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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
    Posts: 1,465


    Another "Car Guy" great will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Tom....
  3. BenD
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,591

    Alliance Member

    Godspeed Mr. Medley.

  4. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,559

    100% Matt

  5. God Speed Tom- what a great journey!

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

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2014
  7. Deuce3wCpe
    Joined: Aug 21, 2004
    Posts: 839

    from New Jersey

    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
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 314


    Sad news. Godspeed.
  9. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,391

    phat rat

    Thanks for all you did RIP
  10. uncle max
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 905

    uncle max

    Wow! 93 years was a good run! RIP.
  11. 33Tudor
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 763


    Sad news:-( R.I.P.
  12. onekoolkat1950
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,864


    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
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    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.

  15. poss51kustom
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 56

    from ohio

    A real pioneer in the rod world. R I P
  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,849

    from California

    a sad day in the Hot Rod world:(
  17. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
    Posts: 678

    Brand Apart
    from Roswell GA

  18. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,393

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    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
    Posts: 10,263

    Atwater Mike

    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
    Posts: 256


    RIP Tom
    You made me smile over the years!
  22. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
    Posts: 412

    50 customcoupe

    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
    Posts: 4,970

    Deuce Daddy Don

    RIP TOM!-----Lots of great memories!
  25. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,439

    rd martin
    from indiana

    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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