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Folks Of Interest RIP Honour List for Passed Hot Rodders.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiftyv8, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,689

    from CO & WA

    Add any of your respected buddies names to the list.Since we are headed into a new year, it has occurred to me, that particularly during 2012 we have lost a good number of our fellow hot rod buddies, heroes and friends.

    Some prominent and others just like myself, low profile but still just as keen and committed.

    Who ever they are or were, they have all experienced a special journey in hot rodding not so dissimilar to most of ours.

    I feel that it would be appropriate to honour each and everyone of these dedicated hot rodders and showing recognition to their commitment and contribution by naming them in this one dedicated thread.

    Some will for the first time will have their name mentioned here on the HAMB while others will have been mentioned time and time again.

    Let this include folks from all corners of this wide world, since our hot rod brethren can be found in numerous countries including America, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and any others I have missed which I apologise for leaving out.

    I am sure we are all the better for knowing them.

    May I offer the name of Norm Grabowski 1933 - 2012 USA.

    Please in recognition post below and my they all RIP.

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  2. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,547

    from Inman, SC

    Carroll shelby 1923 - 2012 USA
  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,345

    from Burton, MI

    My good friend and lifelong hotrodder Jim Howe passed this Nov. he was only 56. He helped me so much on the Peter Beater it's unbelievable.
  4. 33HEMI
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 443


    Gone But Not Forgotten » Bryon Stack of Gasser Madness R.I.P.
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  5. robber
    Joined: Nov 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,708

    from Colorado

    Ferdinand Alexander Porsche... nick named "Butzi", 1935-2012. Designer of the original, iconic, 911. RIP ...robber
  6. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 2,973


    William Tyler Jenkins
  7. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,023


    Normy Pooh...RIP
  8. 32STUPRES
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 362


    Not all 2012, but I want to remember fellow rodders and friends,,,,Chuck Hardesty, Caruthersville, Mo., Jake Moran, Memphis, Tn., and Barry Lobeck, Cleveland, Oh. They are all sorely missed and may they RIP....AND OF COURSE OLE NORMIE....Joe

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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  9. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,689

    from CO & WA

    John Barlow 1950 - 2009 Perth AUSTRALIA

    Hot Rod builder & painter.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
  10. robber
    Joined: Nov 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,708

    from Colorado

    Bob Metzler, known as "Broadway Bob" for always putting on a great show! He was a promoter of racing events and the founder of "Great Lakes Dragaway". Known as a beer drinker and for riding on the nose of "Green Mamba"! :D RIP ...robber
  11. A32Flathead
    Joined: Feb 16, 2004
    Posts: 9,498


    Dan "51Packard" Williams.... passed Sept 1st 2012 in an accident....

    Friend, Car guy, fellow H.A.M.B. member

    Jason "Jake" Heath...... passed away Thanksgiving Day 2012, all round car guy, brother of H.A.M.B. member Yorgatron
  12. groundpounder
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 260

    Member Emeritus

    Not hot rodders ...but had a lot to do with motorsports.....hell of a shoe....Buck Simmons from Georgia. Wisconsin's old racer /parts house...Bill Behling.
  13. Vancouver, BC rodder Bill Townsend. Hotrodder from the 50's to the present. Member of British Columbia Hot Rod Assn., and Los Angeles Roadsters Associate member. Great ambassador for the hobby and will be missed by anyone who met him.
  14. RIP Arnold "AJ" Parigian. 8-1-1940 to 1-31-2012

  15. Uncle Bob
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,086

    Uncle Bob
    from Salado, Tx
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    From us NW guys, Terry Seaholm.
  16. My Dad who I miss a whole bunch. He started me on this bad habit called cars. Dragged me along to the drag strips and dirt tracks at a very young age. Had me go-cart racing in 3rd grade and aways helped on long nights trying to finish up a car to make a race or show.
  17. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,667


    My good friend of over 50 year's, Bobby Britain of Brook's Kentucky
    11-12-1944-10-22-2012. He was one hell of a Hot rod builder !!!!
  18. plywude
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
    Posts: 700

    Member Emeritus
    from manteca ca

    Nothern Calif...............Ed Hagerty.... the Deal Father
    Dennis DeBenedictis..Bay Area Roadster member
    Fred Zimerman.......The Danville Dukes
    Good friends and all will be missed..........RIP
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  19. Gerry Moe
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 498

    Gerry Moe

    Lynn Hammond-- Fresno Pandraggers
  20. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,845

    51 mercules

    Jay Fishbeck (Heckle & Jeckle)San Berdoo.
  21. gary terhaar
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 641

    gary terhaar
    from oakdale ny

    Big Don Coady , 47 yrs old lost his battle with cancer. Talented machinist/engine builder in the long island area. Straight shooter and a hell of a nice guy.I was proud to call him friend.
  22. My kid brother Scott.:(
  23. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    Don Siewert, Mike (Cword's) dad.
  24. "The Tennessee Tornado" Hooker Hood 12/24/2012
  25. superprojoe
    Joined: Feb 4, 2010
    Posts: 352

    from Illinois

    • King of the Street Racers ...."Big Willie Robinson"!!!
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  26. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,848

    from Kent, Ohio

    Chris Klink, Owner of Ultra Tech Race cars, one of the founders of the renegade race class (assoc) at Thompson. He built chassis and engines and trannys. Did alot of Street Rod stuff. Front engine dragster, and gasser work. He is missed.

    Once in a while in this life, we are lucky enough to become friends with a genuine good guy. Chris was that for so many.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  27. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,400

    100% Matt

    Bob Julieano

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  28. 40streetrod
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from nj

    Wide World of Sports ---- Chris Economaki
  29. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    from Caro,MI

    David "Salt" Walther, the former auto and hydroplane racer severely burned in a spectacular crash in the 1973 Indianapolis 500.
  30. H.A.M.B. member (Youngster) Ron...godspeed brother

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