Honoring John Edwards

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Honoring John Edwards

Postby Anthony Porta » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:43 pm

I have received word the John Edwards has passed away today. In honor of his I thought we could share stories or photos. Here is one of John back when San Diego used to do National Tours.

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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Rick Brown » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:29 am

Very sad news. :cry:
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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Tom Tanquary » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:36 am

OMG, he just did some work for me. I saw him in the shop just about a month ago. He was just fine. This is just awful. He was a hell of a guy. I am so saddened at this...... :cry:

RIP, John.
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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby John Fendel » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:23 am

This is terrible news. He was such a great competitor and a great guy. Does anyone know what happened?
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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby George Schilling » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:24 am

One of John's passions was cooking and making cooking videos. Here's an example. His famous guacamole was always a huge hit at welcome parties.

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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Doug Teulie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:38 pm

This is very sad news. John will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and all who learned from his books. He was constructing a Abarth sports racer and looking forward to racing it in 2018.
On December 21st 2017 I was at his shop and had John's famous guacamole lunch with him. He looked great, I shook his hand after and wished him a happy Christmas. On December 25th John was at his sister's house when he passed on.

As of Today, the 5th of January, John's shop is still open but they are not taking new projects. After February John's sister will decide what will happen next.

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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Steve Lepper » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:45 pm

Incredibly sad news... John was a truly great person.

I received this info from John's sister Jennifer:

" I am having a celebration of his life on Sat. Feb 24th from 11am to 4pm. at his shop located at 123 Monte Vista, Costa Mesa "

Let's fill the street out front up with cool cars.

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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Pete Loney » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:15 pm

Am truly saddened to hear this. We will have to honor him at the next event.
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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Steve Ekstrand » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Really sad to hear this. RIP John.
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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Mike Simanyi » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:11 pm

Dangit! I'm angry about this... and sad too.

I always loved his little 500. When he first showed up with it, that thing had so much roll it looked like a clown car trying to drag the door handles in every turn. I was amazed it didn't go bottoms-up.

Then he started working on the suspension a little more and got the car to look like it was meant to be out there on our courses. Such a cool project, and he was Our Kinda People.

I wish I'd learned his guacamole recipe. It was epic!

I know I'm not alone in saying John will be missed. I'm glad for all our community that we had the chance to meet and enjoy him.

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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Tom Berry » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:08 pm

Very sad news. He always had interesting projects going on. He came through for us on Evo engine builds several times. We will miss him.

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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Tom Tanquary » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:01 pm

there is a memorial get-together tomorrow. Does any have more info on it?
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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Mike Simanyi » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 pm

I added it to my calendar. I think the info was somewhere on this site.

I can't guarantee this is correct, but I have it from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at his shop, located at 123 Monte Vista in Costa Mesa.

Perhaps someone else can confirm that this is correct.

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Re: Honoring John Edwards

Postby Tom Tanquary » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:26 pm

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Today at John's Memorial with his beloved Fiat.
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When I'll grow old I hope I won't forget to find them
'Cause I've got memories and travel like gypsies in the night - Alice Merton


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