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Folks Of Interest R.I.P. Anthony Castaneda

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sledge, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. bigBADwolf
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 148

    bigBADwolf
    Member
    from Batavia,IL

    God speed...R.I.P.
     
  2. hopped up
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 401

    hopped up
    Member
    from So Cal

    What? I just ran into him at a punk rock show at the Vex a couple of months ago. Terrible news to wake up to. His coupe way back in the day inspired me to get one my self. Not to many of us were driving these bare bone hot rod's at the time. R.I.P brother
     
  3. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,076

    sled
    Member

    I never met him but i always wanted to...to me the Shifters were the driving force on the return of the trad custom and rod movement back in the early 90s...big respect
    Hard to believe ,really...way too young!!
    Deepest condolences to the family...
     
  4. Never met him either,
    But no doubt he was the real deal
    Tragic loss
    R.I.P.
     
  5. Mr.Bomba
    Joined: Apr 13, 2007
    Posts: 357

    Mr.Bomba
    Member

    R.I.P. Brotha!
     
  6. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
    Posts: 412

    50 customcoupe
    Member

    So Sorry for your Loss....Prayers sent...
     
  7. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,576

    Mr.Musico
    Member
    from SoCal

    I to have the privelage to call Anthony "my friend". We have known each other since jr high school.

    3-4 nights a week we would visit each others shops as we are within a 1/4 mile from each other. I am going to miss his sense of humor, I am going to miss our talks about projects, about family and raising kids. My son is named after him.

    I got the call this morning as the sun came up and have felt sick ever since. We mulled around his shop this morning looking at each other in disbelief.

    Life will go on for the rest of us but it will NEVER be the same without him. To his other close friends Parker, Marky, Kevin and the other Shifters..Im so sorry- lets celebrate his life..he will not be forgotten!
     
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  8. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,025

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    Sorry for your loss! I never met him, but I remember reading about him and the other Shifters guys many years ago, and they were an inspiration for me at early age. RIP.
     
  9. Kid Rocker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2002
    Posts: 261

    Kid Rocker
    Member

    Can't believe he is gone.
    I spent 4 great days with him in Sweden last month.
    RIP Anthony I miss you mate.
     
  10. worn shoes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2007
    Posts: 310

    worn shoes
    Member

    Man this sucks! Remember having some beers with him like 10 years ago at the doll hut. Very nice guy! I wish his family the best.
     
  11. urbanriot
    Joined: May 17, 2011
    Posts: 42

    urbanriot
    Member

    No words - so sorry.
     
  12. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 3,933

    Cyclone Kevin
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    Wow Kev,
    I remember the 1st time I met Anthony. He used to walk past my house on the way home from San Gabriel High. I caught checking out my blk 34 3W. He had much longer hair then. He was a great kid, very creative and dug many of the same things that I did.

    Found myself thinking about him over the weekend. Wondering WTH he was up too since I last saw him at Mooneyes Irwindale a couple of years back. I received a call from a fellow Broiler member asking about a Shifter name Anthony.

    I thought Oh No, Not Anthony !!!!!!! Man RIP-Godspeed pal. Gonna be different without you here to stir things up😉😢.
     
  13. Dogfacesmitty
    Joined: Mar 20, 2010
    Posts: 40

    Dogfacesmitty
    Member

    This really sucks. I remember meeting him, Skinny Jeff, and Alex back at the '98 March Meet. They were really friendly and offered me a beer and something off their grill. R.I.P., brother.


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  14. So sorry for the family and close friends. I actually was at the crash scene last night, I work for APD and was on duty last night when it happened. I saw the truck and immediately knew who had crashed. Just sickening, so damn tragic. If any close friends or family have any questions about the circs just PM me.
     
  15. Goozgaz
    Joined: Jan 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,557

    Goozgaz
    Member

    My deepest condolences.
     
  16. Mrjona55
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
    Posts: 16

    Mrjona55
    Member

    Rest in peace Anthony our hearts go out to your family we are very sorry for your lost....... We shall continue hot rodding in ur honor. :/




    HAZE AND HYDERS
     
  17. So very sorry to hear.
     
  18. fleetline-Ken
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 8

    fleetline-Ken
    Member
    from anaheim

    Rip Anthony, you are a bad ass dude! Thankfully your craftsmanship will live on forever in all the bad ass cars u built!!
     
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  19. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,458

    Paul
    Editor

    Never met him in person but was pleasantly surprised at how easy he was to talk to on the phone. I know his friends and family will miss him. My condolences.
     
  20. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,679

    droplord49
    Member
    from Bryan, Tx

    Never met him, but from what I've seen of him in Desperate Generation and read in all the articles about The Shifters and here on the HAMB, he seemed like a pretty stand up guy who obviously loved life and our hobby. I fell in love with his coupe way back when Street Rodder did their article on The Shifters in the late 90's. I've been a fan of his work ever since. My condolences to his close friends and family.
     
  21. Sorry to hear....


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  22. Very sorry to hear about this tragedy.Met Anthony in the later 90s and he will be missed by a lot of people.I pray for his family and friends.


    Via Con Dios......Amigo
     
  23. SAVAGE
    Joined: May 13, 2002
    Posts: 907

    SAVAGE
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    Man Sad news RIP..
     
  24. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 425

    Jersey Joe 67
    Member
    from J Town

  25. hydroshawn
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 335

    hydroshawn
    Member
    from Brenham,Tx

    Rest in Peace Anthony... I am not at home but I will post some pictures as soon as I do.
     
  26. rcavaliers
    Joined: Feb 20, 2010
    Posts: 148

    rcavaliers
    Member
    from downey

    RIP Anthony, you will be missed
     
  27. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,276

    swissmike
    Member

    Sorry for your loss!
     
  28. God Bless, Rest in Peace Anthony
     
  29. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,357

    Royalshifter
    Moderator
    from California

  30. Aaron Kahan
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
    Posts: 123

    Aaron Kahan
    Member

    I'm still startled by this sad news that was my wake-up call today. My condolences and heart felt thoughts to Kevan, all the Shifters, Anthony's kids and the rest of his family and friends.
    RIP Anthony.

    -Aaron
     

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