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Folks Of Interest RIP ... Pete Chapouris

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HEMI32, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Met him once down under a few years ago when he visited our shores but didn't see him at Deuce Day, saw his cool little green T parked up. Another legend!
     
  2. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    This is such a shock. R.I.P. Pete
     
  3. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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  4. Big Al
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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    Sad news.
    R.I.P. Pete.
    Al.
     
  5. So sorry to hear this my prayers to his family and friends....... RIP
     
  6. NINE INCH
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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    Damn it. I'm soooo sorry to hear this.
     
  7. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
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    Sad day, sad week.

    Two greats of the hot rod world - Nick Arias Jnr and now Pete Chapouris II both in the same week.

    A nu.ber of years ago I was taken to the workshop that was Pete and Jake's in Temple City by a great friend of mine.

    Saw where the hub of modern hot rodding was conceived. Felt a great affinity to the area.

    That's the effect that Pete had on this sport.

    RIP.
     
  8. deathrowdave
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    Wow , so sad he was a down to earth Hot Rodder . Would stop what he was doing to pass on info to help a Rodder out . Meet him a few times and had a few Marine chuckles with him . R I P , he will truly be missed , a true pioneer in our hobby .


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  9. Damn... another loss. RIP
     
  10. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
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    So sorry to hear this. RIP Pete. That R & C cover of the 2 coupes is my favorite all time. I didn't realize he was on the HAMB. What's his screen name?
     
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  11. AVater
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    My condolences to the family and his friends. Another legend gone
     
  12. So sorry to hear it. Met him at Americruise one year.
     
  13. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    This is terrible news. That's all I can say.
     
  14. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    Never met him, but admired his work. RIP
     
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  15. Another great gone 17 getting off the a sad start RIP
     
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  16. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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    Condolences to the family. RIP.
     
  17. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    Sad news. His family is in my prayers.
     
  18. J. A. Miller
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    Godspeed Pete, Rest in peace.
     
  19. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    RIP. Pete built the hot rod that got me hooked on 34 Ford coupes - and in my opinion, the greatest hot rod of all time. Understand he suffered a stroke, went far too young.
     
  20. Inthemitten
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    Wow. Had the opportunity to meet him a few years back in Detroit. Great convo and super humble. Godspeed.

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  21. badgeree
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    Only knew him by reputation and TV Shows, but, seemed like a great, down to earth guy. My condolences to his family and friends. Just goes to show that you should enjoy what time you have, because it can all go pear shaped at any time.
     
  22. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    A legend in our hobby and instrumental in bringing back the traditional Hot Rod with his SO-CAL Speed Shops. He was always a gentleman to me and I worked with him when he was at SEMA to bring GM as a major sponsor. He will be missed by many. My condolences to the family.
     
  23. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
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    Wow! What a shock. We're losing too many.
     
  24. jhexide
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    R.I.P Pete..!
     
  25. Sad news indeed - R.I.P., Pete ...
     
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  26. Thoughts And Prayers to his family and friends...RIP Pete......

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  27. bamaheel
    Joined: Apr 5, 2009
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    My Dad just called me to tell me. I've got pics of Pete feeding me a bottle on the sun porch in 1977. Literally knew him my whole life. Praying for him and his family.
     
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  28. image.jpeg On Nov 10,2016, l flew from Southeast Texas for 4 days of California speed shops,ElMirage,and Pomona.Friday,Nov11th,my friend and I visited SoCal shop and visited with Pete. He was funny,witty,and a great guy toward 2 total strangers from Texas visiting. He spent over an hour showing us the entire SoCal shop. When he found out I had a Henry 32 cabriolet, he wanted to show me his Henry cabriolet. I asked if I could take a pic of him and my friend; he gladly obliged and this was the result. I even commented to him what a great,funny host he was. What a shame he left this earth at a relatively young age. I would not be exaggerating when my friend and I both agreed that Pete "made our day". RIP Mr. Chapouris!
     
  29. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
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    The Monseigneur of True Hot Rodding, R.I.P.
     
  30. willysguy
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    from Canada

    Sad news, Pete was a true legend in the Hobby.
     

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