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Folks Of Interest Rest In Peace Dirty Old Man Dave

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GreenMtnBoy, Dec 27, 2021.

  1. We lost a True Hot Rod Hero yesterday.
    DOM “Dirty Old Man” Dave Castile went to the racetrack in the sky to tear it up with the rest of the greats that went before.
    He chose his handle DOM because back in his Dirt Track Racing days he was always in the back of the pack covered in red Georgia Clay. He was a Machinist and a true Old School Gear Head. Everything he built had 3 Pedals because that’s what real hot rods have. He was one of the original Sock Fuckers and our Patriarch. He said he liked hanging with us “yungins’ “ because we reminded him of himself back in the day. Rumor has it he raised a little hell and ran a little shine way back when.
    We’ll miss his general Ass Chewin’s and Rants when we weren’t “Actin’ Right!”
    But we’ll especially miss and remember the fatherly advice and stories he’d dole out just as freely.
    His son Frank will be carrying on his father’s hot rod legacy.
    Gods SPEED D.O.M
    Feel free to post up pics and memories of BF4F0D48-D394-4DB5-844F-F8A7859AA144.jpeg 752E48AA-63E0-4E7D-B658-079494C70D67.jpeg 798B7A37-55F8-423B-BE45-8A62AEBE2FDF.jpeg 1A8B37AE-626B-45CD-A5D9-E78FAA4F3D3F.jpeg 705B0DFE-6661-480F-85BF-308A616986BC.jpeg 0DDE1467-99E5-4345-94CD-A02CCB24E20D.jpeg 32828FED-8190-4928-B99C-B186F422B2FC.jpeg 95B4C699-CCB2-4767-8EEB-626F0FF71147.jpeg
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  2. Too bad! He was quite the treasure and I always read his posts.
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  3. reagen
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
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  4. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,471

    jim snow

    Bummer. Met Dave at Steel in Motion awhile ago. Will be missed. Snowman ⛄️

  5. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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  6. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,860

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    God Bless and RIP.
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  7. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,022

    Staff Member

    R.I.P. man.......
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  8. I never had the opportunity to meet the man but I sure enjoyed his comments here on the H.A.M.B.
  9. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,530


    Sorry to hear about D.O.M. rest easy Dave... he enjoyed life.
  10. That makes for a sad day.
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  11. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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  12. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,547

    Jalopy Joker

    sincere sympathy goes out to all of his friends, and especially his immediate Family
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  13. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 22,477


    I hate to hear that. Condolences from Oklahoma.
  14. RIP DOM. You and your posts will be missed.
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  15. If one word describes Dave it have to be curmudgeon, he was a good friend and would do anything to help his friends, he will be missed by many. RIP my friend. HRP
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  16. Hemiman 426
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 679

    Hemiman 426
    from Tulsa, Ok.

    Most sincere condolences to his family and friends..
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  17. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,278


    Will miss his posts here. RIP
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  18. I met Dave at one of the early editions of Steel In Motion, 2014 I think it was, and was instantly impressed with how down to earth and friendly he was. Whenever we saw each other at various events we'd always catch up. Dave was passionate about the hobby/sport and he had done everything in his long life. Master machinist, car builder, racer...he did it all and his store of knowledge was deep. He had one of the best bullshit detector meters I've ever seen (and he wasn't afraid to use it). When I got a cancer diagnosis a couple of years ago Dave was one of the first who called and his words of encouragement and concern were genuine and much appreciated by me.

    When I saw the news of his passing I went back through my files to try and find a photo that captured Dave in his element and found one that was taken at Steel in Motion in 2014. That's Dave in his Model A roadster, surrounded by friends and ready, always ready, to give it a go. Rest in Peace Dave, your friends will miss you.
    Dave Castile (DOM)  May, 2014 alt edit.jpg
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  19. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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  20. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 11,248

    from Missouri

    Sad news RIP Dave
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  21. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,292

    Lone Star Mopar
    Member easy buddy.
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  22. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,077


    Condolences to the Castile family and friends in the passing of Hotrodder Dave known here as Dirty Old Man...his departing certainly leaves a void and that will be filled with the memories he has left with us...a good spirit...May he rest in peace...

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  23. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,985


    Always a sad time when one of our HAMBers passes away.

    R.I.P Dave
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  24. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 802


    I always read and enjoyed his posts , wish I could have met him. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends .
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  25. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,630


    Rest easy Dave.
  26. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,454

    from So Cal

    Dave and I were kind of kindred souls. We only knew each other through the HAMB, but we both were in the lubricants biz, Dave was a AMSOIL dealer, so he would check in with me on oil related questions or issues. He also sent me notes to tell me he agreed with me on some slightly political posts that would come up from time to time, things we couldn't say on the forum. He told me that as he got older he got more conservative. I don't really consider myself conservative, I'm actually fairly liberal, in the classic sense of the word; but today's liberals have gone so far left they make classical liberals look like conservatives. Anyway, I will miss him, he was a good guy. I will raise a toast in Dave's honor this evening.
  27. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,864

    from Michigan

    Sorry to hear this.
    Danny said that he was a curmudgeon and helped others.
    I like that.
    Means he didn't have a lot of patience for stupid stuff. Cuz stupid stuff leaves less time and energy for good stuff... such as helping others.
    God bless Dirty Old Man, family and friends.
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  28. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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