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Old 03-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Just got word that long time Chevrolet drag racing legend died this morning... Bill has been my racing idol since the mid 1960's..... RIP Bill...

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Heard a little while ago. RIP Grumpy...
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Yeah I saw it on Atco's Facebook page earlier today, sad news for sure.

Here's a very cool pic that they posted as well, certainly a few drag racing legends in this '4 wide' photo from Atco MANY years ago:

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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He was "the guy" for me when I was a kid reading hot rod mags way before I could drive/own a car. I cloned his 68 Camaro about 15 yrs ago after talking to Bill several times on the phone about it. I got to meet and talk to him a while at Pomona around that time. He was one sharp SOB. RIP. I'll assume the next thunder I hear is you running something on a dyno up there
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #6
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I can still see him and guys like TV Tommy Ivo runnig at the track.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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He was a legend and will be missed.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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One helluva innovator and drag racer.. he will be sorely missed!!
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Saw "Da Grump" race many times at E'town in the 1970's. He will missed throughout the drag racing community. RIP Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins.
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RIP I saw him many times race and talking to him up in bristol tn many times in the mid 60,s... Nice guy for sure..... Robert
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