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    Dick passed away last night. RIP Thumper
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    1991 IHBA Blown Fuel Champion
    2004 APBA Offshore PX High Points
    2005 APBA / SBI National Champion

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    Quote Originally Posted by getreal View Post
    Dick passed away last night. RIP Thumper
    Sorry to hear this.Dick was always a feared competitor.
    Picture shows Dick in Thumper running against Greg Shoemaker in Underdog. NDBA Comp Jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getreal View Post
    Dick passed away last night. RIP Thumper
    Very sorry to hear that. The guy was a guru running unblown jet boats. A "Hall of Fame" type guy for sure!! R.I.P. Dick.

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    Dick was fierce competitor and a good friend ,he will be truly missed.

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    Dick was truly one of the good guy's, he will be missed

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    Dick was fierce competitor and a good friend ,he will be truly missed.
    RIP Thumper!
    "Fierce competitor" is a perfect discription. I raced him in the MPH brackets in the late 60's & early 70's.

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    I'm heart broken. Grif was a very good friend. I was actually planning on seeing him Friday but the day ran long and I didn't get by. He was my "jet boat mentor" and someone who I identified with in many ways. We spent many hours in his garage talking about racing, his days in jet bots, Bonneville (he was in the 200mph club) and he always had plenty to say on current events. He was probably one of the nicest guys you'd ever know and certainly an icon in racing.
    RIP Grif.
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    Grif in the staging area with Bill Scotten at Ming, 1978

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    Here is the info for Dick's service.
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    1991 IHBA Blown Fuel Champion
    2004 APBA Offshore PX High Points
    2005 APBA / SBI National Champion

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    Default Dicky Griffin, my brother

    My name is Tommy Griffin. I am Dick Griffin's brother; I called him Dicky, those that raced with him and against him called him Griff. I want to say that I appreciate all the comments on this thread about my brother. Dicky and I traveled in different circles, I wasn't a racer, but my brother was a true champion not only in his racing career, but in his life; I was proud to call him my brother and I often bragged about him. I wrote the obituary that was presented on this thread and I must say that I had to cut out a bunch of stuff because his accomplishments were tremendous. I just want to say that I was proud of my brother as a racer (cars & boats), as a friend and as a brother. He will be missed by many people....I only hope that there are more out ther like him. Again, thank you all for your kind words about a true champion.

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    Let me introduce myself, I am Jonathan Griffin, Dick “Griff” Griffin’s nephew. Dicky as he was known to me and my father was a great man, I never know him as the famous racer on water and land that he was, that was before my time. But I heard all the stories from Dicky, My Dad and friends and few from my Grandma. I have always looked up to the Man and loved spending time with him when I was a kid but he was a diff man and drifted apart. My Father loved him and looked up too him as an older brother and best friend and so did I. I lost touch with him over the years and it hurts now losing him. So if u Griff Fans and fellow racers are out there I love to get too know u and love 2 learn about him from you, I would love to bring back Thumper Racing someday IDK how i know nothing about the 2 sports, But i love too learn 2 honer my uncle. So if u think it can happen I Love to talk 2 u all u Thumper Fans.

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