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  • VegasMatt appreciation thread


    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 48 Comments
    1. RedGalant2k1's Avatar
      RedGalant2k1 -
      Sad to hear. If it wasn't for Matt, TGC may not be here today. My prayers are with his family!
    1. Blue Ice's Avatar
      Blue Ice -
      Hey Matt! I'm praying for you and your family right now. My Gods blessings shine upon you and them in the finest hour.

      Much love and respect to you.
      Lawrence bka Blue Ice
    1. juicejax's Avatar
      juicejax -
      Never exchanged words with the guy...but in a way he's ultimately responsible for joy my car brings me by being the founder of tgc. With that being said Thanks Matt, you're in my prayers!

      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    1. 8thLS6's Avatar
      8thLS6 -
      Him and his family are in my prayers. Keep faith. Respect for creating a great forum and building a clean car.
    1. gtx's Avatar
      gtx -
      That is sad to hear. While I never met him, he inspired a lot of us here. Praying for you and your family Matt.
    1. mko's Avatar
      mko -
      Oh man! My thoughts and prayers go out to you Matt!
    1. IVORY_G's Avatar
      IVORY_G -
      Matt is a great guy I had the pleasure of meeting at West Coast MOD 2009. He bought pizzas for all of us because the In 'N Out truck's line was a mile long and we were all starving. He also said that sold me my first set of JDM headlights at a great price. Sad to hear about this, my prayers go out to him and his family.
    1. Voodoo's Avatar
      Voodoo -
      Matt, thank you for everything you've done for TGC and for the Galant community as a whole. I really wish I would have had an opportunity to meet you in person. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

      Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
    1. RedGalant2k1's Avatar
      RedGalant2k1 -
      I always enjoyed seeing Matt's picture in the Vikiing Helmet, but I can't find it!
    1. coconut's Avatar
      coconut -
      Prayers for Matt and the family.
    1. Blue8g's Avatar
      Blue8g -
      Oh no :(

      I'm so sorry to hear this.
    1. galantv600's Avatar
      galantv600 -
      Wow. Speechless. I remember back in the day our cars were twinsies. I hope whatever time you have left on earth you spend it with those you love most brother. You were always great to us here!
    1. MattCoop57's Avatar
      MattCoop57 -
      VegasMatt wasn't the first one to answer my question, a couple of years back; but he was the first to get me the right information I needed.
      Matt, I'm praying for your family. I hope your soul is as filled with the love of God as your goodness displays!
      God's richest blessings to you, Sir!
    1. Galant306m's Avatar
      Galant306m -
      Matt, you are an incredible person, these past years knowing you have been wonderful lots of fun times lots of laughs. Thank you so much for everything you have done for the galant community and thanks for just being an amazing person. Gods speed buddy TGC loves you. I wish I could have met you in person but hey at least I have some memorable phone conversations with you.
    1. Prophet's Avatar
      Prophet -
      Was about to post the same thing for all the OG's left here. Matt has always been a strong advocate for TGC and he saved TGC from going into the abyss when this forum was struggling. This guy knew how to keep a positive out look on life and I for one am grateful for the words of advice he always had for me. We have lost quite a few members from this board but this one hurts the most.
    1. evil-G-nius's Avatar
      evil-G-nius -
      I almost missed this! I met Matt once at MOD if I remember correctly, just an all around good dude. Silly as fuck which is what the world needs more of! Matt my dude, praying for you and your family!
    1. mko's Avatar
      mko -
      Rest in Peace, brother!
    1. Censee's Avatar
      Censee -
      I loved Matt. I spoke to him all the time on facebook. very sad. TGC OG!
    1. keith6110's Avatar
      keith6110 -
      Unreal.. out of all things, be taken away from illness young. Interactions here was enough to know the world suffers from his loss today. RIP Matt, hell of a car you built buddy.
    1. Voodoo's Avatar
      Voodoo -
      Rest in peace, Matt. You will be missed dearly.