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    I just read on another forum that a guy named Gary "bigwingsaleen" has just passed away. I think this might be the same gary that is a member here. I really hope not but I think it is. If so this is very sad news because he was a great guy .
    Does anybody on here know him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jleews6 View Post
    I just read on another forum that a guy named Gary "bigwingsaleen" has just passed away. I think this might be the same gary that is a member here. I really hope not but I think it is. If so this is very sad news because he was a great guy .
    Does anybody on here know him?

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    That is really crappy news because it sounds like the same guy. I bought my headlight covers from him, and he seemed like a really nice guy.
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    Yes, Gary Alsobrooks is aka bigwingsaleen.

    His signature on other site(s) say "Living Cancer free since transplant in Oct 2006" but he was on a church's January '08 'prayer list' for cancer treatment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChassis View Post
    Yes, Gary Alsobrooks is aka bigwingsaleen.

    His signature on other site(s) say "Living Cancer free since transplant in Oct 2006" but he was on a church's January '08 'prayer list' for cancer treatment.

    FOX=I think I remember seeing that. On the other site that I read it on said that he was just feeling like draged down and tired and when they took him to the doctors he was dehidrated and run down then went beck again a couple of days later and they said he will not be comming home without hospice and then he passed away. Man this is very sad news.
    I had Pm'd him on here because I found an 85 saleen local and was trying to buy it and he was a huge help and really took the time to help me with info on the car. he really did seem like a nice guy.
    God bless him and his family.
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    ouch. Gary is/was one hell of a dude. I bought my car from him and he was always a top notch dude.


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    God speed and God bless......
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    This is very sad news.
    Gary was a great guy.
    He will be missed dearly.
    May thoughts and prayers be with his family during this difficult time.

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    My condolences to his family also.

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    RIP Gary.

    Only met him a few times but what a shame. He was an SVOCA founding member. He made many things happen .

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    Sorry to here about Gary, he was a really good guy.
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    I knew a sticky with his name was not a good sign.

    So sad......God bless him and his family.
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    Wow, very sad news. Never met him in person, but could tell he was a wealth of knowledge and information and always willing to lend a helping hand. RIP.
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    I always enjoyed his posts and enthusiasm.
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    Sincerest condolences to his family and friends...that's just tragic news.

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    Did not know him personally but remember some of his help/comments in posts. Sorry to hear we lost an enthusiast that cared. I offer my condolences to all his family and friends.

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    He was a huge part of the Saleen Club of America and will truely be missed. Rest in Piece.

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    I had known Gary since my early days in the SVOOA back in the early 90s. He was always honest and a really great guy to know. He helped me with pictures of my 85.5 SVO from Barrett-Jackson that he took and sent them without me even asking.

    He will be missed
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    I personally never had the chance to meet him either, but I send my condolences for his family as well.
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    Oh man, this is really sad news. I sold Gary my Blue seatbelts for his Saleen last year and he seemed like a very nice guy. My condolences to his family and friends. We've lost a good asset to the Mustang community.
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    I didn't know Gary personally, but he did seem to be a great guy. Makes you stop and think about what's important. My condolences to his family and friends.

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    I really can't say anything more than everyone else but I will say it really helps put things in perspective...May God Bless His family and close friends and help them through this very tragic time in their lives. He seemed like a very good guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet'83 View Post
    I really can't say anything more than everyone else but I will say it really helps put things in perspective...May God Bless His family and close friends and help them through this very tragic time in their lives. He seemed like a very good guy!
    Ditto...this is crazy I just sold him a shift knob!

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    I knew Gary (Kodak) from back in the early 1980's when we were in the Music City Mustang Club. Here's the obit from the funeral home.

    http://obit.harpethhills.com/obitdis...isting=Current

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    man, that is terrible to hear someone dying from cancer. it kinda hits close to home cos my mom had it 10 years ago and thankfully survived it.

    my thoughts and prayers goes out to him and his family
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