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Author Topic: Tom Jobe passes away  (Read 167 times)

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Offline jimmy six

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Tom Jobe passes away
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:00:02 AM »
Not LSR related but the last "Surfer" passes away. The team of Skinner, Sorokin and Jobe came on the drag racing scene in the 60's, kicked some major A-- for a few years, and left. The laid back "appearing" attitude fooled many but not those who knew them.
Over the last year Tom shared with all of us the Surfers exploits on You Tube with 50  fifteen minute interviews which are well worth watching. West Coast guys who kicked butt and had fun on a small dime.

PS: I'll add a little more. Tom felt if you could run nitro why not 100% even tho that definately not the normal racer mentality of the day. He found also there was no use for a bypass pill and ran everything thru smaller nozzles for better atomization. One more was not using an idler pulley, he set the distance by using gasket thickness. As you watch his videos you can hear how they ran the same block and crank for 100's of races and how he figured out not to hurt valves and springs...JD
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 12:17:47 PM by jimmy six »
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Offline jdincau

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Re: Tom Jobe passes away
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 10:07:16 AM »
RIP Mr. Jobe, a thinking racer if there ever was one.
Unless it's crazy, ambitious and delusional, it's not worth our time!

Offline Stan Back

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Re: Tom Jobe passes away
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 10:41:58 AM »
This one hurts.

If you have not seen Tom's videos as suggested by J.D., you'll do yourself a favor getting to know and really appreciate Tom Jobe.
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