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I heard this morning that Mike Hanson passed away recently. Longtime highly knowledgeable Corvette guy from Westmont (suburban Chicago) area, moved to Florida years ago.

Bill S. might have more information....?

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Sorry to hear this.
I heard this last week from another while at O'Reillys here in Westmont,but he wasn't sure if it was true or not.
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Ironic timing as I was in downtown Downers Grove two weekends ago for a family event and as I drove by the old Classic Motors location on Main St. just north of the tracks I thought of him.
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Mike was a great asset to the hobby and shared a lot of great info, pictures, etc with me over the years. RIP, he will be missed.

Below is his '68 Z that he drag raced with a cross ram and home-made hood scoop. He told me it's still around. I think a friend has it.
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Rest in Peace, Mike.


BTW, there was an exact duplicate of the Z shown above that lived in the same apartment complex that my sister did...in the late 70's-in Buena Park, Ca.. Same color...and engine call out.
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----Mike was a very capable guy. He really knew his stuff, especially Corvette fuel injection. When he worked at Classic Motors I remember him diagnose a problem in a car 30 feet away, and I couldn't even hear the noise. I had a 63 red fuelie convert that he owned and it was probably the best running fuelie I ever drove. I think a fella from Coral Gables still owns it, but I'm not sure.....Bill S
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