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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 14, 2023.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,588

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Mike Young


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  2. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,379

    from Commack NY

    Sorry to hear of his passing God speed
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  3. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 12,238

    from Zoar, Ohio

    My deepest sympathy to you and all of Mikes family and friends.
    As we all age it becomes more and more frequent losing good friends and family. It’s a very lonely feeling.
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  4. Sorry about the loss of your pal.

  5. Wow, I hate to hear this. Sorry about your loss Ryan. :( Praying for Mike's family and friends.
  6. So sorry to hear of Mr. Young's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him years ago at the Leadsled Spectacular when he was washing his incredible '60 Impala. He was a very nice guy and didn't mind a couple of us drooling over his car while he was wiping it down. Seeing that Chevy cruise down the street was a treat for the eyes I'll never forget.
    My deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed. Vaya Con Dios Mr. Young..........E
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  7. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 29,998

    Staff Member

    Dammit man... so sorry to hear about this. I never met the man but have lusted after the Chevy since the first time I saw it.... RIP
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  8. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,111


    True friends like that are hard to come by and when you lose one, it’s tough. You never really “get over it” so to speak. We shouldn’t really. Over time though, I’ve found myself being thankful that I was fortunate enough to have a friend like you speak of here. Can’t put a value on something like that. Truly sorry for your loss.
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  9. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,240


    I read about his passing on Saturday in the local news and found it incredibly sad that neither Chuy's website or any of their social media mention his passing at all.

    I'd see him at Austin events with his various cars and regret not introducing myself. He sounds like not only a visionary, but great guy who loved his family.

    Prayers for his family and friends.
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  10. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 14,765

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Just a super fine Gentleman.
    Incredibly generous and very fine person, so very sad....
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  11. I didn't know he was ill. My condolences. I thought about him the other day when I heard a Chuy's will be built about 2 miles from my house. RIP.
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  12. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,588

    Staff Member

    I don't know this for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was by request. Mike wasn't big on publicity... Also, he sold Chuy's years ago.

    Mike's passing has been pretty big news in Austin though. It's all over the news.
  13. deuceman32
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 450


    So sorry for your loss, Ryan. Sincere condolences to those affected.
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  14. Condolences on the loss of your friend, Ryan. A comforting statement made at a funeral for a friend I attended recently:
    “The candle may go out, but the memory of its light remains.”
  15. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 3,501

    41 GMC K-18

    It's never easy to lose a great friend, its not supposed to be an easy thing!
    At this stage of the game, all you can do is be dam grateful and appreciative of the time you got to spend with him !
    He lives on, in your memories and, and in all of the hearts of those that he influenced!

  16. That's sad to hear. I never knew the man, but I always had deep respect for his taste in cars. He always had great style.
    800px-Mike-young-1933-ford-hot-rod.jpg 800px-Mike-young-1948-buick-special-sedanette-low-rider-mild-custom3.jpg DSC_1768.jpg PA210149-vi.jpg
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  17. May he Rest In Paradise…..
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  18. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,814


    Wow. Thanks for tell a bit of his story, Ryan. His cars are incredible, but I'm sure your recounting your side of the relationship will be special to his family as well. It's often nice to hear how those you love are thought of by other people.
  19. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,992


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  20. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 989

    Curt Six

    I didn't know Mike well, but I enjoyed the time we spent on the phone when I was writing stories about his cars, talking about everything from lowriders in Harlingen to working with Joe Perez on the amazing interior in his '48 Buick.

    When he and the Austin crew came to Baltimore for the TRJ car show 10 years ago, they were hell bent on getting crab cakes. To get to the best joint in town required a drive through some of the nicest and some of the worst neighborhoods in Baltimore, and those guys could have cared less. I'll never forget rolling through town looking in my rearview at Gary Howard in the Exotica, Mike in his Buick, Lee in his (now Ryan's) shoebox...I think Steve drove his Cadillac that year and Reggie was in his '36. I knew it was a legendary sight at the time, but even more so now. I feel pretty fortunate to have spent a little time with those guys.
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  21. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
    Posts: 785


    so sad to hear this...RIP
  22. fullthrottle24
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
    Posts: 4


    Condolences to his family and all the friends who knew him.
  23. studebakerjoe
    Joined: Jul 7, 2015
    Posts: 1,122


    Ryan, sorry for your loss. Always hurts losing our friends. My sympathy goes out to Mike's family and friends.
  24. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,993


    Really sucks to lose old friends. Sorry for your loss Boss and for all his old friends.
    (I suspect he was the Mike who had one of the first 3 HAMB join numbers?)
  25. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 7,169

    Staff Member

    Sorry Ryan.

    Mike is no longer in pain……
  26. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 2,810

    427 sleeper

    Fuckin' cancer, Man. No good human being deserves to go out that way! Sorry for your, his family's, and other friend's loss. Devastating... R.I.P.
  27. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 4,537


    Ryan, you are special, and you are somebody. It sounds like your friend Mike saw qualities in you that he admired as much as those you saw in him. You were blessed to have such a friend and I'm sorry for your loss.
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  28. Rramjet1
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
    Posts: 226


    So sorry for the loss of your friend. I’m at the age where that is happening far too often.
  29. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 7,155


    I unfortunately never got to meet him but always admired his taste in cars. Got to work on the Exotica once and have a very cherished piece of its original paint job. Rest in peace Mike.

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