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R.I.P Tom Medley

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rich Venza, Mar 3, 2014.

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  2. 343w
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    Another "Car Guy" great will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Tom....
     
  3. BenD
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    Godspeed Mr. Medley.
     
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  4. 100% Matt
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  5. God Speed Tom- what a great journey!

    Charlie
     
  6. :(:( Very sad for all of us but especially his family and friends - my condolences to all whose lives he touched.

    Steve
     
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  7. Deuce3wCpe
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    Met Tom many years ago through mutual friend Stan Betz. I mentioned Medley and Betz said "oh he's a swell guy let's go see what he's up to". We hung out at his house, checked out all the original drawings, his go karts, his Doberman, his beloved '40. We went down the road to his favorite diner where his favorite waitress waited on us and he had everybody in the place in stitches. He would come out with these really witty comments..pulling away from the curb he would shout " Follow that car and step on it !"...he was like a little kid.

    It's an honor to have known him...RIP Tom..and Stroker too.
     
  8. deuceman32
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    Sad news. Godspeed.
     
  9. phat rat
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    Thanks for all you did RIP
     
  10. uncle max
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    Wow! 93 years was a good run! RIP.
     
  11. 33Tudor
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
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    Sad news:-( R.I.P.
     
  12. onekoolkat1950
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    Legend lost. God rest his soul.


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  13. What a shame.
    One of my early heroes growing up.
    Glad that he got to enjoy his 40 in his last years.
    I'll wear my autographed T-shirt with pride.

    RIP, Mr. Tom
     
  14. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    First came across Tom's work in the late 50's and he has entertained me many times since as I'm sure thousands of others. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. RIP Tom, you had a good run.

    Frank
     
  15. poss51kustom
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    from ohio

    A real pioneer in the rod world. R I P
     
  16. 49ratfink
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    from California

    a sad day in the Hot Rod world:(
     
  17. Brand Apart
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    Brand Apart
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    from Roswell GA

  18. Hamtown Al
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    Tom was the most unassuming truly great guy in the hot rod community and cared nothing about recognition for all that he either made happen or helped and/or inspired others to achieve in both the hot rod world and the magazine business.

    Only met him once, but it has enriched my life ever since.

    Wonderful man and a blessing to us all.

    A sad, sad, day.
     
  19. RIP. That bench racing session up in the sky is getting mighty big.
     
  20. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Yes, sad. He was getting around again, after the guys refurbished his 'Forty from the fire.

    Really hoped I'd see him again. Here, I mean. Oh, no doubt we'll see him 'there'...

    Just don't want to hurry things... Wait up, Tom!
     
  21. 52Poncho
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
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    RIP Tom
    You made me smile over the years!
     
  22. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
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    TOM, Thanks for all the smiles that you put on our faces, RIP...
     
  23. Sad day. RIP Tom.
     
  24. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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    RIP TOM!-----Lots of great memories!
     
  25. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
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    r.i.p. tom, really enjoyed meeting you! you put the gocarts in front of all of us! very talented man. you will be missed.
     

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