Brad ‘TheWrench’ Ruel Passes Away at age 43
The Motorcycle Industry Loses One of its Shining Stars.
Online PR News – 18-July-2009 – – Today is a sad day in the lives of the people around Brad Ruel. If you know the custom motorcycling industry, then the name is more than familiar. Brad Ruel was also known as ‘The Wrench’ and was a master at crafting beautiful custom bikes. Not that long ago Brad was a star competitor in the Metric Revolution TV show, from which he received a great deal of affection from the industry and enthusiasts around the country.
In 2000 Brad began building custom bikes and has since earned a name amongst the ranks of the greatest builders. Seemingly rough and tough on the outside, Brad had an immense heart and a way with people that signified the quality of his character.
More recently Brad joined in to assist the efforts of ProCorp Customs, as the master fabricator, to build the first ever Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas themed custom motorcycle. Designer of the concept bike, Bo Asciu said today "I hardly got to know Brad but from the little time I spent with him I knew I was in the company of a truly great man". Bo added "It will always remain as one of the greatest honors to have known Brad and more over, to have had him building a dream for our team. He will be missed in a big way."
James Callahan, ProCorp Customs’ partner and owner of Callahan Custom Cycles, was a long time friend of Brads and could hardly speak to express his sadness. "This project is now dedicated to Brad's memory. It's an unbearable moment to know that my friend is no longer here, as a buddy and as a team mate". Across the industry, the news is spreading and the hearts of so many are with the family.
Brad passed away this week (July 15th, 2009), in his sleep at the young age of 43. Until more information is released, this is all we can say. On behalf of the ProCorp Customs team, Custom Eyes Concepts and Callahan Customs Cycles, our deepest condolences go out to the Ruel family.
Brad, you will be missed dearly! Rest in peace, blessed be your soul! Amen.
A viewing will be held for the family and friends on July 19.
MONDAY – JULY 20, 2009 11:00am
ST. STEPHENS CATHOLIC CHURCH
504 BELL SHOALS RD.
BRANDON, FL 33569
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS CAN BE MADE IN BRADLEY’S NAME
TO: SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
MAIL: SUSAN G. KOMEN
P.O. BOX 650309
DALLAS, TX 75265
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