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A rough week for car builders...Lil' John Buttera, R.I.P.

He's been ill for a long time, but managed to keep fighting...a lot of people think of him as the father of billet, but I'd rather remember all the AA/FC & T/F cars, and Indy-type cars, he built. Condolences to his family...

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And singers, Jeff Healy (the blind singer) passed away as well. Seems to be a busy week.

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Not to be an ***...but Jeff was not the blind singer....but he was the blind and very good guitarist............D

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Not to be an ***...but Jeff was not the blind singer....but he was the blind and very good guitarist............D

He was a great guitarist and singer... 8) I seen him in Calgary at the racetrack of all places. He was there with a few other Canadians many years ago.

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And singers, Jeff Healy (the blind singer) passed away as well. Seems to be a busy week.
Sorry to hear Lil John passed away.


Wasn't Jeff Healy in "Roadhouse" with Patrick Swazee?

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yes he was the one in the movie road house

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Re: A rough week for car builders...Lil' John Buttera, R.I.P

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He's been ill for a long time, but managed to keep fighting...a lot of people think of him as the father of billet, but I'd rather remember all the AA/FC & T/F cars, and Indy-type cars, he built. Condolences to his family...
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