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Event Coverage Memorial Car Show for Bill Papke,PIC'S ADDED!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bad Bob, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. SoCal Merc
    Joined: Jul 26, 2007
    Posts: 572

    SoCal Merc
    from SoCal

  2. Bill,you would have liked the show......I'll miss you buddy!
  3. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,859

    Buddy Palumbo

    Thanks for the great pics
  4. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,698

    from san diego

    For years, Bill would always chew me out for showing up late to sell at Pomona with him, I guess I showed up a little late for his memorial, but we would'ent want to break the tradition. Still got to see most the show and a lot of old friends, gonna miss Bill and his wealth of knowledge.
  5. I live in the midwest and never met Bill. The way it sounds, I missed meeting a great guy. It sounds like he was a little onery, my kinda person.
    Bad Bob, thanks for sharing the photos.
  6. Hey Bob glad you posted these pics, Bill was a very good & old frierd of the Erickson family and fellow WKC member. Carol & i had planed to take our shop truck but work got in the way and it looks like we missed seeing alot of old friends. This 50 Merc belongs to Eleanor (Mercury moma) a long time friend of my wife.
  7. Bob, Bill did own it. My father Ken Erickson bought it for Bill 2 days before he passed. That is Ray & my sister Kelly in these pics.
    Oh Yhea its worth saving and i think Bill will aprove of what my father does with it.
  8. cool37
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,861

    from SoCal

    A good tribute by some great friends ! Thanks for posting BB !
  9. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,895

    51 mercules

    I think you're right.Bill would of liked the show.RIP Bill!
  10. jwcaddy
    Joined: Jul 31, 2007
    Posts: 261

    from golden,co.

    A great tribute to Bill and looked like a great show. Great pics Bob and wish I lived on the west coast.

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  11. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,296


  12. Had a good time but I got there a little late.I still got to see some really nice cars and chat with some good people.It was fun and at a great location,im sure Bill would of loved it.
    Scary drive home though,a minivan went up in flames right next to me while sitting at a light.As soon as the light turned green I felt the heat and the flames were huge.Luckly everyone made it out of the van and I was able to get away quick from the fire.Very scary.......shook me up for a little while.

    Great day,thanks for posting pics Bob.
  13. I bought stuff a number of times from Bill, he was gruff but patient. I emailed him some pics of my car and he got a kick out of the fact that I had a car like mine back in his home town of Chicago. He never mentioned he was sick.

    RIP Bill Papke
  14. 1gearhead
    Joined: Aug 4, 2005
    Posts: 464


  15. Wish we could have stayed longer....Sorry I missed you,Jeff and Brian.
  16. SoCal Merc
    Joined: Jul 26, 2007
    Posts: 572

    SoCal Merc
    from SoCal

    We'll catch up soon. Take care, Bob.
  17. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    Hey this guy stole my dads paint job.
  18. Matt and I thought it was him,til we saw it was a Coupe.
  19. great guy always stoped to talk to him when he would be at pomona swapmeet .always offered water to my kids while we talked car pars he will be missed

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