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Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by FrankHarris » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:54 pm

I heard that Larry Sigworth of Bartlesville Oklahoma had passed away but that is not verified. He has been the M.C. at the Speedster runs in Lincoln Nebraska for many years. He is famous for very authentic Paco bodied Speedster.


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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by DHort » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:53 am

Nothing on facebook or others I know on facebook. Hopefully it is a false alarm.


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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by Rich Johnston » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:36 pm

Sadly this is true. I'm told that Larry died suddenly in the early morning of Monday, November 4. Services are not yet firm, but something around the beginning of next week is possible.


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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by FrankHarris » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Thank you Rich, I heard it through the "grape vine" and wasn't sure. Frank


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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by Rich Johnston » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:15 am

Services for Larry have now been set for Monday, Nov 11, 1:00 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church in Bartlesville, OK.


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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by StanHowe » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 pm

Here is the link to the facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by Dan McEachern » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:00 pm

I just received this from Rich Johnston at Speedway Motors regarding Larry. All Rich says about Larry and more is so true.
Dan

Dear Speedster friends,

We regretfully report that our good friend and longtime Model T enthusiast Larry Sigworth died suddenly in the early morning hours of this past Monday, November 4th. Larry was a collector of vintage speedster and racer speed equipment and their stories, andhad just this year completed an historically accurate restoration of his second PACO-bodied Speedster. A resolute advocate for the authentic restoration and preservation of early Model T speedsters and racers, he was inducted into the MTFCA Speedster and RacerHall of Fame in 2006, and his first PACO Speedster restoration was honored with induction in the 2007 Hall of Fame. You can read Larry's induction citation, and that of his PACO Speedster, at www.MTFCA.com underthe Speedster Hall of Fame tab. If you didn't know Larry personally, you may remember him as the Master of Ceremonies for each annual MTFCA Speedster and Racer Hall of Fame Induction ceremony since at least 2009.
There is much more to tell about this man's lifetime contributions to the Model T Speedster and Racer enthusiast community, and we shall sincerely miss him.
The funeral service for Larry will be held on Monday, November 11th, 1:00 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
On behalf of the management and staff at the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed,

Rich Johnston

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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by DLodge » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm

Here is the obituary on the funeral home page:

https://www.stumpff.org/obituaries/Larr ... !/Obituary


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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by Jsteele » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:12 am

Larry was a great guy. He was an avid researcher on Speedsters and the early days of racing along with many other things. He restored two Paco speedsters that are great works of preservation. Larry spent hours helping me do some research on a speedster body, loaned me some stuff that was very rare when he really didn't really even know me and invited me to come too the Speedster Reunion in 2007.
The attached photo was taken by Bill Howell at the 2019 Speedster Reunion in Lincoln Nebraska in June. It is a picture of Larry and Mike Bender right after Mike received his plaque after being inducted in to the Speedster Hall of Fame. Larry was into genealogy also, and 7-8 years ago discovered he and Mike might be distant relatives. According to Mike, Larry spent the rest of his life trying to disprove that. He will be greatly missed.
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Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Post by John Warren » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:41 pm

I did get to meet Larry at the speedster reunion in Lincoln this year. Great guy that will be missed. Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.
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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:28 pm

Dan & John,

Thank you for the memories and the image of Larry.

In time- this thread will be forgotten and be referenced in a future keyword search now and again.

For anyone reading this - grab a smart phone with a decent video camera - sit down with a mentor or friend and let it just run ....

Save the Present for the Future.

Memories on video are a way of Preserving Knowledge for Posterity.


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