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Bruce69Camaro
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A Fallen Legend

#1 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:03 am

The racing world has lost another legend, Grumpy Jenkins died this morning.

Knowing that his shop was a few hours from me, I always wanted to go down and visit his shop, but never did.

Later I found out that the guy that did my inspection work Tom johns, his brother Steve Johns worked for Grumpy and later went on to being a Pro Stock driver.

He's going to be missed, thats for sure.

God's speed Grumpy and knowing you, you'll be there in less then 6.0 seconds!
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Re: A Fallen Legend

#2 Post by mytmouz » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:11 pm

Earl Scruggs too. They say it comes in threes...
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Re: A Fallen Legend

#3 Post by HPDRIFTER » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:22 pm

There will never be another Harold "Grumpy" Jenkins.
I just finsihed reading a book about him, Grumpy's Toys, and would recommend it to anyone. He had much more influence on the sport than most of us realize.
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Re: A Fallen Legend

#4 Post by supernova » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:52 pm

RIP Grumpy! You will be missed...............
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Re: A Fallen Legend

#5 Post by wikd69 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:40 pm

Yep, Grumpy was my hero for a whole lotta years and the guy who got me started on the whole V8 Vega thing.

I had a 72 Vega GT before I moved on to my Camaro - watching Grumpy make history with the Vega's he ran was pretty inspirational and got me into the whole extreme hp-to-weight thing :)
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Re: A Fallen Legend

#6 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:59 am

If you take notice, his Vega was built at S&W Racecars and I was talking to my buddy from there yesterday and he said he knew the Grump for a long time.

He said he was quit a man and HPDrifter, you are right, there will never be another one like him.
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Re: A Fallen Legend

#7 Post by 71 chevy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:09 am

he will be missed. he was a great thinker and doer

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Re: A Fallen Legend

#8 Post by wikd69 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:29 am

Yeah - he was one of those individuals who turned into a fixture at the track - everybody has heard of Bill Jenkins and Grumpys Toy is a name most drag racers recognize. RIP Grump
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