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Folks Of Interest RIP: Mike Alexander of the Alexander Brothers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 57JoeFoMoPar, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    Hey guys, word has it from a trusted source on Facebook that Mike Alexander has passed away. Can anyone else confirm or deny this?

    If it's true, and I sure hope it isn't, we've lost another one of the giants who's shoulders we stand upon, and who helped lay the groundwork for this wonderful hobby of ours. Really sad day. Godspeed.
     
  2. anthony myrick
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    hope it aint true, one of my all time fevorites
     
  3. sad news indeed -another lost Hot Rod icon
     
  4. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 532

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    from Motown

    I heard it earlier today. In my youth building model cars, the A Brothers were icons. I count myself fortunate to have known Larry pretty well in later years. Only talked to Mike a few times. Great guys.
     

  5. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
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    silent rick
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    i loved their work
     
  6. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    In 2010, Mike chose my '57 as the winner of the award bearing his name at the Detroit Autorama. He told us that it was how he would have built the car. I've always said that this car would never receive a higher compliment.

    Sad to see these guys leave us. It makes carrying on the tradition all the more important.
     
  7. Sad news. Not many of the kustom giants left. We are losing them all too fast.

    Always dug the Alexander Brothers work. You could always tell one of their cars.

    Rest in peace Mr. Alexander..........E
     
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  8. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Stu D Baker
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    from Illinois

    RIP Mr. Alexander. Stu
     

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    Michael Peter Alexander
    August 29, 1933 - July 18, 2014
     
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  10. Wow Sad news for the Kustom world.
     
  11. Another great name in Custom Car builders gone,,sad indeed. HRP

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  12. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    SuperFleye
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    Very sad news! Another great customizer has left us. R.I.P. Mike!
     
  13. Sad to see them go but I guess it is inevitable. Met him once at the GNRS and he was the nicest guy.
     
  14. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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    Unfortunately, I believe it is true. The local funeral home has Mike Alexander of Grosse Ile listed and says information is pending. I'll post a link to the information once it's available
     
  15. Well I hope as many of the local Kustom guys can make it to the ceremony
     
  16. carcruse
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  17. bob-o
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
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    RIP Mike. Mike and Larry built what is imho the most beautiful custom ever, The Victorian.

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    Mike and Larry were two of the Greats and will be missed.
     
  18. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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    from South Indy

    My father in law owned an A-Brothers custom back in the mid seventies. I had the privilege of working on that car as a teenager not really knowing or appreciating its history. If I only knew. R.I.P. Mr Alexander.
     
  19. poss51kustom
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
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    poss51kustom
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    from ohio

    I met Mike a few years ago. Really nice guy.R I P we are losing the greats too soon.
     
  20. Mike was a great guy in so many ways. He and Larry also built some amazing cars. I am honored to have had the opportunity to know them both while they were still here. Now Mike and Larry are together again. RIP Mike.
     
  21. Sad to hear the news. I got to meet Mike in 2012 when my 41' Ford convertible received the Mike Alexander Award. A real nice guy. RIP.
     
  22. Nads
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    Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

  23. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Mike did some work on my 3 window in 1966. He did the patch while I waiting on a Saturday. He was very easy to deal with and did excellent work. He was a master.
     
  24. Rustygt
    Joined: May 18, 2014
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    from Emeryville

    Met Both brothers in Oakland at the GNRS, they were the featured builders. really decent stand up guy's, put up with my 1000 questions and were really nice to my wife, signed a poster for her. Enjoy them while they are here, go to shows, events where the legends are and tell them what they mean to us all. RIP A Brothers
     
  25. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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    Very sad news. My heartfelt condolences to Mike's family and friends.
     
  26. funk 49
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
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    funk 49
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    So sad to hear this news. Condolences to family,friends,and the community.
     
  27. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    davidvillajr
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    Genius builders.

    RIP.
     
  28. I am looking at a Dave Bell poster on my computer room wall showing many of the cars that the brothers built. Being from Detroit in the early days they were the primo shop to go to. I was involved with the little deuce coupe in the beginning and sad to hear of Mike's passing.
     

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