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R.I.P. Jake Moran

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 32STUPRES, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. 32STUPRES
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 361


    Jake Moran, long time Memphis Street Rods member and long time former National Field Director for the NSRA, passed away 10-30-11 following a long bout with cancer. Jake was known nationwide and was loved by everyone that knew him. My prayers go out to his wife June and family. God Bless.

    Jake was known, as most of us, by the car he'd driven since at least the early seventies....He will be missed by all...Joe

  2. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    RIP Jake, you will be missed by many.
  3. lstwsh
    Joined: Jun 4, 2008
    Posts: 440

    from Dayton,Oh

    Very sad to hear this.I never knew Jake but i always remember seeing him at the NSRA meets.Always seamed he was having lots of fun.I remember seeing his car in the early 80's.
  4. Jake was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor,,I met him back in the 70's when the Lincoln was still a project.

    He will be missed by all that had the pleasure to have met him,,,Good Speed Jake!

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  5. spiffy1937
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 723

    from U.S.A.

    I just received a phone call about Jake's passing, very sorry to hear this. He was a fun guy to be around and, certainly, will be missed. RIP
  6. ohiohotrods
    Joined: Aug 14, 2006
    Posts: 378


    great guy- always had a joke to tell- will definitely miss him
  7. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,267

    phat rat

    RIP Jake. Jake was a great guy. I'm glad I had a chance to visit with him this year.
  8. hdman6465
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 639


    RIP Jake. Always a real gentleman.
  9. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    aw shit, Jake was the best,aways a joke, and I used to just stick around to hear him do awards , for the joke and the "dude" stuff god speed my friend you will be missed by all that knew ya!!! you were the best!!
  10. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,912

    need louvers ?

    His zepher was absolutely one of my favorites in it's first silver form back in the seventies. I remember it from some of the first N.S.R.A. chingos I went on as a kid. Always seemed to be a great guy, sorry to hear the news.
  11. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 5,655

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Always stopped by my booth to BS for a few minutes at all the shows. I'll miss his upbeat attitude.
  12. Yes, he supported the young rodders. I remember him commenting on my "Driven" tshirt when he handed us long distance award in Spokane, and smiling because he knew we were expecting our first at the time. He made a fuss and remembered us in Knoxville a year and a half later with the little one in tow.
    A great man, and who the whole hobby is about..people. God bless, Jake.
  13. Yes, he supported the young rodders. I remember him commenting on my "Driven" tshirt when he handed us long distance award in Spokane, and smiling because he knew we were expecting our first at the time. He made a fuss and remembered us in Knoxville a year and a half later with the little one in tow.
    A great man, and who the whole hobby is about..people. God bless, Jake.
  14. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    What a bummer. I've been proud to call him my friend since the mid 80's. He really was a joy to hang out with. The events just won't be the same without him....R.I.P buddy.
  15. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 695

    hot rod wille

    Very sad to hear--I met him a few times at NSRA events--great guy. He always answers to questions that people came up and asked about---he didn't have to "check" with anybody,he knew it all!
  16. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 876

    Paul B

    Sorry to hear always a great guy RIP Jake
  17. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    I meet him and his wife in Winston Salem when his Lincoln was light metallic blue with blue flames and had to talk to him about it. Then years later I saw him in Knoxville with his wife and they remembered me . I hadn't thought about that in a long time. He was good guy and his wife as nice as she could be. Rest in Peace.
  18. Jake (and June) were wonderful people. Jake always had a joke (or three) to tell you and a friendly work. For years he led the crew that put up and took down the signs at every Nationals. He resigned as National Field Director a few years ago so he could spend all his time trying to beat the big C. At last years Nats he was in terrible shape but then he hit on a better mix of drugs and at Louisville this year he was almost back to he nromal self, cracking jokes, shmoozing the girls, just "being Jake". Then he drove up the the Zoo and over to Burlington - noone knowing that it was to be his Victory Tour.

    We'll sure miss you Buzzard.


    Dennis & Sue

    PS For those in the Memphis area that can stop by and see a real dedicated hot rodder off Here's the information about Jake's service,

    Memorial Park
    5668 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN
    1-901 767-8930

    Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 PM, November 1, 2011

    Funeral Service will be Wednesday 10:00 AM, November 2, 2011
  19. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,302

    from Midwest


    Prayers for family and friends.
  20. Dang, I heard about this today from a buddy back in Memphis.:(

    I had known Jake since moving to Memphis in '84. Was surprised to find that his hand injury was from it getting pinched by the cage when he rolled a FED:eek:.

    Saw him last at L'ville this year, and, as always, he asked if I still had my roadster. He was big (adament) on driving your car. He said that he was doing OK with the cancer.

    He punched the louvers in my roadster decklid and my 56 truck hood years ago, for some neon beer signs for his collection. I'll especially remember him now.

    Always a congenial, outgoing guy, who unabashedly flirted with anybody's wife or girlfirend :eek:, he was a real rodder and all around good guy.


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  21. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,219

    rd martin
    from indiana

    never got to meet jake, but could tell he was a good guy, and always had a joke. you will be missed.
  22. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,701

    from Indy

    gee, just saw him this past August at the Nats in Louisville. He always loved to hug the ladies. RIP
  23. CruZer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,901


    Damn this is sad news. I got to visit with Jake and take his picture with Bob Pedercini (in the pizza costume ) at the Burlington Northeast Nats back in Sept.
    He was a great guy. I couldn't understand a word he said sometimes but he was a good guy. I loved his car,too.
    RIP Jake,you deserve it.

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  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 24,435


    Sad to hear that.
  25. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,570

    Bill Rinaldi

    I am truly saddened by the news of Jakes passing. I had an opportunity to have a few words with him in Kazoo this year, now I wish we could have spent more time and talked about old times and shared memories. I'm gonna miss you Jake. I already do. BILL RINALDI
  26. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    I remember Jake from the early years of the NSRA (When the NSRA knew what real hot rods were). He and his wife June (what a doll) were everywhere at a meet never seeming to run out of energy. Got to talk to him a few times and will always remember is helpful manner. RIP Jake. You were indeed one of the good ones and will be missed by many.

  27. lo-buk
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 254

    from kcmo

    RIP Jake....
  28. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Sad news. Rest in peace.
  29. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,736

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Sad news indeed!!---We knew Jake & June from the early days of street rodding starting at Detroit Nats in 1972.
    Jake always had a great smile & good joke! He will be sorley missed by all who had made his aquaintance over the years.
    RIP Jake!---Condolences to June & family------Don
  30. RIP Jake.Met Jake some 30+ years ago along with Gilbert and Bubba Bugg on a Memphis business trip. I had a chance to have a really nice visit with Jake at Louisville this year. He was at peace. God speed my friend.


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