving it and having fun". To me, his signature impression was the quote painted on his dash at the time which read "don't need no stinkin' gauges". I later talked with him at the deuce reunion and commented that he now had gauges installed, what gives? His response: cheaper to install gauges than pay all these tickets. His enthusiam for hotrodding showcased the true bond between man and machine.....and always with a smile on his face.

    Casey, Thanks for the memories!!! God Bless You and your family....
  26. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    I wasn't Casey's best friend or anything, but man, every time I see this thread it sure makes me sad at first, then I read the stories. I only knew him from car shows, but we sure lost a unique spirit.

    He seemed to me like the kind of guy who wouldn't want us to mourn, but to swap stories and bullshit on his behalf, so keep that kind of stuff coming!
  27. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    I dont know what to say...

    RIP Casey:(
  28. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    Collin embodied the spirit of a true hot rodder, always driving the snot out of his coupe and ready to help at a friend (or even a complete stranger) at a moments notice.

    Texas won't be the same without him :(
  29. Fitysix
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 308

    from Md.

    Lights out in the shop...never met but anyone who has this many friends had to have done something right. Lights and RIP. from my mouth to God's ears.
  30. BELLM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,588


    I remember talking to Casey a few years ago after one of the Baron's reliability runs, Boerne Rod run was same weekend, Casey went thru Boerne on his way home to look at the street rods. Casey said "you know, they really do look like Easter eggs!"

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