I got a call from @PasoJohn last night telling me the sad news that elite bomb builder/owner Randy Perez passed away. Randy was a member of the Style Kings Car Club which is one of the premier bomb clubs on the west coast. His collection of bombs rivaled the best anywhere. Randy was also a proud member of the San Jose Fire Department serving his community for many years. He leaves a void in the lowriding community that can never be filled. He was a member right here on the HAMB that went by randingo8, although he rarely posted. I'm just mentioning this so the moderators can change his status to Member Emeritus. I never got to meet him personally, but I was in the right place at the right time in Paso in 2003. I was wandering around the show and I came upon a group of incredible bombs. Of course I had to stop and check them out. I was on my hands and knees checking out a '39 Chevy four door when a voice asked me if I liked what I saw. I looked up and it was none other than Joe Epstein. I told him I was checking out his chrome undercarriage and the hydraulic setup. He chuckled and told me it happened all the time. He introduced himself which was cool, but I knew who he was. Super nice guy! He gave me an up close look at his '39 and he even let me sit in it! We had a nice conversation talking bombs, customs and lowriders. After about 45 minutes, his grandkids came up and were asking him for a soda pop or Doritos or something so I cut our conversation short and I wished him well. I had just finished talking to him and was checking out more of his '39 when Randy walked up. You could tell they were old friends and each knew his stuff. They started talking bombs and what upcoming shows they were going to be at. I wish I would have taken a picture of them together, but I didn't want to interrupt their conversation. It was pretty cool to be a fly on the wall and listen to a "bomb" conversation between two legends. I'll post pictures of a few of his bombs which is just a small sampling of his excellent collection. Randy will be missed. My deepest condolences to his family, Style Kings club members and his dear friends. Con mucho respeto, vaya con Dios, Mr. Perez..........E Style Kings Skirt Randy's Auburn Randy's ultra rare '36 Chevy Roadster Here's Randy with his '36 Chevy and his "Big Bomb"--the fire engine he drove. Randy's '38 Dodge Humpback Panel Truck Randy's '36 Packard And my personal favorite. Randy's chopped '38 Dodge coupe.