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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Rest In Peace G-Man

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    Post by billski Thu May 05, 2016 4:27 am

    I can't believe it's been two years ago today that we lost Chris "G-Man" Hatswell. I still miss him every day, and even more as the Baker's show gets closer. My "G-Man memorial dash plates are mounted inside all of my vehicles so I see him no matter what car I'm driving. Rest In Peace Chris! We know you'll be looking over us at Baker's again this year. You will always be there with us!
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    Post by vanner68 Thu May 05, 2016 5:49 am

    Chris will be there keeping the clouds parted!
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    Post by Vanish Thu May 05, 2016 7:08 am

    Not a Day Go's By I don't think of Him ..... Still not real to me .... Just kind of  Hurts inside .... numb still ... even after two years later ..................


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    Post by Joe Van Thu May 05, 2016 9:27 am

    Miss You Brother...!!!...I also have the memorial dash placks in both my vans and on our campers refrigerator door so I see it every time I grab a beer.... I cant believe it has been 2 years already either...!!!...Rest In Peace G-Man - Page 6 105_0810


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    Post by Moparmaniac Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:23 pm

    Never got to know you.From what I've read here he must have been 1 helluva great dude!Rest in Peace
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    Post by Vanish Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:49 pm

    Yep Was a Great Guy !!!! that definitely made a difference here ... and every where ..... Miss him Every Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Post by dix Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:54 pm

    yeah chris was one of the good ones. rip buddy.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Post by Vannin Ken Fri May 05, 2017 5:24 pm

    3 years today.... I sure miss himRest In Peace G-Man - Page 6 14310
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    Post by vanny Fri May 05, 2017 5:32 pm

    Time really flies...Good to see you're still checking in Ken! You're one of the lucky people who got to know him personally! Still love seeing that smile of Chris'!!! GMan lives on in our hearts and minds!


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    Post by savage Fri May 05, 2017 6:16 pm

    Yea he had a Great smile,always glad to see anybody,or talk vans
    Any time I see something Yellow, I think of Chris (You know what I mean )
    He talked me in to going to my first van nats,glad I did it was the last time I saw him.
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    Post by Digz Sat May 06, 2017 3:38 am

    Rest In Peace G-Man - Page 6 Chris_13

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    Post by billski Sun May 07, 2017 6:27 am

    I'm a couple days late with my post, but I can't believe he's been gone 3 years already. But he's only been gone physically. I think about him all the time, and especially this time of year as I prepare for the Baker's Van Show. I texted Teresa, Chris' widow, on May 5th as I do every year. I try to stay in contact with his family and let them know how much we all still think of him and miss him. Teresa said she was especially missing his smile and his laugh, especially on Friday. So we both agreed to add in a few extra smiles and laughs as we think of Chris. He could smile and laugh and brighten up anyone's day. RIP G-Man. Miss you Buddy!
    (And great pic Joe. Can you text or email that pic? Thanks.)
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    Post by Magic Bus Wed May 10, 2017 7:20 pm

    Found this shot of Chris at Bakers years ago.

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    Post by RF Man Fri May 12, 2017 5:27 am

    Just wanted to say how moved I've been recently by all the wonderful acknowledgements you guys have given to Chris "GMan" Hatswell. Chris passed just shortly after I joined VV. Early on I could tell what a powerful and positive roll he played here on VV. Although he wasn't around long for me to get to know him, it's very obvious he touched you oldtimers. I just feel that there's no greater tribute to a person than to keep their memory alive. I'm sure his family would be proud.
    This is something about this forum that I find refreshing----the friendship and comradery this forum provides is somewhat different than most of the other car forums offer.

    Thumbs up to you guys that keep the forum running and it's members in your thoughts.
    Mike "RF Man"
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    Post by savage Wed May 06, 2020 6:38 am

    Hard to believe it now been 6 years later since Chris passed. The pic Joe post was the last time I saw Chris at the 2013 Nats. My Frist and Chris had Talked me it to it(Just like Bakers 1st time
    Thanks for all you did the Short time you were here  Chris
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    We All Miss you.

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    Post by vanny Wed May 06, 2020 6:44 am

    He certainly packed a Lot of Living in a much too short of a lifespan...RIP Chris! Thanks for making so many fond memories for everyone around you! cheers


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    Post by EdddieMello Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss, rest in peace brother.

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    Post by savage Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:15 pm

    Singed on today ,and got Notice it was G-mans Birthday
    Chris would of been  60 today Sad

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