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RIP Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Troublemaker427, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Troublemaker427
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    We've lost another legend today. I was just told that Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins has passed away. He will be missed by everyone.
     
  2. Tman
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  3. racer67x
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    really?
    man..he was one of the greatest
    RIP
     
  4. That man made me love Vega drag cars ( sorry not ot but bad ass none the less ) RIP Grumpy!
     

  5. Our heritage is slipping away. The sad part is the knowledge that they take with them. Godspeed and my prayers for his family and friends.
     
  6. RIP Mr. Jenkins.
     
  7. RIP to a legend
     
  8. Don's Hot Rods
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    Aw, geez. :( Not another one. Really sorry to hear that. RIP Grump.


    Don
     
  9. mj40's
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  10. MarkL
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  11. Another hero from my youth. Rest in peace.
     
  12. erock805
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    Mee too...love those things...
     
  13. wetspeed
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    :( Another Hero Gone. May He Rest In Peace...
     
  14. stovebolt55
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    I just heard that, too. Darn, we're losing too many of of the legends.
     
  15. he made his mark on history RIP Grumpy
     
  16. pwschuh
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    Sorry to hear. Glad I got to see him run in my youth.
     
  17. fossilfish
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    Many of us are running out of road.
     
  18. MrGasser
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    Damn...
     

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  20. oj
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    'Da Grump! I imagine he and Smokey Yunick are having a chat over a good cup of coffe right about now. RIP.
     
  21. traffic61
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    Rest in Peace Grump.
     
  22. johnnyvees
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  23. Phil1934
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    I loved his speed secrets book as at that time your only choice for heads, balancers, distributors, etc. was massaging factory pieces. With the ability to order everything aftermarket the inventiveness has left the sport.
     
  24. Taylor Street Rods
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  25. 76cam
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    Man thats sad RIP Grumpy!!!
     
  26. ToddJ
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    RIP Grumpy! You were a hero to me since I was a little kid. The drag racing world will miss you. Godspeed!
     
  27. Troublemaker427
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    Strick & Jiggs are back together....
     
  28. biscaynes
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    sad news, heard he was back in the hospital a few days ago.
    a chevrolet legend, the best. :(

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    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  29. God Speed Grumpy!!!
     

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