Listener Guest Book: Tom Magliozzi

I am so very sorry to hear this news. Car Talk made my Saturday morning errands go by quickly as I was always laughing. My condolences to the whole family.
Holly
Evansville
IN

I'm just heartbroken to learn of this news. Thank you, Tom, for giving us all decades of joyful entertainment, and at least a solid five minutes of good car advice. Love and condolences to Ray, the Magliozzi family and all the crew at Car Talk.
Michael Kobb
Belmont
CA

Very sorry for your loss. We listened every week (and still do) to two zany guys who entertained us and informed us. In a certain sense we felt like "family". Our best to your family.
Martin Doyle
Brooklyn
NY

When I saw the subject heading on the email, I expected some zany message about the ongoing sleek black beauty bet. I read the message and finally realized there was no joke coming, My heartfelt sympathy to all of the family. I imagine all of us avid listeners consider you our extended family and there are no words to adequately convey the hole left by Tommy's passing. As Ray said, at least we can listen again to the shows and laugh
Lisbeth
Vancouver

So long, Tom! Thank you for entertaining me, my parents and my friends for so many years.
Rob Proctor
Lutz
FL

I am so very sorry to hear this news. Car Talk made my Saturday morning errands go by quickly as I was always laughing. My condolences to the whole family.
Holly
Evansville
IN

To the Magliozzi and NPR family- I am just so, so sorry to hear of Tom's passing.

Listening to you guys on Saturdays with my mechanic Dad was the best. He taught me a lot about cars and about having a good laugh, mostly at your advice. I will miss Tom as much as my own Dad. Your latest shows always bring back great memories for which I thank you both. Please find peace in knowing that Tom meant so much to so many.
Dan
Salem
OR

Deepest condolences. Ray, you and Tommy were a part of my husband's and my weekly ritual. We would time our errands just so we could drive around listening to Car Talk. We donated our 1978 El Camino in honor of your show, to NPR. You both were always so quick to laugh, and Tom's was unmistakable. Thank you both for being a part of our lives, and I send good and healing thoughts to you all during this sad time. He will live on in all of our hearts and will be dearly missed. Sincerely,
Ed and Melody
Greenwood
IN

I will surely miss Tom. Even though he hasn't been on the air for a couple years, his laugh still continued through my headphones each week. Thank you for all of the great years I had growing with Tom. Ray, you're in my thoughts as I go through this week. I'll go to have a cup of coffee and a donut for him.
Peter O'Connor
Hagerstown
MD

Thank you Tom and Ray for so many years of laughter and education, even when I didn't want it. Our family, especially our two daughters who were forced to listen to Car Talk on the way to soccer, aikido, and basketball, will miss you, Tom. Say hello to the Sleek Black Beauty for me.
Greg T
Seattle
WA

Thank you for years of laughter and "driveway moments."
Jessica G.
Dallas
TX

I am so sorry for your loss. I am grateful for so many wonderful programs shared and memories made laughing with my husband in the car. May your memories ease your pain.
Trena Mortensen
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania

Didn't know Tom personally, but real enjoyed the show every week, and being a fellow Italian, I will really miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray.
Don Oriti
San Antonio
TX

I never met Tom, but he sure seems like an old friend. Spent many a Saturday laughing to tears right along with him. There were times when life was hard and a good laugh with Tom and Ray was the only bright spot in the week. So sorry for the loss of this great man. I'm sure Tom is in Heaven relaxing and laughing at the rest of us that still have work to do.
Chris
Lehi
Utah

I never met Tom, but he sure seems like an old friend. Spent many a Saturday laughing to tears right along with him. There were times when life was hard and a good laugh with Tom and Ray was the only bright spot in the week. So sorry for the loss of this great man. I'm sure Tom is in Heaven relaxing and laughing at the rest of us that still have work to do.
Chris
Lehi
Utah

Dear Magliozzi Family, I want to extend my deepest condolences for the loss of Tom Magliozzi. He brought so much joy and laughter to his listeners over the years. I would listen to Car Talk every weekend growing up and on long car trips with my dad. It was one of those things that really bonded us. Every time I listen to Car Talk it reminds me of those times we spent together. Funny enough though I have never even driven a car nor have any interest in learning about cars! I love Car Talk though and could listen to it for hours, which I do often…on my daily commute, while cleaning the apartment, during long work trips, ect. It is a show that means a lot to me and I thank you for all the laughs you’ve brought me over the years. Tom will be truly missed.
Courtney
New York

Very sorry to hear of Tom's departure! R.I.P. to a great American, one of a kind, and a blessing to NPR listeners, car owners, and hapless husbands everywhere. May he now cruise through eternity in his beloved Sleek Black Beauty!!!
Michael
Little Falls
MN

