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Duane Hover RIP (Duane70GMC)

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:19 pm

Shocked I just got off the phone with Duanes brother,Duane passed away sometime Sun or Mon. I am saddened to hear the news. Anyone with any questions can drop me and email. Thanks AC...
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Post by Vanish on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:31 pm

WOW... I never see this Comeing !!!!!! Our prayers go out to His Familey ... I too am Deeply saddend By this News .......


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Post by G-Man on Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:06 am

I just talked to him a 2 weeks ago, this is a shock. Duane has been a vanner buddy for years. He was a very good man.
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Post by billski on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:04 pm

Just got back in town and read the news. All i can say is I am saddened. Duane was a great guy and an excellent photographer. Many of the pics of my van on this site are because of Duane. V-V and the vanning world lost a true friend. Rest in Peace Duane!
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Post by savage on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:46 pm

Meet Duane at Bakers ,sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in Peace Daune
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Post by LiveWire64 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:37 pm

R.I.P. Duane.
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Post by chebby on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:56 am

from us, to Duane

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Post by gmytych on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:20 pm

This is sad news. Duane was a great guy.
It was an honor to know him, He will be missed

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Post by billski on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:02 pm

Chebby - nice touch. A fitting tribute.
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Post by EconoUSAparts on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:07 pm

billski wrote:Chebby - nice touch. A fitting tribute.

I definitely agree. Hate to lose him. I met him at Bakers also.
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Post by BILLS66 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:52 pm

This has been on my mind for days and really shook me ,While I never met Duane my heart goes out to his family ,too young to soon. I came close 7 years ago and it changed many things in my life. We are not here for all that long so Love your family . Duane rest in peace sounds like you made some good friends ! Bill
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Post by G-Man on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:59 pm

Many don't know this, but in the beginning of Vintage Vans Duane was one of the founding members. Back in the beginning it was just gp70, Vanish , chebby and me
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Post by BILLS66 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:33 pm

Chris ,Didn't know thank you. Bill
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Post by Vanish on Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:38 pm

Well in the Last couple of years Duane Didn't post much up .... But in the Beginning He sure helped Bring this Place to Life .... He was a Founding Member here .... and any thing he did Post was Interesting .... and His Pictures were Just Great ....... and any time I would Look Down at the List and see GP70 On the Board it Just made me Feel Good Inside ....... I Truly Miss Duane ... and I am Sure There's Quite a Few of us here That Do !!!!!!!! NEVER TAKE ANY THING... OR ANY ONE.... FOR GRANTED !!!!!! Life is Short ...... Real Short ....... Duane was a Great Guy !!!!!!!!!!


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Post by chebby on Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:03 pm

I'm sorry.... every time I try to go and post something about Duane, I just get all teared up.... really...


**wipes more tears**


Never got to meet him in person (regretfully), but I admired him and his talent.... and he was such a God-send when we were trying to get this "project" of ALL Early's meeting on common ground with the site off and running... I owe him a lot...

*wiping tears*

when I can, I will say more about MY time with Duane, be it on the internet as it is, but it is still a connection.... you know what I'm saying?

I would LOVE to hear from our members, any memories of gp70 (Duane) you have.... Make this a memorial to him......... Please.... I want to hear your stories.....


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Post by G-Man on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:27 pm

I have a few.....

First time I went to Taz Fest Duane and I went with our vans. I drove my 69 and Duane drove his 86 chevy his 70 was down at that time. We got a late start because Duane got lost coming to my house. For Duane I lived in the sticks, so we take off and all is fine till we get to Chicago. The traffic is lunch hour on a Friday and very heavy. Duane being from the Detroit area is having no problem, but me being from the country I'm not used to city driving so I'm staying close to Duane as we get threw the city. Well we get to Taz's place and we were welcomed by Taz. So welcomed that impressed Duane and myself. We check out Taz's early's and Taz being the great guy he is gave Duane some parts for his 70 Chevy. Saturday rolls around and the early's were showing up and you could see in Duane's eyes he was in Heaven. Taz is a great host and we all went out to Dinner Friday and Saturday nites. On Saturday nites cruise out to dinner Duane road with me to Dinner. At every stop sign all of us were doing burn outs. I think Duane really enjoy this, he was grinning ear to ear. There were 6 Chevy vans and 1 8 door Dodge. Well during all those burn outs the Dodges trans went. Taz gets on the phone and in 15 mins the Dodge was loaded and heading back to his house.

Sunday is the show day and if you thought Duane was happy about Saturday turn out you should have seen him Sunday. If I remember there were about 30 early vans there and about 15 late models. Duane took pictures for two hours. This being our first time there we didn't know about the big cook out and I remember Duane going back for a second burger and some more of the great salads that were there. We both had a great time.
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Post by hywaychild on Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:08 pm

sorry i never got to meet him sounds like a really great guy and a big loss to the vanning world ... RIP Duane
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Post by G-Man on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:54 pm

Eastpointe cruise

Duane ask us to come down to Eastpoint for there cruise. My 69 and gary's 65 Dodge A100 and Duanes 70 GMC. It was a hot day, but we had a great time going the route. Gary's van was running a little hot, but other than that we had a great day. We went to White Castle for lunch. Parked and was checking out the Hot Rod's
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Post by G-Man on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:50 am

Talk with Daune's Mom today, we must have talked 45 mins about Duane. Sounds like he when quietly in the night. Sounds like he was in pain lately. Just hope he has found peace now
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Post by billski on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:58 pm

My first "Duane" memory is from the Gratiot Cruise. The first year I owned the van my wife and I went for a cruise. As we rolled along this guy runs out in front of me and wants to take pictures of my van. I oblige and he introduces himself and, you guessed it, it's Duane. If you see my gallery pictures they are mostly because of Duane and his photographic expertise. Duane was a great guy, and excellent photographer, and fun to be around. I will miss Duane and Baker's will never be the same without him.
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Post by Hemi A-100 on Fri May 27, 2011 6:54 am

I haven't been on here in a few months and I just got the news from G-man about Duane's passing. Talk about a shock man. Duane was one of those guys I didn't get to see all that often but anytime we met up it was like I had known him for years! He was a super guy. I am at a loss for words right now. God Speed!!
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Post by G-Man on Sun May 29, 2011 9:38 am

As we get closer the Baker's I feel a lost of talking with Duane daily as we have done since the start of Baker's.

Next Year to help keep his memory alive there will be a Duane Hover award @ Baker's
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Post by G-Man on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:06 pm

After loading the van on the flat bed, Duane's brother wanted to give me something. We went down in the basement where Duane had a small work shop. He gave me a picture of Duanes van when he got it. What really got to me was on the wall he had a picture framed of me with my van. On this wall in there. Of all the great pictures of vans he took over the years he thought enough of me to display a picture of me in this special work area
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Post by Vanish on Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:18 pm

G-Man wrote:As we get closer the Baker's I feel a lost of talking with Duane daily as we have done since the start of Baker's.

Next Year to help keep his memory alive there will be a Duane Hover award @ Baker's

Thats a Great Idea ...... Chris .....




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Sorry to hear of D's passing, I am new here guys tell me who he was.

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:17 pm

I never knew the Man, read all of the posts here, He must have been a Great Person to receive so many condolences. Can anyone tell me who he was and how old at his passing, and was he sick or old age?. Thanks everyone and this is a great site and great people here too.
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