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Folks Of Interest Meeting Jake at GNRS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Greg Stokes, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. This is the big wow moment! Forever inspired by Jim “Jake” Jacobs cars, work and ethic. Finally met the man at GNRS and we talked “banger” engines and Model A pickups. His cars inspired mine and he saw a picture of mine years ago and wanted to build one like it. As we parted after an awesome catch up he said “I like your workmanship!” - I coulda fainted! Thanks Jake!

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    The pick up of mine which was inspired by Jake but then inspired him - where is this car now?
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    I went back and saw Jake some more....
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    Then we went and saw him on Monday
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  2. micksmith
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
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    micksmith
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    from australia

    Yes Greg, Jakes one the neatest guy's you could ever meet he's a humble down to earth hot rodder
     
  3. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,003

    Moriarity
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    I met Jake at Starbirds museum about 20 years ago. What a story teller! Just the stories about working for Roth were worth the price of admission!!! Great guy....
     

  4. catdad49
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    What a Thrill it must have been ( seems like for both of you)!
     
  5. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from KCMO

    Very cool!
     
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  6. Jalopy Joker
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    Jalopy Joker
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    Cool story about more stories
     
  7. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    okiedokie
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    from Ok

    Cool indeed!
     
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  8. ...he's always been one of my favorite heroes
     
  9. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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    40Standard
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    from Indy

    is he in Apple Valley?
     
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  10. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    A Boner
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    image.png Can we assume this is Jake's latest project?
     
  11. micksmith
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
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    micksmith
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    from australia

    A Boner yes its Jakes latest toy
     
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  12. Wow! Anymore pictures of his shop?
     
  13. I_Am_Man
    Joined: Jul 9, 2018
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    I_Am_Man

    Well Greg - I'm envious to say the least.
    Hopefully, meeting Jake will be in my future as well.

    Dave from Fairmount, IN
     
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  14. catdad49
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  15. I met Pete & Jake, Jim Ewing and Norman Grabowski at the NSRA Nat's South in Winstpn Salem, North Carolina in 1977, hard to believe that was 42 years ago and Pete,Jim & Norm have left the building.

    Jake's truck inspired me also. HRP
     
  16. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 14,286

    straykatkustoms
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    I guess that it was twenty plus years ago when I met Jake at Starbird's museum. What a great guy. It is kool to be able to meet the guys that we look up to and they end up being just like a regular car guy. Kool that you took advantage of the situation to visit with him. thanks for sharing....
     
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  17. Great to see Jake again at GNRS this year
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    Then great to visit him again
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  18. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    krylon32
    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Met Jake for the first time at the only annual NHRA Nationals in Denver. Went out to dinner and drinks and he kept trying to line me up with some old snag that was in the bar. He was having a ball, me not so much. I've met him several times since and he was always a hoot to talk to. One of my heroes since the 70's.
     

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