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Just tead on another forum that ross Thomson has left us. Another huge talent gone. RIP


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That's terrible. He did five tanks for me and everyone is perfect, master craftsman. I wish he could have had more time in retirement.


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The first tank he did for me was so good, I thought he accidently sent me someone else`s tank by mistake. He was an artist when it came to metal. God Bless Him.

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I received this unhappy news from Bob Buchanan in Canada at 8:00 PM, CST. tonight, 12/29.

Ross was a master of metalwork, he repaired several gas tanks, oil tanks and fenders of mine. Always a gentleman, and a craftsman.

I once saw a chrome-sided Gold Star tank he repaired: no one could tell it had ever been dented.

God Bless you, Ross. You will always be missed, but not forgotten.

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This is a big loss to the motorcycling world. I first met Ross in Petaluma in 2014, I was amazed like a kid in a sweet shop at his display of tanks and the finish they were in that he had on display.

When I wanted my clubman tank doing I contacted him and he offered me instead to do an identical tank for me instead of shipping mine over. The craftsmanship of the tank is superb, it’s a darn shame to have the tank on the bike as it turned out so good.

I knew he retired not too long ago but thought he was just taking a step back, I thought at the time that it was a sad loss that his skills were not being used... this is sadder news still. My condolences to his family.


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Terrible news, I'm lost for words. We didn't meet this year in Paris ON because of Covid, I didn't think he could have any health problems.

RIP Ross.

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RIP Ross. Condolences to his family.

Always enjoyed seeing Ross at OVBSAOC and VMD. He did a couple of tanks for me as well.

A brilliant craftsman


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Three Gold Star tanks he did for me awaiting their turn with a coating of wax. Works of art.


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Rip Ross He did the best work . Did Two Gold Star tanks and a Norton Inter plus a few fenders and a GS center oil tank. I wish that he had more time retired.. My condolences to his family. hunter

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Ross was a great friend to my wife and I. The covid kept us from getting up to see him this year. We will miss him a lot. He is the second british bike friend from Canada we lost this year. Our condolences to his family and all his friends.

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Oh man I still have a Gold Star tank sitting on the shelf that he did... Waiting to be chromed... RIP


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Originally Posted by wadeschields
Oh man I still have a Gold Star tank sitting on the shelf that he did... Waiting to be chromed... RIP


Wade, the last tank he did for me he sent to Deco-Chrome and they did a beautiful job. They are in Quebec.


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Obituary The funeral service will be live streamed today at 1pm Eastern.
https://ailsacraigfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/18141/Ross-Thompson/obituary.html#tribute-start


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He was very kind to do a 1921 Cleveland tank for me last year, even though he was retired. As with all his work, absolute perfection. He was a very talented person and a pleasure to correspond with. RIP, Ross.

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That was sure a nice video posted above showing Ross and his family over many years. A real family man. I only met Ross once in person, at a swap meet in BC some years ago, we had a nice chat about bikes. However I am the proud owner of two tanks that he brought back to life. A ZB Gold Star plunger frame scrambles tank and a later GS Catalina style tank. The are just beautiful, almost too nice to ever put on a bike.

Our bike world will miss his talent.

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