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#2277751 - 03/28/17 01:20 PM Hemi Fred pass away?
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Just seen on facebook a donald hunt tagged fred in a post he passed away like 20 minutes ago?
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#2277768 - 03/28/17 01:45 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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a friend just text me saying he passed today...


lots of people saying RIP on his FB page too..

https://www.facebook.com/fred.ristagno
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#2277771 - 03/28/17 01:51 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Very sad...Fred was a good guy. He helped me out a time or two and I never even met the man. Didn't he have some heart problems?
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#2277780 - 03/28/17 02:04 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Goodbye Fred.

Thanks for everything.

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#2277785 - 03/28/17 02:09 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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I hate to read this. Fred is one of a few guys on this board I would've liked to sit down and listen to his stories over some cold beverages.

The front brakes on my Dart came from Fred, he bought them for his S&M Duster but they wouldn't work because of something S&M had done to the spindles.

Gods speed Fred.

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#2277786 - 03/28/17 02:12 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Aw, that's too bad. My husband and I met him in Indianapolis at Monster Mopar a few years ago.

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#2277795 - 03/28/17 02:19 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Godspeed Fred.
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#2277802 - 03/28/17 02:35 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Was at Atco when he crashed the Duster, was unbelievable. Back in the pits people were crowding around to see what happened. He was probably shaken up pretty good but he seemed to be laughing it off. I didn't know him really but he seemed like a really cool cat. RIP.

Way too many of these posts lately.
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#2277811 - 03/28/17 02:52 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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RIP Hemi Fred

I never met him in person, but had fun working with him a few website projects over the years. As you all indicate, he could always tell you a great story or offer invaluable advice.
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#2277819 - 03/28/17 03:03 PM Hemi Fred
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I just saw on Facebook that Hemi Fred has passed away RIP 😞

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#2277821 - 03/28/17 03:04 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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We keep loosing the good ones. Very sad.

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#2277823 - 03/28/17 03:05 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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#2277829 - 03/28/17 03:11 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Fred and his wife paid us a visit at the Mopar Booth in Carlisle. I heard of him, but never met. It was as hot as could be and they were wondering if we could help us get him to his motorhome parked up front. He was struggling, so we loaded he and his wife up in the golf cart and took him to his motorhome. Nice people and very grateful for the help. RIP sir.
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#2277834 - 03/28/17 03:19 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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R.I.P Fred😇
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#2277837 - 03/28/17 03:25 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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#2277838 - 03/28/17 03:25 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Always enjoyed chatting with Fred. We lost another long time member. RIP HemiFred.
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#2277839 - 03/28/17 03:26 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Same here, posted a couple hours ago.

RIP my friend ... angel

For those on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/fred.ristagno


Edited by JohnRR (03/28/17 03:32 PM)
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#2277842 - 03/28/17 03:27 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Yes RIP Fred and you will be missed.

Ran into you many times over the years, Spent a lot of time under the Moparts Tent entertaining us with your stories from back in the day grin

First at E Town , then after you bought the Hemi Dave's Duster

Again at Maple Grove show

And last saw you at Carlisle when you were set up in the swap area selling lots of Hemi Parts.

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#2277844 - 03/28/17 03:29 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Eric]
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#2277845 - 03/28/17 03:29 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: JohnRR]
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RIP Fred. Very sorry to hear this.
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#2277850 - 03/28/17 03:43 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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I'm very sorry to hear this news. Fred was one of a kind. Funny, kind, and generous.Dave
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#2277853 - 03/28/17 03:46 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Here's a good pic from his FB page.


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#2277861 - 03/28/17 04:01 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Thank you Fred!RIP
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#2277863 - 03/28/17 04:02 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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GEEEEZ. Terrible news.
R.I.P. Fred, thanks for bringing smiles to so many MoPar guys!
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#2277876 - 03/28/17 04:23 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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#2277878 - 03/28/17 04:23 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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#2277881 - 03/28/17 04:26 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: amxautox]
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How old was Fred?
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#2277888 - 03/28/17 04:41 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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RIP Fred

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#2277891 - 03/28/17 04:47 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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GODSPEED HEMI FRED .......

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#2277892 - 03/28/17 04:48 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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RIP HemiFred frown
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#2277896 - 03/28/17 04:54 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: amxautox]
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#2277907 - 03/28/17 05:07 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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RIP fred

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#2277908 - 03/28/17 05:10 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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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

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#2277911 - 03/28/17 05:12 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Twostick]
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Sorry to hear this.

