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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2016, 02:19:54 AM »
I am very sad to hear this. I  have a collection of JohnZ's posts.  If anyone here is able to contact John or his family at this difficult time, please tell him/them how much so many of us have benefited from and appreciated his help and knowledge.  I feel like I know him a little bit through his posts, but unfortunately, I'll probably never have the opportunity to meet him to thank him personally.  Please thank him for all of us.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2016, 02:47:02 AM »
I have a collection of John's statements as well and the hobby has benefited from both his knowledge and his ambition to assist the hobby wherever he could. Guess that is a good reason he is in the Corvette Hall of Fame. I met John several years ago at Corvette Carlisle and he was as gracious in person as he was via responds on forums. We all leave this earth at one time or another and John Hinkley has left a path not equaled by many. To John I thank him and look forward to the future when we spend time in another place talking about Corvettes and Camaro's and probably a Viper or two. God speed John and thank you for your countless contributions, and dedication to the hobby. You are without a doubt a person I would like to emulate.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2016, 04:32:05 AM »
So sad to hear this! My thoughts and prayers to John and his family.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2016, 10:09:31 AM »
I am very sad to hear this. I  have a collection of JohnZ's posts.  If anyone here is able to contact John or his family at this difficult time, please tell him/them how much so many of us have benefited from and appreciated his help and knowledge.  I feel like I know him a little bit through his posts, but unfortunately, I'll probably never have the opportunity to meet him to thank him personally.  Please thank him for all of us.
One thing John would surely have replied, if he was able, is welcome to the site.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2016, 11:04:23 AM »
John has always been willing to help.  One of the BEST!!!  A true car guy.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2016, 04:08:31 AM »
Well I am gonna stay positive: John I hope you are able to read this in a few weeks or months and defy the doctors. Everyone in the Camaro/Corvette community has gained from your experiences and your wealth of information. You have given our hobby a great example by sharing your time and insight with us.
God bless Brother.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2016, 05:55:35 AM »
My prayers are with you John. I hope to see you back soon on this forum. God bless you for all you have done for our Camaro hobby.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2016, 07:34:55 AM »
I went and visited with John today.
Both his cars are sold, he won't last must longer, and he's OK with that (vs doctors and procedures). :(
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2016, 08:54:12 AM »
Although I cannot visit John, I would like to send him a card. It may lift his spirits if we can express our admiration for John while he has time?
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2016, 01:09:21 PM »
I went and visited with John today.
Both his cars are sold, he won't last must longer, and he's OK with that (vs doctors and procedures). :(
Thanks for letting us know Kurt. I'm sure a web forum is the last thing on John's mind right now, but if by some chance he does still read it I'd like to say God speed. Thank you for all that you've done and accomplished.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2016, 02:22:34 PM »
Terrible terrible news to hear this.  Thoughts and prayers to him and his family. These things are never easy, yet alone just before Christmas.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2016, 03:40:04 PM »
God speed John. May God bless you and your family.
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2016, 05:19:21 PM »
God speed John.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2016, 05:39:17 PM »
Very sad to hear this. John has been a huge benefit to the hobby and advanced the research of these cars to an unprecedented level. I learned so much from his knowledge. Thank you John.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2016, 07:07:17 PM »
I have lost some relatives and close friends lately. But I am having a much more difficult time handling this.

Such a great man who was always willing to share his knowledge. An inspiration to us all and an icon for the automotive industry and hobby.

Godspeed JohnZ.
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