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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SUNROOFCORD, May 1, 2012.

  1. neilswheels
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 911

    neilswheels
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    from England

    Oh man, very sad news, his drawing has always been such an inspiration to me. From what I've read here he's obviously a nice guy. I'm not religious, but Dave, you will be in my thoughts.
     
  2. 38 Ford Guy
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 76

    38 Ford Guy
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    In my opinion there is no one that can lay out flames or stripe like Dave. He is a legend as far as I am concerned. I have known Dave for many years but really had fun while he did flames for my Dad and I. I worked with him on 2 motorcycle and 3 hot rods. The last one he did was the 40 coupe shown earlier in this post. Here is a photo of my 38 Ford and Harley painted to match. I will try to post the picture of the F-100. I am truly honored to have been friends with him...I will miss him......
     

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  3. f1 fred
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 514

    f1 fred
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    from mn

    Thoughts and prayers. I always thought it was cool to see his art at the end of the mag like an exclamation point.
     
  4. roadsterpilot
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 545

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    Many prayers for Dave and his family..................and Thanks for all the years of entertainment!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,665

    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    What a shame.. Sad News.
     
  6. Mr.34
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 25

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    Today Darrick Nystrom and I went to the Pillars to spend time with Dave. He has slipped a lot since in the hospital late Monday. He is on morphine but acknowledged our being there holding his hand. My heart goes out to Lynn and her daughter. Growing up so close to Dave has made us friends for 45 years. MSRA # 45, an icon in our midst, a legend in his own time. What elase can I say fellow rodders and bikers. We love you Dave and may God be at your side through this journey.
     
  7. Mr.34
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 25

    Mr.34
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    Thanks for being with me Darrick. I appreciate how hard it was for you today. This sadness brings us all so much closer together. You know that both you and Darrin are like sons to me along with Bryan.
     
  8. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 95

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    What a terrible shock to read this, a really down to earth
    guy, who is always ready to talk to you, and a real gentleman.
    He did such a great poster for the A BROS for the 50th Detroit
    Autorama. He even did a poster for our wedding that appeared
    in Custom Rodder.
    He will surely be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with
    his family.
     
  9. spacebull1
    Joined: Apr 21, 2012
    Posts: 39

    spacebull1
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    from Belgrade

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  10. johnnyjalopy
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 476

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    Sending Prayers to the Bell Family...sad news..johnny
     
  11. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762

    hotrodladycrusr
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    Is there anything the HAMB community can do to assist Dave or the family during this most difficult time??
     
  12. I have the Alexander Bros poster hanging behind me and I just received the latest Street Rodder with the latest Bell page, probably his last. It is filled with tributes to those that have passed. Sadly ironic. So sad that those hands may not be gracing us with his incredible talent any longer.
     
  13. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    Yeah, what Denise said! Does anyone know of anything we can do for them?
     
  14. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Prayers sent from Pasadena TX for a man who made many of us happy with his art!
     
  15. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762

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    I'd like to perhaps send some cookies to Dave and the family from us HAMB members as kind of token of our love and admiration for such a wonderful person. Can someone PM his address please?
     
  16. SUNROOFCORD
    Joined: Oct 22, 2005
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    SUNROOFCORD
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    Rich asked me to post this for him...............................

    Here's a photo of Dave at the L.A. Roadster Club Fathers Day Show - taken by long time editorial friend Rich Boyd. Please extend my personal best wishes and kind regards to Dave & Lynn.

    Cordially, Rich
    richboydart
     

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  17. The world is a better place with men like Dave Bell in it. Sad...very sad. The reason for dying is to make life important and Dave has made many peoples life a better place. I spoke with him on the phone when I started my three window and it was a special moment for me to bench race on the phone with a legend. "KEEP THE KUSTOM KULTURE REAL" was his last statement to me before he hung up.
     
  18. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
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    40 & 61 Fords
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    I always wanted a wildly striped and lettered dashboard or glovebox door by Bell like so many of the "cool cars" around Minnesota had when I was a kid. Although the striping on my glovebox door isn't by Mr. Bell, the artwork was inspired by the header for the "Street Corner" column by Geoff Carter he did in Street Rodder.
     

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  19. 32blacksedan
    Joined: Jan 16, 2009
    Posts: 10

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    A great guy who always showed the world what a great life / hobby hot rods and old cars can be. Many thanks for all you have shared with so many! Our prayers are with you and yours!
     
  20. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    SaltCoupe
    Member
    from Indiana

    Very sad. Prayers going out.
     
  21. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,682

    00 MACK
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    Monumental blow to the world of Hot Rods and Kustoms.
     
  22. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    philly the greek
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    from so . cal.

    I've heard thru a mutual friend that his family was trying to keep this quiet . I'd say to respect their wishes and say a prayer .
     
  23. 38 Ford Guy
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 76

    38 Ford Guy
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    Gary, thank you for going with me that meant a lot to me. Hard to put words to it all.....
     
  24. stinsonart
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 359

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    Dang! Hard to imagine a more influential hot rod cartoonist. Every kid who wanted to learn to draw hot rods and custom cars would copy his style which, to me, is very accessible because he works only in pen and black ink on white paper. No washes, scrubs, halftones are crosshatching all done by hand...

    He was also physically accessible to those kids. I've seen him (at Autorama) look over the work of a kid who had tried to copy one of his Henry Hirise pieces, and he was so generous and took a lot of time to praise, and teach, and applaud the boy's technique! I'm proud to have been acquainted with him, and I'm deeply saddened for his family. He's just a great guy! God speed, Dave.

    Bill Stinson
     
  25. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,633

    Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

    I love his work
     
  26. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,665

    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    love his work. When I got rid of about 10 yrs worth of mags a while back, I tore out his work from each mag..
     
  27. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Jeem
    Alliance Vendor

    It's safe to say, "Everyone loves them some Dave Bell".
    Best thoughts and energy from Phoenix.
     
  28. hercamer
    Joined: Feb 9, 2010
    Posts: 9

    hercamer
    Member

    What terrible news, loved his work aspired to reach 10% of what he did with ink and paper, he will be missed, my families prayers go out to Dave and his loved ones. Godspeed, great man, great artist.
     
  29. Deepest sympathy for the Bell family. God be with Mr. Bell and all his loved ones.
     
  30. SUNROOFCORD
    Joined: Oct 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,144

    SUNROOFCORD
    Member

    I also heard that after the fact. If I had not received an email from another friend saying to spread the word, I would of never started this thread. I actually felt bad for starting this thread when I heard that the family wanted to keep this quiet.

    But, like another friend told me; Don&#8217;t feel badly. Please don&#8217;t. You can&#8217;t hide the whereabouts of an icon. Now, Dave&#8217;s wife will really know the love from Dave&#8217;s car folks and friends. EVERYBODY loved Dave and respected him. Lynn will feel that love wrap around her and it will be comforting. She will feel it. I know she will feel it.

    I would hope that people would respect the family and just say a prayer for them though as philly the greek said.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2012

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