With much regret I have to announce that we've lost a longtime friend and Hot Rodder Jack Slaymaker from Spencer, Iowa suddenly on Tuesday at age 71. The Slaymaker brothers, Dennis and Jack are Hot Rod icons of northwest Iowa and the surrounding states, both having been chasing old cars, building Hot Rods and collecting everything related since they were teenagers. Jack had a knack for collecting anything that caught his eye from customs, to memorabilia (he once bought the shirt off a SCTA Official's back at Bonneville), to his latest recent acquisition, a 1932 Ford 3W Coupe that was in the movie "The Cool Hot Rod" (1953). The movie was actually made in Hollywood to promote safe driving and drag strips and the car recently resurfaced from a backyard in Hollywood some 65 years later. Jack snagged it and brought it back to Iowa. Like most of us, Jack lived, breathed, loved and preserved the history of Hot Rods. In April of 1998 Jack bought a 1934 Ford 3W Coupe from Dennis and his plans for a traditional hot rod changed to building a land speed car for Bonneville in the XF/BVGCC (blown-vintage-gas-competition-coupe) class in just four months. They formed the Rigor Mortis Racing Team and claimed their first record for the class in 1998 and have held it ever since, eventually with Dennis bumping it up to 152.494 mph with four different times with three different drivers. I was fortunate to be there with them for two of those records and will cherish those memories forever. https://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2569005.html Jack is survived by his wife, Lorri of Spencer, IA; his brother, Dennis and his wife, Sharon Slaymaker of Spencer, IA; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. http://www.warnerfuneralhome.com/obituary.php?view=2948 Godspeed Jack, thanks for the memories and you will be missed.