davidobuchowski
David Obuchowski
davidobuchowski
Sep 21
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Thanks so much. I think about that hang out all the time. Had such a great time. I really appreciate your kind, complimentary words. It’s humbling. I have more essays in the works. Some about cars. One will not be in Jalopnik. You’ll see it, though, I’m sure. That said, I still hope to write for Jalopnik. I adore the Read more

Sep 21
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Thank you so much for posting this. It means the world to Jim’s family and to me.

Sep 21
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The car, the couple, they’re all so sharp!

Sep 21
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Thank you so much for these thoughts!

Sep 19
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No idea. But I’m not done telling his story, that’s for sure!

Sep 19
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I was shocked when I heard about him and then saw that he hadn’t been written about extensively. I am working on other things about him that I can’t be specific about. But, in the meantime, check out these two things if you’ve already: Read more

Sep 19
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I love that you got to see that car in-person! Thanks for your comment and for toasting Jim.

Sep 19
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Thank you for toasting to Jim and sharing your thoughts!

Sep 18
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Yes! I did. In fact, the day I learned of his passing, I went for a drive and listened to it because I just needed to hear his voice. I cried a lot that morning. But when I listened, I just smiled and laughed as he told his stories. I absolutely love when he mentions to someone that he parked Orville Wright’s car. Read more

Sep 18
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Thanks so much. I hope to write more. I love it here.

Sep 18
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Thank you so much for your very kind words.

Sep 18
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Indeed. Thank you for this lovely comment. I know his family will love it.

Sep 18
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I can vouch for this! 

Sep 18
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Thanks so much! I’ve never written a Wikipedia article before. Maybe I should! I am still working on more about Jim. His story doesn’t end here.

Sep 18
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Thank you. Today, I decided I was going to finally fix my idle issue on it. One of the last things we talked about was that idle issue, and Jim had told me to look for a crack right where the lower/long intake hose meets the air filter compartment. I thought I’d looked before. Went out there today, found the crack in Read more

Sep 18
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Jim was certainly remarkable in that way. And, as you say, modest.

Sep 18
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You’re right that he never wanted to be referred to as a hero. Of course, that never stopped me before. He always said he wasn’t “like those other guys who fought in Italy and did all that heroic stuff,” but Jim was heroic in countless other ways. Small ways and big ways. He lived a truly remarkable life. I hope the Read more