Sheldon
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#2277916 - 03/28/17 05:21 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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met him once at Monster Mopar at Indy, neat guy! gods speed Fred

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#2277917 - 03/28/17 05:24 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: old_racer]
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Very sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace Hemi Fred .....
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#2277920 - 03/28/17 05:29 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Rest in Peace Fred

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#2277930 - 03/28/17 05:42 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: The Shadow]
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Sorry to hear this.. I knew Fred for about
12 years.. I will miss him.. good by old
friend.. Gods speed angel
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#2277935 - 03/28/17 05:47 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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To bad, Prayers for him and his family. I always enjoyed his posts.
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#2277940 - 03/28/17 05:53 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Sorry to hear this. I last spoke to him at Chryslers at Carlisle 2016. We have (had?) a mutual friend who left the area and I'd lost touch with years ago. Fred got me caught up on what happened, which I really appreciated.
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#2277943 - 03/28/17 05:58 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Sorry to hear this.
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#2277945 - 03/28/17 06:03 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Terrible news.

Unlike others, I never met him, nor did I ever speak to him. But I always enjoyed his posts, and remember the misadventure with the Duster quite clearly.

There are people who make places like this much better... IMO, he always did that when posting here.

angel


Edited by Not_A_Duster (03/28/17 06:18 PM)
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#2277953 - 03/28/17 06:15 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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I am heart-broken. He did not deserve the pain that he went through...First, losing his wife, then only son shortly after. His heart of gold was truly unmatched. Since friending Fred, my life was made instantly better. He made me feel like a true friend, even though I seemed to be a kid in his giant Mopar-World. His phone calls knew no time limit. He'd call just to explain some hillbilly/genius invention or application he just figured out. He is feeling no more pain. This last year, was hardest, second only to the year he lost his wife and son. They are all united now, and he is roasting peppers for Jesus and the saints, I am sure of it. He made the Mopar events he attended, a notch better. His intellect, know-how, experience, and humor will be extremely hard to replace. I surely feel, that he and the other Mopar greats we have lost lately, are bench racing, eating, drinking, and somehow getting into mischief in heaven, and God is letting him get away with it, just laughing. There is a special place in heaven for guys like HemiFred, and I myself, can only hope to catch a short glimpse of that hollowed ground. RIP my friend. The world is a much-lesser place.









Edited by sunroofgtx (03/28/17 06:35 PM)
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#2277966 - 03/28/17 06:32 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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I remember Fred over the years as a guy who was always willing to share advice or an experience. He always had something cool he was driving/racing and although I never met him, struck me as a guy who was full of life. So sorry to hear of his passing.
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#2277978 - 03/28/17 06:46 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: sunroofgtx]
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That last picture sums up Hemi Fred to a "T"! RIP Fred... angel
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#2277980 - 03/28/17 06:48 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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He "popped" his belly button shortly before this pic...lol at least 3 that passed away in that pic...sad..Hi John..
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#2277982 - 03/28/17 06:49 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Roaring Hemi at Carlisle..Rare vid with his son...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAL5PtpcQAo


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#2277991 - 03/28/17 07:06 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Fred called me and wanted a set of hemi heads ported --I says OK send them to me--we maxed those heads out and sent them back--he says how much? I said I am in need of an engagement ring --( his Dad and family owned a shop in Philly) he laughed out loud and says you just name what you want and it will be on the way--So I get this big plan to ask my girl and the deadline approached --had it delivered to my Grandmas house so no one would know--My 96 year old grandma phones and says--Fed Ex truck is here " The eagle has landed" What a memory! Trading hemi port work for a ring so ya know I am a Mopar gearhead to the core! He put those heads on the car and the next week end is when he landed it on the guardrail--he laughed it off a kept on driving the heck out of that car
Fred was always a good guy--he started having health issues so he decided to take a load of parts to Carlisle and raise some funds--I said I will come up and help you--I arrived --he had his posse of neighborhood guys--all pitched in to load a trailer full of goodies--we went and it was one of those 102 degree shows--Fred stayed in the truck with the AC running--I sold what I could for what I could get- and we drove home with the loot---A week later he sent me a nice tip for my efforts--He was a first class guy--I always will remember going to the shop downtown Philly--meeting his Dad and visiting the best pastry shop in Philly--He treated me first class!! RIP{ Fred


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#2277992 - 03/28/17 07:06 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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R.I.P. Fred

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#2278009 - 03/28/17 07:30 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Hemi Fred was one of the first people I became friends with on here... Never got the chance to meet him, but he got all my respect...

RIP Hemi Fred
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#2278013 - 03/28/17 07:35 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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So long Fred, tell Ronnie, Donnie and Stewart "Hey!" for us.
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#2278018 - 03/28/17 07:53 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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So sad to hear the news. A truly great person and an asset to our hobby. Fred you will be missed.


