Bobby Peterson, former owner and driver of "Six Shooter", passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. R.I.P. Bobby.
First off: RIP, buddy.
I had the pleasure of knowing Bob since he first got into Buicks...In fact, it was a ride in my 86 T that set the wheels in motion.
Bob had a street rod with problems. We fixed it at Mike Chesser's Auto Emporium, in Lawrenceville, Ga. While there, I met Bob, and took him for a ride. He was HOOKED, and shortly after, bought his GNX.
His close friend, Jack Pendzimas bought my "yaller car", and the stage was set for several yrs of fun.
Over the yrs I kept in touch w/ Bob, and saw him at the Nats, etc.
He was a unique guy. He was afflicted w/ some maladies that he dealt with for many yrs. Unlike many folks, the problems never seemed to slow him down.
Gonna miss ya!:frown:
Awesome story. Your yellow car is still doing well with Allen Liverman. I loved how Bobby started cutting up and modding his GNX and how everyone was so shocked, he just laughed it off although I could tell he was a bit bothered by it since he sold it and started cutting up a T instead.
I set up our clubs front page with a message about bobby and the picture is a link to his "rides" page which has pictures of his six shooter running and up on a hoist. Hope you all enjoy, Minnesota Grand National and T-Type Association
Bobby was a very kind person who really took a lot of us (younger,slower) members of the club (mgnta.com) under his wing,told us what worked and what didn't,and treated you with respect and courtesy, even though he was one of the "top dogs" in the area...To me that is rare...He always was up in spirits regardless on how poorly he was feeling due to his health...He was truly one of a kind...never short on stories and advise and always had time to help if you needed it...Bobby will truly be missed my myself and many others...I consider myself lucky to have known him and proud to be able to have called him a friend,turbo Buick brother, and drag racing mentor
I am already missing you...
I spoke to Bob a couple times, he was really one in a million.
I will have to pull out my GS-Xtras and look up the 6 Shooter tonight.
That car was in the 8s with a stock suspension so long before it was common place.
Godspeed Bob, you are gone but not forgotten.
It had South Side control arms on it at one point.
He later back halved the car.