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Folks Of Interest It is in great sadness BOB Klessig

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff J, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Well said little brother.
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  2. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,132

    from Central IL

    RIP Bob you will be greatly missed....
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  3. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 619


    Godspeed. Prayers to Maggie and the rest of the family.
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  4. Kustomman#1
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 321


    I never got to meet Bob but did talk to him here on the HAMB a few class man. God speed to you Bob you touched so many your memory will never die.
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  5. Gray Ford
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 491

    Gray Ford
    from Illinois

    Bob has been released from his pain ....Prayers for Maggie & his family...Thank You Bob for spending time with us ...

    God Speed my friend .....God Speed .......

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  6. MO_JUNK
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,044

    from Rolla, Mo.

    Thank you Bob. Rest in peace my friend.
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  7. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 1,951


    Free of pain at last, and meeting all the Hot Rod greats that arrived before him. Bob is someone a whole lot of us will never forget, and that tells the whole story. He gave us all special memories we get to keep until we meet again. Thank You Bob K.

    My wife and I took a 200 mile cruise in Bob's memory today. Gene
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  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,604



    Credit to Photographers of
    imagery used in this Tribute
    to Bob

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
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  9. 40ford
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 45

    from Duluth, GA

    RIP Bob.
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  10. lo-buk
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 280

    from kcmo

    RIP Bob....
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  11. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,242


  12. Bob was a friend of mine....loved him. Condolences to Bob's family. We'll all hurt for awhile.
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  13. you remember this day? You guys stopped to see "Tic Toc's"model A roadster in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With Purple Pickup and some other guys. Bob was in rare form and having fun as always.....
    Now, Bob and Tic Toc both are gone.
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  14. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,204

    from Wa.St.

    Bob & Maggie stopped by the house on one of their road trips to the west coast, he looked like the happiest guy on Earth! RIP.......................................................
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  15. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,438


    Rest in Peace

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  16. IMG_20180624_113249_913.jpg hahaha... Wisconsin sense of humor... Godspeed Bobk
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  17. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,960

    from Finland

  18. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,021

    Staff Member

  19. Travel on Knome
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  20. I sure do Rocky. We were on our way to Bonneville. The next day we drove up Pikes Peak, Bob got dehydrated and we took him to ER in Colorado Springs...he thought he was having a heart attack...we finally sprung him in the late afternoon and made Durango that night....Wolf Creek Pass and all. While Bob was in ER we changed the carb on his old Chevy. That was another EPIC trip with Bob and the rest of our gang also included Ohiobluetip and Slocro.

    Doesn't take much work to get a road trip story out of me. Especially one with Bob.
  21. After meeting at the Night Owl for a burger we went to the Cheaters show and Bob says take a picture and post it so people know i'm still here. Love this guy and he will never be forgotten.
  22. FityFive
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
    Posts: 305


    I was blessed to have met Bob at NSRA Nats several years ago. I had heard so much about him on the HAMB and was thrilled to see him cruising in his convertible when I arrived at the fairgrounds in Louisville. I was able to speak with him the next day and introduce myself. What a great guy!

    In my opinion, he is a legend and should be inducted into the HAMB Hall of Fame!
  23. Slocrow
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 6


    Hey Rocky, those other two guys were Ken and me. Here's a couple of film shots from that trip. I think this is where Bob decided to build a "tub", which he later decided not. Frank Tub.jpg build review.jpg TickToc's.jpg
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  24. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,810


    032.JPG BobK.JPG Ego-Rama-061.JPG Ego-Rama-062.JPG Ego-Rama-134.JPG Ego-Rama-169.JPG P1130855.JPG
    See you on the other side.
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  25. raprap
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 768

    from Ohio

    Bob, See ya on down the road of life!
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  27. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
    Posts: 412

    50 customcoupe

    REST-IN-PEACE Bob, I will missing seeing here on.
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  28. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,806

    from So Cal

    Wow, reading all these posts and so many guys talking about meeting and knowing Bob, and you look at their location and they are all over the country, and down under too. Amazing, simply amazing! I did not know Bob, and from what I'm reading I missed out. Such a shame for the world to lose such a man as this.
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  29. I'm still at a loss of words......I really don't know what to say, I could spend hours typing stories....
    Lost a true friend, a real hot rodder, a traveling knome, santa clause....a person who made this world a better place, touched so many lives, and always had a smile and a hug for ya.
    I can still hear him yelling at me....."Jeffrey, if I hear you drove through Annnteeegooo and don't stop by, I'm going to............."

    RIP BobK
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  30. ground_pounder
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 443


    Godspeed Bob K, may Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration be behind you the whole way there.
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