Chuck Granger was originally from upstate New York, but relocated to Arizona in the 90's. He worked at a couple of hot rod shops as a fabricator and his passion was drag racing, street rods, and led sleds.
As a modeler, he was a member of Moonlight Modelers since 1995 and was a prolific builder of inspirational traditional street rods, beautiful 50's customs, and gassers.
He didn't post on this or any other forum, but if you'd like to see his work, check out the "Contests" page at www.Moonlighmodelers.com and peruse the various monthly meeting subpages. His work also appeared frequently in the MCM and SA(noE) contest issues. You'll find his models in many years' coverages of COPPERSTATE Model Car Championship events, Desert Scale Classic events, GSL, and some of the Southern California events.
Chuck had no health/hospitalization insurance as a result of being laid-off. He was found unconscious near his workbench, after suffering an aneurysm and massive stroke. An ambulance transported him to a nearby hospital, they called an air-evac medical helicopter to transport him to a regional cardiac trauma center.
*let's leave the medical and political comments out, please*
Moonlight Modelers holds an annual fund-raising auction of donated kits, tools, paints, supplies, books, magazines and related memorabilia. This year we decided to dedicate the auction to Chuck's memory (he was alwas an enthusiastic bidder!) and to donate 100% of the proceeds to his family.
Chuck is missed.