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Folks Of Interest RIP ... Rudy Perez

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  1. Rudy Perez Deuce Roadster.jpg
    Rudy Perez.jpg
    Rudolph Cordero Perez
    September 6, 1936 - July 5, 2021
     
  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Sincere sympathy goes out to his Family, and friends
     
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  3. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
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    Our condolences to out to his family and friends.
     
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  4. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    Sincere sympathy for his family and friends but I have to tell you, he looks like he was someone who enjoyed life!
     

  5. Some of Rudy's HAMB-Friendly cars:

    Rudy Perez T Roadster circa 1956.jpg
    Rudy Perez RPU.jpg
    Rudy Perez Dragster  (by James Handy).jpg
    1965 - Rudy in his Dragmaster T.jpg
    Rudy Perez' Dragmaster T @ Andy's 3rd Annual Picnic - July '69.jpg
    Rudy Perez' Dragmaster T (with tracknose).jpg
    Rudy's Roadsters.jpg
    #404 Berardini Bros. Roadster when Rudy purchased it.jpg
    Rudy Perez '32 Roadster.jpg
    Restored #404 Berardini Bros. Roadster after Rudy sold it.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2021
  6. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Condolences to the Perez Family and Friends in the passing of Rudy...he unquestionably had done the Hotrod walk...some very revered rides there...

    Owning the 404...how cool was that...one of my favorite Hotrods...

    May he Rest in Peace...

    Regards,
    Stogy
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2021
  7. Excerpts of Rudy's Bio on the LA Roadsters website:

    Rudy Perez - LA Roadsters Bio.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2021
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  8. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    My condolences to family and friends. He had some bitchin looking cars over the years.
     
  9. My condolences to his family and friends.. God Speed... RIP
     
  10. Wow what a guy - run the heavens Rudy !
     
  11. From the (January 2018) History of the (Grand) National Roadster Show HOT ROD Magazine article by James Handy:

    Rudy Perez' '26 T Roadster at the 1956 National Roadster Show.jpg
    A typical entrant in the Street Roadster Class at the 1956 National Roadster Show was this 1926 Ford on a 1932 frame, built by Rudy Perez. Under the Jack Hagemann hood was a 284 Cubic Inch Flathead with a three carb Offy intake, Offy 8.5 to 1 heads and a Vertex Magneto. The color was Ford Truck Goldenrod Yellow. The car was sold at the show and totaled in an accident in 1957.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2021
  12. Rudy was a track photographer at Half Moon Bay Drag Strip.jpg and frequent contributor to DRAG NEWS (circa 1958).jpg ... here's some of his photos:

    Cook Bedwell at HMB (by Rudy Perez).png
    Juggers Racing Team  (Burlingame, ,CA) Dragster at HMB circa 1959 (by Rudy  Perez).jpg
    Burkhart, Brammer, and Burns '29 roadster at Half Moon Bay (by Rudy Perez).png
    Ray Matelli 'Superstition' at HMB (by Rudy Perez).jpg
    Don Ruter (San Francisco Ramblers) Chassis Research Comp Coupe  at Half Moon Bay (by Rudy Perez).jpg
    all images by Rudy Perez
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2021
  13. corncobcoupe
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    A lot of history there.

    Thank you for the memories.
    Rest In Peace.
     
  14. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    It seems like lately every day open the HAMB and find another thread like this :( I guess it comes with old age, people our age passing, and now I know why my parents used to check the newspaper (before the interweb) starting with the obituarys, they were checking to see if any of their friends had past on in the night.

    RIP Mr. Perez
     
  15. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    Looks like Rudy lived a good life and shared his talents in many ways, his contributions will Live on. Thank You and Farewell, Hot Rodder!
     
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  16. reagen
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    R I P Prayers
     
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  17. Weedburner 40
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  19. Butcher Boy
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
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    Rudy was a gem of a guy. Met him years ago and he was always nice to talk to. Several time he sent me pictures of my car a various car show we had attended. RIP Rudy
     
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  20. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    Such a huge loss God Bless Rudy and Family. We will keep the torch lit.
     
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  21. Lil32
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    Prayers to Family
     
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  22. R.I.P. Rudy. You had a good run Give em good run
    in the heavens.
     
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  23. This guy was all in the Hot Rod seen…RIP Sir….
     
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  24. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Prayers going out to his family and friends.
     
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  25. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    I didn't know Rudy. Didn't even know of him. But I see him smiling in every picture. Must have been a pleasure to know him.
    Bless Rudy, family and friends.

    He strikes me as looking a bit like HAMB Andy here... if Andy had grown up. I bet Andy would have followed in his footsteps, too.
    Rudy Perez Dragster  (by James Handy).jpg
     
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  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    I can just imagine how many pics I have Shared or seen taken by Rudy...yeah, RIP Hotrodder
     
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  27. Rudy also freelanced for car magazines in the '60s.

    A bit off topic for the H.A.M.B. ... but here's some photos he shot of Voss Boretta's "MISS BROADWAY '29" (with "Off Broadway" star, Carol Doda) for Bob D'Olivio at CAR CRAFT magazine:

    Voss Boretta's Miss Broadway '29 - by Rudy Perez (1).jpg
    Voss Boretta's Miss Broadway '29 - by Rudy Perez (2).jpg
    Voss Boretta's Miss Broadway '29 - by Rudy Perez (3).jpg
    Voss Boretta's Miss Broadway '29 - by Rudy Perez (dash).jpg
    Voss Boretta's Miss Broadway '29 - by Rudy Perez (HEMI).jpg
    Voss Boretta's Miss Broadway '29 - by Rudy Perez (Voss with Carol Doda).jpg
    Voss Boretta's Miss Broadway '29 - by Rudy Perez (Carol Doda).jpg
    all images by Rudy Perez
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2021
  28. Here's Rudy’s shots of John Weston's (Richmond, CA) channeled Deuce Roadster in the Summer of 1959:

    John Weston (Richmond, CA) - Channeled Deuce Roadster - Summer of 1959 - by Rudy Perez (1).jpg
    John Weston (Richmond, CA) - Channeled Deuce Roadster - Summer of 1959 - by Rudy Perez (2).jpg
    John Weston (Richmond, CA) - Channeled Deuce Roadster - Summer of 1959 - by Rudy Perez (3).jpg
    all images by Rudy Perez
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2021
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  29. Rudy started attending the Bonneville Nats in 1955.

    Here's a few of his photos of the Markley Bros #360 Belly Tank Lakester in the pits at the 1966 B'ville Nats:

    1966 - #1030, #222 & #360 B&W (by Rudy Perez).jpg
    with the Cecato & Jones #1030 D/Gas Coupe & Louie Bonesio's #222 I / Streamliner

    1966 - #1210, #360 & #222 B&W (by Rudy Perez).jpg
    with Tim Rochlitzer's "True Radius Bending Special" D / Lakester & Louie Bonesio's #222 I / Streamliner

    1966 - #360 & #222 COLOR (by Rudy Perez).jpg
    with Louie Bonesio's #222 I / Streamliner
     

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