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#2195992 - 11/13/16 09:22 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
new bee Offline
Richard Cranium

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 7066
Loc: portland or
I met Ben back in the mid '80s when he was selling a '70 Super Bee V-code body in really nice shape. We travelled down from Seattle (I believe at the time he was in Centralia, south of Tumwater). His collection of parts was really amazing. We came home empty handed that day, but the trip was worth it. He was a regular at the Portland swap meet, and he was definitely losing weight over the years. Sad to hear of his death.
*1969 383 4sp. Super Bee
*1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT
*1965 Porsche 356C
*2004 VW Passat Wagon
*2004 Mini Cooper S
*1967 Jaguar E-Type FHC

A mall cop is in our midst.

#2195995 - 11/13/16 09:41 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
NV69B7RR Offline

Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 5969
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Godspeed Ben angel
72 Demon 340
71 Duster 340 Resto

#2196051 - 11/14/16 03:06 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Morty426 Online   content

Registered: 03/12/08
Posts: 9052
Loc: Sacramento CA
Sad to hear.

#2196198 - 11/14/16 11:54 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
rick@laysons Offline

Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 466
Loc: Lakewood, WA
Condolences to his family and friends....May he RIP

#2196290 - 11/14/16 01:57 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
mccannix Offline

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4273
Loc: Ontario, Canada
RIP Big Ben angel

#2196802 - 11/15/16 12:43 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: mccannix]
JEJJ Offline
top fuel

Registered: 12/24/04
Posts: 1640
Loc: Western,NY
Very sad, he brought a lot to the hobby....RIP Ben angel

#2196979 - 11/15/16 06:57 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
mopargem Offline

Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 3103
That's too bad angel I hope someone will fill his shoes with the reproduction items like lift off hood baseplates. The tooling needs to be saved if it was in his possession.
68 Polara 500...LL1 Y7 M6X
69 Hemi road runner...X9 X9 M6X
69 A12 road runner....R4 R4 M6X
69 ModTop Super Bee...F6 V1H M6W
69 Polara 500...B3 W1 M6W
70 AAR 'cuda...EW1 EW1 H4X9
71 GTX...FJ6 V1X P6X9
71 Duster 340...FJ6 V24 L6X9
72 Satellite FE5 V4W C2XW
74 'cuda 360...KB5 V1X A6X9
08 SRT Challenger #234

#2197171 - 11/15/16 10:46 PM Ben Snobar of Passed Away on 11/11/16
REH Offline

Registered: 02/07/04
Posts: 72
Ben owned Northwest Performance, Ben was a friend mine when I first moved to Seattle in 2000. We had a few disagreements, but things were always worked out. I would take my daughter with me when I went to pick up parts. She was 2, 3 and 4 years old back then and Ben did not mind that she always grabbed parts or model cars. He liked kids and through the years would often ask how she was doing. Ben has been an assistant wrestling coach at Olympia High School and/or youth wrestling clubs since I have known him. His Funeral is 11/21/16 at Mills & Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, Washington 98512. RIP Ben Snobar.
This is the link to the funeral home.;mid=7168884

Robert Hoover
Hoover Auto Parts

#2197178 - 11/15/16 10:49 PM Re: Ben Snobar of Passed Away on 11/11/16 [Re: REH]
OzHemi Offline
Penguin-hating Ginger

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 104346
Loc: Garden Grove, CA

You'd probably be better off posting this info there perhaps. angel
Hemi 265's the six to have !

Penguins haunt me.

