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Old 04-14-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Don (DJ) Jackowski - Flatdog has passed away

Just got word that Flatdog has died, very suddenly and only apparently a few minutes ago. Probably heart attack. Just gone at his desk.
Don Jackowski, brilliant instinctive engineer and engine developer, and extraordinarily intelligent man in a rough shell.
He leaves behind his wife and two kids in college.
Son is in MIT.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:55 PM   #2
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Oh man... Winner of the last HAMB Drags motor and all around good guy. That hurts to hear.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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Dam..sorry to hear this..prayers to him and his family
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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Oh man, that's terrible. Godspeed, Flatdog...
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that..RIP
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:57 PM   #6
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Terrible...Prayers to the family
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:59 PM   #7
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Damn, a real flathead Guru, I loved his blown flatty. Will miss him at the showdown.

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:59 PM   #8
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Terrible news. Thoughts with the family.....
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:00 PM   #9
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Man, I was not expexting this.............sad news.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:00 PM   #10
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Damn !
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:01 PM   #11
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man.........what a shame!
last year at hershey i was walking across the bridge and i kept hearing someone yelling my name.......
it was flatdog..not sure how he recognized me.....only talked for a few minutes but he sure seemed like a great guy and a wealth of knowledge

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Old 04-14-2008, 01:01 PM   #12
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Wow. Sorry to hear.

He will be missed.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:05 PM   #13
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I'm in shock. What an awesome guy. He's been such a HUGE supporter of my road trips, a great pal. "Lucie" and I are really going to miss him. The Jalopy Showdown this year just won't be the same without him. I'll share a couple of heartwarming stories when I can.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:05 PM   #14
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Man,,,,this is a sad news,,,RIP Don,,,prayers for the family. HRP
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:06 PM   #15
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I just got the call, shit this sucks DJ is one hell of a guy, he is a super proud father and I hope Zach is doing ok. Godspeed to the super flatman he will be greatly missed.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:09 PM   #16
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Man. Nothing but good news lately.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:10 PM   #17
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that is just horrid news. a true flathead meistro, he will be sorely missed.
my sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:10 PM   #18
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Goddamnit... FUCK. Really good guy.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:13 PM   #19
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Sixcarb, do you know if he ran at Island yesterday?? I'm just hoping he went out after a brilliant ET...
Zach is his memorial...that kid has a large share of Flatdog's mind, now supercharged with an MIT education. He will be the absolute best at whatever engineering path he takes.
Denise, I happen to know that you and your cookies were in his top 10...don't know which ranked higher.
Damn.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:14 PM   #20
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