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My friends are dying off. Now Jeff Velde

Postby animal jim » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:57 pm

What sad news. Jeff Velde is gone. :cry: All my friends are dying. Jeff was originally from this area. Part of Velde Ford in Pekin, IL. Jeff was a great Super Stock racer before he went Pro Stock. I ran him in a Run Tuff Operation Drag Racer --3 way final-- at Oswego, IL. dragway with my Big Animal in 1973. 8)

In more recent years I saw Jeff at IHRA and NHRA Nats. with his 428 Shelby running stock.By himself and a small tag trailer. Just having fun.

Back in 94 I was booked with my WunderBird to run Sox at Moroso's Fun Ford just before Halloween. Sox and I also had a contract after Moroso to run Carolina Dragway the next weekend. Jeff Velde got wind I was coming and hired me to display at his Ford dealership in Vero Beach the Monday after Moroso. Monday was also Halloween. Then Jeff and his wife had Al and I stay overnight at his home .They entertained and fed us. 8)
It has been quite a ride!
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Re: My friends are dying off. Now Jeff Velde

Postby draglist » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:36 pm

Jeff always ran well and by all accounts was a great guy. RIP. bp
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Re: My friends are dying off. Now Jeff Velde

Postby WildcatOne » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:01 pm

Sorry to hear about Jeff, AJ. May he rest in peace. WC1
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Re: My friends are dying off. Now Jeff Velde

Postby Gator » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:41 am

I hate it too Jim..... This aging deal Blows !!
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