Author Topic: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff  (Read 2506 times)

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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2019, 09:58:10 PM »
For anyone who may be interested, here is a video of Woody detailing the accident and his car's restoration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T79OGdWe8M&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0Fln3SuRRO71TV7R7GzKAYzvUCmNxv8hs4iKv9KtCXdb9YRuPTtaIOzPM

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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 10:06:48 PM »
Going to miss Woody and his stories of both NJ and Shelby ownership.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2019, 11:46:43 PM »
He was a part of our small email club, and that was a beautiful tribute Brian....very well-written.  We should all have such strength and positive attitudes.  My deepest sympathy, Nick

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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2019, 12:48:18 AM »
Obviously, Woody had a lot of quality friends. Must have been a heck of a good guy.

Nice, heartfelt Tribute Brian. Godspeed Woody.

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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2019, 08:33:56 AM »
Great video.

Thanks Woody...
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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2019, 08:56:47 AM »
For anyone who may be interested, here is a video of Woody detailing the accident and his car's restoration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T79OGdWe8M&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0Fln3SuRRO71TV7R7GzKAYzvUCmNxv8hs4iKv9KtCXdb9YRuPTtaIOzPM
The video is pure Woody, thanks for the memories
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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2019, 10:57:33 AM »
Woody was in the Winter 2018 Shelby American magazine (see attachments below).   I wish I met him.  RIP.



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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2019, 11:49:36 AM »
Very sorry to hear of Woody's passing. Met him at SAAC 36 when Woody, JD, Henry and I
took some group photos of our "Red Light District" early '67's. So glad to hear that
he enjoyed all the adventures driving his Shelby.

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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2019, 04:36:11 PM »
Just got back from Woody’s memorial service. A very touching experience.  The parking lot looked more like your local cars and coffee than a funeral.  I’m sure Woody would have wanted it that way.

https://www.imageshack.us/a/mt8B7/1

Tom Cotter got up and spoke and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.
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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2019, 05:55:50 PM »
Amen to Brian's sentiments but it wasn't really a sad ceremony.  Knowing Tom's ability as an author and YouTube personality, we were not disappointed by his ability to tell a great story or two about his best friend. I really don't know how he kept his composure as well as he did.  As regrettable the circumstance, events like this bring together friends so it was great reuniting with old track buddies I haven't seen for quite a while.  Woody, we'll miss you and, rest assured, every time I see a package of 'em, I'll remember "The Bear, Tom's Cobra and Woody's Fig Newtons"!
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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2019, 08:07:20 AM »
I think the service was exactly what Woody would have wanted.  If you look at Brian's pictures of Woody's 67 when they were doing the latest restoration he insisted that the stickers on the windshield remain untouched...that says everything about Woody.  I don't know if he met his goal of being the original owner of a 67 GT-350 with the most miles on the car but if not I'm pretty sure he was close...Godspeed my good friend...

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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2019, 08:50:57 AM »
It’s a terrible thing to lose a member of the group but it’s a wonderful thing that he is being remembered here in this fashion.
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Re: Checkered Flag: John "Woody" Woodruff
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2019, 02:22:59 PM »
Woody was an amazing man. Kind, gentle, a fantastic story teller, modest, and really tough, as he suffered in silence during his time battling pancreatic cancer. He made the most of his life to the very end.
Woody helped Tom Cotter and me on our Cobra Tours every year since the first one in 2006. He helped plan routes, doing scouting trips, and he always carried the beer coolers, a critical task, since he had the only car big enough to haul them, he often played scout, driving ahead of the group to acquire parking spots at stops and to scout for problems along the routes.
He added much to my life as a good and faithful friend.