Listener Guest Book: Tom Magliozzi

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So sorry, Ray, to learn of Tom's passing. But what a BLAST he was when he was here. Thanks so much for sharing him -- and your great sense of humor -- with us all these years.
Pete
Westwood
NJ
My husband and I have been listening to Tom and Ray for many years. We would plan Saturday errands in the car around Car Talk, and listened again on Sunday - most of the time with our kids in the car who are now 26 and 28 and listen still. I listen to the three hours on Sirius most afternoons, either in the car or carrying my ipad around the house. I know nothing about cars, but absolutely love listening to Tom and Ray, over and over, the same programs. They never get old. My heart goes out to Ray and the family. You both entertain and lighten my heart each time I hear you, and show us how to make a happy life. Thank you for the reruns, my day wouldn't be the same without you. I've never before written to anyone I don't know, but felt so sad and compelled to share how much our family has enjoyed you. I even have CDs on my ipod!!! Love and Prayers to you all.
Janet
El Paso
TX
I feel as though I lost a member of the family. Many years I've enjoyed this show as it reminded me of my own Italian upbringing with the lively discussions. Tom's feisty and comedic style was a treat every Saturday morning which always got my weekend off to a great start. Thanks Tom and Ray for all your work. Ciao Tommy
john castellano
Salt Lake City
UT: UTAH
So sad the world has lost a laughing joyful voice.
Adamarie Lewis
Seattle
WA
I'm so very sorry to read of Tom's passing. Tom and Ray provided me with countless hours of fun. I even learned a little about cars. My sincere condolences to his entire family.
Danny Szpiro
Ithaca
NY
So so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Ray, you and your brother brightened up my day each time I tuned in. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us and thank you for who you are!
Christa
Austin
TX
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. He is at peace and with God. I will keep him in my prayers.
Big John
Monessen
PA
I'm utterly heartbroken. I hope this doesn't mean that the "Dewey, Cheatham & Howe" sign will leave Harvard Square -- it should become a historic marker. In honor of Tom Magliozzi, who gave us countless hours of laughing until we cried, we will donate our Honda to NPR/WBUR. It's the least we can do!
Karen H.
Cambridge
MA
Ray, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your brother made a difference in a lot of people's lives through your wit, insight, and most of all laughter.
Mario "No Last Names Please" Salazar
Los Angeles
CA
Besides occasionally giving useful advice, both Tom and his brother Ray were unfailingly entertaining. The were true enthusiasts -- and eccentrics -- mixing reasoned understanding of the limits of technology with an avid, and not entirely reasonable, affection for odd, old cars. My entire motoring career seems to have been extended audition for the show. Like the Magliozzi brothers, I'm an environmentalist who loves cars and and a keen talker who hates the use of cell phones by drivers. Further, anyone who tools around in a 30-year Mercedes and and a 40-year-old ex-Royal Army Land Rover is not likely to be puzzled by Tom Magliozzi's 60-year-old MG (in fact, I've wanted one like his since I was about 10.) Once, I was in my car, a long-since departed Chrysler minivan, listening to Car Talk, when the damned thing broke down. I immediately called the 800 Car Talk number (I no longer was driving), thinking the circumstances were as close to fate as I was likely to experience. The lines were busy, and I never got through. Now, I suppose I never will. May Tom's pistons rest in peace. He'll be missed.
Philip
Clark
PA
Thanks to the two of you for all the good times. Saturday mornings were never so much fun! I still listen to the podcasts on the bus in the mornings and laugh out loud. Ya can't help it, the show was too funny. My heart is a little bit broken-warmest thoughts to Ray and all the family.
Gabrielle
Hewitt
NJ
We're so sorry to hear of Tom's demise. He was a treasure (at least for us). Our thoughts are with you and his family.
Mike
Kihei
Hawaii
I have literally spent hours and hours of my life listening to you guys and laughing with you guys. I am so sad to hear about Tom. And I am hoping that Ray and the family are going to be okay through all of this. You guys have been such a treasured part of my weekends for years now. All I can hear in my head is how Tom might be laughing and telling me that wasn't the best way to spend all those hours HAhA. But he would be wrong. Thank you guys so much for Car Talk and for just being all-around awesome people. Rest in peace, Tom. Sending my love to Ray, family, and friends.
Elena G.
Warren
Ohio
Your show has been the highlight of everyone of my Saturday mornings since you started. We are so sad to hear of Tom's passing and wish your families the comfort of knowing that he was loved by many who will miss him and his wit.
Ed Ashley
Yorktown
VA
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I listened for years and was one of the don't miss highlights of the weekend. I was very disappointed when the show stopped and now the laughter has died, RIP Tom!!!
