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« on: April 27, 2021, 02:48:18 PM »
Saw this over on the NCRS discussion boards -

https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/28273-Rememrances-Requested-for-a-Truly-Wonderful-Team-Viper-Guy-JOHN-P-HINCKLEY

Where would we be without John's foresight and knowledge as well as his willingness to share his insight wit the rest of us?
I am forever indebted to John!
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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 03:47:55 PM »
That article sings John's praises for what he did for the Viper and Viper owners, and I'm certain his contributions were great, but regardless of that, his efforts and value to the Corvette and Camaro communities have to be world's more.  Getting to spend several days at Carlisle with JohnZ, and other members of the Vetteheads group (under the Vetteheads tent and banner back in the late 90's) will live in my memory forever!  :)
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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 04:05:01 AM »
John is such an incredible part of the hobby. And his immense knowledge, that he has willingly shared, is a testament to his character.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2021, 06:35:33 PM »
Its not uncommon engineers, managers, and CEOs switch companies. Example: Bunkie, Shinoda: GM to Ford, Lee Iacocca: Ford to Chrysler, and Bob Lutz from Chrysler to GM. All had left their 'marks' of greatness during their tenure at each employer. John Z is no different.
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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2021, 01:36:10 AM »
Saw this over on the NCRS discussion boards -

https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/28273-Rememrances-Requested-for-a-Truly-Wonderful-Team-Viper-Guy-JOHN-P-HINCKLEY
Where would we be without John's foresight and knowledge as well as his willingness to share his insight wit the rest of us?
I am forever indebted to John!

Amen James, John has been PR for the hobby for years and always took the time to assist one and all. Met him once years ago at Corvette Carlisle. I will always be indebted to how he assisted me personally along with his ability to keep things positive.
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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 10:03:25 AM »
John always had great posts with a lot of interesting first hand knowledge

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2021, 05:54:03 PM »
John is a hero to many, myself included. I appreciate his expert and professionalism.
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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2021, 10:17:03 PM »
John is a super nice guy. I had some clown question original paperwork for a 69Z, and John looked over it, and quickly settled the debate as it being all original. In addition to that seems like he always made him self available to provide knowledge and insight from his experience.
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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2021, 05:34:42 PM »
John died yesterday.
He was a great guy and great enthusiast and is missed. :(
 
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 05:36:39 PM »
He will sorely be missed. His knowledge and willingness to share that knowledge was only one of the great things about John. We've all lost a little of ourselves with John's passing.

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2021, 06:05:55 PM »
He will be missed and his knowledge....RIP John

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2021, 06:12:00 PM »
Very sad to hear. Thank you sharing. He will be missed. He was a wealth of first hand knowledge....Joe
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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2021, 06:35:38 PM »
Oh My, Prayers for the Family.

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Re: JohnZ --
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2021, 07:13:25 PM »
Sorry to hear about John's passing.   He was and will continue to be an asset to the community.

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2021, 07:14:25 PM »
My thoughts and prayers got out to John and his family.  He was a true icon to this hobby that we love.  He's done just about all there was to do professionally in his automotive working career.  His articles and hands-on experience to both the Camaro and Corvette world will live on forever.  I never got the meet John but we had many conversations over the years.  From drag racing to engineering to the restoration world.  He truly loved the hobby and the people who were part of the Camaro and Corvette world.  Rest in peace John.

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