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I am very sorry to hear this,

I am very sorry to hear this, I hope he gets well soon.

Send him my Regards
 
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I am very sad to read this. La

I am very sad to read this. Last time I spoke to JR is when I purchased skid pads from him for my 355 a few years ago. I then exchanged messages with him hoping to meet him at the lat Concorso in Monterey. I think his car broke down and he never made it.
 
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He is my friend.......too many

He is my friend.......too many stories to tell. Someday.

I went by, but missed him at home.

I will try again.........

 
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Hey JR, keep your snorkle up!

Hey JR, keep your snorkle up! Spring is coming! The sound of V-12's will be resonating!
All the best
John
 
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JRV,
You did an amazing


JRV,
You did an amazing thing with the Ftalk site. You created a group of people that are willing to help others with this love of Ferrari's.
Be strong, my friend,,,,, Bob McGrew
 
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When JRV went off and started

When JRV went off and started this site, I wasn't sure where it would go, or even if it would be a success. But thank God it did flourish, and many great people are here. When I was in a tough spot, JRV always helped me get through it along with other terrific people here on f-talk. John acted like a big brother to me. I came to realize that much of the controversy surrounding JRV was unfounded, and I found myself defending him when ever the need arose. The success of this site vindicates his ideas of what a Ferrari Website should be. You will NOT find a better place for information, and the people give help and advice freely. If I just wanna talk I can go anywhere, but if I wanna fix my car I come to f-talk.

I am not an emotional person. Going to the school of hard knocks for nearly 50 years tends to make you pretty grissly and impervious. But when I read this thread I wept....

It comes from my heart that I wish John the best. I hope he knows how much he has impacted this community, and how much better we are for his guidance. John.....I've never personally met you...but if I could I would give you a big hug and tell you THANK YOU for all you have done. Gotta sign off now....
 
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I am truly sorry to hear of JR

I am truly sorry to hear of JRV's situation. I hope things aren't as bleak as the impression I got from the first post and that he gets through this. Wish him well.
 
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My first contact to JRV was ar

My first contact to JRV was around 2001 on ferrarilist, he talked me through an alternator exchange. This was also my first hands-on Ferrari experience. Since then he helped me out of quite a few tricky situations, including a major engine service, with great advice.
I always wanted to thank him in person for his help, but did not have the opportunity to come across the sea to Huston. Thank you, JRV and all the best for you.

Harry
 
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Good day JRV,
My thoughts and


Good day JRV,
My thoughts and prayers are for you to get better soon!
Cheers,
Sam
 
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Great photo Allan. John and Si

Great photo Allan. John and Sid Simpson at the UCP Classy Chassis show in '04. I remember as a kid going to Ferrari of Houston, Sid was the only one who would even look in my direction. He gave me a poster and some brochures, and told me how to one day own a Ferrari. He said to either marry a rich girl, or become an OBGYN. LOL!!! I will never forget his humor and love for the cars. He and John are two of the good guys in the Ferrari world.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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I certainly hope he's stre

I certainly hope he's strengthened by the thoughts of the many expressed here.....

As you know, my personal Ferrari experience has him in the very first chapters and onward..

I have many more of the great machines and often famous customers to visit his shop......and then there was that Penthouse Pet with the flat tires!!!!....;)

Sid would have liked her, I'll bet! He was a great guy...his advice on the great 8 cylinder vs. 12 cylinder debate:

"The 12 cylinder will hold a larger ice chest!"

I think those were actually YOUR passes we used, that night to Classy Chassis! LOL!
 
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I'm sorry to hear that. J

I'm sorry to hear that. John has helped in the past
dealing with my first Ferrari.
Will always be thankful for that and for the list.
Hope he is doing better.
 
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so sorry to learn of JRV situa

so sorry to learn of JRV situation,here's hoping that it isnt' as bad as it seems..
good luck,from the parts crew @ algar
 
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JRV, I am from the Lamborghini

JRV, I am from the Lamborghini-Talk forum web site you also set up. We all appreciate what you did for the group over the years.

I was sorry to hear of your illness. Hang in there. You are close to MD Anderson hospital so I assume you are getting the best possible treatment. It's amazing what they do these days. I wish you the very best and a rapid recovery.
monahan_z
 
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Best wishes, JRV, for a speedy

Best wishes, JRV, for a speedy and complete recovery.
I was diagnosed with cancer myself last June, and I understand what an uphill battle it is. Fight it, hang in there. You can beat it.
 
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Just hung up the phone with F4

Just hung up the phone with F4oLM owner, Roland Linder......he asked me to also forward his highest regards and best wishes to John....

He'll try to stop in, on his way to the West Coast for a 275GTB.......
 
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