Tim Collins
Lansdale
PA
Tom, you brought me so much joy and laughter on your radio show. You and Ray were also wonderful teachers on the radio. I know nothing about cars, but when I was responsible for my very own, it was You and Ray that helped me figure out what to listen to and how to communicate it to the person who could fix the problem. As a young women with a car, you gave me the confidence when dealing with others in the car world. You have always been like family to me. You were the crazy, yet helpful Uncle that was able to give you that advise that nobody else could give. You have made me a better person, and I will always be grateful for that. I wish you peace and am sending all my love to your family. Thank you for always being there for me. May NPR forever play your show's reruns so you will always be there for other young drivers! Love for you always.
Jill
Wallingford
CT
So very sorry to hear of Tom's untimely death. Many's the Saturday when I listened, not for advice on whether to buy a new car or used (I learned never buy new, incidentally!) or what the "ka-thunk, ka-thunk, ka-thunk, ssssssssssssss" might be coming from under my hood, but just to hear you guys having a good time and laughing, laughing full-throated, unashamedly, LOUDLY because what you did was fun! You had fun with each other and with us because it was, after all, only a car. He will be missed.
Mike
Gastonia
NC
Sad day for me. I listened until they ended the new shows and now listen everyday on XM Radio. He was my inspiration for bad jokes. He will be missed by all.
Rocky Russell
Rock Island
UK
The stars will shine a little less brightly tonight. So sad for the family's loss and to the entire CarTalk Listener family. God bless him and his family!
Sadiya Z
Chicago
IL
Thank you for spending your Saturday's making america laugh and having us learn things too! We still listen on podcast and xm radio. God bless you.
Sandy
Winter
IN
I've never once met you Tom, but listening to your show felt like spending time with an old friend. Thank you for years of advice, some good, some not, but always from the heart. Thank you for reminding us that everything gets better if you just laugh. But most of all, thank you for just being yourself, Tom. We'll all miss you, and your laugh.
Mike Roell
San Diego
CA
Very sorry about Tom's passing Ray. What a great guy! I came to Boston to see your 10 anniversary show. When you guys arrived in a limo on a rollback - priceless!
Wayne
Hanover
PA
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I really enjoy your show. My sincere condolences to all of Tom's family and friends.
Cathy Riga
Buffalo
NY
My family and I have been listening to and enjoying Car Talk for several years, and this news hit us quite hard. Even though we've never met Tom and Ray, listening to them every week has made them feel like family, like the wacky uncles that everyone loves. Our condolences and deepest sympathies are with you and yours, Ray
Julie
Meriden
CT
Ray, I am so sorry to hear of your brother's death. I know how much you cared for each other: it was obvious that you two enjoyed each other's company as I listened to you both on the radio most weeks. We cared for him too... as we care for you too.
Hiliry
Sacramento
CA
I am deeply saddened to hear of Tom's passing. I know it's been archives for the last couple of years since they retired, but we never miss the show - we look forward to listening on Sunday Mornings via the website while we are having our breakfast and bloody marys. I raise my glass high to you, Tom.
Marian
Fremont
CA
I was so sad to read this news. I discovered Car Talk while living in NYC. Even though I have no car, I looked forward to the banter and laughter that the show brought every week. Tom's humor and wit will live on forever, thanks to modern technology. Hope there's a well-tuned Fiat waiting up there.
Sharona
Astoria
NY
Swing low sweet stretch limo. Coming for to carry me home.
Ben Traverse
Burlington
VT
I never met Tom or even Ray for that matter but I can honestly say that I was brought to tears when I heard of Toms death. I am a 51 year old man with no childen and both of parents have passed away, but listening to Cartalk every week made me feel as if I were back with my dad, who I miss dearly. Athough I am not a religous man, I offer you both my prayers and sorrow for your loss. If you ever need a place to put his Dodge Dart, I promiss that I will give it a good home. There will never be a show as good as yours again, and if you aren't in the Radio Hall of Fame already, then you should be.
Joseph A Dewan
Monroe
NJ
Your show has been a bright spot in my week for years. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Jeff
Rock Hill
South Carolina
Our family's condolences. Really enjoyed listening to the program as I was restoring my 1958 IH pickup. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Marc
Enterprise
Oregon
The only thing I tried to never miss on the radio on Saturday morning was Car Talk. It seemed like an extension of my Italian American family, and always reminded me of my Dad who was a car nut and thought he was a comedian. Maybe he and Tom can hook up in heaven!
Lisa Curcio
Chicago
Tom and Ray made the only radio show that has reliably caused me to laugh out loud, week after week. I am saddened to learn of Tom's passing. May his loved ones take solace that Tom's joy and zest for life was spread to the masses during his very interesting journey of life.
