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  1. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


  2. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


  3. George T G
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 205

    George T G

    That is one friend I will never forget
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  4. PVTA Jay
    Joined: Dec 17, 2010
    Posts: 149

    PVTA Jay

    Just damn, another hero of mine passes on. Met him in front chutes at Pomona, where I was working at the time. He was still driving his 62 dodge S/S
    RIP Bill

  5. sads news, God Bless thoughts & prayers to his family & friends
  6. The original 'Show Man' -another legend lost
    R.I.P Bill
    Thoughts and Prayers go out to all his family and friends
  7. thanks for the memories....Bill.....RIP....
  8. RIP King of the Wheel standers!
  9. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,600


    Damn, he had a hell of a ride. I was proud to have seen him make several runs through the years.
  10. A good friend of mine. Our paths crossed many times out on the road. We were booked into many mopar shows together over the years. I got to know him very well. He was a very smart man. He could also remember dates and details of races like no other. A encyclopedia of early drag racing. A true showman.So long my friend.
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  11. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 309

    from So. Oregon

    Saw him run at Fontana ...FANTASTIC....
    Go with God old friend.......

    Lynn W
  12. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,989

    from Tampa, FL

    I got the chance to build up a model of his truck and then present it to him way back in high school. Don't know how or why, but he got booked for a PR stop at a local slot car track (Waukegan, IL) and the track owner asked me to build up a kit as part of the event. I suppose he just tossed it out the next day or gave it away, but it sure was a cool day for me. RIP, Bill. Gary
  13. Years ago I can remember it was a common site to drive by his house and one of his wheel stander trucks would be sitting in his front yard.
    RIP Bill
  14. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,273


    He wowed & entertained a mass of fans over the years, glad to say I was one of them. RIP Maverick, helluva show.
  15. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    I watched him run many times, Rest in Peace Maverick.
  16. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,986

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow - sincere sympathy goes out to his Family, friends and fans
  17. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,950


  18. Was lucky enough to see both Bill and Bob Riggle (Hurst hemi under glass) at Milan drag way in the 80's. I was a young kid and it was the highlight of my life up to that point to see him run (more than) 1320' on the bumper!! I dug out the old red Lindburg model kit of the LRW this evening to build in his honor. Long overdue. Inside the box it had bill's home address and phone number said "call or write anytime!! "I hope to see you on the other side sir!!

    Thanks for all the memories!!! James
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  19. wreckfixer
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 318


    That's too bad, I saw him in Alton Illinois when I was about 9 years old.
  20. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,746

    from Nicasio Ca


    How did he steer it?
  21. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,600


    He steered it using the brakes - one control for each side.
  22. Sad to hear of the passing of this legend. God speed Bill.

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