Thank you so much for reading this, and for leaving this comment. I can’t say much more now, but I will say this: Jim’s story is not over yet, and I’ll be seeing him again soon!
I was a guest on that show. This podcast is called Tempest. Just search for Tempest.
CONGRATULATIONS! Plenty of time to get that third pedal. Meantime, enjoy the wheels and the freedom and fun that comes with it.
Man, an Austin Healey Sprite! That’s pretty fun. Coolest college car around, I bet. I share your hatred of flappy paddles. Thanks for the comment!
That’s actually precisely why I didn’t include them---their relationship with the van is very well known. But I’m a big fan of theirs!
Thank you so much! These comments not only mean a lot to me, but to Jim and Pat, too.
Thank you so much, Katy! I can speak a little bit of Spanish, but I’m terrible. But let me say: Gracias. Estoy muy allegra porque te gusta mi articulo.
Thank you so much for your comment. It means a lot, and it’ll mean a lot to Jim, too. I also think Jim deserves a book. I’m sure he doesn’t think so, but I think a lot of people do!
I’ll definitely be passing along your kind words to Jim! Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.
Wow, thank you so much! I really can’t overstate how much that means. I love Jalopnik. Was a Jalopnik reader long before I was a contributor. I think the other writers are fantastic and very funny. I also have to say, Jalopnik’s editor (and the guy who edits all of my essays here) is Patrick George, and Patrick is…
Yeah, the world would probably be a better place if more of us were like Jim.
That is so fantastic. Thank you for sharing! We talked a lot about confidence during our interviews. Perhaps some of those stories will make it into another piece (or perhaps an episode of Tempest S2). But the man’s confidence is so impressive. And yet it it’s utterly without arrogance.
Thanks so much! And yes, from the stories I heard, he drove that Ferrari hard and fast!
Thanks, man! Isn’t Title Fight, that really awesome band from Philly? Goes Cube definitely played with them a few times.
Definitely. Definitely NOT the bus driver who didn’t want to inconvenience the whites, definitely NOT the drugstore manager who wouldn’t sell a couple uniformed airmen Cokes. It was the guy who endured all that crap, got into a trainer aircraft, got badly injured, and tried every last thing to get back into the fight.
The intro music is an instrumental version of a song called “Resign.” It’s by my band, Distant Correspondent. That song was one of many—like TONS—that was left off our only album (which should be readily available on whatever digital platform and on vinyl via Old Flame Records).
Thank you so much!
It’s pretty crazy how recent it was. That’s why the arguments that there is no more racism or that institutional racism isn’t a thing make me so frustrated. These laws and policies were on the books and active not that long ago. There are still a lot of people out there, alive and well, who had to put up with those…
So glad you liked it!