The Banker’s Toy moved up a league, R.I.P. Richard


I got the sad news that one of our Squad Members passed away on December 8.  Richard AKA The Banker’s Toy.  His wife Rosie reached out with the sad news and I did go to my inbox to read some of the many emails we exchanged.

Richard was a banker for more than 30 years but he lived for his cars, here is his 1966 Coronet 500 2-door hardtop.  He told me about how the 60s and 70s rocked and that he was proud of still having all the rock albums he bought at the time (he did indeed shock me by professing he liked Opera and Heavy Metal!).   He drove other AMC, Chevrolet, Ford, and more Mopar Muscle Cars and had a few thousand models, mostly in big scale and mostly muscle cars.

He was such a pleasant person to work with.  This email was typical of his kind spirit and excitement about hobbyDB.

 

I understand also helped out a lot over at DodgeCoronet.com.  He earned all his accolades and will be sorely missed.  I hope they have a well-stocked AutoArt / ERTL and Greenlight Collectibles store in heaven.

 

 

Christian

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Karl
Karl
1 year ago

Richard sounded like a great guy and was a great asset to hobbyDB!

Mike Thomella
Mike Thomella
1 year ago

So sorry to hear. I am going to toast posthumously to Richard and his loved ones.

Mike M
Mike M
2 months ago

Coming up on a year now. He is still missed and I am honored to have 2 of the 4 67 Coronet diecasts he owned, the other 2 went to a mutual friend in Idaho. I’ve seen his collection in person, it blew my mind..

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Mike M
Mike M
2 months ago
Reply to  Joschik

Here is what I wrote about him..
https://dodgecoronet.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=4111&highlight=lost+a+friend

This was his other passion… music.. so much so we gave him his own section on it.. It was so large it would not migrate correctly to new forum so we keep the old version running with just his section

https://dodgecoronet.com/coronet/forumdisplay.php?24-Richards-Rocking-Music-Fest

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