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Folks Of Interest RIP ... Fat Jack Robinson

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HEMI32, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 882

    Curt Six
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    I never had the chance to meet Fat Jack, but I clearly remember seeing cars like the Hoffman roadster and the ‘46 and just being so stoked. And I’ve also heard plenty of stories about his antics and wry sense of humor. @Roger O'Dell I can’t remember if it was you or Gary McNaught that told me about one time later in Larry Watson’s life when he was decked out in Watson gear head to toe...hat, shirt and everything else. He walked into Fat Jack’s shop and Jack goes, “Hey, any of you guys seen Watson?” and Larry just fell out laughing. Sad that so many legends and seriously solid guys aren’t around anymore. My condolences to the Robinson family.
     
  2. Joe Troilo
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 218

    Joe Troilo
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    As a car guy you watch for trend setter builds and Fat Jack always hit the mark.
    RIP
     
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  3. @Curt Six - If I recall correctly, you wrote a piece in TRJ about the Hoffman roadster ... I don’t recall which issue ... but please feel free to share any pics or info you have about one of my favorite “Fat Jack” builds.
     
  4. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,385

    Marty Strode
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    I was treated by a visit from Johnny Rotten a couple of days ago, it went 4 hours. I learned a lot about Jack's life and how he started out, along with stories of his fellow car builders from that era, quite a history lesson. John has relatives a couple hills over from me, it was nice of him to stop by.
     

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