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Old 11-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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We lost another great Model A'er last night. Mick Isbell passed away after a year long battle. Mick was a past president of MARC and editor of the Model A hardware Book. I will really miss him, his great stories, friendship and warm personality.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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Aww man, that sucks. My thoughts are out to the family and friends....
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Doug for sharing.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thanks Doug. He was a real nice guy and very knowledgeable. He wasn't that old either. I wondered why he passed on the wiper business that he took pride so much pride in. He was one of the men to go to, as to yourself..
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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Mick was a stand up guy, always enjoyed talking with him at the national meets
He will be missed.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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I learned a lot from Mick, May he rest in peace.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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We met Mick back in 1988 at the M.A.R.C. National Meet in St.Louis when he first got into Model A's. He and his son rode with us on the mandatory tour the first time we showed the 400-A in my avatar. Then there was the time he loaned us his newly bought '28 Fordor for the tour in the desert at the San Diego M.A.F.C.A. National. Great guy!
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #8
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So Sorry To hear that...pryers going out!
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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At Peace

2 hours ago

After a very courageous fight, Mick entered into eternal peace last night surrounded by those who loved and adored him, whether in physical presence or the very tangible presence of all you who we're thinking of him and praying for him.

If you have any special memories of Mick that you would like to share, you may leave them in the Guestbook for everyone to enjoy...If you prefer to share more privately, please email pegisbell@gmail.com.
We will update more later.
With gratitude,

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Old 11-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #10
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That is sad, we did an article on Mick several years ago, truly enjoyed my interview with him.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:36 PM   #11
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This is a sad day. I will miss Mick Isbell.

I don't remember exactly where I met Mick but I believe it was at a San Diego swap meet. He was an easy man to talk to and his enthusiasm for Model A's was great.

At the Madison MARC national meet we roomed together. It was there that he spoke in detail about his early '28 Sport Coupe. Though it was a basket case he had amassed a wonderful collection of parts for this car. Most were NOS, restored or in excellent condition.

About a year later my son and I were in his kitchen. Before we put the '28 Sport Coupe in our trailer to take home he shared a story about each part as he unwrapped it. We were all kids at Christmas. His dream became my dream.

A couple years later my son, Dillon, and I returned to San Louis Obispo to check out Cal Poly. Mick acted as a guide and a recruiter. Months later his voice saddened when I told him over the phone that Dillon decided to go to college in Boulder, Colorado instead.

A few years back Gary Johnson, Mick and myself spent the better part of a week together at Hershey. Good natured teasing and laughter...kids in adult bodies.

These are a few of the memories I have of spending time with Mick Isbell. He was a great family man. A man of great enthusiasm for life. A man with an amazing love of this Model A hobby. I will miss him.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Condolences to his family and friends. I'm sure he spread his "A" knowledge like wildfire.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
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My condolences to his family. Sad when some thing like this happens.
I work with a wonderful man, he is 81, to know what he has forgotten about model A's would make me a happy puppy.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #14
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I'm sad he's no longer with us. He restored some electric wipers for me and I sold him my 29 roadster basket case that he turned into a national winner. Makes me realize that we are all getting older.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #15
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A sad day indeed!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #16
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Prayers are being offered this Thanksgiving Holiday for a Model A friend....
Mick Isbell.... I have one of his windshield wipers in my 31 4 Door Slant..
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