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Gray Baskerville died!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigk, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. bigk

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    I know I can't be the only one here who's enjoyed Gray's writing in Hot Rod since I was a kid. I just read about it on the Chevy High Performance site. He died of cancer at age 66. The article said his daily driver for the last 30 years was a 32 Ford. How cool is that?

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    That is terrible. I have enjoyed his stuff since 1977 when I picked up my first copy of Hot Rod. I was 10. Look where reading car magazines has gotten me. [​IMG] God Speed Gray! [​IMG]
     
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    That sucks. I've been reading Hot Rod since I was in sixth grade. It's one of the few things I can enjoy reading.

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    yea... prostate cancer. He even published as recent as the March issue w/ his article on 1/2 mile drags that were staged in Reno and Riverside in the '50s. Makes sense his daily driver was the quintessential rod. Gotta get that check-up if you're in the 40+ club...
     
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    Dear "Ol Dad" will be missed. In the world of car magazines, where they seem to have a different editor and staff every other month, it was nice to know that Baskerville was always still there. Hot Rod won't seem the same without him.
     

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