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Folks Of Interest Pat Ganahl, The Hot Rodder Next Door

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by John Starr, Aug 24, 2022.

  1. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,117

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Thanks so much for sharing that! I feel like I now know Pat a lot better after reading this.
  2. Amazing tribute to your friend. I think he would be proud.
  3. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,614

    Rice n Beans Garage

  4. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 2,786

    41 GMC K-18

    John, it takes a lot of moxie, to write the tribute you composed, a lesser person would still be stunned and searching for any words at all.
    Bravo that you chose to share with us all in the HAMB Universe, articulate details about Pats world and neighborhood and your very special, fortunate, friendship and relationship with him!

    Thank you very much for your words, great story!
    Thanks from Dennis.
  5. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,989


    Thank you for taking your time to share your memories with us....
  6. I read every word and all the words in between those.

    My eyes became a bit blurry towards the end ... I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share just a little bit of your friendship. There are good people in the world...Pat was one ... I feel that many people who met and knew Pat are more the better for it.

    Godspeed Pat.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2022
  7. What a very well told story. You are very fortunate to have known "Too Tall" on such a personal level. Thank you for shareing this beautiful story, and your great photos. Pat could not have done it better. Thank you for taking the time to make this wonderful post.
  8. One of the best reads i have had period, thanks for sharing with us. JW
  9. Got me a little misty. You hit the neighbor jackpot and it seems the feeling was mutual. Great story. Great memories to be cherished.
  10. Gizzy
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 740

    from N.W,Ohio

    Very cool story,,,wish you & Pat were my neighbors
  11. Well done. Thank you for sharing...
  12. Wonderful. Thank you. :)
  13. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,341

    from Burton, MI

    Wow. You are one lucky man.

    Mods...can we get this 'sticky'? I, I KNOW everyone needs to read this.
  14. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 6,045


    John, Thanks for your first hand accounts of what a Great Person Pat was! Like a few others, I had to wipe my eyes a little bit, but I also chuckled a lot. Don't be a stranger here, Carp.
  15. Of all the tributes to Pat Ganahl, to me, your tribute is the one that affects me most. You knew Pat as a good neighbor, and a friend. I wish that I could have, too.
  16. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,126


    Wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing.
  17. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,017


    Priceless. Great story about a great man. Thanks.
  18. 1929rats
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 642


    Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Very touching and genuine. my condolences to you, your family, and neighbors.
  19. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 844


    Well written wonderful tribute.
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  20. Thank you so much - this is an awesome read! Thinking of you all
  21. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 862

    from wisconsin

    Very nice tribute to a lost "Giant" of our hobby.
  22. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 9,083


    I have no idea why I am sitting here crying about people I never met. But, there we are. Thank you so much for your first post, John.
    rod1, John Starr, Algoma56 and 5 others like this.
  23. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 5,340


    Great story and pictures thanks for sharing
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  24. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,983

    Staff Member

    This is beautiful.
    Silva, 5window, willysguy and 6 others like this.
  25. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 15,007

    from KCMO

    Fantastic post, glad to have you here.

    i have a feeling you won’t be the only one hanging up a new picture in the garage. I know I’ve got a spot picked out already.
    drdave, Algoma56, Uncle Ronn and 2 others like this.
  26. Boatmark
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 371


    Beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing it with us all. And thanks for documenting the “testing adventures”. I laughed out loud the first time I saw it - Pat’s big grin doing dry hops in the driveway.

    On behalf of all of us, please be attentive and rally the neighborhood in support of Anna. The shock will begin to fade for the public, her life has changed forever.
  27. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 892


    Thanks for the great story of your neighbor and everyones hero Pat . I've been struggling to write a comment that would be good enough about Pat , you nailed it .
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  28. Thank you John for sharing your personal friendship with Pat, hearing stories of being neighbors proves he was the same type of man we have always believed him to be, the educator & the humorist and a guy that eats & sleeps hot rod.

    I'm sorry for your loss of your friend, mentor & neighbor. HRP
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  29. John, are you aware you have your profile turned off? HRP
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