Very sorry to hear of Tom's departure! R.I.P. to a great American, one of a kind, and a blessing to NPR listeners, car owners, and hapless husbands everywhere. May he now cruise through eternity in his beloved Sleek Black Beauty!!!
Michael
Litt
MN

So sorry to hear the news that Tommy ("Tawmy" in Boston-ease) passed. My neighbors must have thought I was going nuts every Saturday morning laughing while cutting the lawn with headphones on listening to Car Talk. I actually learned something about cars but mostly I learned about Tommy's great zest for life and his love for his brother Ray. He lives on in the re-broadcasts. And finally, I couldn't remember the last week puzzler either.
BJ
Kalamazoo
MI

You guys made driving questionable cars more joyful. May the memory of Tom's laughter bring peace to your heart in this time of mourning. Thank you!
Stephanie Harper
Lexington
Ky

Such sad news! Car Talk has been a Saturday morning event for our family for years...a fun and hilarious way to start off the weekend! Just like Janet in El Paso, my sons often traveled to their Saturday morning sporting events listening and laughing to Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, and have laughed along into their young adulthood, now 21 and 22 years old. (Don't drive like my brother!) What great memories! Our sympathies!
Kevin
Chicago
IL

We have been fans of Car Talk for years and years and will miss Tom's voice and his humor. We listen as often as possible and always read the column in the paper. You guys have added much to our lives. Thank you.
Gordy and Caroline
Seattle
WA

I always loved listening to Car Talk and in the process learned more than a few handy things about cars and life. It's always a joy to listen to Tom and Ray and their warm laughter on Car Talk, obvious that they enjoyed what they were doing and allowed us to be there with them.
Andrew Floyd
Minerva
OH

I feel like I have lost a member of my family. My thoughts are with Ray and all of those close to Tom. Thank you for all of the laughter you brought into my car and my home over the years. You will be very much missed.
Jeff
Libourne
FRANCE

The hardest part of this for my family will be telling my 5 year old son. He loves the show, even though his sister is a constant eyeroll for that hour. I'll probably just not tell them and keep Tom around for a while. Thanks for the years and years of enjoyment you've provided us.
Chuck
Marietta
GA

All I can think to say now is Thank You Tom and Thank You Ray, for all the joy and fun! So many years, so many memories, so many miles... Thank you
Thom
Charlotte
NC

My Saturdays will never be the same without the cheerful banter and automotive insights of Tom and Ray together. So glad to have many fine memories of Tom and Ray entertaining us all.
Steve Williams
Clarkston
MI

Working in retail all of my life, it was a ritual on Sat mornings to listen to you guys on my way to work. It kind of set the tone for the day for me, listening to you two guys laughing at the non mechanic call ins. Thanks for the years of entertainment.
Charles
MANDEVILLE
LA

My heart is heavy with the loss of a brilliant humorist and so-so mechanic. Cambridge, "Mah", Our Fair City, has lost a first son. Tom taught all of us to lighten up, to not take ourselves too seriously, a true gift. Condolences to the entire Magliozzi family. I remain a dedicated listener.
Jack
Oakland
CA

My Saturdays will never be the same without the cheerful banter and automotive insights of Tom and Ray together. So glad to have many fine memories of Tom and Ray entertaining us all.
Steve Williams
Clarkston
MI

So very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My kids grew up listening to you guys and Tom's laugh --no matter what he was talking about -- always set everybody off and just set the tone for our car rides. And his snorts. "What the heck do you know about creme rinse?"
Rob Toomey
New York

The greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of making them laugh. Both Tom and Ray did that for me for 20 years. If you continue the show in some form, please, please don't make it a Danny Styles-type thing. Let it be live in some way. And much acknowledgment to Ray, who must have known this for a long time but kept going. PS I don't have a car. I learned some things over the years!
Maria Brant
Brooklyn
NY

We will greatly miss Tom's laughter! Thank you BOTH so much for your infectious humor and great advice. You are all in our thoughts.
Mike & Stef Nelson
Columbia
SC

The greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of making them laugh. Both Tom and Ray did that for me for 20 years. If you continue the show in some form, please, please don't make it a Danny Styles-type thing. Let it be live in some way. And much acknowledgment to Ray, who must have known this for a long time but kept going. PS I don't have a car. I learned some things over the years!
Maria Brant
Brooklyn
NY

So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He brought a lot of joy to us listeners over the years. Hopefully, he's now tooling around in that great junkyard in the sky (by which I mean the asteroid belt).
Kyle
Indianapolis, IN

The greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of making them laugh. Both Tom and Ray did that for me for 20 years. If you continue the show in some form, please, please don't make it a Danny Styles-type thing. Let it be live in some way. And much acknowledgment to Ray, who must have known this for a long time but kept going. PS I don't have a car. I learned some things over the years!
Maria Brant
Brooklyn
NY