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Old 02-19-2021, 04:07 PM   #1
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RIP Bruce Myers...

Creator of the Meyers Manx dune buggy at 94 years old...

https://www.autoweek.com/news/people...e-meyers-obit/
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:19 PM   #2
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My dad worked with him when he developed the original. My father was a sailmaker and rigger an supplied all the shortened cable kits for the builders. I learned to drive in a Manx.
Thanks for the memories Bruce, rest in peace.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:56 PM   #3
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Creator of the Meyers Manx dune buggy at 94 years old...

https://www.autoweek.com/news/people...e-meyers-obit/
Wow. Man what a legend that guy was! RIP Mr Meyers!
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Old 02-19-2021, 06:07 PM   #4
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I learned recently that my grandfather used to work as a machinist for Thomas Edison. He (grandfather) died before I was born but I used to play around with his tools in my grandmother's basement in West Orange. I would give absolutely anything to have those tools now but they were apparently thrown out years ago.
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:24 PM   #5
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I don't know if my amphibian dune buggy was made/designed by him or not, but I sure had a lot of fun driving it when I was a kid.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:48 AM   #6
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peteg59, thanks for posting that. Mr. Meyers was a legend in CA. I remember going with friends and riding and driving the manx at Pismo beach. We towed it behind a late 60's Dodge motor home that looked al lot like a mini Flexible coach. RIP Mr. Meyers.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:09 PM   #7
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I never knew it was called the Meyer's Manx. It was always referred to as a Dune Buggy. Growing up just North of San Francisco, they were a pretty common site.

What an iconic vehicle.

RIP.
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It (the buggy) caught my attention from the get go because Mr Meyers named it after the manx cat. My mother loved manx cats and I do too. In fact I have one now. It is the end of an era.
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:00 PM   #9
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Wow, great to see Bruce has a public presence outside the dune buggy crowd. WInnie (wife) is surrounded by family and close friends at this time, the Meyers have a lot of support. I have spoken to WInnie more than Bruce over the years and both always made themselves available to anyone who wanted a few minutes of their time to talk.

The day after Bruce died a good friend of mine and I got together in his buggy for an impromptu memorial run. RIP Bruce Meyers you were a one of a kind!
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