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Vale: John 'Chopper' Katsanis - Australia

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Carps, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. sideshowrob
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 167

    sideshowrob
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    from australia

  2. RIP on behalf of The Cranksters rod and custom club Victoria.

    Our deepest sympathy to the all the family and friends, we all knew him, great guy, will be surely missed.

    The boys are in our thoughts.
     
  3. elricho
    Joined: Jul 19, 2009
    Posts: 197

    elricho
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    RIP Chopper.
    Dean,Luke,Tom and Damon-our thoughts are with you.
    Richard and Emma Dabbs.
     
  4. Docco
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 286

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    from Ippy

    Boy that sucks.

    RIP John, will be sadly missed.
     
  5. burtrido
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 232

    burtrido
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    RIP "Chopper" you will be missed.
    God Speed.
     
  6. Scotty Harrod
    Joined: Feb 19, 2008
    Posts: 22

    Scotty Harrod
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    This is sad news to the customizers of OZ.:(
    We've lost another legend of the 'art of cool' & an all-round nice bloke.

    R.I.P. John.

    Scotty.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  7. mez
    Joined: Sep 25, 2009
    Posts: 10

    mez
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    from australia

    a pioneer of the aussie kustom movement!!!!such a sad time
    r.i.p and god speed!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. this message is on behalf of Glenn John from western australia,
    My sincere condolences to the Katsanis family and my prayers go out to the boys.
     
  9. Morgan91
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 560

    Morgan91
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    from Australia

    RIP on behalf of the the ruiners, vic
     
  10. jimbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,221

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  11. Aushotrods
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 619

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    Rest in Peace John. :(
     
  12. fat57
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
    Posts: 288

    fat57
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    God Bless John R.I.P
     
  13. sling392shot
    Joined: Sep 19, 2005
    Posts: 64

    sling392shot
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  14. R.I.P John,
    My deepest condolences to his family and close friends.
    His legacy and great work in the hot rodding community
    Will live on.

    I am grateful for your knowledge and inspiration.
     
  15. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,343

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    Reading this I have a lump in my throat. I only met John a couple of times at the Picnic , Kustom nats and to buy a few thing from him over the phone. He was always helpful, honest and polite and will be sadly missed.

    Condolances to his family and friends and the whole scene.

    Wardy.
     
  16. Jimmy Tee
    Joined: May 29, 2009
    Posts: 579

    Jimmy Tee
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    John had a big influence in opening my eye's to the world of Hot Rodding.

    The Hot Rod world is a sadder place today.

    RIP John.
     
  17. JON THE POM
    Joined: Aug 1, 2010
    Posts: 46

    JON THE POM
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    from melb oz

  18. Never forget rocking up an hour early for a shoot with his 40 Mercury custom for my pin ups calendar, and it was sitting there with the roof being put back on and stripped paint. He'd decided he'd redo the chop overnight to make it 'just right', finished welding it up that morning, then proceeded to re-spray the top half of the car as the photographer turned up. He and the boys putting all the trim back on over wet paint and rolling it into place for the shoot. Always so helpful and dedicated. He and the boys did so much to help me with my calendar, all for free and without fuss.

    Always was and will be impressed.

    :( will be missed.
     
  19. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,046

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    from australia
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    r.i.p john, a sad day for our community.
     
  20. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498

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    I was shocked to see this. Haven't had a lot to do with John but appreciate what he has done for us all. RIP.

    Pete
     
  21. peter johnson
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 203

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  22. kool 52
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 239

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    RIP,Johns events not only ignited my childhood passion for Rods & Customs but provided some great times for my family,hope the Boys and helpers can carry on his legacy.
    Mark
     
  23. One of the greats in the Rod and Custom scene R.I.P.
     
  24. martin
    Joined: Jul 19, 2005
    Posts: 198

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    RIP John, Thanks for all the shows brother," we had a ball, did we not".

    Martin, Vultures.
     
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    I am really sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family, and many friends.
    Also condolences to carps I’m sure John appreciated the time you spent with him.
     
  26. Wow. This comes as a shock. Carps, I know you mentioned he wasn't well but I didn't realise it was that bad. :(

    John and his shop, John's Rod & Custom, sounded like one of the coolest places around, so it was one of the first places I visited when I finally got to Melbourne for the first time.

    Such a sad day, but at least we can take some comfort in that he is finally back with Tina.

    Deepest sympathy to the family.

    RIP.
     
  27. Condolences to the Family
    R.I.P John
     
  28. HeyyCharger
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 940

    HeyyCharger
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    Sincere condolences to the Katsanis family and the Hot Rod & Kustom community which John loved...

    Rest In Peace.

    HC.
     
  29. kramsv8
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 2

    kramsv8
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    from australia

    RIP Chopper condolences to family & friends
     
  30. junkmn
    Joined: Oct 7, 2008
    Posts: 60

    junkmn
    Member
    from melbourne

    lots of fond memories from the early days of john and tina, remember the first picnic out in cranbourne great times, hadnt caught up with chopper in recent times, our thoughts go out to the boys, be strong and may god watch over you all. RIP John, from the Walker family.
     

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