Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Punk Rod Todd Karnahan has Passed

Punk Rod Todd Karnahan, the original founder of the Greaserama and all around colorful character, has passed away.

I have posted about him on here before and seem to get a lot of Google searches on his name. If you would like to help his wife Leslie with any of the medical bills you can donate via PayPal on their website here or send a contribution via mail to:

Leslie Karnahan
c/o Los Punk Rods
P.O. Box 2614
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201

Todd created the Greaserama that renewed my interest in car shows again. That brought back an activity that me, Wesley, Abby and now Audrey enjoy doing together. The past several years the show has grown into a hugely successful event. Todd's legacy in the old car community will live on.

I have spent a lot of time in my life analyzing why bad things happen to good people and bad people roam the Earth freely to do as they please. I still don't have an answer to this age old question. Life can be cruel and often unfair.

Todd was a great man. We all thought a lot of him. This turn of events has been most unfortunate. You can listen to the NPR radio story about the Greaserama here.