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Rest In Peace G-Man

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mark-t

Number of posts : 185
Location : scituate rhode island
Registration date : 2013-09-16

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by mark-t on Mon May 05, 2014 7:04 pm

RIP G-MAN!

Ddavllc

Number of posts : 126
Location : Slidell Louisiana
Age : 51
Registration date : 2013-11-07

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Ddavllc on Mon May 05, 2014 7:14 pm

My Prayers and condolences go out to his family.

Buzzard

Number of posts : 90
Location : arlington heights Ill
Age : 56
Registration date : 2012-07-01

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Buzzard on Mon May 05, 2014 7:14 pm

Met Chris along time ago at Taz fest, talked to me like I had known him forever. A true gentleman he was. He asked me if I had ever heard about this web site that talked all about Early Vans I told him I didnt and to this day I still thank him in my mind for telling me. He will be truely missed. Rest In Peace Chris
Jeff

Dave F

Number of posts : 1
Location : Bat Cave, NC
Registration date : 2013-11-26

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Dave F on Mon May 05, 2014 7:20 pm

Sad news. Sincere condolences to his family. So sorry for your loss.

back2thewoods

Number of posts : 815
Location : easton ct
Age : 60
Registration date : 2008-05-26

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by back2thewoods on Mon May 05, 2014 7:39 pm

r.i.p. G-man will be truly missed

diamond dave

Number of posts : 565
Location : canal fulton, ohio
Age : 38
Registration date : 2012-04-24

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by diamond dave on Mon May 05, 2014 8:36 pm

I am so sorry to hear about his passing. I never met him, but just bought a sweet sticker from him a couple weeks back, and was looking forward to meeting him. rest easy G-Man.

66mnecotruck

Number of posts : 327
Location : Minneapolis
Age : 52
Registration date : 2014-02-15

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by 66mnecotruck on Mon May 05, 2014 8:50 pm

R.I.P. One can only hope to leave this earth so cared for. Sounds like he has left a dent.

xjamesx

Number of posts : 374
Location : Rural Maine
Age : 42
Registration date : 2008-05-14

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by xjamesx on Mon May 05, 2014 9:26 pm

Yes, he will be missed by many. My condolences to his family and friends.

Nightmoves

Number of posts : 2214
Location : Old Hickory Tenn.
Age : 56
Registration date : 2008-11-17

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Nightmoves on Mon May 05, 2014 10:05 pm

Chebby, I was looking at that today. 30 thousand posts. And he also registered on the "new forum" 6 years ago today. I don't know how many from the old board. His posts led me to all three of my vans.There's a whole lot of us found ourvans via G-man, our Mayor.
I only met Chris once at Bakers.I really believe that he smiled and laughed the whole day.He made ya feel like you've known him for ever.Most definitely "Good People" as we say.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.
Rest in Peace, G-Man.

RF Man

Number of posts : 113
Location : Pueblo,CO
Age : 61
Registration date : 2014-03-14

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by RF Man on Tue May 06, 2014 3:42 am

Life is about how many we touch and help. I'm new to these van forums/groups, but I could tell that G Man(Chris) touched all of you. That's what makes a man and becomes his legacy.
Chris--keep on truckin.
Mike

HandiVanMan

Number of posts : 1867
Location : Calhoun, Ga
Age : 50
Registration date : 2010-04-11

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by HandiVanMan on Tue May 06, 2014 4:04 am

I am shocked by the news of GMans passing! The presence of him not being on here is already felt for me. I will miss the sea of yellow in the for sale sections. Rest in Peace Chris!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q-5EXZG1ow&sns=em


Scotts_A100

Number of posts : 160
Location : Metro Detroit
Registration date : 2010-06-02

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Scotts_A100 on Tue May 06, 2014 5:09 am

I too am a bit shocked to hear this news. It was Chris that I first got to know here and he chatted me up to be sure to attend Baker's even though my van wasn't ready for the road. My first visit I hung out under his headquaters "tent" with him for some time and he made you feel like you were family in short order. He was always the first person I visited every time I went there after.

I thought I had a couple great pictures of that first visit but I had to have lost them when my PC crashed a couple years ago as I could not find them. Rest in peace Chris.

billski

Number of posts : 251
Location : white lake, michigan
Age : 61
Registration date : 2008-05-20

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by billski on Tue May 06, 2014 5:33 am

Reading these posts is working as my therapy. I find myself logging on several times a day just to read what you all have to say and realize the legacy Chris has left behind. Thanks (Chebby?) for posting that picture of Chris on the Home Page. That was from the 26th Annual Super Chevy Show at Milan Dragway in 2006. Chris and I took First and Second Place in our category and then took pictures of each other proudly displaying our awards in front of our vans! What fond memories! Thanks to everyone for sharing their memories. And only 47 days till the Baker's/G-Man Memorial Van Show!

