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    Viper Team Member David Ironside

    It is will sadness that the passing of David Ironside is announce. The following is from his daughter with permission, Ang Lew:

    "Hello all. I am the daughter of one of the men that built your car. He worked there for 24 out of the 25 years and I believe had the most seniority in the entire plant. His love for the viper passed on to me and my husband and I purchased one last week. My father had been in the hospital for the last 7 months but I did get to show him pictures of our car. He sadly passed away last night (March 21st) surrounded by all 4 of his daughters. I know some of you know him his name is David Ironside."

    His funeral will be today in Metro Detroit with a number of Motor City Viper Owners driving Vipers in his honor.

    Rest in Peace.

    https://www.temrowski.com/obituary/d...MXuTyNpfRxVEa0

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    Sad news to hear. I remember chatting with him a few years ago after I got to RI with my Viper. He was extremely helpful with answering questions and passing on knowledge. RIP Brother.
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    R.I.P. thanks for building our vipers

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    RIP.

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    Thank you for sharing this. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    Absolutely remember Dave I.

    I think he is one of the autographs on my 1996 GTS.

    RIP..
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    Thanks for the Viper. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
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    What a fantastic life; four daughters, and 24 years making Vipers. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
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    Thoughts and prayers to the family. Ironically, as I was fixing the glove box latch on my Viper this past weekend, I found an inspection sticker on the inside of the glove box door with his name on it.
    Thank you for your 24 years of dedication to our Vipers!
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    Very passionate guy who loved his job. Feel fortunate to have met him; Rest in Peace Dave, thank you for your dedication to Viper!

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    My condolences to his family. I’m glad his passion got to spread onto his family. RIP
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    I BIG Thank You to the members of the MCVO who could make the funeral procession. I am sure Dave was proud and happy.!

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    Thanks everyone that was able to make it out today. Was a really cool sight to see 5 other vipers behind mine for the procession .

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    I’ve got two, and he probably touched them both. May he RIP, and I treasure his part of each car. He is an American Bad Ass!

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    Rest in peace, David.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFPILOT View Post
    I’ve got two, and he probably touched them both. May he RIP, and I treasure his part of each car. He is an American Bad Ass!
    I have had a conversations coworkers about what we worked on, handled, built, and manufactured during our careers. I thought that it was interesting to think that our DNA may be incorporated in some microscopic way in those products. It is an interesting concept to think that the folks who built the Viper are connected to those cars in many ways, and their efforts will be respected for many decades to come.
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    Sad news, RIP.
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    RIP another tragic loss.
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    So very sorry for your loss. Thank you for posting the info. Prayers for you and your family...
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    I never meet the man, but let me offer my condolences to his family and friends.

    It seems like death is hardest on the living.
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    Dave was an awesome guy and the epitome of Team Viper.
    It was an honor to support the family and drive my Viper in his funeral procession.
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    RIP David you will be sadly missed.

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    The coming issue of the Viper Quarterly will have an article on Dave Ironside written by Doris Gilles. It had been in the works for a month or so.

    More information at the VOA FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/viperownersassociation


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    That's awesome, can't wait for my magazine to arrive. This will be a very special issue.

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    RIP viper brother


 
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