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Old 10-10-2018, 06:36 PM
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Default Gene Winfield needs our help!

In case you haven't heard... 91 yr old Gene Winfield was doing a gig overseas, fell & broke his hip & needs our help getting home. They've set up a Go Fund Me page for him in case you want to help out...

https://www.gofundme.com/dr79t-bring-gene-home

I've seen Gene at many shows over the years & as anyone will tell you... he's the nicest person you'd ever wanna meet!

Here's a picture I took at Houston Autorama 2013 where he was doing a top chop on the Chevy pictured during the show... he's a master!

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Old 10-10-2018, 08:27 PM
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Sounds like a job for Connie Kalitta.

http://www.kalittaair.com/our-history/

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Old 10-10-2018, 09:24 PM
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:02 PM
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Thanks Tripper for letting us know, Iíll be glad to donate!

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Old 10-12-2018, 12:24 AM
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At this point they've raised $88K & I noticed Billy Gibbons & Jimmy Shine both gave $1,000, cool!

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At this point they've raised $88K & I noticed Billy Gibbons & Jimmy Shine both gave $1,000, cool!

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The donor list if you sort by highest is almost a list of who's who in the car community. Barry Meguiar for $10,000, Dave Kindig, Goodguys, Syracuse National Car Show, etc.

They're over their $98,000 goal now.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:58 AM
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Best wishes to a first class guy for a speedy recovery.
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Not to question anything, just askin', but how much does it cost to get someone back from Europe ? Looks like his GFM account is at $104K, just wondering about that amount vs what it would cost.
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Not to question anything, just askin', but how much does it cost to get someone back from Europe ? Looks like his GFM account is at $104K, just wondering about that amount vs what it would cost.
They say he needs a special ambulatory airplane!

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Old 10-13-2018, 10:32 PM
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They say he needs a special ambulatory airplane!

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Yeah, article I read says $150,000.00 for a medivac flight due to his age, condition and the need for oxygen - regular commercial flights are not geared up for that. Gene is one tough guy but everyone has their limitations...
We should all be so lucky to still be kickin' it at his age
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