Today, we suffered our biggest loss ever. Brendan Kennedy passed away from a motor cycle accident. Some may know him as “Qfour5.” He was a very good friend of mine. When I heard the news, I was driving and too chocked up to say much and almost crashed. For those that didn’t know Brendan, he was the most humble guy you could ever meet. He never wanted to be the “star” but just a contributing team player. No matter what, he was always down to help. At our last BBQ in Staten Island NY, he drove down 4 hours from Plymouth MA, took control of the BBQ grill and didn’t ask for a break. That’s a huge responsibility when you are feeding 120 people on one of the sunniest days of the year.
He was always open to opinions and never got offended. Brendan was so respectful and always looked to give credit elseware even when he was the one who put in his money into everything. Fitting in was important to him. Drama was something you would never get from Brendan as he was always in a good mood and excited to be apart of the team. I was given then honor to help with his car build. When it neared completion, he asked me if I would be ok with him painting it candy green to honor me for helping him since I had the same vehicle that color. I was blown away that anyone would consider doing that. Last minute, he chose not to in order to make it to black 2 since he felt having his car there was mandatory. The fact that he would even consider doing so shows you the level of respect, dedication and how humble he was. He never even got to see his own car completed since he had the body shop, dreamakers Kustoms tow the car there. It worked out best that he didn’t paint it green, he gets his own legacy and lives on as a legend.
Prior to taking his car in for its current look, we went out for drinks and just kicked it talking about car and non car stuff. After a while, you start to lose a little enthusiasm for modding cars but when someone like him comes along, so ecstatic, the flame rekindles. It reminded me that cars just bring us all together but its the people who actually make Liberty what it is. He was so excited and all he kept mentioning was the team and how this would help Liberty. BK was not looking to shine and was ok with any responsibility we gave him. He was the epitome of “team player.” Just last night he was posting how he was committed to take his car to west coast and Texas car shows to represent Liberty and the vip scene as a whole.
If I could trade in my car and everything I own to have him back, I would. And I am proud to say that just about all of Liberty would agree on that. He was such a loved member. If he had to go, at least he left on top. His ride is currently the hottest car on the internet. For such a humble guy that would accept being the last player on the bench, he is currently our brightest star. His car is the most talked about car on the blogs, most photographed at Black 2, won fan favorite, and is making all the top sites from Stance Nation to Canibeat. He got a story book ending to a short but great life.
Since he helped me so much by having faith in my new company when most didn’t, I am donating all the Luxury Abstract proceeds for the month of October to the Kennedy family. We are also releasing Liberty VIP shirts and stickers in his honor.
To pre-order a shirt, please paypal $20 (includes shipping) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stickers are $5
We will be arranging a cruise in his honor shortly. Stay tuned for details on that.
Rest in Peace my friend. We will always keep your name alive.
RIP Brendan Kennedy “Qfour5” *King of F50*