I debated about posting this, but decided to go on and do it. I'm sure most of us have the "car show friend", the one we see once, maybe twice a year. This morning i got a call that a friend i had met several years ago at the Hot Rod reunion had passed away.Really shook me up. I saw Tim once maybe twice a year .Maybe 3 times if he went to Louisville. About 3 years ago he said his heart was failing him. Didn't know if he would make it the HRR.He always called me ALABAMA. We parked beside him several years ago, been friends ever since. I got to know most of his family. Last year he brought me a 59 el Camino die castthat looked just like my new one.So badly did i want to get it up there so he could see it . I didn't make it.His son came by and told me he must really like you cause he never got rid of his die cast. I always wondered if he would be there each year. He knew where I parked and always came by to talk. Ask me if i retired yet, how things were going, and always tell some jokes. Man could he tell jokes!! I didn't know until today that he would get out of his hospital bed to come to show to see friends. I guess my point is this, I'm not sure i have a point but this really rattled me, Make sure to shake those car show's friend's hand, hug em if have to and tell them your glad you know them, glad your friends. I regret not calling and checking on him, I know better. The HRR just wont be the same without seeing him there. Sorry for the rambling.