The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiftyv8, Dec 31, 2012.
Tom Cowle, co-founder of the Renegade Racing Assoc. You're missed by many Tommy, especially Krystal.
Our good friends and members of the S&S Racing team Pork Zartman and K.S. Pittman. Also our friend Henry Korelec. We sure do miss them.
Boyd Coddington 1944 - 2008 USA
2 local long time hot rodders and all around good guys:larry holmes and joe hall.
A master metalsmith with a connection to the HAMB: Roy Delaney
my big brother R.S. [steve] Harper
Former Danville Duke and founder of Douglas Dukes ,Douglas County Nevada " Mel Rose " passed fall 2011
Hot Rod Norm Grabowski, I had the pleasure of meeting him at the 2011 Des Moines Heartland Nats. I bought his autographed poster. I have a small story to share: I met him at the kick off party on Thursday night, I went up to him and introduced myself and told him I had looked up to him for years, he said "young man do you even know who I am" I said absolutely (i'm only 33) he was shocked someone my age knew who he was. Your a legend I said, he laughed, we had a good time and I thought it was awesome to meet someone who meant so much to the hot rod community. Very real down to earth person, very much what I would have expected. Any ways I painted this gas pump door and used it as a picture frame for that autographed poster, Its in my car room with all my collector cars and memorabilia. Enjoy
John Thomas, 1951-2010, Leavenworth County, KS. John had an unerring eye for finding and fixing up neat stuff. He could take a rusty piece of near worthless crap from a field and turn it into a decent car running down the road in a few months. I have no idea how many cars and motorcycles he built in his years, but it was a considerable number. He built nice drivers, not show cars, and he drove them fast, hard, and often. The best A on deuce rails I ever have seen was his handiwork, an old California Muroc dry lakes racer he put back together in an absolute work of period correct artistry. Ride on, Bro!
Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins
(December 22, 1930 – March 29, 2012)
Tony Waters, already a thread dedicated to him, but he was a hot rodder in every respect...
John "Chopper" Katsanis.
John Bradley... Flathead genius.
RIP, Douglas Barley. Early Irons NW. Charter Member. Master Machinist to all northwest hotrodders and drag racers. Vietnam Vet. We miss you, Buddy.
My brother from another mother, Mike Meyer
Chris Adams- Rumblers Cleveland
Jim Leis, Blown49 here on the HAMB.
I second that, Jim Leis
Los Punk Rods and Greaserama icon Todd "Punk Rod Todd" Karnahan.
Only got to meet him once, but will always remember he took time from a busy day putting on the "Rama" to stop and make sure we were going to have a good time there. Very cool Dude!!!
RIP Paul Neice of Hurst TX (aka pauls welding/fabrication)
Joy Fair 9/10/1930-12/10/2011
Helped me build my first quick change, let me play racer with him, and bought my lunch way too many times.
700+ feature wins in homemade cars! Best auto teacher I ever had!
The Best 4 speed driver ever Ronnie Sox
Jim Moore, my crew cheif on m Bonneville Avanti and builder of awesome roadsters. Two time Blackie Adjadian show picks. And one my best friends.
I was fortunate enough to get to work along side Nye Frank a year before he passed away in 07, I blame a lot of my ability to fabricate on some of that alone, very inspiring and I'm going to do my best to be like he's was, both humble and innovative! Rip buddy.
NYE FRANK Member International Drag Racing Hall of Fame
1956 – 1967 Owner-Builder of numerous record-setting dragsters; built engines, cars, metalwork, and others
1960 – 1965 Fireman (Beverly Hills, CA)
1960 – 1967 Breedlove Land Speed Program Crew Chief & Shop Foreman. Participated in designs & construction. Supervised shop and race course operations. From 1965-1967, was also General manager and the car show and personal appearance bookings; ran the Breedlove businesses
Set 6 world land speed records (400-600 mph) and dozens of closed course records with Fort Daytona Coupe
Mickey Thompson (Indy cars) Fabricator and mechanic
Smokey Yunick (Trans-am camaro and Nascar Chevelle) Fabricator and mechanic
Mickey Thompson (Landspeed Car and Drag race car driven by Danny Ongais). Participated in construction and layout
Quin Epperly (Indy Car) Participated in construction
Smokey Yunick (Chevy Indy Car) Mechanic
1971 Self-employed, doing race car metalwork, fabrication Participated in Mickey Thompson’s various racing programs
Warner Hodgdon (Indy Car) Participated in fabrication and construction
1979 – 1982 Danny Thompson (desert & stadium class 1) Built and maintained the cars
Danny Thompson (SCCA F/Atlantic) Rebuilt the chassis, running gear, built aluminum body and maintained the cars
1982 – 1984 Glenn Harris (SCCA Super Vee) Chief Mechanic and Fabricator
Won the Super 1600 Championship (Glenn Harris) Chief Mechanic & Fabricator
1985 – 1989 Mazda stadium truck program Designer, Builder, Chief Mechanic & Crew Chief
Won Grand National Sport Truck Championship (Jeff Huber)
1989 – 1991 Sage Council Racing Team (stadium super 1600 and desert 7s) Designer, Builder and Chief Mechanic Won 1991 San Felipe 250
1992 – 1996 Venable Racing Designer, Builder and Chief Mechanic Stadium Program
1992 – 1994 Won Super 1600 Championship 3 consecutive years (Jerry Whelchel) Designer, Builder, Chief Mechanic and Owner
1995 – 1996 Venable Racing Designed and built Trophy Truck driven by Rob MacCachren in the SCORE desert racing series. Won 1996 Baja 500 & 1996 Laughlin Desert Challenge
1997 – present Designed, built and campaigned all-wheel drive Pro-4 Ford truck driven by Rob MacCachren in the CORR series. Won numerous events, most notably 1999 Borg – Warner Manufacturers Challenge Cup
Designed, built an all-wheel drive open-wheel desert vehicle currently being campaigned by the Riviera Racing team
1999 – present Designing and building improved version of all-wheel drive vehicles
My Friend, Earl Wade,
You are missed!
My older brother and best friend.
Ralph May 1949-2011
A guy on this site called Bobby D. I didn't know him other than to read his last posts.
Brooke DeShaw a friend and mentor - Toronto, Canada
Don Love, master machinist who loved to help others - Toronto, Canada
Respect to all. Rest in Peace.
Vern Raymer http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=723874
and Tom Barney http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=762293
May they rest in peace. Two original hotrodders from Colorado.
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