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#2278025 - 03/28/17 08:11 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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RIP

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#2278028 - 03/28/17 08:19 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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RIP angel

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#2278048 - 03/28/17 08:57 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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I am heart-broken. He did not deserve the pain that he went through...First, losing his wife, then only son shortly after. His heart of gold was truly unmatched. Since friending Fred, my life was made instantly better. He made me feel like a true friend, even though I seemed to be a kid in his giant Mopar-World. His phone calls knew no time limit. He'd call just to explain some hillbilly/genius invention or application he just figured out. He is feeling no more pain. This last year, was hardest, second only to the year he lost his wife and son. They are all united now, and he is roasting peppers for Jesus and the saints, I am sure of it. He made the Mopar events he attended, a notch better. His intellect, know-how, experience, and humor will be extremely hard to replace. I surely feel, that he and the other Mopar greats we have lost lately, are bench racing, eating, drinking, and somehow getting into mischief in heaven, and God is letting him get away with it, just laughing. There is a special place in heaven for guys like HemiFred, and I myself, can only hope to catch a short glimpse of that hollowed ground. RIP my friend. The world is a much-lesser place.
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#2278050 - 03/28/17 08:59 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Godspeed Fred, you will be missed angel
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#2278055 - 03/28/17 09:06 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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That is very sad news.
What did Fred to for a living besides having a great time with Hemi's?
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#2278059 - 03/28/17 09:13 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: 71sat440]
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God Speed Hemifred angel
You and your contributions will be sorely missed!

Great stories sunroof and crabman, thanks for sharing.

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#2278065 - 03/28/17 09:31 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Sad to hear this news. I talked to him briefly at Carlisle last year. I also met him at Atco many years ago. I sold him a door for the duster after he wrecked it on the guard rail. He said he paid more for the gas to pick the door up then what he paid for the door itself. The duster is actually a 72 but was made to look like a 73.

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#2278068 - 03/28/17 09:34 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Superfreak]
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Originally Posted By Superfreak
That is very sad news.
What did Fred to for a living besides having a great time with Hemi's?


He was a diamond man, literally and figuratively... thumbs
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#2278072 - 03/28/17 09:48 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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What a great man, honored to have met him at Englishtown a few times. RIP angel
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#2278073 - 03/28/17 09:48 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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very sad news

I met Hemi Fred in Henderson the year the Mopar Missile duster was there.

I took a lot of photos of his Sox & Martin Duster ( a lot of roll cage photos)

Fred took the time to tell me about the car and what parts of the roll

were modified in recent years to pass tech

Fred also took time to autograph some old photos of the Duster

At the Hemi Reunion, to see Freds Sox Duster race the Motown Missie

that was so cool

I always enjoyed reading what Fred said on this (web site)

Fred will be missed

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#2278074 - 03/28/17 09:48 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: sunroofgtx]
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RIP Fred!
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#2278076 - 03/28/17 09:49 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Another good one gone.......

RIP, Fred.

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#2278081 - 03/28/17 09:53 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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RIP Fred.

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#2278102 - 03/28/17 10:33 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: DirectSubjection]
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RIP and God Speed Fred angel

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#2278107 - 03/28/17 10:45 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Very sad news.

RIP Fred.......

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#2278119 - 03/28/17 11:09 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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I met him once. He was lying on his back in Beaver Springs. RIP

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#2278133 - 03/28/17 11:21 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: jim sciortino]
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So sorry to hear such sad news. RIP Fred. angel Ron
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#2278135 - 03/28/17 11:28 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: sunroofgtx]
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You could not have said it better.We spoke on the phone just a month ago.Loosing too many GOOD guys. RACE IN PEACE FRED. frown
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I am heart-broken. He did not deserve the pain that he went through...First, losing his wife, then only son shortly after. His heart of gold was truly unmatched. Since friending Fred, my life was made instantly better. He made me feel like a true friend, even though I seemed to be a kid in his giant Mopar-World. His phone calls knew no time limit. He'd call just to explain some hillbilly/genius invention or application he just figured out. He is feeling no more pain. This last year, was hardest, second only to the year he lost his wife and son. They are all united now, and he is roasting peppers for Jesus and the saints, I am sure of it. He made the Mopar events he attended, a notch better. His intellect, know-how, experience, and humor will be extremely hard to replace. I surely feel, that he and the other Mopar greats we have lost lately, are bench racing, eating, drinking, and somehow getting into mischief in heaven, and God is letting him get away with it, just laughing. There is a special place in heaven for guys like HemiFred, and I myself, can only hope to catch a short glimpse of that hollowed ground. RIP my friend. The world is a much-lesser place.


