Yes he did/does.Striper introduce me to him when I was down for Fathers Day's 50th & with open arms Julian shared some of his stuff.Little did I know the GNRS this yr would be the last time I talk to him.1 of those guy's that made you feel like you've known for a long time.He loved those hot rods.His.
I will truly miss my good friend Jules , as he was one very special man . When I was building my roadster and was starting the painting process , he tells me that he wants to do the rubout . I said " Jules buddy I appreciate the thought but I can't afford you ." He says , who said anything about money . Well , when I finished the paint Jules shows up and spent the next two weeks massaging my car like it was his own to a finish that was beyond perfect . He was a class act if ever there was one . I will always remember him driving by my shop in one of his many hotrods on the way to Art and Mike Chrisman's shop ( around the corner) and stopping to tell me that he had a bag of fresh tamales and to get my ass over and get some before those guys would eat them all . RIP my friend .
The news of Julian's passing hit me in the gut. He was truly one of the best. When we would visit Lynn Williams (C. W. Moss) in Pomona, Jules would provide the Mexican food, usually a huge kettle of beans and tamales strapped to the trunk rack on his B-400!
There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for you. Damn, I'm gonna miss that guy!