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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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R.I.P "Grumpy" Jenkins

Definatly one of the greatest. We will miss you!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 10:42 AM
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awww. sad to lose Da Grump.

makes me glad I got an autographed marker drawing of his '62 at a show in the last year or two...

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Saw him race at Dover Drag strip, WingDale NY, think it was a first gen. Camaro,what a thrill I was a teenager..RIP Grump
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I have watched him since his match racing days (before they decided upon a Pro Stock Class).

Last talked to him and got his autograph three years ago while he was still powering Dave Connelly's Pro Stock car. I was going to get him set up with some good hand made cigars from Tampa's Ybor City where there are still some octogenarians rolling and blocking Honduran tobacco to make a fine custom cigar with a select natural outer leaf.

His innovation and engineering feats will be missed (the only other degreed mechanical engineer building motors in Pro Stock that I know of is Jason Line, who hasn't exactly broken out of the pack the way Da Grump did when challenged). A remarkable man!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 11:38 PM
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Bill is one of my all time heros, always will be. Fascinated with him since I was a kid. More words couldn't express my admiration...

Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, may God Bless your soul and rest in peace for eternity.

This Chevy car lover will never forget you!!

TIME IS SPEED... SPEED IS TIME...
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