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#1 rags



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:02 PM

Not sure if everyone here has heard but we have lost a wealth of knowledge on Z cars. John Coffey had a fatal motorcycle accident yesterday. RIP John. 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:14 PM

I just saw the announcement on Facebook. A truly knowledgeable guy that has helped me several times. Rest in piece.
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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:16 PM

RIP John.


More discussion here: http://www.classiczc...ip-john-coffey/



I just saw the announcement on Facebook. A truly knowledgeable guy that has helped me several times. Rest in piece.

Where did you see the announcement?

Edited by rturbo 930, 25 April 2016 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:24 PM

aux told me. John's screen name and avatar was always a signal to stop scrolling and pay attention, because I was going to learn something. Rest in peace, sir.

Edited by capt_furious, 25 April 2016 - 12:24 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:25 PM

OS Giken on Facebook just announced it.

Edited by HaaJeHaa, 25 April 2016 - 12:26 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:40 PM

Oh my, RIP John. You were always a help to those in need.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:27 PM

So sad.......Rest in peace John...



I am thankful for your posts...and I will greatly miss your candor.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:34 PM

Terrible news.  I'm speechless.  


Thoughts and condolences for his friends and family.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:42 PM

Ohh no.... Damn. That is terrible. Though I did not know him personally, his knowledge and expertise have been very influential on me. I know it is a very small consolation to the family, but I hope that the knowledge he bestowed on this site can remain here to guide others. 


Thanks for everything JohnC. RIP. You will be missed. 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:10 PM


1972 240z, purchased in 1991 for $900. Bone stock LS2/T56/DBW from 2006 GTO, swap completed in 2011. 400rwhp/435 rwtq. 2400# minus driver. JCI swap, Mantic ER2 clutch kit, JTR headers, single exhaust, Borla muffler, MGW shifter, M2 Differentials shortened Z31 CV axles, Z31 CLSD R200, Chequered Flag Racing billet stubs and companion flanges. MSD 2-step, Hurst roll control, both operated from switches on clutch pedal. 9" Hoosier drag slicks on Weld Draglites, 245/45/16 Hoosier A6/R6 on 16X8+10 Rota RBR. 225/250 sectioned coilovers, Koni 8610-1437RACE shocks, DP and EMI camber plates, MM shortened rear control arms, TTT front control arms, poly and aluminum bushings. Top speeds: Ohio Mile 174mph, C/GMS class record holder, best 1/8 mile 6.96 at 100mph, best 1/4-mile 11.0 at 126mph, best 60' 1.43, best 1/2-mile 148mph at GA 1/2-mile. Home Track-Jake's Dragway, Moulton, AL. SCCA autocross club - TVR, Huntsville, AL. Lets race!

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:11 PM

JohnC was a synonym of s30 in my experience.  

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:28 PM

I'm absolutely sick about this.  Tears and everything.  John was the most kind, level-headed, thoughtful, smart guy I ever knew.  His Z and car posts, his FB posts were always top notch and human.  If I could only be the man he was.  My condolences to his family and friends.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:30 PM

That's awful, my condolences to all.


Just echoing what everyone else has said, he was a wealth of knowledge and a real presence here. 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:36 PM

Thats really sad news.
RIP John
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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:44 PM

No way!  I swore, I just read a post from him just the other day 


RIP John.  

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:48 PM

When I had my meltdown and left the HZ ranks as an admin, John was the ONE GUY who talked with me, texted with me, and was "that guy" who just said "Let it go man, move on and know you contributed a lot". He contributed 100X thru his level headed approach to everything he did. Just told my wife in the 18 years I knew him, I'd met him 4 times face to face, and spoken with him on the phone a number of times. He NEVER said a bad thing about anyone, and I never heard him lose his temper with anyone. John Coffey was the classiest of class acts and he will so be missed.

Time is precious and not guaranteed. Tell those who mean that much to you how much they do, because, as this news has fallen on us all to prove the point, you just don't know.

Godspeed John Coffey. You will be missed.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:09 PM

I jsut saw this as well on fb. I'm pretty sad about this, but happy I got to meet him on several occasions. He was unbelievably down to earth and humble. 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 04:54 PM

R.I.P. Mr. Coffey

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:13 PM

RIP John. Such a tragic loss.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:26 PM

RIP indeed.

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