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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gene Winfield Rod&Custom, Sep 24, 2009.
He is kind of a strange guy... He once told me he stays youthfull by eating cats.
I had the pleasure of meeting Gene at Lead East years back, not only is he talented which we all know and love, but he is a gentlemen to-boot! Great Guy Hands Down!
does he like girls?
Well, I dislike drinking coffee, too. So THERE! But, in this infinite world of life, that still makes me a nobody.
Nice guy, I bought some lee plastic lenses for my shoebox, he explained how to trim them to fit and to use some chaulking. He sure was popular at the detroit autrama at one point he was almost mobbed buy people at his booth. Super guy!
He's my hero.
Duane in Tennessee.
yeah hows he get the work done????
i bought some lugnut bullets from him at a show once , had him autograph the bag they came in ,,
Yeah what he said !!! lol
Hope i can meet him one day..
lol it must be true.. thats about the 3rd time ive heard it...
I've met Gene a couple of times. Once at his shop in Mojave and once at Bonneville. Today a good friend called and asked me if I'd like to come over because Gene was coming to visit him. I grabbed my camera and the book I have about Gene and got this photo of us when he signed the book.
A most enjoyable couple of hours spent talking with him at the dining room table.
One of the NICEST guys you will ever meet.
Wow!!! Look at that head of hair!!! Genes that is... sorry Bullet Nose
I got to spend two days in one of his metal working classes a month ago and thoroughly enjoyed every minute and learned more than I could possibly retain.
I saw on TV this morning that Mike Douglas attributed his throat cancer to eating cats so Gene may have to give that up now.
Ha !!! Guess I'm equally sick minded, my second question was regarding Ole Catherine's bathing habbits.
Mr Winfield is my favorite Kustomizer! No Coffee Dont Drink! god bless him i wish i had his willpower.If i didnt drink beer id weigh 150 lbs and not 225!
If HE was 82, in 2009...............
Makes him 86 !!!!! WOW !
(met him at Springfield Ohio Lead Sled
Meet, He Judged My '40 Merc, Very Nice
Yes, I think he is 85 and he was here because he came over to do some water skiing on Lake Havasu.
He said someone posted a video on FaceBook of him doing some trick skiing but he couldn't tell me where to find it. He said "I don't do computers". That may be another reason why he is so active.
You're sorry? How the hell do you think I feel?
See Above Post......
On another note...I really hope to meet him someday soon.
I went out looking for that water skiing video (I don't doubt it exists) but found a video of Gene with this bitchin guitar...
With everything he's done in his lifetime, I wonder if there are still items on his bucket list.
Is anyone from Gene's shop still on here?
Looks like they might not be.
What a cool guy.
I took a metal shaping class from him 2 years ago. Id been at a concert the night before... by2 or 3 I was dragging ass and Gene hadn't slowed down at all clear up till we quit about 6. Next morning he was back at it bright and early. I wish I had all his energy!
Maybe he would find this interesting, and Mr W will be 90 YO next year, and still doin as he has been doin, now thats just as amazing as all the custom work he has created....
his Instagram shop account is still pretty active, that guy just doesn't slow down!
Has always been incredibly nice the few times we've had the luck to run into him.
He is probably still eating a cat or too also...
He's unbelievable. He's the Dick Clarke of Rods. He was at World of Wheels again last year, if you would have told me he was 65 I would believe you. He was working away.
Clean living. His brain and body are happy, that's the secret. I'm doomed, if any one of you tried to eat as many doughnuts, pounds of sugar, salt and fat that I do, your eyeballs would explode.
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