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Bill Jenkins
« on: March 29, 2012, 03:06:31 PM »
I received an email from Mike Strickler this morning.  He told me that Bill Jenkins passed away this morning. 

May he rest in peace.

Jerry

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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »
A great Chevy legend. He will be missed.
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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 04:28:51 PM »
Wow.... A legend gone. RIP

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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 11:39:26 PM »
   We will All miss him.   Makes me sad.   He had the coolest/fastest cars.   4 or 5 years ago I saw his ex pro stock vega at sema. Fell in love with it.  The things he did were amazing.
     Miss you GRUMPY !!!   

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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 01:27:15 AM »
Great Drag Racer! My favorite. Saw him race several times in the '60s, '70s and '80s. He will be missed!
Rest in Peace Grumpy!

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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 01:48:29 AM »
Very sad news, RIP Grumpy.
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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 04:26:02 AM »
A true racing and Chevrolet legend. Rest in Peace Grump.

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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 01:40:46 PM »
One of my early drag racing heroes.RIP
Jim

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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 10:19:55 PM »
Gone but not forgotten - RIP Gumpy
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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2012, 10:56:14 PM »
Heard about it this morning as a friend called me and told me. Just talked to a guy a few weeks ago who talked to him when he was assisting the local fire company restore an old pumper engine. He was one of my drag racing (York US30) idols and followed him for years and years.
Rest in peace Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, you were the best of the best!
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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 01:59:35 AM »
I can remember seeing Bill Jenkins at the "Rock " when I was in my late teens and thinking about being that close to a professional drag racer. On one knew back then that he would become so well know, and respected by so many...My thoughts and prayers go out to his family...

He will be missed...
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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 04:12:59 AM »
Rest now sir,,,
Prayers for the family.

It was neat to see him and shake his hand in Chicago in November

I will do a Burnout and have a cigar at the local track this spring in his honor.

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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 02:32:42 AM »
R I P  "Grumpy", certainly will not be forgotten.  So much of Drag Racing History!!!!!
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Re: Bill Jenkins
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 03:22:52 AM »
That is very sad news... 
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