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Old 11-04-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I'll be the black sheep here, but some of their advice given was total rubbish. I don't think either one of these guys seen under a hood since LBJ was in office.
So what? They can't keep up with every make and model...probably had experts sitting with them for the tough questions. I'll keep listening to reruns!

We should all have that kind of joie de vivre.
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I was so sorry to hear this sad news, especially that he suffered from Alzheimer's during their retirement. My sympathy to Ray and the rest of the family. It seems like yesterday I was listening to the brothers banter with their Mom on Mother's Day weekends.

Don't drive like my brother.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Tom and his brother always made me laugh when I listened to Car Talk. Both seemed genuine, intelligent, and like really nice people that wanted to spread happiness and help others. Good people. Tom will be missed.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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The only comedy team that could compare with Bob and Ray, also from Massachusetts. As far as I know, Bob is still alive.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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I'll be the black sheep here, but some of their advice given was total rubbish. I don't think either one of these guys seen under a hood since LBJ was in office.
I knew little to nothing about cars so I never noticed. I just knew that they kept me entertained while listening to them discuss a subject that I normally wouldn't care to hear discussed.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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RIP

I enjoyed the show and to be honest when I was a young man of very limited means it was always nice to hear about others who were also limping along less than ideal cars trying to make ends meet.

There was always somebody named Vicki from Rhode Island who had a 1978 Toyota Cressida and needed to drive to San Diego in three days with two dogs, a piano on the roof and the car wouldn't go into reverse...
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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I knew little to nothing about cars so I never noticed. I just knew that they kept me entertained while listening to them discuss a subject that I normally wouldn't care to hear discussed.
Excellent point. I felt the same way.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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It was more about entertainment than automotive knowledge.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Just read that. What shame. My favorite part of the show was the closing credits, where they thanked people like their Statistician, Marge Inovera and their Russian driver, Pickov Andropov.
Don't forget their legal team Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: SC
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To all that posted your tributes here, I hope the family will one day come across this thread and notice how well liked Tom was. Thanks.
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