This has been a tough start to the year, and now news of another friend passing on.
Vincent “Vinny5oh” Chagnet
I met Vinny several years back as one of the most vibrant members of the Hardcore 5.0 community. His personality and humor lit up the boards on a regular basis. You felt instantly connected to him, even if you never had met him in person. Vinny had his own hometown website, Stangbangerz, where all of the Cincinnati mustang people became like family. He always posted great stories and videos.
During 2003, I really got to know Vinny & Holly at the races, and even drove up from Orlando to attend one of their Stangbangerz picnics. I had a blast with them…. Vinny threw the BEST parties! I’ll never forget his Halloween bash! Vinny and Holly even helped me out by finding me a job in Cincinnati when I was set to move up there in late 2003. I hate that those plans fell through… I’m sure I would have had a blast with the Stangbangerz group that he “Godfathered”… he made everyone feel so welcome.
Vinny, you will be greatly missed by all of us who loved and knew you. Rest in peace buddy!