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RIP Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins

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

  1. PVTA Jay
    Joined: Dec 17, 2010
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    You'll be missed Grump, tell Les Richey Hi for me
     
  2. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
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    For anyone who's ever pegged the tach and banged a shift. How many people did he inspire?
     
  3. 51delivery
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 142

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    KIind of erie, after I posted the photo I stole from another site. I realized today I had on my Jenkins Competition T-shirt I bought from Grumpy at the Muscle Car show in Nov. Wierd
     
  4. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    Sad day for Drag Racing fans, RIP Grumpy.
     
  5. Another one of the great ones gone. It makes me sad to think that at my age (36) I'm unfortunately going to see a lot of our heros pass on.
     
  6. Dino the weirdo
    Joined: May 27, 2007
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  7. rest in peace mr jenkins i met him once very nice guy
     
  8. hercamer
    Joined: Feb 9, 2010
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    A great innovator and leader of Pro Stock development for his entire life, He was a Great thinker and tinkerer, he will be missed. A man amoung boys.
     
  9. Kustom Chief
    Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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  10. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Sad - never got to see him, living on the other side of the planet, but read all about his endeavours with the little mouse that roared in his lightweight Chevys.
    Innovator, racer with a thirst to see how hard he could make gasoline work.
    RIP, you will be forever respected.
     
  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    R.I.P. Grumpy. I remember that when I was a teenager I opened up every issue of Hot Rod looking for info on how he was doing racing.
     
  12. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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    I am so sorry to hear Bill has left. I knew he had a stroke and was on the mend from it. RIP
     
  13. ELMER FUDD
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
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    Godspeed, Grump. You'll be missed.
     
  14. LOWDOWN2
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
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    RIP, Mr. William Tyler "Jiggs" Jenkins a.k.a. Grumpy.

    No one can hold HIS cigar...
     

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  15. Sad day, another great one gone.
     
  16. If it's true that the one with the most "Toys" in the end is the winner, then we have to hand the trophy to Grumpy.
     

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  17. TOM O'CONNELL
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    With the utmost respect and admiration of William Tyler Jenkins, thank you for all the memories and may you rest in peace.
     
  18. Gizzy
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
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    Ronnie Sox needed a racing partner....RIP Grump
     
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  19. riv63
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    God Speed, although you went pretty fast on your own.
     
  20. Bummer. God speed Grumpy
     
  21. indybail
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    Godspeed Grumpy.
     
  22. Here they are
     

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  23. LOWDOWN2
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
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    Steve Evans, here, Ladies and Gentlemen, with our Match Race Madness Final Four, today, at Cloud #9 DragWay.

    On the Spectator Side: Ronnie "Mr. 4-Speed" Sox vs. his corporate competitor "Dandy" Dick Landy in the Tower Lane. And next up in the other Semi-Final will be "Dyno" Don Nicholson against that fresh new arrival Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins.

    Break out the resin, boys!
     
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  24. SuperJim
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
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    I just spoke with him last month and sent him some cars. There was only ONE Grumpy and he will be missed by many. RIP Bill...
     
  25. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    whoa,thats a real shocker,saw him at a few tracks,will be missed...r.i.p.....
     
  26. an1951
    Joined: Dec 1, 2009
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    R.I.P. Bill, I got to know him very well wend he came to the Los Angeles area (1968-2008), to old Lions Drag Strip, old Irwindale Raceway, Orange County Intl Raceway, and The Winternationals with his Camaro's, Vega's and Monza's. Always made time to talk to me to see whats going on in Los Angeles. At a OCIR 1976 Division 7 meet, Bill made time to talk with me about his love with Chevrolet and the motor's. "Told it like it is". Going to miss Mr Bill Jenkins= "Mr Chevrolet". Angel N. Whittier Calif
     

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  27. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
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    RIP Grump, still got the t-shirt you sold me back in the '70s. Soon to be framed to go on the garage wall.

    You inspired every kid who ever yanked on a Hurst shifter.
     
  28. Moose223
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
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    RIP a true legend
     
  29. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
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    from South Bay

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Loved that cigar chompin' icon.

    : (
     
  30. a-fordable
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 47

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    GONE! but not FORGOTTEN*
     

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