EDDINGTON – Thomas D. VanDyne, 69, died June 1, 2005, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Arthur and Opal (Rowell) VanDyne. In 1981, Tom, a founding member of Central Maine Street Rods, became a leader promoting the sport of street rodding. He was best known for building quality, award winning cars, and inspired and helped so many others to do the same. He leaves behind a lot of friends and Laurel too. He will be sadly missed, but Tom would want everyone to know that “The best is yet to come!” He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Clarke) VanDyne of Eddington; two sons, Patrick VanDyne of Orrington, and Christopher VanDyne of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Arnold VanDyne of Milford, Roland Van Dyne of Henderson, Nev.; one sister, Gail Preston of Bar Harbor; four grandchildren, Skip of Bangor, Zach of Orrington, Morgan Elizabeth, and Levi Thomas, both of San Antonio, Texas. Tom’s last rod run will start from Dysart’s Truck Stop, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, and proceed to Augusta for a graveside service and burial at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta at 1 p.m. A celebration of Tom’s life, for street rodders, friends, and family will be held 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, at Jeff’s Catering, Coffin Avenue, Brewer. Interment will be at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Gifts in remembrance of Tom may be sent to the Automotive Scholarship Fund, care of Eastern Maine Community College Development Office, Attn: Rita Bragdon, 354 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.