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Folks Of Interest RIP Tom Jobe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by warbird1, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Rest in peace, my friend.
     
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    I grew up in LA at the right time and went to all the usual spots and dragstrips. I was more drawn to stock type cars with carbs and gasoline but we were at the same tracks, just different parts of the pits. When the Surfers car started day or night you heard it and people moved to the fence. There was about to be a show.
     
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  3. R.I.P. Tom. The Surfers were definitely the greatest "low budget" top fuel team that ever raced. The simplicity with which they approached the sport and the inherent problems that arose were unparalleled. Their success was also unmatched. I'm so glad I was privileged to see them compete.
     
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  4. das858
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    The series of videos that Tom Jobe did on the surfers is the most interesting thing I've ever watched on the internet. RIP Tom Jobe .
     
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  6. willysguy
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    from Canada

    Godspeed Tom, the Surfer's interviews were a great insight into the era.
     
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  7. bobw
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    I got to know Tom through Bill Pitts' video series on the Surfers. Also saw him interviewed at Bakersfield ( believe). A brilliant mind and a humble, but humorous personality is what I saw.
    A one of a kind that will be sorely missed.
     
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  8. 1940Willys
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
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    Glad I got the chance to meet and chat CHRR 2018 RIP DSCN6450.JPG
     
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