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Featured Folks Of Interest HAMB auction - BobK’s cooler

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderson, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,647


    I bought this from Bob’s estate sale back when. I wanted to have something of his and while I bid on numerous other smaller items, this is what I ended up scoring. I have been glad to be the caretaker for the last couple years but it needs a new home as it just sits in a back room of the house. I know there are folks who were closer to Bob than I was who would probably value having it more than myself. And so with Ryan’s blessing I offer it up for a HAMB auction. It starts right now and ends next Friday, the 21st of January at 9:00pm central. If you don’t know the drill, the winner pays Ryan directly. Once he tells me we’re good to go, I’ll ship it out on my dime. Long live the roaming gnome!

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  2. I will start it at 50 bucks. HRP
  3. riv63
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 92

    from Texas

    I didn't know him personally but I will start at $100.00
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  4. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,701


  5. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,789

    from Nebraska

    Oh man... I've drank beers out of that cooler, with Bob, a number of times.

    (and I have the feeling I'll be back to bid again)
  6. I Like Tacos
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    I Like Tacos

  7. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,701


    So will this go like Hirohata Merc? :D:p:D
  8. It might be fun to watch but will only mean something to those with 1st hand knowledge of Bob. I'm sure he means different things to different people but if you had lengthy conversations with him, it means something to you. :)
  9. I wonder how many miles that cooler has on it! And if it could talk, imagine the amazing stories it would tell.
  10. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,647


    I bet there are a handful of folks who would like for that cooler to keep quiet haha
  11. Lloyd, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that Bob was a road dog of the highest degree, I believe he drove over 5000 miles in the first three weeks of August in 2011.

    I never shared a beer with Bob but we did share the same birthday, April 16th. HRP
  12. I've sat for hours reading his posts, being a car guy myself, I could almost hear him talking. I had a buddy that that BobK reminds me of, he was a lot older than me, taught me a lot, but he died at 64. I could throw out a bid on Bob's cooler, but I don't deserve it, one of his personal friends should own it, and see that it keeps the journey going :D
  13. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,479


    I've still got a couple extra of these, which I got from PBRmeASAP (I think?) at the very estate auction that this cooler came from. I was lucky enough to know BobK and to acquire a ton of really cool stuff from said sale and I'm not in the running for this cooler, but if the winner of it wants one, just send me your address and I'll mail it out to you. Anderson if you want the other one to stick on your toolbox or something I'll send you one too, it's a smaller keepsake than a cooler.

  14. ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,256


    For sure, this guy must of also had a few brews out of that cooler.

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    Member, from Everywhere, Baby!!!
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  15. I hope it does well for supporting the H.A.M.B. Bob was instrumental in getting me to go to Bonneville for the 50th meet in 1998. Subsequently I put a ton of miles on my old convert chasing Bob up and down, and out and back. Got a ton of great memories and the t-shirts.
  16. Come on guys, you better start bidding. Do you really want this big fucking redneck from Ky that never had the privilege of meeting Bob to own his cooler? Because I'm sitting here watching. People pay stupid prices for new coolers, this cooler has HAMB history. Better bid it out of my price range!
  17. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,814

    from Ks

    I hear you loud and clear Lloyd. 253824453_4684647158266655_5710520219434455184_n.jpg Whats your price range Lloyd?:D

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  18. Well, if you add up the cost of all the beer and ice that's been in that cooler, it could be as valuable as the mercury that everybody is talking about :D but as the old saying goes, I'll give what I have in my pocket for it ;)
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  19. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,647


    I feel it’s worth mentioning that I am not totally
    confident in this coolers ability to cool, not stink, or to hold water. But that’s not why you’re getting it anyway! If it works well, that’s a bonus.
  20. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,977

    from Kansas

    If its the same cooler that BokK used to take to Bonneville.........I can vouch that it will keep a beverage nice and cold & if you drain the said cooler with the drain plug and don't put the drain plug back in after BobK has a few beverages......that the cooler will leak really cold water in the trunk of a convertible.

    I sure do miss that old fella' and his calls from the road.

  21. kevinrevin
    Joined: Jul 1, 2018
    Posts: 119

    from East Texas

    I'll up the bid to two-fiddy.

  22. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,248

    from nor cal

    "For sure, this guy must of also had a few brews out of that cooler.



    Damn MR BONES, I haven't seen you in ages.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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