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I have seen a notice that Sunny Turnquist passed away recently on another site. She and hew husband Bob were very active in the CCCA since it's founding. I was fortunate to spend time with Sonny at Amelia Island for the past several years. I always enjoyed both their company, and talking Packards with Bob, as a very young man, Bob reached out to me showing kindness and an interest in my collecting. I will remember both of them with fondness. Ed

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I never met Sunny, but I did meet Bob once many years ago.  I do have many 2nd stories memories as relayed through my parents.  Bob would always hold court at the Hershey Hotel on Saturday nights with a dinner.  It would be a veritable who's who of car collecting.   The generation of collectors that really started things in the 1950s is passing.

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 5:57 PM, alsancle said:

.   The generation of collectors that really started things in the 1950s is passing.

 

RE : MR. & MRS TURNQUIST:

 

I had the honor - the delightful experience of spending some time with Bob & Sonny in their home (which on its own,  had some colonial-era  fantastic history behind it).  They were truly CLASSIC people in every sense of the word  CLASSIC as we USED to use it...!

 

 

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Bob is one of the primary reasons I ended up in the restoration business. I spent many hours going thru his Packard book in my college library when I should have been studying something else. I saw Bob and Sunny several years ago at a show and told him about his book enticing me away from my major and eventually into the old car business. Told him I wasn't sure whether to thank him or curse him. Fine people. I have the Ken Eberts poster of Bob in his '29 Phaeton hanging right here beside my desk.

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 6:38 AM, edinmass said:

 Bob, as a very young man, Bob reached out to me showing kindness and an interest in my collecting. I will remember both of them with fondness. Ed

 

Couldn't resist this....you say that Bob " as a very young man"......

 

Hmmm...if Bob as a very young man reached out to you.......that makes you almost as old as ME....!

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Bob Turnquist  and my dad were friends, always talking CCCA cars. My dad Harry was one of the early CCCA members along with Ted Cavanaugh.

Len Fanelli

Abingdon Performance MG T type roller camshafts

1970 Citroen Mehari

1953 MG TD

 

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