Register now to get rid of these ads!

Folks Of Interest Gene Winfield Is My Boss...Here's Some Fun Factoids...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gene Winfield Rod&Custom, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. J scow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 489

    J scow
    Member
    from Seattle

    He is kind of a strange guy... He once told me he stays youthfull by eating cats. ;):D
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  2. Still Runnin
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,287

    Still Runnin
    Member
    from VA & FL

    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!
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  3. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,652

    go-twichy
    BANNED

    does he like girls?
     
  4. FordManBoomer
    Joined: Apr 16, 2013
    Posts: 17

    FordManBoomer
    Member

    Well, I dislike drinking coffee, too. So THERE! But, in this infinite world of life, that still makes me a nobody.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  5. BRENT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
    Posts: 252

    BRENT
    Member

    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!

    Brent
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  6. econopoor
    Joined: Jun 15, 2011
    Posts: 63

    econopoor
    Member
    from Jackson TN

    He's my hero.

    Duane in Tennessee.
     
  7. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 898

    aircoup

    yeah hows he get the work done????:cool:
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  8. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 898

    aircoup

    i bought some lugnut bullets from him at a show once , had him autograph the bag they came in ,,
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  9. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,384

    6t5frlane
    Member
    from New York

    Yeah what he said !!! lol
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  10. Hope i can meet him one day.. :)
     
  11. mustangmike6996
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 147

    mustangmike6996
    Member
    from the D


    lol it must be true.. thats about the 3rd time ive heard it...
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  12. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,033

    Bullet Nose
    Member

    IMG_8333.jpg 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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2017
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  13. Gizzy
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 678

    Gizzy
    Member
    from N.W,Ohio

    One of the NICEST guys you will ever meet.
     
  14. TULSA
    Joined: Sep 27, 2008
    Posts: 659

    TULSA
    Member
    from Tulsa


    Wow!!! Look at that head of hair!!! Genes that is... sorry Bullet Nose:(
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  15. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,156

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    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.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  16. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 389

    Jim Dieter
    Member
    from Joliet

    Ha !!! Guess I'm equally sick minded, my second question was regarding Ole Catherine's bathing habbits.

     
  17. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,409

    mikhett
    Member
    from jackson nj

    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!
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  18. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 920

    Smokey2
    Member



    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
    Gentelman) :cool:
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  19. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,033

    Bullet Nose
    Member

    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.
     
  20. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,033

    Bullet Nose
    Member

    You're sorry? How the hell do you think I feel?
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  21. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,367

    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
    Member
    from Bordertown


    See Above Post......:D

    On another note...I really hope to meet him someday soon.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  22. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,851

    Gotgas
    Member
    from DFW USA

    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...

     
    chryslerfan55 and kidcampbell71 like this.
  23. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,033

    Bullet Nose
    Member

    With everything he's done in his lifetime, I wonder if there are still items on his bucket list.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  24. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,033

    Bullet Nose
    Member

    Is anyone from Gene's shop still on here?
     
  25. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,033

    Bullet Nose
    Member

  26. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,524

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    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!
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  27. Flat Six Fix
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,044

    Flat Six Fix
    Member

    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  28. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,218

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    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.
     
  29. He is probably still eating a cat or too also...
     
    chryslerfan55 and Zerk like this.
  30. clunker
    Joined: Feb 23, 2011
    Posts: 1,613

    clunker
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Boston MA
    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    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.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.