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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Car/garage fires scare the living shit out of me. We owe a lot to this guy so it only makes sense we pony up and give a little back if we can.
  3. My collection isn't very big or very important but I would hate to loose it in a fire. This is a good cause, thanks for sharing. I remember Tom's cartoons long before I knew who he was.
  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 21,467


    Ok, is there a specific fund to contribute to or ? I've enjoyed Tom's cartoons and other contributions since I was 11 or 12 years old and picked up my first rod magazine with one of his cartoons in it. I got to spend a memorable thirty or so minutes visiting with him and Tex Smith and enjoying their stories in 1988 at Plesanton where they had a booth set up. We could help a lot just if the majority of active Hambers would give a couple of bucks each to cause.
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  5. Donation sent for wonderful cause. Also emailed the shop doing the work thanking them. Great stuff and restores a persons faith in mankind.
  6. Sent a pm ..... but I think it was a email .. brain's not workin
  7. Flamin'
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 94


    I remember meeting Tom Medley at a show a long time ago before I was old enough to comprehend who he was. My dad showed me his drawings and comics some of his older magazines when we got home. I bet I spent atleast the next 6 months getting in trouble at school for drawing Stroker Mcgurk all over my school note books.

    If you go to the link and scroll down about half way through the page, there's a "Donate" button and an address to send checks to if you don't want to do it over the internet.
  8. Donation made from the Alliance Auction account. Thank you to everyone who has pitched in to the auction and especially here to help get Tom's coupe back into road worthy condition.
  9. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 404

    3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    from Indiana

    Ryan, Thanks for sharing this. I had heard about the fire, but was unaware of the rebuild project.
    Like many (if not most) on here, I was inspired by Tom's artwork growing up and I am very happy to make a contribution to the effort.
  10. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,394


    If everyone sent in $19.40 I bet that would be a big help.
  11. Good one ... wish I'd thot of that. I sent a tich more.
  12. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,722

    from Colorado

    A donation is the least I could do for one of the true icons in this industry.

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  13. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,690


    donation sent--have a bunch of 40 dlx coupe items as well should they need something specific
  14. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,019


    Hot Rods & Custom stuff is handling most of the build and some major manufacturers are quietly providing parts - it's all about Tom. The build will be covered in Street Rodder magazine and on the HR&CS website.

    Tom did not have insurance enough to cover all the loss and he is 91 years old. He's owned that '40 for decades. He lives a modest life since no one gets rich in the hot rod editing or cartooning game.

    Even if you can't contribute, I'm sure your kind support will be appreciated by Tom and he will see this thread.
  15. Keep the ball rollin fellas.
  16. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,179


    donation sent....hope to see Tom on the road again,soon,in his 40!!
    Thanks to all who make that happen
  17. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    I love it when the HAMB comes together. I find myself in a financial crisis, but I am with you guys in spirit.
  18. 32STUPRES
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 359


  19. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,297

    from Midwest

    Fire terrifies me and those photos are scary as hell. Donation made!

    Tom Medley's cartoons were ALWAYS a part of my car hobby. Glad to help.
  20. jdubbya
    Joined: Jul 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,432


    My donation is in, have always appreciated his work, enough to ink it on my arm.

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  21. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,703

    rd martin
    from indiana

    ryan i have been waiting for this! i talked to you right after the fire. i emailed drake about it and really happy everybody is stepping up! tom has contributed all his life and its great to see people helping in sent on paypal. hope everybody helps out old stroker mcgurk out!
  22. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 717


    Put a check in the mail this morning. Mr. Medley is fun guy to hang out with.
  23. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,703

    rd martin
    from indiana

  24. Tom Medley is one of those guys that you never hear a bad word about. Great response from those who love Stroker McGurk, and enjoy his work.
  25. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,884

    from Ok

    Thanks Ryan for giving us a way to contibute to this cause. My donation was sent, what a true icon Tom is.
  26. barebones32
    Joined: Sep 29, 2005
    Posts: 135


    BTTT for Stroker.
  27. Donation sent. Tom is a living legend to me. Here's to getting him behind the wheel of his 40 again. Thanks go out to everyone involved in the rebuild. Pat
  28. hemi
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,962



    I just want to say that we had him at the Pleasanton show, and at his age, he is still a quick wit and a very funny guy. Awesome human being, and I am happy his misfortune has been turned into a good thing. He gave so much without knowing what he was helping to shape...
  29. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 967

    from Essex, Ma.

    Great guy, great cause.
    I'm in.
  30. Bump for the day shift. This would be a good one to STICKY for a bit.

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