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#2278147 - 03/29/17 12:15 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: hemi-itis]
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#2278155 - 03/29/17 12:44 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Rhinodart]
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That's a shame. He will be missed by everyone.
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#2278156 - 03/29/17 12:44 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Diego (not Ted)]
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#2278159 - 03/29/17 12:52 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Cab_Burge]
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RIP Fred angel
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#2278168 - 03/29/17 01:34 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: stumpy]
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Originally Posted By stumpy
We keep loosing the good ones. Very sad.
One thing all these car message boards have proven to me over the years - the good guys all go first. I can't even begin to count.

R.I.P Fred - we PM'd years ago about the old NY street racing scene and how he bought parts from Brooklyn Heavy - guys on the roof with guns as he rolled up, he was a wealth of information and great stories.

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#2278195 - 03/29/17 05:44 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: JohnRR]
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Wow....Talked with him many times over the years. Great guy to deal with too. Bought a lot of parts off him too...RIP


I did not know his health was that bad.
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#2278199 - 03/29/17 07:12 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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#2278203 - 03/29/17 07:32 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: sp392]
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Rest in Peace Fred, you'll be missed angel

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#2278210 - 03/29/17 07:56 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: donscuda]
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RIP Fred angel

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#2278221 - 03/29/17 08:34 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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He went the extra mile to help me out .....RIP Fred

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#2278223 - 03/29/17 08:41 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Rest In Peace Hemi Fred!
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#2278232 - 03/29/17 08:58 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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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
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#2278233 - 03/29/17 09:01 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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God Speed Hemi Fred...

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#2278236 - 03/29/17 09:14 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: 340Cuda]
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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]
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#2278267 - 03/29/17 10:22 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: an8sec70cuda]
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God speed Fred.

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#2278275 - 03/29/17 10:35 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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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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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]
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#2278331 - 03/29/17 12:34 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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#2278345 - 03/29/17 12:58 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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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]
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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]
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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.


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#2278400 - 03/29/17 02:37 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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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]
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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]
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#2278429 - 03/29/17 03:38 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: abodyjoe]
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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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#2278444 - 03/29/17 04:08 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: rowin4]
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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]
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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]
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dam another good one gone, RIP Fred

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#2278518 - 03/29/17 07:23 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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I met him at Atco a few years back. He was really busy with his Duster at the time so we don't get to talk much. I hate he passed away as he had a lot of knowledge and seemed like a good person. RIP Fred !!
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#2278610 - 03/29/17 09:42 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Kindafast]
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Always enjoyed his phone calls....I usually just listened while he talked with some of his crazy stories....I will miss him as well.

Anyone know more about what happened? I do not have Faceblock and cannot see anything of his on that sight.
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#2278749 - 03/30/17 07:26 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dragula]
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Sorry to read this. I talked to Fred several times on the phone. He sent pictures of the Dusters Moon Shot and the 57 Plymouth Pro Mod to my grandson. And who can forget the Pimp Doll? RIP Fred.... angel

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#2278768 - 03/30/17 08:39 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: crabman173]
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A 'salt of the earth' kinda guy. RIP Fred.
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#2278783 - 03/30/17 09:04 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Rip Fred, prayers for his family.
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#2278794 - 03/30/17 09:31 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: 1967dartgt]
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#2278834 - 03/30/17 10:52 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: 6PakBee]
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Originally Posted By 6PakBee
How old was Fred?


According to a relative on FB , maybe a niece?? , he was 70ish
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#2278928 - 03/30/17 01:14 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: tboomer]
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Sorry to read this. I talked to Fred several times on the phone. He sent pictures of the Dusters Moon Shot and the 57 Plymouth Pro Mod to my grandson. And who can forget the Pimp Doll? RIP Fred.... angel


So long to my Pimp Doll buddy.


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#2279026 - 03/30/17 04:31 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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Had a very interesting talk with him at Monster Mopar in Indy a few years ago. Gave him a hug too, which he seemed to enjoy. LOL.

RIP Fred. xoxo

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#2279030 - 03/30/17 04:35 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Twostick]
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Originally Posted By Twostick


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

drive angel

Kevin



Yes he beat the snot out of that car and I loved it! I think Ronnie did too. I know they became friends later in life.

