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Event Coverage Gene Winfield (89) Chops '49 Ford Autorama (Pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Beezer, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Beezer
    Joined: Mar 10, 2013
    Posts: 83

    from Michigan

  2. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 608


    Awesome! I hope I'm still having fun at 89 years young!
  3. LTM75110
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 519


    That`s one tuff Dude , He was in Dallas chopping a Cadillac last weekend..
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  4. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,023


    Brother Winfield is one of my automotive heros. Some of my car gang the South Omaha Turds were able to work with Gene chopping a shoe box Ford a couple years ago. Probably the greatest experience in our automotive history. He is the coolest dude. And having the thrill of him flagging us off at the "run what you brung" drag races at Salina's KKOA event. Ultimate iron man ranking up there with Bill Hines durability, first class all the way.
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,798

    Jalopy Joker

    very Cool - Thanks
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    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,398

    from Ojai,Ca

    The age police been looking for G.W. for a long time. He just is always one step ahead of them and thankfully so.
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  7. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,006


    I drop by his shop some times. Nobody in the shop can keep up with him! I talked to his business manager at Gene's get together last year and he admitted that Gene runs him ragged and he is almost 30 years younger than Gene! If you ever get close enough to Gene, look very closely at his rear pants pockets. In very small embroidery it says "the Real Energizer Bunny"!
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  8. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
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    from Chino, Ca

    and he still has a full set of hair:eek:
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  9. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Sometime if you ever get the chance, ask him how he stays so young. Guaranteed to give you a smile.
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  10. junkyard junky
    Joined: Jul 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,092

    junkyard junky

    I've been to two of his workshops. Had my 51 merc chopped at one. Had a ball...
  11. texas red dodge
    Joined: Feb 11, 2015
    Posts: 11

    texas red dodge

    he was using a mig,I asked him why he was not using a new tig. he says HELL this is new,when I started I was using a torch
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  12. Since I'm not likely to bump into him-- can you let us in on his "secret"?

    Also, my great uncle is 94. Felt like a pussy last year when he quit selling firewooder- that he split. Some people are amazing that way.
    Me, I intend to die in a blazing ball of flames shortly after they take away my drivers license.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  13. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,091

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers


    Amazing how some folks can keep going and never seem to loose much on their fast ball. Kudos to your great uncle; always good to know you have a chance at the longevity gene!

    Just to be clear it would sound so much better coming from him, however at the GNRS last year Gene informed me that he had a diet rich in something most men like. A quick hint is that you mention it in your post regarding your great uncle.

    Great guy to shoot the breeze with!
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  14. 1great40
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 448

    from Walpole MA

    I had the pleasure of meeting him last year. A very nice guy
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  15. Gizzy
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 649

    from N.W,Ohio

    Without a doubt one of the nicest guys I ever met!!!
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  16. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 14,221


    Meow...:D Holy Energy Balls Batman. You asked and it was a great answer aye...;)
    I call these people great to be around. Hotrod/Custom spirituality...Thank You Gene...and thanks @AVater for the details...
    Thanks @Beezer
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
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  17. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,091

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Met him on three different occasions. Each time he was friendly, interested and fun to talk with. Truely an all star!
  18. God Bless Gene !
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