BADBADGER

Number of posts : 220
Location : Minden Nv
Age : 70
Registration date : 2009-05-15

GMAN

Post by BADBADGER on Tue May 06, 2014 6:27 am

Very sorry to here about Chris! I did not know him personally but he will be missed by many of the vanning community.

fritzzz

Number of posts : 17
Location : guelph ontario, canada
Age : 57
Registration date : 2008-06-06

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by fritzzz on Tue May 06, 2014 7:44 am

G/MAN R.I.P. van on Chris. see in 20 years my friend.

66ThunderVan

Number of posts : 382
Location : Portsmouth, Va.
Age : 69
Registration date : 2012-01-08

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by 66ThunderVan on Tue May 06, 2014 8:37 am

May GOD bless you and keep you!

Dodger 359

Number of posts : 94
Location : Southern Illinois, USA
Registration date : 2013-02-07

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Dodger 359 on Tue May 06, 2014 10:06 am

R.I.P G-Man. Keep on Vannin' on the next plain.

Linoman

Number of posts : 323
Location : Holland, MI
Registration date : 2010-06-14

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Linoman on Tue May 06, 2014 3:06 pm

Stunned & saddened. Peace to his family.

Magic Bus

Number of posts : 1362
Location : -Gateway to the West - St Louis Missouri
Registration date : 2009-12-02

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Magic Bus on Tue May 06, 2014 7:25 pm

Godspeed my friend, we never met, but we will someday.


virtual

Number of posts : 257
Location : Toronto, Canada
Registration date : 2008-05-21

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by virtual on Wed May 07, 2014 8:07 am

It's sad when you have unfinished business with someone who passes on. I was never able to make it to Bakers as Vanfest is usually the week before but I had told Chris that I would be there this year. It would have been great to see him in his element at this great event that I've heard nothing but great reviews from. I promised Chris that I'd help out with the event with some of the 2014 calendar funds. I'm working with Billski on how to direct the money promised and some extra in the right direction. Although we never made it to each others events we did meet up at Autorama and the Nationals on a number of occasions. Here's my favorite shot of Chris, John Jackson from notstockphotography.com took it on our way to National Trails during the 2011 National Truck-In.


blackace

Number of posts : 450
Location : Van Wert, Oh
Age : 53
Registration date : 2010-09-16

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by blackace on Wed May 07, 2014 8:40 am

My wife and I are so sorry to hear of Chris's passing and prayers going out to his family and friends. I remember when I joined the site, Chris was there with open arms and information on any questions that I had on my truck. He also convinced me to come to bakers even though my truck had not had the body work done on it that I wanted. I am so glad that we went up and get to meet everyone. Chris was the first there to meet us and had us park on the front row so we would be in the pic. What a special person he was and a great role model for all of us Vaners to follow.

R.I.P. my friend

richie61

Number of posts : 359
Location : Van Nuys, CA
Age : 55
Registration date : 2010-01-04

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by richie61 on Wed May 07, 2014 1:33 pm

He was a friend to all the newcomers including myself and usually the first to welcome you to the site and offer his help. Sad day in our community. RIP.

mnghost

Number of posts : 48
Location : East TN
Age : 60
Registration date : 2013-08-28

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by mnghost on Wed May 07, 2014 6:33 pm

richie61 wrote:He was a friend to all the newcomers including myself and usually the first to welcome you to the site and offer his help. Sad day in our community. RIP.

x2 Always looked forward to his posts

Casimier

Number of posts : 853
Location : Jackson,NJ
Age : 64
Registration date : 2010-07-26

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by Casimier on Thu May 08, 2014 8:54 am

Some may find it amazing that a guy from Michigan can touch so many around the world.
We all know different.
He helped all of us at one time or another.
He helped me with advice for the Gathering of Early's Show.
I will miss Chris and I pray he has peace.

Jim in NJ aka Casimier

texasjohn

Number of posts : 672
Location : Lewiston, Id
Registration date : 2008-06-01

Re: Rest In Peace G-Man

Post by texasjohn on Thu May 08, 2014 11:27 am

Thanks for all your help and knowledge. RIP C.
This only opens my eyes wider to get my rear in gear and finish the project you helped me with. Life is to short .......wait for us, we are all coming someday.

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