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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff J, Jun 24, 2018.
Met Bob one time at Turkey Run. What a class act. R.I.P. BobK
I've been off the HAMB for a long time, but when I heard about Bob's passing I had to share a story that I'll remember the rest of my life:
It would have been about 6 or 7 years ago this weekend at BTT50s that the sky opened up and it started pouring. We were going to get the HAMB pic taken together in a few minutes. Everyone around started scrambling for shelter and to cover their cars. Guy next to us was explaining to his kid how bad rain was on hot rods. Then Bob pulled up. With the top down.
I may have only met Bob a few times throughout the years, but his impact will remain. The greatest ambassador that hot rod culture could ask for. He will be missed, but more than that....he will be remembered. Rest in peace, Bob.
Yes he was a great HAMB member and a true hot rodder, but more than that he was a great person with an infectious smile and a way of always making you feel better just being around him. He made every event he attended a better place to be. Guys like him are irreplaceable. We are all better for having known him.
Sincere Sympathy goes out to his Family, and extended Family here
Bob touched so many lives during his time with us and it is indeed a sad day for all that knew & loved him,his accomplishments were many and we will miss him for years to come.
May the good Lord bless & comfort the entire Klessig family. HRP
Didn't know him, but from the outpouring of kind words, great stories and love for the man... May he Rest in Peace.
Wow....sad news...Godspeed Bob! Hope your burning up the road in Heaven!
Great pics! I met Bob at the CCR after he had a slight fender bender. Cool guy. He reminds me of so many of my past friends. R.I.P.
Wow sad to hear Bob has passed rest in peace hamber you will be missed
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Rest In Peace
A major loss to HAMB, hot rodding and the entire human race. One heck of a nice guy. He'll be missed.
Another good man gone.Condolences to family and friends.
Bob use to get me my rooms for the Nationals in Louisville, Kalamazoo and Indy. Always had a great time and although we did not hang out much I always made a point of looking him up at the shows and bull shit a little. The last 10 years I would only get to see him at Back to the 50s. I was up there this weekend and did not see the convert or the sedan and wonder how his fight was going . Sad to come home to this news. Rest in peace Bob and I will keep running the wheels off them in your memory! Larry
I truly missed out by not meeting him....get out and enjoy life people. RIP Bob K, we can all be better if we follow your lead!
My condolences to the family....Bob was a great guy and will be missed!
Introduced myself some years back at Kazoo,gracious and friendly man who left an impression on me. R.I.P.
So sad to read of Bob's passing. RIP Bob
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Such a nice person and I'm lucky to have called him a friend. A great loss for all.
Never had a chance to meet Bob but I recall reading of his adventures on the HAMB and always looked forward to the next installment. He was living the life many only dreamed of. God bless you Maggie.
I followed his adventures on the HAMB- RIP-
class act man, I will forever feel fortunate to have spent time rapping with this great guy. My thoughts for healing go out to his darling wife Maggie, a true first lady of our sport.
Heard of Bob's passing today at local show. Good guy will be missed! RIP
One of the great ones! RIP Bob!
RIP Bob! Only met him once at the 2007 Jalopy Showdown, and then saw his car at the 2014 Rodder's Journal Revival, but didn't run into him.
Sad to hear the news this morning Bob was a great guy and it was an honour to have met him RIP mate.
Very Sad news,I was hoping he would beat it,Meet Bob at Detroit,He was a Class act,Then ran into him in Hershey,He will be sadly missed on the HAMB and everywhere,Rest in Bob,Lucky
Very very sad to hear and laughed with Bob many times , RIP Bob......... God Speed Buddy
Here's to you BOB.. .gonna miss you!
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