Listener Guest Book: Tom Magliozzi

So sad to hear of Tom's death. Much love to the family. What great joy he gave.
Mercy
London
UK

I have been listening to Car Talk for many years, even when I didn't have a car! I listened in New York, Vermont, overseas via the internet, and now, in Iowa. I love a good radio show, and try never to miss Car Talk. It's one of the highlights of my week. I will really miss hearing Tom every week. I can only hope that your sorrow is somewhat comforted by the thought that he was beloved by so many, and touched so many lives. We'll all miss him a lot.
Frances
Cedar Rapids
Iowa

Ray, My wife and I will miss Tom's humor and on point car repair advice. We always seek out your show while traveling and have enjoyed many countless hours listening to the show. You and Tom have such a tremendous relationship. Thank you for all the happiness you have brought into our lives. We pray the Lord's choicest blessing upon Tom's family and the entire Magliozzi clan during this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing you have been a part of our family. We truly feel we have lost a close personal friend. Bob
Robert D Hardy
Rigby
Idaho

Ray, My wife and I will miss Tom's humor and on point car repair advice. We always seek out your show while traveling and have enjoyed many countless hours listening to the show. You and Tom have such a tremendous relationship. Thank you for all the happiness you have brought into our lives. We pray the Lord's choicest blessing upon Tom's family and the entire Magliozzi clan during this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing you have been a part of our family. We truly feel we have lost a close personal friend. Bob
Robert D Hardy
Rigby
Idaho

I feel as if I've lost an old friend! So many times I have driven miles further than necessary for my Saturday errands just to keep listening to–and laughing with–Tom and Ray. I've even found myself wishing something would go wrong with my car so I could call them! But, alas, that pesky Camry continues to run beautifully. Rest in peace, Tommy, and keep 'em laughing in automotive heaven!
Betty J. Credle
Norfolk
VA

I spent many Saturday and Sunday mornings listen to Tom and Ray. They are like old friends. Tommy's laugh and sense of humor has stuck with me for many years. I hope Car Talk will continue on NPR. Even if they have to go back to old shows. We will miss you Tommy. Maybe you can take God for a ride in your Dodge Dart. :-)
Phillip McLaughliin
Richland
Michigan

Thanks Tom for all the great programs that I have enjoyed these past 15 years. May you continue to fix cars wherever you are
john
miami
fl

I listened to Cah Talk for the last 20 years and am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. I know he is now making souls laugh uncontrollably in the afterlife
Rob
Hendrix
al

Will miss Tom, listened since Boston in the 80s. He had a great run! Hope the memories give you comfort.
Adrian
Olympia
WA

Thank you Tom. You made my life a little better for having been here.
Ken King
Coatesville
PA

Condolences from a listener of at least 20 years. I am saddened by his death but I loved every minute of the time spent listening to the two of you.I can still hear in my mind him laughing about the guy dropping the gun while flying in the chair attached to the weather balloons.I have never considered listening to you as wasting another precious hour(in your words closing the show.)But I will be saddened knowing that the real deal is gone.
Joe Granito
Fort Washington
Pa

Tom's brilliance was in the fact he was never really offering advice on cars, instead exploring the boundaries of human behavior and humor. I had many laughs every week at Tommy's expense for 25 years, although it seemed longer. Tom Magliozzi had a trait that more people in America need to have today - he never took himself to seriously. Oh my gawd, people in the public sphere today take themselves way to seriously... But Tom had a leveling influence on us, bringing us back to earth with his humor, respect and love for other flawed human beings. We lost a national treasure. RIP Tom Magliozzi.
Robb Mitchell
Saint Paul
MN

Our whole family loves listening still to Cartalk. I had no idea you were not recording new shoes! Shows how smart a teacher can be about inferring and predicting. What a dope I am! I just thought all of your listeners continued to drive cars only made in the 80's or later. How can a show be comprised of just laughter and make someone laugh so hard they have to stop doing their workout for fear of pain and suffering. I listen every week on our WPR app for on demand cartalk and love it. Just your joyousness is enough to brighten a dour day. I hope that we continue to be able to hear these wonderful, enlightening, broadcasts for years to come. Remember, you guys set the trends don't let the trends set you. Thanks for all of your giving and pleasure for all these years. Long live Tom and Ray!
Lance Smith
Monroe
WI

Tom, we will miss your wonderful view of life, repartee with Ray, and outrageous and infectious laugh. Thanks to you and Ray for these many joyful years.lol
Len Lamberti
Eliot
ME

Tom and Ray, You guys gave me license to get up on a Saturday morning, drink a cup of joe, neglect yard work and other chores, until I had laughed my self silly through an hour of "Car Talk." Your show and your consistent ability to make people laugh (and somewhere in between, fix their cars) was a welcome respite at the end of a long work week. The Tappet brothers are a true piece of Americana- Are you in the Smithsonian yet? Tom will be missed and I hope they have a fixer-upper waiting for him on the other side. Thanks for the many years of fun and mechanical insights.
Brent Larsen
Salt Lake City
Utah

