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Old 08-15-2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Mike wings aka "wingski"

To all who knew or communicated with him, Mike Wings aka "WINGSKI", passed away Sunday night.
Please pray for his Wife, Lorraine, as she takes care of handling the final things.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:43 AM   #2
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Sad to hear. He was very interesting to read.

I wish his family the best.

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Old 08-15-2018, 11:19 AM   #3
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:31 AM   #4
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Wingski was an interesting guy. I will miss talking to him.
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Sorry to hear about Mike. He was an intersting guy from my generation and I enjoyed communicating with him. Thanks Bill for letting us know of his passing.

My condolences to his family.

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Old 08-15-2018, 02:15 PM   #6
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He was a likeable fellow. That was sad. gary
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:28 PM   #7
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I noticed his extended absence from the forum. I will miss his offbeat sense of humor. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. He will be missed. I considered him a friend and wish him the best in the next phase of his journey.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:33 PM   #8
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I started writing in this forum in April and have enjoyed doing so. The first responder to my first article as Wingski and I have copied some of what he had to say. It is pasted below.


My model A stories start over 60 years ago when I was 13. My first car was a 1931 coupe that I bought for $25. That car didnít have a dent in it, and really didnít need restoration. I took it apart anyway and learned about every nut and bolt in that car. My love of cars really started with that coupe, and Iíll never forget it. That car taught me how to drive in every condition you can think of, and I owe my love of driving to that first coupe.

I consider myself so fortunate that I grew up in a time when model Aís were a dime a dozen. I miss those times when a simple drive could result in finding a model A hidden in a berry patch or sitting in a barn. All those drives were like treasure hunts for me, and man did I find a lot of treasure. My folks allowed me to have one car at a time. So, when one was up and running, Iíd sell it and get another. That love of those old model Aís kept me out of trouble. I donít even want to imagine the trouble I would have gotten into if it hadnít been for those cars.

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Condolences RIP!
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:15 PM   #10
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I noticed his extended absence from the forum.

The poor guy quit the forum a while ago after being disrespected:


"Since I’ve been a member of the Ford Barn, I’ve met some really nice people and consider some of them to be friends. However, I think it’s time for me to say farewell to the forum. The amount of negativity has really turned me off.

I hope I haven’t ever come across as a negative person because I most definitely am not one.

That’s it for Wingski,

Goodbye"


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https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=242153


I didn't know him but from his posts he seemed like a nice guy. My condolences to his family. RIP.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:44 PM   #11
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I exchanged many PMs and emails with Wingski and thought he and his wife were nice people. His passing seems to have come rather suddenly and I wish the best for his family. I'm sure he will be sorely missed amongst them. I know I will miss him even though I didn't meet him in person.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:45 PM   #12
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Sorry for the loss.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:39 PM   #13
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The poor guy quit the forum a while ago after being disrespected:


"Since Iíve been a member of the Ford Barn, Iíve met some really nice people and consider some of them to be friends. However, I think itís time for me to say farewell to the forum. The amount of negativity has really turned me off.

I hope I havenít ever come across as a negative person because I most definitely am not one.

Thatís it for Wingski,

Goodbye"


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https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=242153


I didn't know him but from his posts he seemed like a nice guy. My condolences to his family. RIP.
I knew he was not feeling well but I didn't know it was that serious I enjoy this post a lot he was a good guy I will miss him

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Old 08-15-2018, 08:51 PM   #14
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Further to my earlier post quoting Wingski I have been through the title I post on and found an additional posting by Mike Wing. They are interesting and I reckon many of you would enjoy the read.


When I first started driving, my model Aís were not real weather-proof. You didnít want to hit a big pot-hole or youíd blow a tire, and if that pot-hole was full of water, you got wet. I got so used to drafts that now I feel uncomfortable unless there is a fan blowing overhead. And the rattles, whenever I rode in a modern car back then, it seemed so quiet. My god, you could even have a conversation without raising your voice.

Those days are long gone now, but whenever I drive any of my newer vehicles Iím still amazed at how dry and warm I am when itís really raining out there. I make a comment to my wife about lucky we are to be so comfortable, and she looks at me like Iím nuts. When I comment about how well the wipers work compared to my old cars, she just shakes her head. I guess you had to experience the drafts, wet floorboards, shitty visibility, and rattles to be able to appreciate how far cars have come.

Her first car was a brand new 1964 and 1/2 Mustang convertible, and she lived just outside Detroit. Iíve always wondered what the serial number was on that thing before her older brother wrecked it. It might have been one of the first 100 Mustang convertibles ever made.

My first car was a 1931 Ford coupe for $25. Hey, it was only 27 years old at the time, and I thought that car was the neatest car in the world. Only my older friends had cars, and all my friends that were my age couldnít believe that I had my own car. They didnít know that I was too young to legally own it. The title was in my folkís name, and I really didnít own squat, but every penny that bought and went into that car had come from me and me alone.

I can remember the other boys my age coming over to watch me work on it. I taught them a lot about what wrench was for what. I remember the girls I had grown up with coming over to just watch Mike work on his car.

Those were very different times, and they made me who I am today. I feel so fortunate to have had parents that realized that a greasy, grimy 13 year old was better than one out getting in trouble.

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Old 08-15-2018, 09:53 PM   #15
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Woofa (Mike), those quotes are great tributes to Wingski!
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:37 PM   #16
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Very sad to here this. I remember he was upset when he was trying to sell his car. I really dont think anyone meant to disrepect him. Seemed frustrated when he left , may he rest in peace.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:35 AM   #17
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Will miss his input for sure. Condolences to his wife and family.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:54 AM   #18
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[QUOTE=M2M]The poor guy quit the forum a while ago after being disrespected:

He said

"You can look at my ad and see what you think. https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/6551823839.html
Any advice will be appreciated,"

I, and others, suggested he remove the ariels etc and and check the old Ford adverts to see how they sell an open car.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:09 PM   #19
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To be fair, read some of his other post, that one only tells part of the journey and story. He bought the car on a whim and was not what he really wanted.
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He was an interesting guy, and was going through a lot of pain that was the result of an accident years and years ago. Perhaps he was very sensitive, but none the less, a nice person. His Model A purchase as remodelt said was not turning out to be what he wanted, and I think he took any suggestions, no matter how well intended as rubbing his nose in his plight. What ever it all was, he was one great story teller, and he could go on and on and still be interesting.
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