RIP Bud Scolastico

BonzoHansen

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Scott from Hamilton, NJ
It is with very heavy heart that I relay the news that the team from the Camaro Nationals just shared on Facebook. We've lost Bud Scolstico. I wasn't sure where to post this but the Camaro Nationals forum seemed most appropriate.

RIP Bud, you will be missed.

Feel free to share any stories you might have of Bud.

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l16pilot

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Well put Scott. Bud will certainly be missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. God speed Bud.
 

Dave Nelson

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Very sad news indeed. I met Bud at my first Camaro Nationals in 2001, he was the first person I met when arriving and we just hit it off and became very good friends over the years. We exchanged some good stories and had a lot of laughs at the get together in the evening at the hotel parking lot. Like everyone else that met him he will be greatly missed, RIP my dear friend.
 

BonzoHansen

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Here is the email the Camaro Nationals team just sent.

It is with deep sadness, that I tell you of the passing of
Bud Scolastico.
I will always remember Bud as a real car-guy and a devoted grandfather. I met Bud and Marla, with his recently purchased '68 big block, in 1999. He dug into the Camaro hobby with gusto. When asked to help out with the Nationals, there was no hesitation, and he never backed off; becoming show chairman when the show moved to Maryland.

When I first met their grand-daughter Crystal, she was about a year old....and there was no doubt that her grandparents were smitten. Bud always promoted "Take a Kid to a Car Show"; and he lived by that adage. Crystal went to every show from here to Tom Henry's....and she frequently would make a passer-by's head turn with her knowledge of Camaros (and of course big blocks). "How did that knowledge come out of that little girl?"

Bud was determined to see Crystal graduate High School this June, and then hang out with his Camaro friends at this year's Nationals, but it was not to be. I had planned to visit with him this week, and talk about some show details; but his wife, Marla, gave me the feeling that he really was not up to visitors after a recent procedure....so I put it off till next week. Things happened way too suddenly.
Karl

Arrangements are being handled by Stitzel Family Funeral Homes, on Kutztown Road in Laureldale PA (just outside of Reading). Visitation will be on Monday evening the 11th, and Services will be held on Tuesday the 12th. See Stiezel's website for upcoming details.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marla, Crystal, and their extended family
 

BillyDean7173

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Never met Bud, but my heart goes out to his family and friends. The loss of people like him is such a blow to the hobby. Their knowledge and passion will surely be missed.
It makes me think of what my parents taught me: Always respect your elders and listen to them. You can learn a lot.
Simple, but very true.
R.I.P. Mr. Scolstico
 

April81Z28

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I can't imagine doing the Nationals without Bud in his golf cart running to put out one fire or another, lol. We will make the show this year a celebration of Bud's life. To those of us who were lucky enough to know him, I'm sure there will be a lot of laughter and a few tears that weekend, but Bud would want the show to go on.

Condolence cards can be sent to Marla at 1116 Laurelee Avenue, Reading, PA 19605. In lieu of flowers contributions in his name can be sent to
Silence of Mary Home, 850 State Street, 2nd Floor, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

You will be greatly missed, my friend. I don't have the words to express what his loss means to me. Please keep Marla and Crystal in your prayers.
 

BonzoHansen

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Scott from Hamilton, NJ
Here's a funny story. So one year at the nats they had the new ZL1 5th gen and this might have been like a preproduction or early production model so it was hot off the presses. Scott Settlemire let's Bud sit it and start the engin

After a few seconds Bud promptly bangs it off the rev limiter. A few times. We're sitting here watching, waiting for rods to come flying through the hood of this early car, and we're watching settlemire trying to get him to stop.

:)
 




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