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The Gary Howard Celebration Of Life

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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Gary Howard Celebration Of Life

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  2. 40two
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    What would i give to be there. a wonderful idea. have fun, folks.
     
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  3. Gary was a great guy! So happy I got to know him over the last few years. Rest in peace my friend.
     
  4. sololobo
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    If there was ever an event I wished to attend, this would be it. Gary Howard grew up in Iowa just close to the Nebraska border. I was lucky enough to chat with him at a couple of LSRU events, what a nice dude. Jimmy and guests will be some awesome music played in a historic dance hall, perfect. Tear it up folks, that Mercury is off the hook, what a sweet ride.
     
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  5. Thanks @Ryan !

    It's gonna be a great time honoring our friend and custom car hero Gary Howard. This whole event is a fundraiser to benefit Gary's family in this time of need. Money raised through the raffle, auction, donations and all other sales will go directly to them.

    Even if you are out of town and can't make the event - you can still help support by buying a raffle ticket for the 1941 Mercury sedan that El Jefe has generously donated to the cause. This great looking and driving car could be all yours! $100 for a raffle ticket (limited to 200 tickets!) we are limiting entries so you have you have a 1 in 200 chance (or better) of winning this cream puff!

    We will randomly select an entry at the show for a chance at winning this great car. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! If you purchase a raffle ticket and live out of town, we will put up to $1,000 maximum towards delivery of the car to you. (within the contiguous U.S.)

    You can buy a raffle ticket and get more info at garyhowardcustoms.com/celebrate - and there is also a link there to give any amount you wish - it all helps.

    Dig this awesome 41 Merc sedan and imagine how cool you'd look driving it home!
     
  6. Our pal @BLAKE shots some great photos of the Merc so you can see what a great looking car this is.

    Again - just $100 for a raffle ticket gets you a great shot at making this car yours - and more importantly helps out Gary's family through this Memorial Fund

    Buy tickets here - or donate anything you wish at garyhowardcustoms.com/celebrate

    Its a really nice 1941 Mercury 4 door sedan with fantastic patina and very little rust. Body and floors are amazing for an unrestored 80 year old car. Super solid and a great runner. This car was in line for Gary Howard to do a full custom treatment on but unfortunately it didn't happen.

    Features of this car include:
    • Strong running flathead with 3 speed transmission
    • Alt gen charging system with new crab style distributor
    • New carburetor
    • New tires - Firestone wide whitewalls
    • Lowered suspension
    • Original interior
    • New wiring harness
    • Patina galore
    • Appleton spotlights
    • Fender skirts and other custom touches
    • Clear Texas title
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  7. Man, Gary was definitely one of the good guys. I met him one year during the LSRU Friday garage crawl when he opened up his shop to host a bunch of us hoodlums. He seemed about as humble as a guy can get and was very welcoming to a goofball like myself even. When I told him my name, he assumed that maybe I was the Hot Rod editor with the same name... Anyway, he couldn't have been any more accommodating to a bunch of folks wandering around his place that day. Sure wish I could make the event and may just see if I can.
     
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  8. El Jefe
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    Ryan thank you so much for supporting this. I know how special Gary was to you and it really makes me feel great that so many loved Gary as a person and also as one of the most talented customizers and painters ever. In addition to the raffle for the 41 Merc, there will be some incredible items up for auction on Nov 10th at the celebration including a Fender Strat guitar from Jimmie Vaughan, a complete A/C system of your choice from Jack Chisenhall at Vintage Air, an original Garage neon from Todd Sanders at Roadhouse Relics and original art from Norwell, Coop, McPhail, Von Franco and more, some vintage keepsakes from Gary's personal tool collection and a bunch of great homemade cakes and pies!! Hope to see all of you out there. Gary's wife JoAnn is so excited to get to see everyone and hear all those great Gary stories. Its gonna be a special day.
     
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  9. Sounds like it is going to be a great time and an amazing opportunity for a number of folks and huge positive for the Howard family during this time.
     
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  10. The Shift Wizard
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    Those of you coming from Austin and parts east, do yourself a big favor and get off Highway 290. Drop down on 281 to Blanco and take Farm Road 1623 the rest of the way west to Albert. It's my all-time favorite road in the Hill Country and will put you in a great mood for the festivities. I never had the pleasure of meeting Gary but I may go just because of the drive........ and a chance to win the Mercury . :cool:
     
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  11. Hmmm, I wouldn't normally be able to attend something like this, but on Nov. 10th we'll be heading back to FTW from New Braunfels. Might like to get in on that raffle too.
     
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  12. loudbang
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    Don't forget Nov 10th is also the MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY. Maybe you could get an Honor guard.
     
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  13. straykatkustoms
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    Thanks Ryan for starting the thread. I only got the chance to talk to Gary a couple of times a year. He was such a great guy, always seem to have time to visit with me......After Pistons n Paint I will be heading south to Hye, Texas. It would be a kool honor if we had a lot of kustoms attend the celebration. See ya there..
     
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