RIP Bobafett/Dan

Discussion in 'California & Nevada (Northern)' started by sherpa23, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    May 28, 2003
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    I am not sure where to put this and I know that Dan would probably cringe a little that I'm doing this but as another friend pointed out to me there's no vanity when you're no longer with us and people should know about this.

    Our great friend Dan passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. While he wasn't active on this site in recent years, he was a great friend to many of us and touched us deeply with his friendship, knowledge, and passion. He was well known in the 550 Maranello section as his pursuit of 550 knowledge bordered on the neurotic and I know that he was at the forefront of uncovering a lot of intricate mysteries about that model when they were still relatively new.

    There's not a lot that I can or want to share right now but several of his friends thought that this should be posted just so that people are aware.
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  3. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Oh no! I never got to meet Dan in person, but we exchanged emails and calls when he used to be active on here. I will always remember one night when he called me so that i could listen to the exhaust of his 550M.

    What a tragedy.

    RIP Dan. My condolences to his family and friends.
  4. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie

    Dec 26, 2001
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    I am shocked and completely saddened by this. Way too soon. Dan and I were great friends back in the day, until life just caused us to drift apart. I'll never forget driving his 550 on the go-kart track with PeterS daughter. So much fun with DK.

    RIP Dan.

    Thanks for the great memories.
  5. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    Ryan Alexander
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    This is terrible. Darth and I were just talking about him over the weekend. :(
  6. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Oh god no....... not Dan.

    I have no words.

    RIP my friend.
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  8. Financialman

    Financialman Formula 3

    Sep 8, 2005
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    Dan Carpenter
    This is terrible news...

    I went on many Ferrari drives with Dan and became good friends over the years, although he moved away and we talked less I will never forget him, he was one of the nicest, most intelligent persons one could meet, and what a sense of humor he had, I still laugh at some of his antics!

    RIP my friend, i'll see you on the other side....
  9. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
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    Mar 21, 2004
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    I'm really sorry to hear this. I had many lunches and drives with Dan in past times, though lost touch with him the last few years.

    Please let us know what you can, when you can.

  10. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

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    Stunned. RIP Dan.
  11. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Damn, damn, damn, I hate this.
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  13. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave F1 World Champ

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    Fffuuuuuuuuuu c k 2016
  14. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    I am so saddened to hear this. It was just last spring when we last spoke and he has been a great friend to me and to my whole family.
    What a terrible loss.
  15. 4i2fly

    4i2fly Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
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  16. Stackhouse

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  17. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    This is really hitting me hard.

    Damn I miss that guy...
  18. FerMaz

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    And to those of our loved ones and friends who are no longer with us we pray that they shall always find peace under blue skies, but when they want the wind shall lift them aloft so they may cruise among the stars.
  19. xs10shl

    xs10shl Formula 3

    Dec 17, 2003
    San Francisco
    RIP Dan. Passed away at far to early an age. I'll miss our lunches together.
  20. Perfusion

    Perfusion F1 Rookie

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    This sucks. Dan was one of the first Fchatters I ever met, and he always treated me as "one of the guys," even before I purchased my car. I'll always remember our fall gathering at Red's Java House in SF in 2005. The pier was a little damp from overnight rain, and after breakfast, Dan hops in his 550 and proceeds to start doing donuts in the puddles like a kid with a new toy R/C car. I knew right then that he was alright...

    RIP - Gone too soon...
  21. lukek

    lukek Formula 3

    May 2, 2003
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    very sad. He was always friendly, had a great sense of humor, and even my kids had fond memories of him. I got him a guest pass at my work gym, and he really enjoyed the acoustics of the garage, including the alarms that would join the symphony.
  22. frefan

    frefan F1 Veteran

    Apr 21, 2004
    Just noticed that pic of Dan taking a pic of his speedometer. I took that pic, well actually my wife took it from the passenger seat of our 575. He was going 185 (somewhere in Mexico, on a closed road of course ;)). He was a crazy MF!! We miss you buddy!!
  23. BLKM3

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    Wow, I met Dan many years ago when we were first doing our drives. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.
  24. Five

    Five Formula Junior

    Jun 15, 2006
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Terrible news. One of my favorite drives was with Dan a few years back. We had lunch in Mountain View and he brought the F40 and I brought my Diablo. Both classic cars (and the Diablo was built to compete with the F40 top speed wise and they have just about identical power and torque so there is history there as well). After lunch, we drove around the city together, so much fun.I felt honored he brought the car. He had some great stories about his various adventures. Rest in peace.
  25. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    That is my F40. He would borrow it from time to time and tell people it was his. Part of Dan's shenanigans and charm all in one.
  26. Five

    Five Formula Junior

    Jun 15, 2006
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I wrote "the F40" and not "his F40" because he didn't say it was his :)
  27. Zack

    Zack Formula 3

    Dec 18, 2003
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    #24 Zack, Mar 10, 2017
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    He often would, though. Definitively told me the F40 was his, even though I knew it wasn't.

    Now that he's gone, maybe it's best to leave it all buried, but there's tons more.
  28. phrogs

    phrogs F1 Veteran
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    I remeber seeimg his name, I didnt know him sad.

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