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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. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    RIP ANTHONY...Taken way too young...
  2. CraigR
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 375

    from California

    Damn - Sorry Kev. Anthony had a great sense of humor, cool guy. Condolences to all. RIP mate.
  3. Damn, Anthony, you get to play with all of the great Kustomizers, R.I.P.
  4. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,592



    Im sorry to hear the news, I followed the Shifters for years and really appreciated his vision and talent,,,,RIP.

  5. eye bone
    Joined: Jul 13, 2005
    Posts: 655

    eye bone

    Met him several times in my travels as a member of the Road Zombies… Hands down, he built my all time favorite model A coupe hotrod… watched as it evolved into the Brown Neck Bandito… also way cool!!! He had vision, & talent for days! My condolences to all that his all to short life touched! Especially his close friends, & family! A sad loss!!!
  6. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

  7. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,347

    Chuck R

    Horrible news, Anthony will be greatly missed by his family and friends. RIP
  8. Good solid friends are hard to find and when you lose one its like a stake to the heart .My sympathies to you and his family sounds like a much loved man.
  9. flat top austin
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 174

    flat top austin

    sorry for you loss man. the kustom culture world has lost another great builder..
  10. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    sorry to hear! I'll keep you in my prayers.
  11. Drooled over his work for years and the stories on here have me sad ill not get the chance this side of heaven to meet. Prayers are all I can offer to you his children, family, friends and club brothers.....God Bless and do what you do to his memory

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  12. CheaterCarl
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 639


    The Shifters were one of the biggest inspirations to us forming our club. Our sincerest condolences from all your bros. in the Cheaters Car Club, Milwaukee.

    Carl Urbaniak
  13. Cal-Paul
    Joined: Jun 8, 2008
    Posts: 117


    This kind of news sucks. I will pray for him and his family
  14. Greaser Bob
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,325

    Greaser Bob

    In our hearts and prayers. Never met you but knew of your work........
    The Rod Tossers
    Joined: Nov 17, 2007
    Posts: 381


    Very sorry for your loss... I lost my best friend 10years ago and still think about him everyday.

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  16. Very sorry to hear about your friend, Kevan. RIP condolences to his family, and all his friends who lost him today.
  17. Theo Douglas
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 807

    Theo Douglas

    My sincere condolences to Kevan and the Shifters, and to his family and friends. Anthony was a true original and a really good guy. He will be missed.
    RIP Anthony.
  18. ratster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2001
    Posts: 3,535


    sorry, very sad. rip
  19. Gator Mc Klusky
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
    Posts: 308

    Gator Mc Klusky

    I can't believe this! Why is it that this happens to the best guys?! :(

    Spent 3 month with him 2001/2002 in Orange at his house and shop. Beeing the nicest guy to me. What a great guy. Always in for a laugh and helping a friend. Had the coolest Hot Rod in the world, the Coupe and helped me so much in learning more about Hot Rods. A true original guy. I have lost contact over the years and I always wanted to visit him again. Now this is too late.
    I'm shocked. This tells me, that u never can know what happens next. Will pray for him and his family and friends. Shifters, I wish u all the best loosing this great friend.

    Prayers sent from Germany. Johnny

    Rest in Peace Anthony. The original traditional Rat Rodder.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  20. tikidiablo
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 853

    from so cal

  21. fonti
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
    Posts: 487


    losing the best friend is very hard...I'm sorry. hope you have the strength you Need, RIP
  22. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Very sad news.. I never met him, but read about him and saw what he and the shifters were doing in the 1990's. Had a big influence on me.
    Condolences to his family and friends.
  23. Condolences to family and friends - RIP.

  24. Back in the 90's i had a roommate that had a 53 chieftain that Anthony did a SBC conversion on. There was stuff about it that at first made me wanna shake my head, but when i thought about it, I said to myself, "This guy did what he had to do to get this thing on the road in a day and age when you had to improvise at every step." it was crude at the time, but his improvisation was nothing short of inspired.

    we never met, but some of the stuff he did was a huge inspiration. the Brown Neck Bandito will live in my heart forever. if you ever saw it up close, it was rough, but it said "yeah, I can do that." pure awesome.

    Prayers for his Family and Friends.
  25. My condolences to all near to him. I never met Anthony but I learnt a lot about him and his cars in the many magazines & books he featured in. I remember seeing his bubbletop car at CHRR - I couldnt believe it - too cool.
    Very sad to hear he has gone.
  26. Didn't know him but the words I'm reading here say he was respected in the hamb community.
    RIP Anthony.
  27. Greasemachine
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 153

    from San Diego


    I knew him for long time, big loss for the scene and the Shifters.

    Hard times for his family!

    I took that pic at VLV, I guess it was 2002??

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  28. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,633

    from Hypocrisy

    Met him and the rest of the Shifters at VLV 1, 2, 3, 4 and then I quit going, he was a very cool guy, funny as hell, and he was a builder. The hot rod world's a sadder place without him.
  29. I never met him but I always loved his cars. The brown neck bandito was about a decade ahead of the curve in terms of trends. I'm sorry to see him gone.
  30. Gator Mc Klusky
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
    Posts: 308

    Gator Mc Klusky

    I'm on here again. Still can't believe it. Was at my garage today and thought maybe it was a bad dream what I read in the morning. Sorry I have to cry. He was one of my heroes and a friend.

    Can't say what I feel. Sorry.

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