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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 30, 2013.
That pretty much sums it up for me.But I hope he enjoys his fishing retirement.
Well who ever goes needs to take lots of pictures for us locationally challanged hamb'rs. I'd sure like to tour his shop.
Will Vern's web site still be selling parts?
Just asking cause I ordered some stuff a few days ago and haven't seen it yet.
I couldn't agree more. Vern gets to take a bow, and keep on giving to the community. I may have to change my plans this weekend as I am only an hour away. Wow.
I was there a couple of months ago, good amount of hot rod stuff. I guess at these prices it's only stock parts?
Anybody returning east after the sale, please bring me two nice '30-'31 front fenders! I'm good for the $200! I'll even slip you a little for the gas!
Sure wish he had a shop in NC!
Quick Flickr search results, virtual tour
To me, Looking at the list of stuff for sale. It looks like he is just cutting some of the dead weight. Stuff he doesn't need hundreds of. Stuff that is replaceable. I don't see any rare parts or even semi rare parts. He's just letting go of stuff he no longer needs hundreds of. He's been doing this a long time and deserves to take a break.....Somehow I know that he will be involved with these old cars till the day he dies. It may not be everyday for pay. But a guy that immersed in them probably can't 100% step away. Not working on them will allow him to enjoy some of the other aspects of the hobby and hopefully give him the time to write some more books on Old Fords. His knowledge has been and will continue to truly be invaluable to future generations and I hope he can devote some time to that in the future. I wish him luck in his future endeavors.
The list is just a sample of the stuff for sale... There is lots more available obviously...
Thats pretty cool
Bummer? I'm happy for him.
Dang it, I have somewhere else to be all day Saturday. Could someone please tell Vern to hold off another week?
Maybe he will have a little more time for the Salt
Yeah, of course. but it's not like he is selling his 32.
Now THAT`S a yard sale.Have fun guys.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
I don't guess any of you west coast boys would want to hook up a TN bumpkin? Im looking to build an intake for a gmc 302 inline 6 running 5 carbs and would love to see if someone could pick up 5 or 6 complete 97 carburetors that match. I would gladly pay shipping and purchase price with a bit for your time. I know its sacrilege to use Vern's stuff on a jimmy, but its all going in a Model a coupe if that helps. Whatya say boys?
with HotRodRon....well said.....glad I was able to read his story and buy his books.....have some fun fishing Vern - thanks for your guidence....!
Wish I could come shop for Xmas gifts
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Ryan-- What time do you fly in Saturday morning? I'll pick you up at Oakland Airport in the Roadster and we can head north!
Won't Keith still occupy, and work in that space?
I think this is just going to be an epic event to just be there with a bunch of car guys!
Anyone driving anything interesting over?
(I'm driving my Chevy 1500 pickup)
I envy you guys in the USA, you can go there. I bought parts for my AV8 and have all the books.
Good luck Vern and all the best.
Might be time for a road trip.
I'm happy for Vern. Too bad I can't make it
Love the sign story Ryan. Being a signwriter that has a special significance to me as well. Cheers, Doug
Missed opportunity! We were just in Santa Rosa two weeks ago for the day. We were staying in nearby Petaluma so I was going to stop by just to say I was at Vern's but ran out of time.
Hope you enjoy retirement Vern. You deserve it for sure.
Smart man, I admired him for a long time and always hoped someday I would meet him and pick his brain. For those of you lucky enough to make the sale I envy you, I know it will be a blast!
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