I was saddened to get the call yesterday that Pete Wendland had passed. His daughter Jessie called me. I believe that he died Saturday morning. He had been suffering from various maladies for a long time.
He sold Nova parts and was known far and wide as Parts Pete.
The picture above is from a day we judged the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show together.
He was a long time member of my coffee group.
I was just thinking of Pete the other day, trying to remember who I went to the Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers show with? It was him. His wife had scored us tickets.
He liked hard rock and I don't think he owned a pair of pants or shoes. Don't remember if he liked the Chantays or the Rhythm Rockers but he was an old Rendezvous Ballroom guy and loved his surf rock.
Second Pete W. I have lost this month. This is bullshit. I hate losing so many of my friends.
You wake up one day and you are either dead or the only one left.