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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr.J, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. socalmerc
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
    Posts: 475

    from socal

    does anybody know what is gonna happen to his museum?
  2. Just thought Id bring this back up,still bummed by the news..........hope someone can save his history and collection of stuff.....
  3. socalmerc
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
    Posts: 475

    from socal

    you want to see something pathetic, go to kustom kulture forum. they only have two page on this topic and it seemed like 3/4 didn't even know who Larry was. and here they are making money off what he pioneered.
  4. spasecadet
    Joined: Jan 16, 2009
    Posts: 122

    from PDX

    Very sad. RIP Larry.

    I am still amazed every time I look at what he did.
  5. sherrys55caddy
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 77


    So sad by this news..:(
    Like on previous posts I think it would be a nice to send Larry out in style. Anyone who is attending the services lets try to get as many rides there as possible.
    Also just wanted to throw it out there..The Elks lodge close by in Huntington Beach has offered there lodge to any HAMB members who would like to get together for a informal gathering for Larry. Drinks are very reasonable and there is lots of parking. Please PM me if anyone has ?'s
  6. So sad to hear. I just heard. I've been working and out of touch with the rest of the normal world. May he rest in peace. I'm going to go and flip through some of those great Rodder's Journal articles on him.
  7. GuyW
    Joined: Feb 23, 2007
    Posts: 293

    from Escondido

    Well, was Larry tatted out??
  8. socalmerc
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
    Posts: 475

    from socal

    nothing to do with tats. its a site from kustom painting to air brush work. call kustom kulture
  9. Kopperhead
    Joined: Feb 23, 2005
    Posts: 112


  10. aafa729
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 59


    Larry Watson painted my first dragster in 1964. Very talented guy. RIP.
  11. heywacha
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 296

    from Orange, CA

    En paz descanse...
  12. El KaMiNo KiD
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 509

    El KaMiNo KiD

    what???!!!...does that even matter?...what a stupid question..
  13. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,545


    exactly thats all they care about is looking cool with tats and all those rockabilly accessories why would they know a true legend like him?
  14. socalmerc
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
    Posts: 475

    from socal

    yeah Larry was no follower or wanna-be. he was the one that they wanted to be
  15. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 479


    one of the greats!! RIP Larry
  16. heywtfo
    Joined: Oct 30, 2008
    Posts: 13


    we will miss him

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  17. It's good to see that this thread continues to pop back up to the top. It is obvious how profound his influence was on all things in the motorcycle and automotive world.
  18. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,756

    from Drag City

    Larry's Casket.

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  19. 49SUPER6
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 297


    Very fitting, love the chrome tape
  20. Moldy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2001
    Posts: 386



  21. Boy, just when I was starting to feel a little better about Larry, this one got to me.

    It is very beautiful. Larry is missed....................E
  22. Going out in style total cool,woulda expected nothing less.......respects to those who did the work..........
  23. That is amazing! I am sure his family and close friends will be touched.
  24. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,075


    RIP of my heroes...still havin clearly in mind a Watson scalloped tribute car..
  25. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,019

    Rocky Famoso

    Good question.....
  26. Its in good hands and all his stuff will be well taken care of! no need to worry!
  27. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 846

    Roger O'Dell

    Larry gave the museum to me, while at the city of hope. I've been scanning photos for a while. We were going to film the museum ,a shot of Larry pointing to the picture, then while he talked about it we would go to the scaned photo. But that can't happen now. After the funeral I will talk to his son to see, when it needs to be moved, while I try to find a correct location for it. The last thing Larry had me do was to take pictures of how he located them, to keep them as he wanted them. Roger
  28. socalmerc
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
    Posts: 475

    from socal

    thats great Roger, glad to see everything will not be put back into boxes or even worse sold. be sure and let the word out when it is open so more people can come and see just how much this man did and meant to the kustom car community.
  29. John.Any chance of a LW memorial shirt??? again maybe funds can go to cancer or to help with the collection~~~ thanks
  30. Its not up to me but I can ask someone that can make that decision!


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