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Hot Rods Gene Cromer & the Moonlighter - accident - UPDATE

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  1. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    dirty old man
    Member Emeritus

    Never got the chance to speak to Gene face to face, but did see him at a distance at some of the early SEGA events. He is truly an inspiration to all of us.
    I wish him a speedy and complete recovery.
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  2. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    Posts: 14,154


    Wishing Gene a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and the family.
  3. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 649


    Thoughts and prayers to Gene and his family.
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  4. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,633


    Don't know the man but from what I read he is a hell of a guy. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!
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  5. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 801


    Hoping for the best for Gene !
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  6. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,544


    Very sorry to learn of this...I never knew him but his exploits are well-known to drag racers and fans...Hope he recovers fully.
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  7. So sorry to hear. Prayers to Gene hop for a quick as possible full recovery. I’m blessed to have met Gene just one time when he ran a distributor on his machine for a dirt late model. Back in 1983. Would not let me pay him for it. A true gentleman.
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  8. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
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  9. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    Rand Man

    Get well soon!
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  10. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
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    T&A Flathead

    Damn it. This is a tough read. Hope he gets well and gains the courage and confidence to get back in a HotRod.
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  11. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,206


    To Gene and family prayers sent from the Lou.
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  12. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

    Damn that must have hurt with those injuries. I can’t imagine something like that loading but we watching a guy get hurt bad loading when a ramp fell so we vowed never have that happen by getting a wench.
    I’m slow to heal at 77. It’s going to take him some time and to follow whatever the doctors say no matter what. I’ll be praying for him….
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  13. When I talked to Melvin he told me he suggested winching the car on the trailer but that didn't happen. it was just a freak accident. HRP
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2021
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  14. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,092

    from Ks

    So sorry to hear of this. Prayers sent. Get well soon Gene!! Lippy
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  15. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
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    Met Gene at a SEGA show he is truly a fine gentleman. Praying that he is going to have a speedy recovery. I have had 2 back surgeries and the first was a long slow recovery and I was in my late 40's.
    Late 80's will be very rough if they have to operate.
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  16. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 7,033

    from DFW USA

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Gene.
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  17. Prayers to Gene..hope he and the car come back better than ever
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  18. Pretty sure Quain knows - I heard it from those guys on Saturday morning. Prayers for Gene.
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  19. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    "Whatz Gene (and his side kick) do'in in a dern old 'Shivel-lay?!!!
    Was he being kidnapped?!
  20. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,092

    from Ks

    Any more news? Lippy
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  21. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
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    ken bogren

    Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery.
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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,818


    I hate to see that, he is one of those racers that I have read about since first picking up a Hot Rod Magazine on the bookmobile in 5th grade. Praying that he heals and has a good story to tell.
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  23. This passage is on the column drop panel of the Willy's, it speaks volumes as to what kind of man Gene is.


    Keep praying and wishing him the best. HRP
  24. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,463

    rd martin
    from indiana

    man this is horrible! i have met gene and family. great people! god help this man. its terrible to hear this happen.
  25. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    Just a heads up to those that are sensitive to the wrong words, there is a definite difference between a WENCH and a WINCH, "Your Mileage May Vary " Positive thoughts to Gene and his family for Gene to heal and get back into the game of Hot Rods !

    sun smile.jpg
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  26. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
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    Dunno, 41 GMC, a wench can pull you in any direction, maybe lead you wrong, too.
    What's the difference?
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  27. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 716


    I’m sorry to hear this happened. I had not heard of the car or the man. Sounds like he is a good man. I want to wish him well and will pray for him and his family.
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  28. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Prayers for Gene! Wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery!!!!
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  29. ssffnomad
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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    How did this happen ?
    Thoughts & Prayers
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