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Sad News Big Willie Passed Away This Morning

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moldy, May 19, 2012.

  1. Moldy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2001
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    UP Date 05/19/2012

    It is with great sadness that I pass on the news, Big Willie Robinson passed away this morning around 5:00am and is now reunited with Tomiko. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. I will pass on service arrangements and up dates as things come about. God Bless them Both.
     
  2. automaticslim
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    from new jersey

    RIP Big Willie Robinson
     
  3. Mr48chev
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    May the big guy rest in peace.
     
  4. bubba67
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  5. Special Ed
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    He was larger than life both literally and figuratively. I think of Big Willie, and I can't help but think of this song. Both were even from the same town... RIP Willie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnnHprUGKF0
     
  6. Hotrodbuilderny
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    R.I.P Big Willie I met him and Tomiko in around 76 at the Nassau Colliseum, he was there recruiting for the Street Racers,we swapped street racing stories. There were a bunch of us who had cars in the show, he had both of theirs there. He talked about one of the members of his group who would actually strip down to his underwear when he raced to save every ounce he could. I joined the Street Racers and I don't think I ever heard another word about it,other than what was in magazines. And man was he big.
     
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  7. wetatt4u
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    SAD SAD SAD.............

    God Bless Him ...
     
  8. Hooligan63
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    The guy was cool. I remember when he tried to post here and people just tore in to him for no reason, but he stood his ground. The guy had my respect from the get go and was very knowledgeable about drag history and did a lot for the community trying to keep drag strips open.

    Rest In Paradise Big Willy
     
  9. LKWDBOY
    Joined: Jan 31, 2012
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    from So Cal

    RIP Big Willie.
    You were an icon to the racing world and will be missed.
     
  10. plumpcars
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    An icon and inspiration to many around the world. Thank you.
    RIP Big Willie.
     
  11. BronxMopars1
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    from Bronx, NYC

    A True Legend! RIP
     

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  12. Theo Douglas
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    A great guy. He will be missed.
     
  13. tfeverfred
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    Sad to here. RIP, bro.
     
  14. TexasSpeed
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    Well, that sucks. I was about to mail off my letter to him. Yet one more man I wish I could have shook hands with.. But not worth his suffering. Good to hear he isn't suffering anymore..

    R.I.P.
     
  15. Sonicjagstang
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    Damn it. That knocked the wind out of me. What an interesting person with an interesting story and place in the hobby. I first learned of him and the Street Racers after watching Two-Lane Blacktop. I'm sure many were introduced that way.
     
  16. superprojoe
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    As a member of the Brotherhood we will miss him! May my freind race in peace.:(
     
  17. Ed Wrath
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    A big inspiration to me many years ago...........RIP.
     
  18. Wow!, was just in Pedro and going over the Vincent Thomas Bridge and was looking at where the track use to be just an hour ago. RIP Willie
     
  19. 55ledsled
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    from Amarillo

    One more of the legends... I think we have lost enough for a while...

    RIP guys....
     
  20. Sad news indeed. Rest in peace big guy.
     
  21. FlynBrian
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    RIP Big Willie. Making quarter mile passes in "King Daytona" in Heaven.
     
  22. Royalshifter
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  23. jeepfink
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    Spent a lot of nights out with Street Racers in the Alpha Beta lot deciding who would run who and where to go that night. Big Willie brought us all together and kept us in line and he will be forever missed.
    Truly the end of an era.
     
  24. racepics
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    R.I.P. my Brother!

    There is gonna be some thunder in the skies when the "Old snake charmer" and Big Willie cut loose in the great beyond!!
     
  25. SaltCoupe
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    from Indiana

    Very sad. RIP Willie
     
  26. redlinetoys
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    redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    God Speed Big Willie. Prayers for family and friends.
     
  27. Thanks for the good times and memories. R.I.P. Big Willie.
     
  28. Jeff Norwell
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  29. God Speed Willie.......
     
  30. I was praying for Big Willie to some how pull through, but I know now he is in a way better place than the rest of us.
     

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