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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. Andamo
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 505


    Tom Cowle, co-founder of the Renegade Racing Assoc. You're missed by many Tommy, especially Krystal.
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,617


    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.
  3. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,236

    from CO & WA

    Boyd Coddington 1944 - 2008 USA
  4. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,861


    2 local long time hot rodders and all around good guys:larry holmes and joe hall.
  5. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    A master metalsmith with a connection to the HAMB: Roy Delaney
  6. harp
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 89


    my big brother R.S. [steve] Harper
  7. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,235

    Dave Mc

  8. iarodder
    Joined: Dec 18, 2012
    Posts: 214


    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

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  9. gas4blood
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 787

    from Kansas

    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!
  10. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins
    (December 22, 1930 – March 29, 2012)
  11. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,460


    Tony Waters, already a thread dedicated to him, but he was a hot rodder in every respect...
  12. Melbourne, Australia.

    John "Chopper" Katsanis.

  13. uncle max
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 905

    uncle max

    John Bradley... Flathead genius.
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,021


    RIP, Douglas Barley. Early Irons NW. Charter Member. Master Machinist to all northwest hotrodders and drag racers. Vietnam Vet. We miss you, Buddy.
  15. Del Swanson
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 708

    Del Swanson
    from Racine, WI

    My brother from another mother, Mike Meyer
  16. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,656

    100% Matt

    Chris Adams- Rumblers Cleveland

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  17. 1/2done
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 620

    from Ohio

    Jim Leis, Blown49 here on the HAMB.

  18. I second that, Jim Leis
  19. rodhot
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
    Posts: 61


    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!!!
  20. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,236

    from CO & WA

    RIP Paul Neice of Hurst TX (aka pauls welding/fabrication)
  21. Dave Lukkari

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  22. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,562


  23. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 2,843

    Alliance Vendor

    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!

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  24. Bonneville Avanti Dan
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 243

    Bonneville Avanti Dan
    from California

    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.
  25. Johnny Branch
    Joined: Jan 25, 2013
    Posts: 4

    Johnny Branch
    from so cal

    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

    CA 92220

    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

  26. SOHC427
    Joined: Apr 5, 2009
    Posts: 973


    My Friend, Earl Wade,
    You are missed!

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  27. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,439


    My older brother and best friend.
    Ralph May 1949-2011

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  28. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,280


    A guy on this site called Bobby D. I didn't know him other than to read his last posts.
  29. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,706

    from Canada

    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.
  30. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 607

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

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