Remembering Art Hughes

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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby jason » 19 Jan 2013 12:16

The service was excellent, Art planned it out and orchestrated it himself down to the readings and music! I discovered more about him at the memorial than he told me in person! A wonderful person, he will be remembered and missed.
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby Robb » 20 Jan 2013 19:18

RIP.
I hope to live a long life just like this man.

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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby danfiveten » 01 Feb 2013 17:02

No No No...how is it i just found out about this. I dont come on here maybe every few months. My dad owns arts 4 door...i dont think he even knows..:(...this just tore my heart out to know i found out almost 2 months after.


He was one of the greatest men ive ever met. The community has lost one of its best :(
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby datzenmike » 01 Feb 2013 18:01

Did not know that I knew him until I recognized his car. I think it was two years ago at Canby. Had a brief chat with him about Datsuns.
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby merlin » 01 Feb 2013 18:05

I saw this on facebook ... will toast Art tonight and will buy an extra poppy in his honour for as long I as I remember.
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby McShagger510 » 01 Feb 2013 18:13

danfiveten wrote:No No No...how is it i just found out about this. I dont come on here maybe every few months. My dad owns arts 4 door...i dont think he even knows..:(...this just tore my heart out to know i found out almost 2 months after.
He was one of the greatest men ive ever met. The community has lost one of its best :(


I asked around at the service if any anyone (in our 510 group) contacted you guys down there but none of us knew your phone number unfortunately. It would've been nice to have his old car there but that is a long haul there and back for sure!
Nice to see the Mustang guys show up that day with a few old rides as well. Some may not know but Art was REALLY into Mustangs before his 'ol blue 510.

Here's a bunch of pics from Art's service:

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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby danfiveten » 01 Feb 2013 18:16

Yah art i think was the only one with my dads number :( He used to write to my dad alot, we would of made it up there in a heartbeat. Just sad to find out so much later.
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby gooned » 01 Feb 2013 18:52

Curiosity after seeing the pics (thanks James) does anyone know what Mustang Art showed all those years?

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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby Byron510 » 01 Feb 2013 18:53

gooned wrote:Curiosity after seeing the pics (thanks James) does anyone know what Mustang Art showed all those years?


It was a 69 yellow convertible 6 cyl automatic... buy I never saw a photo of the car.

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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby dan510 » 01 Feb 2013 19:05

Just found out that Art passed, he was the classiest and most articulate man I knew. Art seemed to be friends with everyone. I know old blue in the shop is missing him. Heaven just got one of the nicest guys, he will probably try to form a car club in heaven. God speed to you Art Hughes. You will be missed.

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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby danfiveten » 01 Feb 2013 20:33

Very well said dad. U know he will have some interesting things to share when our time comes.
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby danfiveten » 28 Jan 2015 19:46

Still hard to believe its been 2 years since Arthurs passing :( Im still maintaining Art as Arthur would. Shes had her lil issues with the Alt going out, and then a gas stations fuel caused the carb to have issues (plunger swelled up due to ethanol crud fuel down here) so had to rebuild the carb. Other than that shes exactly the same, still being driven, being shown and loved.

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Really hope hes happy with how ive been taking care of her up there. Cant wait till the weather clears up and i can pull her out again.
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby Robb » 29 Jan 2015 06:53

Would you ever modify the car ?
Lowered, 5 spd tranny, and some wheels ?

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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby bertvorgon » 29 Jan 2015 08:19

That is NOT what this car is about. This car will always be a living memorial to Art, and his love of it.

It is now in the hands of the perfect person to continue it's legacy!
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Re: Remembering Art Hughes

Postby danfiveten » 03 Feb 2015 15:56

Thanks bertvorgon....and to the other guy....seriously? Hope a preserved car never falls into your lap >.> This car is about being like it was from the factory, there are only a few like it left in the condition it is in. I can see a modified 510 any day at any show, but to see something like Art is a rarity.
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