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Chuck Stoddard

#1 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:17 pm

I just saw posted on another Porsche forum that Chuck has passed. RIP Chuck, a true Porsche icon.
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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:23 pm

Very sad to lose a local hero.

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#3 Post by Richard Emerson » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:32 pm

Really really sad.

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#4 Post by Steve Kram » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:44 pm

Very sad. Good guy

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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#5 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:46 pm

I just confirmed it with Neil Goldberg. I talked to him two weeks ago and had a visit set up for November, heartbroken is not the word!
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#6 Post by Steve Kram » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:52 pm

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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#7 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:27 pm

Tom Tate, Tom Gentz, and I were "Co-Chairs" of the 2012 East Coast Holiday where we were very honored to have Chuck, as well as his classmate at MIT, Karl Ludvigsen, who introduced his book Porsche Origin of The Species at the closing banquet. It was a very memorable moment when Chuck and Karl met (unscripted) at the registration desk.

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#8 Post by Tom Tate » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:37 pm

Our hobby owes a great debt to Chuck. In the early years when the Factory went onto the new 911 he saw the need to help those of us that were still keeping our Tubs on the road. Along with a few others he came to our rescue when nobody else cared. Godspeed Chuck, keep your speed up and KTF.

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#9 Post by george kehler » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:04 pm

What a Titan !! Privileged to have met him and heard his great stories !!
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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#10 Post by Phil Planck » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:42 pm

Sad to hear this. Great contributor to 356 community. Really enjoyed his banquet speech at the Cleveland Holiday along with a few other fun encounters.
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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#11 Post by Ron LaDow » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:41 pm

Tom Tate wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Our hobby owes a great debt to Chuck. In the early years when the Factory went onto the new 911 he saw the need to help those of us that were still keeping our Tubs on the road. Along with a few others he came to our rescue when nobody else cared. Godspeed Chuck, keep your speed up and KTF.
By the early '70s, it was either Chuck or the hope that the factory over-bought and had remaining stock on 356 parts. Or EASY.
RIP, Chuck. You were never lacking for appreciation.
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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#12 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:46 pm

About 20 years ago my friend was at Chuck’s house and showed him his broken 1959 hand throttle knob. Chuck disappeared into the basement and came back with a new whole assembly, and said “early Christmas “

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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#13 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:43 pm

Tom Tate wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Our hobby owes a great debt to Chuck. In the early years when the Factory went onto the new 911 he saw the need to help those of us that were still keeping our Tubs on the road. Along with a few others he came to our rescue when nobody else cared. Godspeed Chuck, keep your speed up and KTF.
Well said Tom. Chuck was president of PCA when I joined in '72, and I remember reading his president's messages in the Pano. Chuck Stoddard's vision and initiative has saved countless 356s from the scrap heaps. RIP.
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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#14 Post by Richard Emerson » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:19 pm

What were some of the most interesting Porsche’s he owned?

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Re: Chuck Stoddard

#15 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:27 pm

Gmund #4 and a 917, among lots of others.

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