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Pete Riker RIP

We lost Pete at 9:50 A.M. The Thirtieth Day of July 2008.
Feel free to leave any comments or memories of Pete.

  • Dennis Wong (Private)
    7 years 3 months ago
    Pete was my landlord when I lived in S. Pasadena from 95-99. He will be missed. RIP, Pete.
  • Lon Schultz (Private)
    9 years 11 months ago
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    It was an honor to know Pete. He was always there if anyone needed him, no matter how bad he felt that day. He was an amazing fabricator and a true sportsman. I will miss him every time I get in my car to race. I can only hope someday I can have half of the talent that he had.
  • Steve Magnante (Private)
    10 years ago
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    A few years ago I was testing my Hemi Dart on the chassis dyno out at K&N Filters. As I had driven the car there from my home in El Monte - a 50 mile trek - you can imagine my panic when the timing chain suddenly broke at over 6,000-rpm. Lots of internal engine damage but my bigger concern was "how do I get the thing home?" Well Pete was ready with his trusty pickup truck and car trailer and hauled my broken Dart all the way back to El Monte for me. When I asked him how much I owed him, he just said "no sweat" and despite my attempts to push some money at him, he refused it. Pete was a generous man and he will be missed by many. -Steve Magnante
  • Dale Snoke (Private)
    10 years ago
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    Like his friend, Ken Madison, Pete was taken from us much too early. He had so much still left to give. Always there when you needed a helping hand, never asking for anything in return. Thoughtful,and caring. I wished I would have met Pete many years before I actually did. You will be missed by many! Rest in peace.

  • 10 years ago
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    Pete was a great friend. I will surely miss him. He used to call me all the time to see when i was going to the track next. It was an honor being his friend and fellow drag racer. I wish I could of lined up to race him. He was a true competitor.
  • ernie algorri (Private)
    10 years ago
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    About 10/15 years ago, I was going to court for an appearance on a case I had in Santa Barbara. It was about 7 am on the n/b 101 fwy near the City of Ventura when I saw Pete (before I ever knew him, only his car) in the right hand lane driving his '56 Chevy with that blower stickin' out of the hood cruising along just like any other motorist.

    What a cool sight (and and incredible fabricator and racer).

    my .02

    ernie algorri
  • Kerrie Riker (Private)
    10 years ago
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    The memorial service for Pete Riker will be held Saturday, August 9th, 2008 at 10am for anyone who is interested. The address for the church is as follows:

    Church of the Good Shepherd
    400 West Duarte Road
    Arcadia, California 91007

    A reception to celebrate my father's life will be held after the memorial service. Location and direction information for the reception will be provided at the memorial service.

    Also, because many have asked, I am providing information on charitable donations. In lieu of flowers, our preference would be to make a memorial donation to:

    Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
    2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 710
    Washington, DC 20036

    (In the ‘Memo’ field of your check, please write: “In Memory of Peter Riker”).

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kerrie Riker at
  • Moe (Private)
    10 years ago
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    We had fun racing each other,gonna miss you friend.
  • vega al (Private)
    10 years ago
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    he was a good man an help everyone he could....remember him from my cruise night at mc donalds in monrovia when he was putting this car 2gether....pete bro u will be missed...condolences 2 the family....
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