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  • VegasMatt appreciation thread

    Gentlemen,

    A long time member, TGC forum owner, Galant enthusiast, and friend, is not in good health. Some of you guys may know that VegasMatt has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since December 2013. Recently his wife posted that he is not doing well and was brought home to spend his last days with his family.

    This thread is for us to share stories, pictures, meets, and happy memories of Matt Clason.

    VegasMatt 2002


    VegasMatt 2009
    This article was originally published in forum thread: VegasMatt appreciation thread started by qnz View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. Khopari's Avatar
      Khopari -
      Rest in Peace brother.
    1. qnz's Avatar
      qnz -
      I talked to Matt from time to time on FB. He always answered my questions. Made me a mod on TGC.

      He was fair to the members when it would have been easier to just ban them.

      TGC would not have been around if it was not for him during the dark years.

      RIP dude.
    1. DOHCstunr's Avatar
      DOHCstunr -
      So sad to read this. I never had the pleasure of knowing Matt outside of the forums. All I know is that he was a stand up guy that kept this community alive. I always admired his automotive expressions. Rest well. I'm glad that you no longer suffer.
    1. o1naturalhigh's Avatar
      o1naturalhigh -
      oh wow. RIP Matt


      Quote Originally Posted by RedGalant2k1 View Post
      I always enjoyed seeing Matt's picture in the Vikiing Helmet, but I can't find it!
      x2
    1. la_01ninja's Avatar
      la_01ninja -
      While I never met him, he was a great influence on me and many others. We need more people like him in this world. You are going to be missed.

    1. gojirars's Avatar
      gojirars -
      Thank you for helping a lot of us even though I personally have never spoken to you. RIP.
    1. Predat-R's Avatar
      Predat-R -
      RIP brother its always a toll to loose a brother that shared one of my greatest passions.........safe journey.
    1. Guzm4n's Avatar
      Guzm4n -
      Rest in peace Matt, I've never talked to you but thank you for TGC, my Galant wouldn't be what it is now if it wasn't for this site
    1. Exhaust power's Avatar
      Exhaust power -
      Thank you for all that you brought to TGC

      RIP
    1. 6G72Galant's Avatar
      6G72Galant -
      Never met the guy. But he definitely inspired me to mod my Galant. Including others, this guy has been a staple in the Galant community. Sorry to hear about this. :(
    1. krazienluv10's Avatar
      krazienluv10 -
      Wow... Rest at Ease brother, Thanks for everything and the visits to MOD.... Prayers to your familia
    1. Leo_SinCity's Avatar
      Leo_SinCity -
      Rest in Peace Matt! Thank You for everything! You are missed my friend :(
    1. galantv600's Avatar
      galantv600 -
      That is the picture i was looking for with the horns!
    1. njjfudge's Avatar
      njjfudge -
      Came across this pic of Matt's car on my hard drive. R.I.P Matt



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    1. johnygezony's Avatar
      johnygezony -
      I never directly exchanged words with Matt in my limited engagements here since 2008, but his influence is obvious in many regards to this website and the culture it has inspired. May his journey through the next life be easy and full of joy. I hope his shepherd is a LHD 8g Super vr4 with all the aftermarket bells and whistles.
    1. Cory1990's Avatar
      Cory1990 -
      Such beautiful cars he has that only another car guy could appreciate his dedication to the hobby. I dont know anything about him but have lost a few close people from cancer. My prayers go out to his family. And i hope he passed peacefully. R.I.P.
    1. the_boogiman's Avatar
      the_boogiman -
      I see all the RIP wishes, but didn't notice a post confirming his death. (I may have just missed the post.) Given his prognosis, I know there would not have been much time left, but I have seen cases where advanced stage cancers have been defeated. Any updates about him?
    1. RedGalant2k1's Avatar
      RedGalant2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by the_boogiman View Post
      I see all the RIP wishes, but didn't notice a post confirming his death. (I may have just missed the post.) Given his prognosis, I know there would not have been much time left, but I have seen cases where advanced stage cancers have been defeated. Any updates about him?
      Unfortunately, Matthew passed away from cancer this last November.

      For any that wish to pass along there wishes, i found this.

      http://m.legacy.com/dignity-memorial...OpBU4.facebook
    1. Reelax's Avatar
      Reelax -
      just saw this. i had the pleasure to meet and hang out with matt over the years. we always made each other laugh. he will be greatly missed.

      for those of you who don't know VEGASSMATT (KING MATTRESS), he was one of the early members of the yahoo group founded by BGR in 1999-2000 that became TGC. at one point he took over as head honcho when BGR had to step away for life reasons. matt was one of the most respected members of our community and was a great person as well. RIP bro.



      from left to right: REELAX, VEGASMATT, BGR - circa 2005 (MOD05 the first MOD)
    1. NelsonC's Avatar
      NelsonC -
      Quote Originally Posted by Reelax View Post
      just saw this. i had the pleasure to meet and hang out with matt over the years. we always made each other laugh. he will be greatly missed.

      for those of you who don't know VEGASSMATT (KING MATTRESS), he was one of the early members of the yahoo group founded by BGR in 1999-2000 that became TGC. at one point he took over as head honcho when BGR had to step away for life reasons. matt was one of the most respected members of our community and was a great person as well. RIP bro.



      from left to right: REELAX, VEGASMATT, BGR - circa 2005 (MOD05 the first MOD)
      It's been a while, Matt was an awesome guy and his family as well. From his charity work and all the hang out plus tgc He will be missed.

      Also still have my ride but it's been sitting for years. Just had back surgery and hopefully will attend mod this year.