David
Denver
CO
I have spent the last 15 years of Saturdays laughing along with Tom and Ray, and I know I'll need this week's show more than any other. Please keep producing the wonderful original re-runs. Your voices and laughter are testament to how easy it can be to make people's lives better, if you are only willing to try. Thanks to all of the Car Talk family for bring such pure and simple joy into my life. While I am heartbroken at the loss, I am grateful to be the beneficiary of the wit and wisdom of a truly great human being: Tom Magliozzi.
Chris
Dean
CT
RIP good friend Tom..Enjoyed every sec of the show. My condolences Ray..
Ravi Subramaniam
Cary
NC
I always looked forward to Car Talk, even though I hate cars and driving. That says a lot about why I listened so many years. The obvious affection Tom and Ray had for each other, made listening a joy. And then there was Tom's infectious laugh! My condolences go out to Ray and everyone he loved and left behind.
Norma
East Brunswick
NJ
Car Talk was something that I shared with my Dad. We listened on Saturdays as he drove me to and from my little league football and baseball games. The show was one of the only things that was guaranteed to make him laugh out loud. Now, in my late 20s, I listen on my own and am reminded of the great experiences I had growing up. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Tom with all of us.
Mike
Salt Lake City
UT
Sorry for your loss. I loved, loved, loved Tom's laugh. I always look forward to Saturday mornings because I would listen to you guys while my wife and kids just rolled their eyes. :). Tom made the world a better place.
Angie
Vilonia
Ar
Best radio show of our generation. Thanks for sharing your brother with the rest of us. So sorry to hear of this loss.
Kevin and Robbie Grady
Hooksett
NH
Ray, you and your brother kept me sane for two years when I was fresh out of college and teaching English in Japan (2001 - 2003). I didn't have any English TV programs or radio except for the local US air base that played Car Talk really really really really early on Saturday mornings (ok, it was like 8am, but as my family and husband can tell you, I detest mornings, and will basically sleep through them if I can). My father introduced me to the show when I was just a kid and I laughed at the show before I knew why it was so damned funny… and then I went to college and rarely had the change to listen. But since my time in Japan, I would always catch the show if I could. Invariably, it always made me crack up; I also tried very hard not to learn anything, but sometimes even that happened too. Incidentally, my father lost his mother to Alzeihmers, so I know a bit about what that journey is like. My thoughts are with you and your family. We were all so very lucky you shared Tom with us over the years.
Meg
Silver Spring
MD
Thanks for the laughs. I started listening to Car Talk in Egypt when it was broadcast on armed Forces Radio. I continued to listen when I came back home.
Thomas Smith
olympia
wa
Tom and Ray made the only radio show that has reliably caused me to laugh out loud, week after week. I am saddened to learn of Tom's passing. May his loved ones take solace that Tom's joy and zest for life was spread to the masses during his very interesting journey of life.
David
Denver
CO
Darn! What a great loss to broadcasting and humanity! It was a shock to hear about Tom (I didn't even know he was sick!). Then, I thought the show I heard the last week was live; though I did wonder why the latest car was some wreck from 1987. I sure hope we'll continue to hear Tom and Ray on the radio, and I'll bet somewhere Tom will also be laughing hysterically. /Cousin Lynn, "Hillbilly at Harvard," WHRB-FM, Cambridge, MA
Lynn Joiner
Saxonville
MA
I first listened to Car Talk and Tom and Ray over 25 years ago I knew nothing about cars, but loved their knowledge, wisdom and humor. Tom will be so missed, but he added value and joy to so many lives, every week
Jane Lockett
Orlando
Fl
I first listened to Car Talk and Tom and Ray over 25 years ago I knew nothing about cars, but loved their knowledge, wisdom and humor. Tom will be so missed, but he added value and joy to so many lives, every week
Jane Lockett
Orlando
Fl
I first listened to Car Talk and Tom and Ray over 25 years ago I knew nothing about cars, but loved their knowledge, wisdom and humor. Tom will be so missed, but he added value and joy to so many lives, every week
Jane Lockett
Orlando
Fl
I first listened to Car Talk and Tom and Ray over 25 years ago I knew nothing about cars, but loved their knowledge, wisdom and humor. Tom will be so missed, but he added value and joy to so many lives, every week
Jane Lockett
Orlando
Fl
I first listened to Car Talk and Tom and Ray over 25 years ago I knew nothing about cars, but loved their knowledge, wisdom and humor. Tom will be so missed, but he added value and joy to so many lives, every week
Jane Lockett
Orlando
Fl
Today's puzzler: why do good people so often have to go too soon? My heartfelt condolences.
Andrew Merkle
Ithaca
NY
I first listened to Car Talk and Tom and Ray over 25 years ago I knew nothing about cars, but loved their knowledge, wisdom and humor. Tom will be so missed, but he added value and joy to so many lives, every week
Jane Lockett
Orlando
Fl

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