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Mike Stopforth passing

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:34 am
by mfrance
Sad news of the passing ....
just got word that Mike Stopforth and his daughter we're killed in a car accident in Red Bluff. 

I'll give more information as I hear from his family regarding services

Mike was a great jeep parts provider. Gave help with his knowledge and all around good guy......

Re: Mike stopforth passing

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 am
by 1942GPW
Very sad. I had purchased a number of things from him and his daughter years ago at MV swap meets. He was always very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. His daughter made the wiring harness in my GPW. Stay safe out there everyone!

Re: Mike stopforth passing

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:11 pm
by tractor12
This is sad to hear. I bought my Holden from Mike and several parts

Re: Mike stopforth passing

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:11 pm
by Scoutpilot
I've done work for Mike. A very pleasurable experience. He will be missed.

Re: Mike Stopforth passing

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:49 am
by Ben Hovis
Mike was a fine man. Always helpful and very knowledgeable about our hobby. Great vendor in all areas too.
Will certainly be missed. Will pray for his family at this time of loss.

Re: Mike Stopforth passing

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:16 pm
by John Neuenburg
Terrible news. It's one thing to get old or sick and die but a traffic accident is such an unexpected loss for their family and in Mike's case, his many friends and former customers. Michael talked to me today about doing a remembrance at the swap meet at Tower Park in September, and he said everybody in this region probably has a part on their jeep bought from Mike. Probably at a great price too. Even I do, and I have not bought many jeep parts.
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Re: Mike Stopforth passing

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:06 pm
by mfrance
A tribute table and gathering for Mike stopforth is scheduled Friday September 21st 5pm at site 143 (Dave Arrows site)
as a way to honor one of our vendors who has contributed for decades to the G503 jeep community...
out at tower park "camp delta" Fall meet an M.V.C.C. event

Re: Mike Stopforth passing

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:05 pm
by mfrance

above video to tower park memorial gathering

Re: Mike Stopforth passing

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:27 pm
by RommelJuan
I'm so sad to hear about Mike Stopforth just now.

I only visit the US once or twice a year and I wanted to visit him tomorrow. I called his mobile and no answer so I decided to check for his new number here on the Gee.

So very sad to hear that he passed. I will always remember him as the jolly, frank and generous man who would gladly share all his Jeep knowledge to anyone who would show genuine interest.

I learned so much from him. Rest in Peace old friend.

I just wanted to share a video of him that I took many years ago. It encapsulates for me his personality. Fun loving and frank.

P.s. I didn't teach him how to swear in Filipino. He already knew!

p.p.s I called him Santa Claus . lol!