On the eleventh day of the seventh month of 2011 the Cruiser Customizing Community went into shock. Don Boyer ,or Copperguy as he was affectionately referred to as, tragically died when a van being driven by an impaired driver pulled out directly in front of him on his way home from his job as plant manager at a recycling facility. I can still remember that fateful call from Debbie. For those of you that don't know, Debbie was Dons highschool sweetheart and wife of over twenty five years, it was a call that everyone wishes they never receive, I can't imagine her pain, yet she showed such strength of character relating to the events that have changed both her and her childrens lives forever. From past experience I know that Debbie will have a very tough time this week as good memories mingle with the events on that fateful day. Anyone wishing to say any words of kindness to Deb can find her on the site as mrscopperguy..
Don really emphasized what the site was all about, He was a biker, a marine, a family man. During the three years previous to his accident it would be a rare day to miss him on the site, He offered advice if asked and always kept in touch with his many friends. He had this uncanny ability to befriend everyone. He became a moderator, ( I think Uwe gave him the position to keep myself and others like me in line, hell, I wasn't going to argue with him). Copper also fine tuned his abilities to become a Director of of his now infamous videos...just go to Copperguys site to view over a hundred of them, all of them are my favorites. Being from rural Indiana with limited access to riders that shared the same interests, helped make CCC a second home to Don. I always said the CC was like Dons livingroom and we were his guests,, His influence on and off the site will never be forgotten, nor will his presence, and friendship,,RIP Brother..