Ray, I am so sorry for your loss. The world will be a little dimmer without him in it.
Andrew
Oswego
NY

My heartfelt sympathies to Tom's family and friends ...the world definitely dimmed yesterday. My 30 year old texted me with the news, having had to 'endure' many hours of Car Talk travelling to soccer games, etc. in years past. I have since become a regular podcast devotee and often get strange looks at the gym or grocery store when, head phones in, I laugh out loud at the latest antics. When life looks bleak or overwhelming, my mood is always lifted after listening to Tom and Ray. The show really has always been about the important things in life - family, friends and laughter. And, oh yea, I actually learned a few things about cars along the way... XO
Candy
Port Murray
NJ

What a sad loss. Tom, with Ray, always reminded me of Einstein's rule that "if you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself". Well, you guys taught me at least one new thing about cars every show and did it with with laughs and class! If I close my eyes I believe I can hear the pipes from Tom's Chevy doing burnouts at St. Peter's Dragway!
Ian
Ridgeway
Ontario

What color is the _________ comes to mind. THANKS for all the laughing on both sides of the radio. To old question is "Can you walk and chew gum at the same time" The new question is " Can you drive and listen to Car Talk at the same time" the answer is YES and laugh . BLESS the good times and Serendipity for bringing you to public radio. If anyone makes a movie about this they can't go wrong or can they. TOM we will miss you, but we won't forget you.
John Roberts
Washington
DC

The laughter has signed off but the echo will long be remembered. Tom will be greatly missed.
Brue
Lincoln
NE

I've often thought that Tom and Ray should have been part of the Voyager Golden Record. A glimpse of everything that is right and good about being human. Thank you!
Barbara
Northampton
MA

Saturday mornings on WFAE will never be the same. Rest in peace and happiness. Prayers for Ray and the family.
Joyce
Montezuma
NC

What a treasure he was. I've enjoyed the show for as long as I remember, listening in New Hampshire in the late '70s. My condolences to his family and may he rest in peace. And, don't drive like his brother!
Jim
Edison
NJ

I WAS A PART MANAGER FOR A CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP AND A TOTAL OF 34 YEARS IN THE PARTS INDUSTRY. A LOT OF WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF A VEHICLE CAME FROM CAR TALK. THE GUYS EXPLAINED THINGS IN TERMS THAT ANYONE COULD UNDERSTAND. WHICH WAS GREAT. WOMEN REALLY APPRECIATED THIS PART OF THEIR PROGRAM. I WAS A DEVOTED FAN AND WILL MISS TOM. THESE GUYS REALLY ROCKED.
C GARNES
CHAMBERSBURG
PA

I always meant to call with a question about Buttercup, my bright yellow 1978 Toyota Corolla SR5. Missed my chance for us to have a fun chat. Happy trails, Tom. Happy trails. Buttercup and I both salute you!
Diane Deyoe
Tucson
AZ

Thank you for the laughs all these years. Saturday Car Talk help me get through the week. Really. The memories of the show will last a lifetime.
Bob
Stony Brook
NY

How could this happen? My thoughts and prayers go to the family who will feel his loss so deeply. Tom will always be out there on my radio and in our hearts
Tory Jackson
Bath
Maine

Tom as philosopher king was the best. My favorite moment was his quote from Goethe "memories are the only paradise from which man cannot be driven". So helpful at this time.
Phil Lawniczak
Chittenango
NY

I'm very sad to hear of this news! I love Car Talk! It will never be the same!
Beth
Greenvile
SC

Sorry to hear of Tom's passing, so many laughs - sometimes tears because it's so funny. Deepest sympathy for the family - thanks for letting me share him and his perspective on life - remember to drive unencumbered by the thought process - and not like his brother.
Steve
Pasadena
MD

I always scheduled errands and travel to work on Saturday to be in the car during that magic hour of Car Talk. No matter the mood in which I started, I always exited smiling, sometimes needing to stop as I was unable to see through the tears of laughter. The comparison with the Marx Brothers was an apt one, as they were one of the few to prompt such a reaction for me. He will be missed here on earth, but I am sure he already has that band of angels in stitches!
Ron Restrepo
Houston
Texas

We are so saddened for the loss of such a fun, witty and smart guy. Our whole family listened to the show and were touched by your warmth, teasing, intelligence and puzzlers. Thanks for sharing your brother with us Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Angie Robb
Toronto
Ont

Rest in peace Tom. You gave my wife and I and the Nation joy when we needed it. My wife would say "Can you imagine having Tom and Ray over for a Thanksgiving Dinner? They'd have us all laughing and having a good time!" The airwaves and dope slaps will never be the same. With Love, Chris Jones and Pamela Bloch Berkeley, CA.
Christopher Jones
Berkeley
CA.