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#2279089 - 03/30/17 06:44 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Dang it! R.I.P. Fred angel
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#2279272 - 03/30/17 10:42 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: dustergirl340]
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Rest in peace Fred. angel
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#2279309 - 03/30/17 11:28 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: crabman173]
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#2279412 - 03/31/17 08:21 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: MadMopars]
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sad to hear of another very respected member passing on. R.I.P. fred, even if i never had the privilege to have met you.
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#2279455 - 03/31/17 09:42 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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RIP Fred angel
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#2279544 - 03/31/17 11:39 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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i just talked to fred about a week ago,they cancelled his operation and he went home,was going to buy a bunch of parts from him,rip fred

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#2279546 - 03/31/17 11:46 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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#2279620 - 03/31/17 01:29 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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#2280076 - 03/31/17 11:44 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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I always enjoyed Fred's posts. I remember the day he put up the pictures of that Duster doing the monster wheelie and coming down on the guardrail. He was so cool about the entire deal. Someone asked, "What was going through your mind when your back bumper hit the ground?" Fred said, "I was thinking, YEEEEEEHAAAAAW!!!"
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#2280106 - 04/01/17 12:29 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Sadly rarely checking up on Moparts... to spot this very unfortunate thread tonight.. sad to read the loss of Fred, last time I saw him was in York, PA about 12 years ago, dug up an old picture. Remembered, as a great person, welcomed me to visit for a Ronnie Sox event, inspired me to build my tribute car back then, super friendly welcome, as I traveled from Canada by myself, he made sure I arrived ok, even rang me up in my hotel room the next morning to make sure I arrived, for someone that I never met, he was like a friend within a minute I met him. A minute, a lifetime, would have been what I enjoyed spending with Fred. RIP our friend, sincere condolences.
Mike


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#2280785 - 04/02/17 09:31 AM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: hemi-itis]
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Originally Posted By hemi-itis
You could not have said it better.We spoke on the phone just a month ago.Loosing too many GOOD guys. RACE IN PEACE FRED. frown
Originally Posted By sunroofgtx
I am heart-broken. He did not deserve the pain that he went through...First, losing his wife, then only son shortly after. His heart of gold was truly unmatched. Since friending Fred, my life was made instantly better. He made me feel like a true friend, even though I seemed to be a kid in his giant Mopar-World. His phone calls knew no time limit. He'd call just to explain some hillbilly/genius invention or application he just figured out. He is feeling no more pain. This last year, was hardest, second only to the year he lost his wife and son. They are all united now, and he is roasting peppers for Jesus and the saints, I am sure of it. He made the Mopar events he attended, a notch better. His intellect, know-how, experience, and humor will be extremely hard to replace. I surely feel, that he and the other Mopar greats we have lost lately, are bench racing, eating, drinking, and somehow getting into mischief in heaven, and God is letting him get away with it, just laughing. There is a special place in heaven for guys like HemiFred, and I myself, can only hope to catch a short glimpse of that hollowed ground. RIP my friend. The world is a much-lesser place.


R.I.P. HEMI FRED...... From the West Coast.... frown
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#2281006 - 04/02/17 03:35 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: Stroked_Hemi]
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I sent him a hand-drawn pic of an S&M car that I had saved from a car mag years ago. He said he had never seen that particular pic before and was very glad to have it.
RIP, Fred. angel



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#2281251 - 04/02/17 09:51 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: JohnRR]
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#2281444 - 04/03/17 09:52 AM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: I_bleed_MOPAR]
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sad news to hear. RIP Fred
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#2281852 - 04/03/17 07:41 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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RIP Fred. Great guy and I enjoyed seeing him at the track. When he was testing his turbo road runner,he was having problems with the tranny. They had it out of the car,apart and back together and made another pass in about an hour and a half. Very impressive and knowledge guy. We will miss him
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#2282237 - 04/04/17 12:45 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: 3twos]
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Nice guy.RIP Fred youll be missed! angel
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#2282285 - 04/04/17 01:54 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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RIP Fred

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#2282412 - 04/04/17 05:44 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: Dartari]
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#2283991 - 04/07/17 01:37 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: DusterDave]
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Originally Posted By DusterDave
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.


In May of 2009 was the only time time Duster Dave's and my car were together.Fred will forever be a good memory in my head bow


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#2284055 - 04/07/17 03:42 PM Re: Hemi Fred [Re: hemi-itis]
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Originally Posted By hemi-itis
Originally Posted By DusterDave
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.


In May of 2009 was the only time time Duster Dave's and my car were together.Fred will forever be a good memory in my head bow

Thanks for posting those pics, Al. First time seeing them. Of course you just had to park yours just a nose ahead of the Duster in that pic......LOL It's a shame you and Fred didn't grab lanes and square off that day!
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#2284420 - 04/08/17 12:56 PM Re: Hemi Fred pass away? [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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