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Mr.Flathead John Bradley has passed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HrdNox, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. HrdNox
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 44

    from utah

    Hey fellas
    Just to let you guys know John Bradley Aka “Mr Flathead” passed yesterday
    about 2 pm.God speed Uncle John!
  2. Sorry to hear this, a great Flat inspiriation to all in the flat world..... RIP........
  3. janbuick
    Joined: Feb 13, 2011
    Posts: 308


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  4. RIP John. Condolences to his family and friends.
  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,057

    Jalopy Joker

    sincere sympathy to his Family & Friends. anyone got some history on him to share?
  6. fenderless
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
    Posts: 1,281

    from Norway

    Sorry to hear, RIP. Truely a pinoneer.

  7. 55nash
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    Posts: 7


    Condolences to his family....Gods speed John
  8. My Dad & Uncle grew up with the Bradley twins, Jon & Tom. They knew him as Uncle John. I just read about this on Jons FB page. I can't help thinking we're losing too many legends.

    From Jons page

    Drag Racing Legend John Bradley passed away peacefully in his sleep.
    Bradley Campaigned his Fuel Burning Dragster over 60 years.
    His machines Ran on Loads of 100% Nitro and had to be started on Alcohol.
    * Bradley knew them all, TV Tommy Ivo, Don Garlits, Mickey Thompson.....
    This Record Setting Car is Restored, on display in Don Garlits Hall of Fame Museum Fl.
    R.I.P. John Bradley 11/28/12

  9. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 848

    from So. Cal

    Just heard. So sad to hear, my dad raced him many times during the UFRA days, and we have a lot of film of him running with my dad, got to meet him once a couple years ago at the Antique Nationals, but heard so many crazy stories about him.

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  10. buikwag
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 472

    1. Buick Nailheads

    I'm really sorry to hear about John's passing. He is a genuine legend. I first saw him run that car in the 50's at Morrow Field in Colton. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Jack
  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,057

    Jalopy Joker

    another pic

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  12. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,528


    I'm sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends.
  13. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,452


    Saw him run several times at flathead events.
    He was the king of the bullshitters!
  14. He won more races than anyone else, at the Colton Drags. That's cool!
  15. dragsled
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,977

    from Panama IA

    Sorry to hear this, Tim Jones
  16. WCD
    Joined: Apr 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,712


    And yet another legend passes. Bradley was to the flatties what Garlits was to the AA/FD's.
  17. Jim Marlett
    Joined: Aug 12, 2003
    Posts: 865

    Jim Marlett

    Sad news. I first met him and his wife at the Flathead Nationals toward the end of his career. Wish I'd met him sooner. My condolences to his friends and family.
  18. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    sad to hear, Saw him the first time I went to the drags [1956] . He won top times a lot at Colton. He put away many overheads with his 'Genes Brake Shop Spl' we will miss him.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013

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