Since receiving Jaci's call about Jimmy's unexpected death I have refrained from posting to the BB, for me it is a denial response, it poses a finality I do not want to accept, a very similar response I went through loosing a sibling just over a year ago. Jimmy was my friend, a friendship of 20 years or so but quickly escalated after we decided to strip our GT's together and have the shells restored years ago, a project that Jimmy chronicled on the BB that ended in disaster. I being more private I did not share my story. We worked on both our cars together sharing a passion we all can relate to. Jimmy was my friend. We spoke at least once a week, calling each other at work and at home, getting together at least once a month sharing laughs, and Alfa stories. I miss my friend. I haven't read all the posts on the BB about Jimmy, but I know they say all the same thing. How knowledgeable, friendly, and giving he was, how he has helped the newest to the most seasoned Alfisti, and how he prioritized other peoples projects and time over his own. He taught and he made you think, he made you a better person. To this the Alfa community owes Jaci a Giant Thank You, letting him share his passion and zest with the rest of us. Jimmy was small in stature but with the hugest of hearts and one with the largest of shoes, a person I will never see again in my lifetime. We have lost an Icon of a person, a blessing if you have been touched by him, and if not, will never know the feeling, having to settle for reading and listening to the stories of his lore, sounds more mythical or fantasy like. But so true. I miss my friend Jimmy.
1966 GTA replica, 1967 Duetto, 1987 Quadrifoglio
1972, 1973, 1974 Montreal
Last edited by classicalfas; 01-03-2019 at 08:35 AM.