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Folks Of Interest Royalshifter, What a guy.... do they come any cooler???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AstroZombie, May 23, 2009.

  1. AstroZombie
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,788


    Yesterday I brought some engine parts over to Skips place and although I had been there before, my girlfriend had not. The tour began and we were hooked. So much has changed, the house... (and garages) are mindblowing to say the least. And I realized I forgot to bring a drool rag.... The number one requirement for visiting Skips garages... :D After hanging out for awhile and discussing the current projects he says, "Hey Josh, why don't you take the lady out for a ride?" and hands me the keys to his '32 5W.....(Aces and Eights... Or it used to be..!) :eek::D

    Now I never had a doubt about his character, but Skip, you made my entire year. I just had to start this thread and say the hotrodding world is an awesome place with people like Mark and Kelly Skipper. I don't have much to give, but if you EVER need anything I will drop everything to help as much as I can. At a stop sign My girlfriend hopped out and snapped a pic.... You know, I still can't get that shit eating grin off my face!
  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,705

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Skip rules.
  3. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
    Posts: 3,920

    from Fresno,CA

    Agreed! One day I'm gonna take Skip up on the tour:D Rocky
  4. HotrodTrash
    Joined: Sep 21, 2006
    Posts: 306

    from Hanford,ca

    He was still wearing the grin at 1am when I last saw him this morning!

  5. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,336


    damn-that's fucking awesome. what a guy. to be cool enough to toss you the keys to such a nice ride-must be a great dude.
    you're lucky.....
    cool-ass picture.
  6. AstroZombie
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,788


    You will not regret it. He is the nicest and most laid back guy I have met in years.

  7. collector
    Joined: May 18, 2006
    Posts: 77

    from madera,ca

    yea, Mark and kelly are the best . Thanks you two . none better !:p
  8. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,452


  9. RustyRedRam
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,128


    Skip is a stand up guy. Kudos to you Mark.
  10. How cool is that?! What a guy.
  11. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Mark and Kelly are my heros. coolest ever.
  12. dodgerodder
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,943


    I'd have a hard time giving the keys back. that coupe rules!
  13. spence-d
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 216


    It people like that who make hot rodding so great! - & there's a few of them around too...... they will just roll out the welcome mat & take you into he fold.

    So long as your decent people they will pick up on it..... you reciprocate there kindness your circle of friends will expand......
  14. skip is dreamy!:D
  15. Nice one Royal; now THAT'S hot rodding !!

  16. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,166

    Staff Member

    not to mention the fact that he has got it made!
  17. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,526

    from California

    I had the same thing happen to me with some keys and a Hot Rod many years ago and after that I have never been the same. There are those that you would trust your life with and Josh is one..........oh yeah and what a knockout of a Lady.
  18. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I would like to meet the man they call "SKIP" one day. Your always one of the nicest dudes on the HAMB so I can only imagine how nice you are in person. Mighty big of you man.
  19. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    Agreed...nice guy and he shares his toys! :cool: (must have learned that in kindergarten)
  20. casper
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 974


    I second what everybody else said! Skipper has the perfect eye for tradition in everything he does or builds. He is truley blessed with an awesome supportive wife (Kelly)! He is living a King's life (royal). Mark and Kelly are the coolest people on the planet. I could go on and on but I'm starting to get all misty and sentimental !!!
  21. Love Skip!....Kelly too. Best part of the H.A.M.B. is making quality friends like the Skippers. Nice people RULE!
  22. 39 sledge
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
    Posts: 346

    39 sledge
    from p.a.

    skip is the real deal never met other than the hamb but i will a real stand up guy.sledge
  23. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,725

    from Nebraska

    I'll be out there next month and am really looking forward to meeting the Skippers and getting the grand tour. Just from a couple conversations on the phone, I can tell Mark is the real deal and a hell of a nice guy. :cool:
    Glad you posted this, AstroZombie!

  24. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    I'll always remember that Skip was one of the first people to reach out to me when I joined the HAMB. Although we didn't actually meet for over a year after that, it was like seeing an old friend. Those types of people you never forget. Thank you, for that, Skip.
  25. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,526

    from California

    Ladyshifter just threw away all my hats.......she said that they are all to small now!! ha ha.
  26. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    Mark and Kelly are the coolest.And man he likes his Dago Red lol.....................
  27. AstroZombie
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,788


    Well thanks to you letting me take the drive I had to throw away my pants!! :eek::D:eek:

    Err..... Ummm..... :)

    HaHa, oh yeah you got me good with the dishwasher handle by the way!
  28. PoPo
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,102


    the reason we are all brothers/sisters in a way. Great story man.
  29. Mark and Kelly are the coolest hot rodder's ever! And the Nimrod Garage is a MUST SEE!
  30. Mark "Skip" Skipper is a helluva nice guy ... I'd say he's one of the coolest cats on the HAMB!

    Awhile back Royalshifter PM'd me with a photo of our coupe from the November 1969 issue of R&C ... I wrote him back to thank him ... and just mentioned that a leaky roof destroyed a whole bunch of my father's magazine collection ... long story short, Skip sent me his copy of the magazine and has "ignored" my offers to pay him for it ... in a nutshell, they don't come any cooler than Skip!

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