: Art Rasmussen...
Mar 15th, 00, 01:47 PM
This appears to be all over the place, and unless someone has gotten Art's passwords and he's on vacation, it appears to be verified:
Hello all - thank you for all of the kind words about Art Rasmussen. My name is Teresa White - I'm Art's wife, business partner and best friend, and was lucky enough to know him for 20 years.
He passed away on Monday night - we had all thought it was a heart attack because of family history - but tests revealed that he died from a brain aneurysm - which was hopefully, blessfully quick.
I wanted to thank all of you for all of the interaction here - I was the one who introduced Art to all of these message boards - and as he grew more and more addicted - I began to wonder what the heck I had done! He really enjoyed the interaction - and truly wanted to just help people out if was able to.
He was an extremely intelligent, kind and playful man and will be missed by family & friends.
The business is in a state of change as I determine what course to take. All customer orders will be taken care of - we still have subframes to ship!
Thank you again - everyone has been very kind and I know that he really enjoyed you all.
From:Woodinville, WA, USA
Registered: Dec 1999
posted March 15, 2000 03:53 PM
Hi everyone - I wanted to thank everyone here for all of your support regarding Art Rasmussen. As you have read, he died Monday night from a brain aneurysm. I'm told it was probably very quick - the blessing is that had he not died - the other possibility was a disabling stroke - anyone who knew Art would agree that this was certainly a blessing given the alternative.
Art actually was doing something he truly loved when he died - sitting at his computer - looking at car message boards, responding to email, etc - he truly tried to help people if he could. He really felt welcomed on many of the car sites, Mad Mike's was certainly a favorite because of all of you.
Thanks for all of your kind words.
Teresa White -
Art Rasmussen's wife.
Mar 15th, 00, 02:36 PM
Art Rasmussen was only a member here for less than a month. But during that short time, he was always more than willing to help out and answer any kind of brake or suspension question that you may have. His last posts seems to have been this past Sunday evening. He will be missed.
Good bye Art
Favorite Quote - Some people have shrinks. Some people have their garage.
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Mar 15th, 00, 03:00 PM
I can't put into words what a strange feeling I have.....I have never met Art...yet I feel the loss....and I am sad.
It is strange...this time that we live in...when you know people you never meet.
I think we all feel his loss....we are, in a sense, all a type of family...
My prayers are with Art and his family. I hope he is in a much better place....
Steve McCorry - Central Ohio Camaro Club
'69 Camaro RS/SS-350 - Daytona Yellow
'95 Camaro Z-28 - Sebring Silver
Mar 15th, 00, 03:24 PM
I too did not have the pleasure to speak or meet Art in person, but have the eerie feeling of having known him because of his unselfish interaction with all who visited here. We should all be so generous as this man. He will be missed.
To see a picture of my car http://www.geocities.com/casanoc
Mar 15th, 00, 04:23 PM
I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Rasmussen always had something interesting to say in his posts. I will miss reading them. I hope his business will continue and carry his legacy forward.
Mar 15th, 00, 04:27 PM
I remember ART from a conversation I had with him about 6 months ago. I had called him to talk to him about his sub-frame kit for first gen. camaros. I was struck by how helpful and willing he was to explain in layman terms to me the complexities of suspension geometries and the like.
I know we talked for at least an hour and I was struck by how passionate he was about his work and how you could sense that he truly loved and was enthusiastic about his work.
If only we all could be so lucky as ART!!!
I can just imagine that ART's putting a new sub-frame and suspension on whatever GOD is driving around in!!!
We will certainly miss him here on Earth!!!
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Mar 15th, 00, 04:41 PM
I must restate what the others have said. I only knew Art through his excellent work and reputation. I feel a loss from his passing as I do when ever anyone of value and character dies. His voice will be missed here.
Mar 15th, 00, 04:45 PM
Wow, I do have a strange feeling like I lost someone I knew, maybe I'm just to sensitive. I thought it was great that I guy like himself found the time to answer questions on this board and alos a few emails I sent him. I also like the fact that he enjoyed the same type of cars I did and I hope the business can continue to exist. I like the part about him doing some chassis work on Gods vehicle.
Mar 15th, 00, 04:56 PM
I'm shocked by art's passing. I was hoping to meet him someday. It was great to read his advice here. He really knew suspension and brakes, and I'm shure a lot more. And was very kind to come here and help others.
It's rare to find a businessman who is a true enthusiast. He took part on these boards to genuinely help, not to promote his personal agenda. My sincere condolences.
Mar 15th, 00, 07:22 PM
I can personally say he will missed! Every time he had a post or response I would always have to read it, as he had forgotten more than most of us will ever know!
My sincerest condolences!
67 Camaro LS6 454/TH400/12bolt 3.73
Mar 16th, 00, 04:03 AM
When I get the ragtop back on the road, thanks in part to your good advice, I'll do a burnout in your memory, Art. One of the things that gave me trust in this board is the fact that professionals of your caliber chose to donate your time and wisdom to us here. You will be missed by gearheads everywhere!! Jim
Mar 16th, 00, 08:01 PM
For anyone looking for more details regarding Art's passing, go to the nastyz28.com 2nd Gen Camaro Owners Group Message/Tech board, under Site Topics
http://www.nastyz28.com/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics& forum=SiteTopic&number=1&DaysPrune=20&LastLogin= (http://www.nastyz28.com/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=SiteTopic&number=1&DaysPrune=20&LastLogin=)
there is info on funeral service and other details.
Note: Art was also the (new) site supporter for MadMikes board- so there are plenty of links to Art's website).
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Mar 28th, 00, 06:47 AM
Hello all - I can't tell you how much support I've received from everyone - even reading the various comments on these message boards has given me a great deal of comfort.
We had a wonderful memorial celebration for Art - he would have been mad to know he missed a great party. I couldn't believe how many people came - it was a great show of support.
The company is still moving forward - we have the designs, jigs and key people to continue producing our subframes for Camaros. We're also continuing the development of the independent rear end that Art was working on for 1st & 2nd generation Camaros. I've been fortunate that our key guy - Wayne Due - has stayed with me thru all of this. He's working on this along with a former employee who has been kind enough to come back and help me bring this new product to market.
Thanks for all of the kind comments - reading them has been a joy.
Teresa White, Art's wife
Art Rasmussen Design & Fabrication, Inc.
Apr 1st, 00, 01:38 PM
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Art will truely be missed by all. I would also like to say that even after reading the wonderful articles about him and his passion for autos and with the exchanging of a few e-mails with Art, I to feel like a friend has been lost.
Terry P. Irwin