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Rich Pichette passes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Groucho, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,874

    Harms Way

    So sad to hear this,.....
  2. Choptop
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,303


    Godspeed Rich.

    Sending good vibes to Penny and Family.
  3. R.I.P. Rich, my thoughts and prayers for the Pichette family
  4. tommy v
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,980

    tommy v

  5. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,943


    I never met Rich personally, but I thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of his labors for nearly 20 years at Paso and Santa Maria. My condolences to his family and RIP, Rich. Thanks for everything.
  6. Lunatic
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,199

    from Carson,Ca. God opening a kustom shop in heaven?
  7. Godspeed, Rich. Condolences to Penny and the family. The car world is better for Rich's efforts. May his vision live on and on...
  8. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,180

    Lone Star Mopar

  9. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    Another big loss to the kustom car industry ! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family & friends of Rich Pichette and all the people at West Coast kustoms .
    R.I.P. Rich !

    Retro Jim
  10. chip chipman
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 203

    chip chipman

    I've been told, Thr true measure of a Man is what he has left behind. This Man has left to much for us to measure. May God bles you Rich and your Family. I am pround to have known you and count you as a FREIND. Chip.
  11. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,467


    My concolences...

  12. RIP - my condolences to his family

  13. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860


    My Dad just called and told me... My condolences to Penny.

    Thanks for everything Rich, rest in peace.
  14. Skrap metal
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
    Posts: 362

    Skrap metal

    our condolences to the pichette family.
  15. SoCal Merc
    Joined: Jul 26, 2007
    Posts: 572

    SoCal Merc
    from SoCal

    My deepest sympathy....
    WCK #2212
  16. XXtomslickXX
    Joined: May 16, 2006
    Posts: 7


    My Condolences to Penny and family. What a strong woman it must take, and she has always been a pleasure to talk with. I truly believe he is in a better place now, without suffer or pain. Truly a pioneer in the resurgence of the Kustom Lifestyle, many an artist and shop owner owe their careers to this man, for being a top builder in the foundation of this culture. Godspeed, and wishing Rich & Larry a peaceful journey.
    Joined: Apr 19, 2005
    Posts: 296


    Rest in Peace Rich ~ May your spirit be flying high!

    I usually get the greatest emails from Penny and my heart broke when I read this mornings email.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Penny and her entire family now and as time passes. It's never easy, no matter what the situation is to lose someone.

    They created quite the extended family with West Coast Kustoms and I know we'll all step up and do our best to support

    The De Rosa Family
  18. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 2,822

    from South Bay

    It was a pleasure. RIP. Deepest condolences to Penny, friends, and family.
  19. Deadender60
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
    Posts: 977


    RIP Rich Pichette.

    The West Coast Crusin' Nationals (Paso Robles) changed the way I look at cars and it literally changed my life. I don't know if there would be a Deadend Magazine if we'd never gone to Paso Robles about 11 years ago.

  20. Docfranknstein
    Joined: Jun 30, 2002
    Posts: 294


    Tranny John brought Rich to Our car show hear at My place in 04, I think it was one of the last shows He attended, when Larry told Me He was in the hospital We all signed a hub cap for Him to hang on His wall. He was one nice Guy. R I P
  21. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    My prayers and Condolences to Penny and the Pichette family and friends.
  22. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    Sunnymead Burgers cruise, one of the first shows attended after getting back into the game in the late '80s. And then the Crusin Nationals in Paso. These were loads of fun.
    Thank's for helping light the torch Rich.......R.I.P.
  23. seldom scene
    Joined: Oct 9, 2002
    Posts: 867

    seldom scene

    Rest In Peace. Thank you for keeping custom cars from fading away.
  24. It's been a rough couple of weeks! Sorry to hear this Penny! My thoughts are with you. I think he's in a better place now. The last few years weren't very kind to him.
  25. Berdoo John
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 269

    Berdoo John

    Rest in Peace Rich. My condolences to Penny and the family.
  26. Going on the road and cruising Paso Robles was absolutely some of the best times I ever had. I can say without a doubt it absolutely changed my life and led to some of the best friendships I have. There would absolutely be no Lonestar Round Up if it weren't for the inspiration, fun, and warm welcome we always got there.

    Mine and all if the Kontinentals thoughts are with Penny and her family, and all of the great West Coast Customs crew.

    Thanks for everything.
  27. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    Roger O'Dell

    Rich left his mark on the KUSTOM scene. RIP Rich, thoughts to Penny and family, and to Tranny John who was there for Rich. Roger & Marie
  28. ibcalaveras
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 599


    I went to Paso for the first time in 2000. I was glad to see white walls and tuck and roll. It was a good thing to see it is still alive and well. I met Penny for the first time this year a Viva, it was Kool to see how dedicated she is to the car show.
    When my brother passed the Elders said to me, now I pass it on to you...

    "We will pray for you and your family. For he is now in a better place, no pain or suffering. For you are still here feeling that pain and suffering"

    Those words made me feel better, I hope they do the same for the Pichette family..... ShadowBird
  29. jasone
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
    Posts: 431


    Condolences to the Pichette family.

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