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SpinneyHill , Passes ...Sadly

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Very sorry to hear the news of his passing. May he rest in Peace. My condolences to his family.

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I had never met SpinneyHill but always enjoyed his contributions, Very Sad to here. 

Kind Regards Ben 

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Sad indeed-

sorry to have to note that SpinneyHill has passed from us.

His posts were the quality we all enjoy

With sincere condolences to the family, his presence here will be missed

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An all to often sadness in this hobby where so many of our good friends and advisers are so much older than we are. And now so many of us are reaching that age where our day is coming sooner than we thought it would. 

My heart goes out to his family and close friends, their loss is much closer and more personal. 

 

On a personal note. Organ transplantation is a wonderful thing today. One of my longtime best friends passed away about eight years ago. All of his many close friends benefited from the kidney transplant he had received almost twenty years earlier. The massive and sudden heart failure that finally claimed him may have been connected to his kidney issues. But the quality of his life and the time spent with family, friends, and church, for all those extra years were a gift for all!

 

Rest in peace Graham/Spinney.

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At first I was angered by this sad news. Life's not fair.  Maybe I am acting selfish as Spinneyhill's posts were most always valuable to me.  A respected member here in this forum, he will be missed. After the initial reaction, I realize this is life. We live. We die. It's sad that so much knowledge and help is also gone.  Spinney will be missed here. 

 

Now it's up to the rest of us. All of us, to pick up a few pieces where Spinney cannot anymore. Where and when we can, please help others.  Maybe a we can add some thought provoking comments to a rookie's post. Ot help pass along information that we too have learned from the great members before us. Who have also passed. For we too shall pass one day.  Please share your knowledge and experience when you can. It is much appreciated. RIP Spinneyhill.

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A car lover, a gentleman, a very knowledgeable person not afraid to share that knowledge and help a stranger. Three traits we can all aspire to obtain. He will be missed by me and I’m sure by many others. Heartfelt prayers to his family, close friends and all that will not enjoy the special person he was. 
Dave S 

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If you learned something from Spinneyhill, pass that knowledge along to someone else. Keep it alive.

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11 hours ago, keithb7 said:

Where and when we can, please help others

Keith you state this well and I think about that everyday. We all only get to "go around once" life is short and the end of the road is a lot closer then we realize.

Share the knowledge and information you may have - it not only can help someone but may otherwise brighten a day for them that otherwise was fairly dismal.

Our bond is the old cars and vehicles we cherish - we love them because they are a guaranteed thing we can always look at and think about and know they make us happy.

Sharing and helping continues the spirit of all the people that came before us to keep us inspired, learn more, and appreciate "old cars" not just for what they are but for who

designed and made them.  I have had the privilege of knowing and talking to many of the pioneers who built, drove, and designed what we now own. They were proud of what they did, were

glad to share their stories with me of their jobs when I spoke to them 50 years ago. As you state Keith "please help others - where and when you can".

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I recall once asking Spinney about his avatar.

It is of one known to me as "Mr. Natural".

He had never heard of "Mr. Natural" but simply Liked the image.

"Mr. Natural" was a creation of a guy named Crumb, He did underground comic books in San Francisco.

Crumb was also known for the Keep on Truckin guys.

One of our race promotors wanted to do a comic theme one year and I built this.

I will miss seeing my old buddy "Mr. Natural" as I called him to myself.

 

Mr Natural.jpeg

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Saddened to learn of his passing. Clearly, he was a man with knowledge, skills, and experience. And importantly, he shared those priceless assets willingly. He will be missed by many. 

 

I offer my prayers and warm wishes for peace and comfort for his family. 

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