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David Obuchowski
davidobuchowski
Sep 20
1

I posted this yesterday in MaxVrms pub about the state of FP and Oppo... Read more

Sep 20
3

It’s been a long time, but I listened to that podcast (10/10 would recommend). An amazing gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Sep 19
1

I realized when I started having kids (my oldest is 13) that they would never know, meaningfully anyway, any members of that generation and it really made me sad. I cant imagine anyone of my or even my parents’ generation having a life like Jim’s. A hero and an inspiration in the truest sense of the words. Read more

Sep 19
1

Greatness will not be denied. Just like Jim Barbour, don’t let stupid, bigoted, or negative people tell you what you can’t do. Find a way.

Sep 19
1

Why does this guy not have a wikipedia entry? A google search only yields the jalopnik articles and a tribute on the Riga (Latvia) Ferrari Scuderia Club site which appears to be an unattributed amalgamation of Obuchowski’s posts.

Sep 19
1

Why does this guy not have a wikipedia entry? A google search only yields the jalopnik articles and a tribute on the Riga (Latvia) Ferrari Scuderia Club site which appears to be an unattributed amalgamation of Obuchowski’s posts about the guy.

Sep 19
2

My condolences David. The first piece you wrote about him was priceless. This one too, but also very touching. Godspeed, Mr. Jim.

Sep 19
1

I hope that you are writing a book or feature article about this great man. I would be extremely interested and would look forward to it. Please keep us posted. 

Sep 19
4

I’m quite sad that I never knew about this very unique and highly respected individual before. After a brief search, I’m unable to find even a Wikipedia page about him, which makes me even more so. David, can you help us out here?  I need to know more. Read more

Sep 18
6

That’s such a nice tribute, David. Thank you for lifting up this honorable, beautiful man. I can still hear his voice more than 50 years later. He moved his family into our lily-white neighborhood in 1967. I was a young boy then, fascinated by his blue Austin Healey Sprite—and then I learned he raced it! I’d see him Read more

Sep 18
1

I raise my glass to Mr. Barbour. A true legend who earned that status. The world is better for his being in it, and lessened by his passing, though we can carry on his spirit. Read more

Sep 18
4

Every so often you hear about someone like this, and it sounds like they’ve lived 10 lives, each one incredible. Read more

Sep 18
5

Hello David.
Please hop over to Wikipedia and write an article about Jim Barbour, because, there isn’t one.
You have the writing chops.  Please do it.

Sep 18
6

I told Jim wanted to be him when I grew up

Sep 18
4

A wonderful piece for an extraordinary man. Good Luck with the Alfa David, it’s transcended into a momento. RIP

Sep 18
1

RIP to a legendary badass.

Sep 18
7

What an incredible man, and what an incredible life. As someone who has, at most, one or two things that I can somewhat reliably point to as ‘talents’ - I’m intrigued by these sorts of beings that can, seemingly, develop an interest, aptitude and even mastery over, such a wide range of abilities - driving, flying, Read more

Sep 18
4

Rest in Peace. He was the hero that broke the barrier that opened up the door for my heroes (Willy T, J. Stewart, L. Hamilton, Bubba Wallace) to do what they love. Not only will he be missed in the racing community, but as a veteran, tech giant, musician and much much more. I wish I had the opportunity to meet him. 

Sep 18
3

The man is a legend, always will be.