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#21 ktm


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:31 PM

I read the title and was hoping it was trolling for clicks......until I read everything.  I am stunned, sick, and speechless.  I met John quite a number of times at various shows and gatherings here in So Cal.  He did work on my car back when he owned Beta Motorsports.  He was witty, gregarious, helpful, kind, a true gentleman......****......


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:34 PM

RIP John.

               A genuine nice guy and wealth of knowledge has passed to a better place. Our thoughts are with his family.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:34 PM

It really sucks to have to do this here. This is what I put on my FB page: Really, really upset to hear about John Coffey's passing. Don't know any details, just seeing a bunch of sad people posting on his FB page. Never met him in person, but we have known each other since the 90s if I recall correctly, starting with Carl Beck's zhome email list. We talked on the phone a few times, he sent me some parts. Good guy, knew his stuff, and as much as people bitched about his style of administration over on Hybrid Z, I think he had it right, and made that site a better place to be. RIP John. You will be missed. :(

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:37 PM

Sad news.

He will be missed.



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:20 PM

I'm completely gutted. It's just not fair.... :sour: RIP JohnC

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

Very very sad to hear this.. john C will be missed. Prayers to his family and friends. Wealth of knowledge he bestowed unto the Z community is great indeed. You sir will be truly missed but never forgotten. 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:42 PM

Condolences to his friends and family. I never met John and don't know that I ever even had a direct conversation with him even over the internet, but I felt like I knew him just by reading his wealth of knowledge on here for the past 13 years I've been a member. His presence will be greatly missed. The z car community and the world has lost a great person indeed.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:29 PM

It is truly sad that some one that made a difference in Z community is now gone from a tragic accident.  He will not be forgotten.  RIP John Coffey.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:40 PM

He will be missed. Never met him in person but his advice and knowledge has helped so many people. Condolences to his family and friends.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:41 PM

John was the man, I can't believe this. He symbolized what HybridZ is all about and will be beyond missed. I'm at a loss for words...

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:34 PM

I can't add anything else anyone else hasn't already said. I've met John several times. He's always been an upstanding member of the Z community and I'd run out of paragraph space just trying to write out what I learned from John since I've signed up for HybridZ 15 years ago. I talked to DavyZ tonight to let him know as well. We'll all miss John dearly. 


Pray - a lot! -John Coffey

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:47 PM

I can't believe it. John did work on my car a few years back too. A great guy. My condolences to the family. RIP.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 02:38 AM

Rest in peace! always a pleasure catching up with you on my US pelgrimages!

So sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:32 AM

What a shock ! devastating news ....RIP John

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:37 AM

Shite. RIP JC

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:56 AM

Sad news... He helped me a lot...

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:54 AM

RIP John C, Thank you for your posts.  :(

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:23 AM

I met John around the 2008 MSA shindig, and have a few of his parts on my car.  I'm just gutted to hear about this.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:42 AM

RIP John - thanks for the many convos and info shared. You will be missed.



A stand up guy for sure!

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:16 AM

Rest In Peace brother. You were always great to guide us less knowledgeable car nuts in a proper direction. You are an inspiration to us all as you did what you loved for a living!


Best Regards,

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