I was out of the country a week ago and my phone rang near midnight. Sadly, I learned that my friend Chester Greenhalgh, whose work was the basis for this website, had passed.
13 years ago, I blogged about the undiscovered genius of Chester Greenhalgh who had written the then out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000” and not long after I developed a friendship with Chester which led to our partnership in marketing the eBook version of his legendary work and then onto four other hot rod “how to” eBooks that he has written. Chester is truly the savior of the budget conscious hot rodder and all of his eBooks show how anyone can build a fun, cool-looking rod themselves at home with minimal cash outlay.
18 months ago, I posted that Chester had contracted COVID-19 and unfortunately he never really recovered. His health got progressively worse to the point that he couldn’t stand up on his own the past few months and last week he suffered a fatal heart attack.
Chester spent his life working hard, whether it was building budget hot rods or going all over the country doing golf course construction work. A Vietnam veteran, Chester was a low-key guy who liked to keep busy by working on the things he loved. That made the past year and a half especially hard for him.
If you’ve enjoyed any of Chester’s 5 hot rod how-to eBooks, I’d like to ask you to join me in helping Chester’s widow, Paulina, who lovingly took care of him the past 18 months. She’s facing funeral and other expenses with Chester’s passing that could be devastating to her. I’ve set up a GoFundMe for Chester’s widow, Paulina and any donation you can make, no matter how small, will be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
Please click here for the GoFundMe page and please also feel free to leave your comments below about how Chester may have had some impression on you through his how-to hot rod works.