#2197209 - 11/15/16 11:57 PM Re: Ben Snobar of Passed Away on 11/11/16 [Re: REH]
Cab_Burge Offline
I Win

Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 32114
Loc: Bend,OR USA
I talked to him several times n the phone years back, never met or had any business dealings with him. Go with god, muchacho angel
Mr.Cab Racing and winning with Mopars since 1964. (Old F--t, Huh)

#2197228 - 11/16/16 12:47 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Cuda Cody Offline
super stock

Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 765
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Last time I saw him was this summer. Never easy to hear that someone has passed and especially someone that loved and shared our passion for Mopars. He was good for the hobby. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
1970 Challenger T/A 4-Speed
1970 Challenger T/A 4-Speed
1970 Challenger T/A Auto
1970 Challenger R/T Auto
1970 Challenger Auto
1970 Challenger RT 440+6 4-Speed
1970 Challenger RT 440+6 4-Speed
1970 Hemi Challenger 4-Speed
1970 Hemi Cuda 4-Speed
1971 Cuda Auto
1971 Cuda 4-Speed
LOOKING to BUY 1970 & 1971 E Body J, V and R Code project cars

#2197621 - 11/16/16 08:15 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: REH]
469runner Offline
super stock

Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 1103
Loc: North Carolina
I just bought a shaker base plate from him a couple months ago. He loved to talk. LOL. He didn't seem ill then. He really knew the Mopars and loved sharing the information about them. Sorry to hear this news.

#2197996 - 11/17/16 12:24 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: 469runner]
Polarapete Offline
top fuel

Registered: 05/08/03
Posts: 1751
Loc: Graham, WA
The last time I saw Ben was at the Sunbust Sunday show in Graham in August. He was definitely thinner than I remember him, but still just as lively and irreverent. He gave me $10.00 to put him on the mailing list for the Mopars Unlimited - Tacoma Chapter newsletter, just to cover the postage he was too busy to be a member. He gave me his new home address and I can post it if anyone wants to send cards to the family.
1986 Dodge Ramcharger 440 2wd, Bracket Racer Under Construction
1998 Ram 2500 QuadCab, new daily driver.
2008 Honda Element
2014 Carry-On 7x14 Cargo Trailer

#2198049 - 11/17/16 01:56 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Crycho Offline
super stock

Registered: 10/07/03
Posts: 1050
Loc: klienburg, ONT

Edited by Crycho (11/17/16 02:05 PM)
Fight the Good Fight- Elastomeric Bumpers and The Better "Shaker kits"

#2198141 - 11/17/16 04:52 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: REH]
1964hemi Offline

Registered: 09/18/03
Posts: 404
Wanted to let people know that Ben Snowbar passed away last Friday he will sadly be missed a great guy and a huge Mopar nut who loved this hobby immensely.Our condolences to the Snowbar family.We will not forget his amazing personality! God Bless you Ben

#2198415 - 11/18/16 07:30 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: REH]
migsBIG Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 17063
Loc: San Jose,CA
Nice guys, only met him at west coast shows and did a lot of chatting a few times. haven't seen him in years, but it was still sad to hear of his passing. he will be missed by many and remembered from what he offered to our automotive community.

#2198488 - 11/18/16 11:05 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: REH]
Pacnorthcuda Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 19630
Loc: Kirkland, Washington
I remember visiting his place in the 90's and he had a J5 (sublime) AAR for sale. the engine was sitting IN THE INTERIOR of the car. I don't think I've ever seen that before or since.
Wanted $5K for it. Wonder what happened to that car.

He had a red Viper that he would drive. It needed a serious detailing. Gotta admire a guy who drives a viper and doesn't garage-queen it.

He also had a 64/65 HEMI Savoy, Red. Apparently an original factory car. (!!!)

#2198833 - 11/19/16 04:14 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
A12 Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18279
Sorry and sad to hear this about Ben he was a good guy IMO, spoke with him several times and always willing to help you out and very cordially. He'll be misted in the hobby for sure. Godspeed Ben.


#2199128 - 11/19/16 06:38 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: A12]
ricomondo Offline
top fuel

Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 1750
Loc: NW/Indiana - Chi town
Very sorry to hear this. Great contributor to the hobby. RIP.
Always looking for my next project...

#2199565 - 11/20/16 05:43 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ricomondo]
dart4forte Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 14570
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
For those interested he will be laid to rest tomorrow.

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