Dad passed away this morning....long story

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  1. johndart

    johndart Well-Known Member

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    He was mopar car guy all his life with a few other brands thrown in for variety. He fostered my love of cars taking me to my first cars show when I was 5. I was hooked and hell on wheels with my pedal car. He found me my first car a 2 year old exec. driven co. car with a glove box full of repair bills for check rough idle. A 1970 Burnt orange 340 Auto Dart Swinger black interior and vynal roof, stripe delete car with S/S Cragars that I drove in highschool, raced on street and Strip in Georgetown and lived at Harvey's Jane & 401. My dad always came to the track with me and when I raced 2 cars he would move them up the lanes so when I got back from one run I could jump into the other and make another pass. One summer at the start of the season wednesday nite and friday nite racing 45 minutes from Toronto I was crawling under the car to do up the headers and he said why bother we will be back on friday nite. I drove my Dart all summer with open headders around and to the track twice a week with my dad. That was probably the best summer & times in my life with him.
     
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    • megajoltman

      megajoltman Time to NUT UP or SHUT UP

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      Sorry for your loss.
       
    • ramenth

      ramenth Gratis persona

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      You have my prayers and condolences.

      Thank you for sharing the memories with us.
       
    • MERIDIAN

      MERIDIAN Well-Known Member

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      My condolences.
       
    • norshorblufish

      norshorblufish By the Big Water

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      Sorry to hear about your loss.
      Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

      Tom
       
    • monook

      monook Well-Known Member

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      Sorry for the loss of your father, Prayers sent.

      God bless

      Darryl
       
    • Abodybomber

      Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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      My condolances. At least he shared a passion of Mopars,with you.
       
    • OldmanRick

      OldmanRick Well-Known Member

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      Condolences to you and the rest of your family.
       
    • 4spdragtop

      4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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      My condolensces, and thanks for sharing! My dad is also the reason I am into cars as much as I am.
       
    • oldkimmer

      oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      ..............my prayers are sent.................kim.........
       
    • 66340SEDAN

      66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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      So sorry to hear this, prayers sent
       
    • goldfish65

      goldfish65 Well-Known Member

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      Very sorry for your loss, he was a great Dad.
       
    • Wheels

      Wheels Well-Known Member

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      Sorry about your dad , lost mine Jan. 2 years ago. Many prayers tonight
      for your dad and your family. : (
       
    • jamesdaytona

      jamesdaytona Well-Known Member

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      Sorry to hear that , but always remember the good times and pass them down to your kids . Start a legacy from his memory , and he will always be alive in your heart , and those of the future . Condolences from Missouri .
       
    • waggin

      waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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      very sorry to hear of your loss :(
       
    • Dart_Doctor

      Dart_Doctor Asa style

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      Sorry for your loss prayers sent
       
    • pettybludart

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      My condolences sent to you and your family.It sounds like you,ve done quite a bit of racing at Cayuga Dragway(now Toronto Motorsports Park).I do quite abit of racing there myself.Come on out sometime through the summer,always good times.:D
       
    • Oklacarcollecto

      Oklacarcollecto Life is an experiment

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      Prayers and condolences sent. You have some fine memories to treasure. Thanks for sharing.
       
    • memike

      memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Condolences to you and the rest of your family and the many friends
      that was touched by your father.... May he R.I.P and always be remembered for the great man/father he was, Prayers sent to be strong
      and be there in his place for your family and friends.....
       
    • Oldmanmopar

      Oldmanmopar Going left turning right FABO Gold Member

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      It will be the worst day in your life to remember. Sorry for your loss. Steve
       
    • johnparts

      johnparts Slammed 1

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      Sorry for your loss I know your dad was your best friend so I bet it's hard.
       
    • Snake

      Snake Mopar Nut

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      RIP dad.
       
    • 68er

      68er 68Dart GT

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      Sad times with such awesome memories. Cherish the memories and never stop telling them...

      Sorry for your loss...

      RIP
       
    • pastortom1

      pastortom1 Well-Known Member

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      Truly sorry John...... Blessings to you and the entire family....and hold fast to all the great memories. Sounds like a great man. Doc
       
    • bernieca

      bernieca Well-Known Member

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      So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
       
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