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« on: April 06, 2011, 11:11:56 AM »

Just heard we've lost another bit of history. Joe Mondello aka Dr. Olds passes.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 11:44:02 AM »

What a loss  cry RIP Joe.  He always took the time to answer my questions no matter how dumb they seemed at  the time. I will miss my friend and our conversations.  Tony
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 11:48:02 AM »

He spoke at one of the Bonneville NW Reunions and I was intrigued as he discussed water flow as he did

porting.  He was involved with some strong cars years ago.

RIP, Joe.

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 12:15:22 PM »

Too bad. I am left with a feeling of being blessed in that Joanie and I were able to share dinner with Joe and his wife, plus some others at the Gas Up one year.

Joe brought wine from his own vineyard that the restraunt would not let him open. Joe offered the chef/owner a bottle. The wine was tasted, the owner told Joe to go out to his car and bring in as many bottles he wanted.

When I was drag racing Joe was the go to porting guy.

God Speed,
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 12:18:01 PM »

I raced against Joe in his Olds at Lion's dragstrip back in 1970. RIP and Godspeed Joe Mondello.

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 12:26:35 PM »

When working for Doug Cook on the SWC Willys & Funny Car made lots of trips to Joes for the heads on early Chryslers and was very fortunate to know Joe quite well in 60's RIP Joe Tiny
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 02:04:11 PM »

RIP Joe, thanks for everything you gave to the sport over the years. God Speed. cry
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 03:06:34 PM »

Does anyone know if Joe was honored as a member of the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame(Glod Coast Roadster Club). I can't seem to find my listing of members.

Thanks in advance,
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 03:26:38 PM »

Dan, yes Joe was inducted to the Gas Up Dry Lakes Hall of fame
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 03:31:15 PM »

OK, thanks. Gotta post on the 2 club website and Face Book.

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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 05:21:34 PM »

Used to see Joe all the time, a great man and full of talent and knowledge.

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