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Folks Of Interest ******larry watson******

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

  1. stroupedesign
    Joined: May 8, 2010
    Posts: 177

    from Tustin, CA

    My condolences to his friends and family. Peace and Wheelies, from one artist to another. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!
  2. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,909

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Reading little issues of R&C stuffed inside a textbook in high school, Larrys cars would always have me dreaming of maybe someday. Especially the Chevy. A great loss!
  3. Moldy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2001
    Posts: 386


    Just thought of a discussion we had once about today's paint products that cracked me up. He would refer to it as that FU*kin' "Commie Paint" ! As he pretty much refused to use it!
  4. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    Long live the memory of Larry Watson for what he give us, for what he'll still be giving us in the years to come. One of the great customizes.

    CRUISER :cool:
  5. R.I.P. what a huge lost :(
  6. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,708

    from Hypocrisy

    Aw man, I'm seriously upset, I never met him but he was a huge influence, he was the epitome of cool. His work is his legacy, he is immortal.
  7. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,877


    Damn, That is so sad to hear. My condolenses go out to his family. The Auto world has lost another one of the great ones.
  8. Abomination
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
    Posts: 6,702


    Holt shit, man... I can't believe it.


  9. The man. His work. Timeless!
  10. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,351

    from Dallas, TX

    Dang. There's not a custom painter out there that hasn't been influenced either directly or indirectly by Larry Watson.

  11. shonky
    Joined: Aug 29, 2009
    Posts: 246

    from Norfolk UK

    I am sorry to hear this sad news
    i was only reading an article on him last night.

  12. RF
    Joined: Mar 13, 2001
    Posts: 1,897


    Guess Larry will finally find out if Iranians were really hiding in his toilet...that is, if his maker's willing to reveal the truth.

    Keeping my fingers crossed there are no bans on spraying lacquer in heaven. RIP Larry
  13. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Sadly, another great one gone. But, he left one hell of a legacy. True hero and American icon.
  14. As I said in the other post met Mr Watson in late 80's early 90's at the rat fink shows at moon and bought a poster of the grapevine and had him sign it and then he said to me since you are out of state lets get a photo together and you can send me a copy. He was very down to earth and was easy to talk too. His influnce on car industry is very deep to the point I dare say influnced the big 3 back in the day.
  15. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    Man,he always looked so kool I kinda assumed he'd be around forever.
    Reality sucks when it involves a loss as great as this.
    R.I.P. & condolences.
  16. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,196

    from Chicago

  17. truckedup 28
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 813

    truckedup 28

    r.i.p his work was inspiring...jones
  18. Sorry to hear it.RIP Larry.
  19. tuki
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 187


    sad day indeed..prob my favorite painter..way ahead of his time.
  20. Chromeandlight
    Joined: Jul 20, 2008
    Posts: 46


    He once told me he liked my photos and to come by his shop sometime... now I have a regret. Gonna go home and watch the Barris DVD we did together.
  21. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Awe man so sad.. RIP Mr. Watson.. He's up there with Roth and all his buddys keeping an eye on us!!

    When we interviewed him with George we spent 2 hours together filming.. it was a gas having those two going through images and talk trash about some of the cars built back then.. they were so funny together..I had the best time shooting that. I would run into him at a shows and he would remember me and start to shoot the shit.. and that was a honor..

    He's one on my hero's for sure and we will miss you very much Larry...
  22. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,793


    Rest in piece Larry... You will always be remembered

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  23. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,708

    from Hypocrisy

    Nope, death waits for no man, but few get to leave a legacy as huge and important as he did, most of us will lives of utter anonymity, he was too out there for that, he was destined for greatness.
    Unfortunately the mainstream media won't mention his passing, arguably he might be the greatest influence on custom car painting ever, an art form that's ignored by the cognoscenti anyway.
  24. baggedmitsu
    Joined: Mar 3, 2006
    Posts: 213


    Well said!
  25. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,049

    Alliance Vendor

    Another hero has left us! Goodspeed Larry, we will always remember you!
  26. CultureCreature
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 87


    Wow, he was really in inspriing man and I am proud to have had the time to meet him and spend some time with him when I lived in Victorville. What an amazing guy with stories and a history that no one can ever repeat.

    You will be missed Larry. R.I.P.
  27. RIP Larry, your with the kustom gods now!
  28. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,627

    from SoCal

    wow another legend gone...condolances to his family and friends
  29. Fatshitelivis
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 9

    from georgia

    R.I.P. Larry watson. He was one of the best artist
  30. Sucks...big inspiration all thru my life!!!

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