A very sad day, indeed. Car Talk is one of my favorite weekend perks. Tom and Ray made me laugh, made me cringe with bad jokes, and even taught me a little about cars in the process. The world will not be the same. Sending love and hugs to Ray and the family.
Jennifer
South Bend
IN

Tom made me laugh so hard so many times. He was a remarkable person, and, as I read his quotes, continues to be an inspiration. He was not only funny, but also wise. I am deeply sad that he's not with us in person anymore, but his contagious laughter and legacy will continue to teach us how to be humble and content. We will miss him.
Walid
Ann Arbor
MI

Prayers to Tom's family and friends. He will be missed.
Becky Hensley
Florence
AL

How appropriate it was that I heard the sad news about Tom's passing while in my car. I feel like I just lost a really good friend. I had the pleasure of being a caller many, many years ago and cherish the memory of my zany conversation with both of you. I not only received the correct answer -- imagine that! -- but I also learned a lot about cars during the last 30 or so years of listening. Ray, please accept my deepest sympathy. I know how much he meant to you. Thanks so much for sharing him with us. He will be missed by many.
Barbara (no last names, please)
Vestavia Hills
AL

We've lost one of the only two guys in the world who have more fun at work than Jackie Chan.
Dick
Atlanta
GA

My sincere sympathies for your loss. I will remember with a smile every perfectly good hour wasted listening to Tom and laughing dangerously while driving. Thank you Tom!
Alex Charest-Lauzon
Old Bridge
NJ

When I first heard Tom and Ray they were into telling lawyer jokes on their show which were so funny I couldn't stop laughing to myself and they were getting some funny calls from lawyers, too, which made the whole thing hilarious. From that point on I never missed a show, tuning in every Saturday morning. I hope NPR keeps playing the reruns for a long time. My sincere condolences to his entire family. Thanks so much for the good times!
Ed
Chester
NJ

Like so many of you , my wife and I couldn't wait to get in the car saturday mornings and turn on Car Talk - even though I am a car nut, you didn't have to be to enjoy listening to Tom and Ray. Ray, all the best to you and your family during this tough time. He will be missed, but will live on in the recordings of your shows and the lives of everyone he's touched and made smile. God Bless
Zack
Waco
TX

R.I.P., Tommy. I hope you're driving your '63 Dart ragtop and your "Sleek Black Beauty" ('65 Ambassador convertible) somewhere up there, laughing all the way, just like you did down here.
Ken
Chicago
IL

My son and I would listen to Car Talk on Saturday mornings here in PA. Many times running to the car parts store for the day's work of repairing our cars and teaching him the fundamentals of automobiles. We always appreciated the humor and information. Many times, he would try to outguess the guys and see if he knew before they did. Great memories. Thanks so much.
Ray Lanas
Lancaster
PA

You and your cackle of a laugh will be sorely missed Tom. My deepest condolences. I listened to CarTalk since I was a little kid with my mom and always felt that like the sun, moon and tide that Car Talk was a unalterable universal constant. May Sonya Hennings Tutu wrap Tom in its eternal embrace.
Oren Ritterband
Hardwick
NEW JERSEY (NJ)

Even when the four kids in the back were too busy socking each other in the eye for me to make out what you guys were even discussing, I could always hear your guys laughter through it all. And that gave me just enough hope that I would make it to our destination without murdering them all. Love you Click and Clack; my Saturday morning uncles
Will
Dexter
MI

I would like to thank Tom, Ray, and everyone else who has brought 'Car Talk' to us for the knowledge and the laughs they shared. Live on, Tom.
Keith
Reading
OH

I have been listening to Car Talk for years. I brought a radio into work so that on weekends I could listen. My own brother and I often shared a laugh discussing the lastest airing. I must say that I did learn a lot from listening to the show. And the laughter that it brought me cannot be matched. I was so dad to hear about Tom's passing. I had to pull my car over and send my brother a text, as I knew that he also had a very high regard for the "two MIT grads" who he has also listened to forever. Thank you Tom, for all the good times and great information! My deepest sympathy to your brother Ray and the rest of your family. YOU WILL BE MISSSED!!
Peggy

My condolences to Tom's family.I have been a loyal listener to Car Talk for 25+ years,it has become part of my Saturday routine.Thanks for providing so much fun and advice.I have been entertained and I believe have learned some things also.God Bless you all.
Steve Schamle
Mission
Ks

As a child I looked forward to Saturday, for obvious reasons. As an adult I have looked forward to Saturday for pretty much the same reasons. An opportunity to laugh out loud and forget about everything, for an hour, all that Was bothering me. I will miss our time together. I will miss laughing out loud. I will miss tom. Thank you for all you, and of course Ray, have given us through the years. My heartfelt sympathy for OUR loss.

Thank you, thank you, thank you-and may God continue laughing HIS arse off at Tom, and in so doing, delay our smiting for another day...
Mike Shugart
Louisville
Ky