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#2278223 - 03/29/17 08:41 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
mattsmopars Offline
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Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 2537
Loc: tennessee,usa
Rest In Peace Hemi Fred!
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#2278232 - 03/29/17 08:58 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
B G Racing Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 9848
Loc: Eighty Four, PA
All at BGR are saddened by the loss of our good friend,Hemi Fred.I personally will miss Fred and his crazy phone calls.We always had a great time when we would get together at the races and when he came to the shop.
RIP my friend
Bob
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#2278233 - 03/29/17 09:01 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
340Cuda Offline
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Registered: 04/04/03
Posts: 1639
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
God Speed Hemi Fred...

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#2278236 - 03/29/17 09:14 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: 340Cuda]
an8sec70cuda Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 10189
Loc: Marion, South Carolina [><]
I never got the chance to meet him, but he was def. a good guy. I was looking at making a semi-large purchase from someone and he sent me a PM to call him...never spoke to him prior to this. I called and he gave me the 411 on the deal, saved me a big headache! That phone call lasted a lot longer than I expected and really enjoyed talking to him. He went out of his way to help someone he didn't really know other than a few messages back and forth here on Moparts. Another good one gone. angel
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#2278261 - 03/29/17 10:12 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: an8sec70cuda]
11secdart Offline
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Registered: 08/22/03
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Loc: new jersey usa
RIP. Hemi Fred
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#2278267 - 03/29/17 10:22 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: an8sec70cuda]
sixpackbee Offline
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Registered: 11/02/03
Posts: 2937
Loc: Western New York
God speed Fred.

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#2278275 - 03/29/17 10:35 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
jim sciortino Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 1974
Loc: Trumbull,CT.
Sorry to hear the sad news.

Fred was a good egg.

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#2278314 - 03/29/17 12:16 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 16303
Loc: Rockville MD & Las Vegas
Sorry to hear the news..

RIP HemiFred...
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#2278329 - 03/29/17 12:33 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
davesmopars Offline
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Registered: 08/01/04
Posts: 2753
Loc: cheshire, ct
RIP Fred

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#2278331 - 03/29/17 12:34 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
Harley Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 971
Loc: Queens, New York
RIP Fred

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#2278345 - 03/29/17 12:58 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
abodyjoe Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 10734
Loc: Berlin, N.J.


Edited by abodyjoe (03/29/17 12:58 PM)
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#2278348 - 03/29/17 01:00 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
topside Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 11547
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
Sad to hear. Years ago when I was in NJ I'd looked him up just based on his reputation, was invited over, but couldn't find his place in the time I had, and have regretted that ever since. Had to settle for the occasional internet back-and-forth, but it was obvious that he was quite a character and would have been fun to hang out with.

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#2278354 - 03/29/17 01:06 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Twostick]
abodyjoe Offline
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Loc: Berlin, N.J.
Originally Posted By Twostick
I met him at Carlisle. He struck me as nothing less than a stand up decent gentleman.

I watched him make a pass at South Mountain with the S&M car. I commented on here at the time that they needed to change his name from Hemi Fred to Never Lift Fred.

Historical significance notwithstanding it was a race car and he drove it as such.


drive angel

Kevin




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esBZlzPc384&feature=youtu.be



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Edited by abodyjoe (03/29/17 01:07 PM)
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#2278400 - 03/29/17 02:37 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
rt66jim Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 3922
Loc: Joplin, Mo
As others have already stated Fred was an asset to our forum and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Fred.

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#2278406 - 03/29/17 02:56 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
daron Offline
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Registered: 09/05/03
Posts: 180
Loc: LEBANON;PA
I would seem to me that the man upstairs is putting together one heck of a racing team RIP FRED

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#2278415 - 03/29/17 03:19 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
rowin4 Offline
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Loc: gulfport, ms, west mi
R.I.P. fred
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#2278429 - 03/29/17 03:38 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: abodyjoe]
crabman173 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 3574
Loc: Big Lick , North Carolina
Originally Posted By abodyjoe
Originally Posted By Twostick
I met him at Carlisle. He struck me as nothing less than a stand up decent gentleman.

I watched him make a pass at South Mountain with the S&M car. I commented on here at the time that they needed to change his name from Hemi Fred to Never Lift Fred.

Historical significance notwithstanding it was a race car and he drove it as such.


drive angel

Kevin
THAT is true he drove the sh*% out of whatever he was in the seat of He took a S%M car on the guardrail--beat the rocker back out and went again the next week---Ole Fred had one of the most solid "old school" history books in the business--he did it--he LOVED it and he really loved folks and helped everybody that crossed his path His posse around his home was solid and loyal as could be--it was obvious to me they loved the guy--and respected him--
He turned me on to a couple of recipes--the wildest tuna sandwich mix ever! Showed me how to grade Cragar Super tricks and buy them, my truck had engine light come on while visiting he made one phon ecall I went down the street two blocks busted in line and was done , fixed, and gone in 15 minutes for a wave--
he took me to a Fuel injection guru he knew --who in 10 minutes told me how to do my Hilborn and it worked perfect ever since!
He was a hustler!



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esBZlzPc384&feature=youtu.be



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#2278444 - 03/29/17 04:08 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: rowin4]
DusterDave Offline
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 1819
Loc: Tampa
This is terrible news. Fred was such a good guy. I've known Fred for about 10 years. He bought my black Duster back in '09. Very sad news. Rest in peace, my friend.
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#2278455 - 03/29/17 04:35 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
ZIPPY Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 14858
Loc: S.E. Michigan
I always thought he was cool as heck, I wish I could have met him.
RIP.
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#2278488 - 03/29/17 05:58 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
Quicktree Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 32373
dam another good one gone, RIP Fred

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