Listener Guest Book: Tom Magliozzi

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

Ray, my family's condolences and best wishes are with you and Tom's family. I've been a long-time fan of Car Talk, and I promise you, Tom is already being missed by millions. You guys taught me literally everything I know about what's always wrong with my car, sometimes just from the noises alone. Thank you for being a regular part of my life, making me an amateur mechanic, and letting us all laugh along with you guys each week (and more often on the podcasts). My weekends will never be the same again.
Asad
Putnam Valley
NY

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
Lloyd Harbor
NY

My heartfelt condolences to you all. His laughter should be archived as one of the most joyous sounds on the planet. My Car Talk story is this, a Facebook post from two years ago.. Great Moments, by Karen Boeder Before we left for Dallas on Friday, Paul's car wouldn't start. We had it towed to mechanic's shop. Paul kept referring to trouble with the battery, I kept saying that there was something wrong with the starter. Yesterday, after one too many battery trouble comments, I said, "Look, I've been listening to Click and Clack for years, that makes me an expert and I'm telling you the battery is fine, it's the starter." Paul just called, the car is ready to be picked up... "what was wrong?" I asked, all innocent... "the starter had to be replaced" he replied.... thank you, thank you very much. Much love to you all.
Karen Boeder
Seabrook
TX

In 1998, I got my license at 16 and my car was a '77 Green Buick LeSabre equipped with an 8 track player and CB radio. So clearly my favorite times to drive were Saturday mornings when I could listen to Tom and Ray on Car Talk. I even left a couple messages about 'The Pickle' and its entertaining problems hoping I could be on the show! RIP Tom.
Rachel K
Snoqualmie
WA

Ray & Family, thank you for sharing Tom with us. I've spent many a Saturday morning with the two of you. Prayers and Blessings to all of you. Tom, RIP.
Kristin
Iowa City
IA

Thank you for all the laughter and wonderful weekend mornings! I always listened to your show while driving in my car. You will be missed. Rest in Peace, Tom! My thoughts and prayers go out to Ray.
Gina
Ashland
OR

Tom and Ray you have enriched my life as well as millions more. Tom you will be deeply missed but perhaps you can work on the old 63 Dodge Dart now. I am better for having been a loyal listener for over 20 years and a bit wiser for solving 1 or 2 of your puzzlers. I must say that the one thing that always makes me think of you guys is the puzzler you had about the guy that can always guess how a car will pull up to a gas station to fill up the tank purely based on which side the exhaust is on. That has always stuck with me. RIP Tom...
Geoffe
Bay City
48732

Such an amazing adventure of a life he lived. I am so grateful that I happened to tune in one day and find Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers. Thank you, Tom and Ray, for all the laughs and fun over the years. And remember, don't drive like my brother.
Liza
Austin
TX

I'm choked up. I never met Tom but, I've listened to him so many weekends I feel something is now missing in my life. Sorry for my loss.
Tracy Player
Lunenburg
MA

Ray, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother Tom! But, as you so appropriately stated he lived life on his own term. And what a life it was! We will still have the many hours of broadcasts to listen to. I hope they will continue. In this small way we can keep his memory alive. You and your brother have brought years of fun and laughter to my family! Tom will be sorely missed! I send prays to you and your family! God Bless!
Robyn Gregory
San Jose
CA

I'm so sad to hear of Tom's passing. I truly loved wasting another perfectly good hour listening to him and Ray every Saturday for the past 20-some years. My condolences to the entire Magliozzi family.
Kathy
Ridgway
PA

I have listened to Car Talk for many years. Tom and Ray always made me laugh! I would always listen to the guys as I would be working around my house. My neighbors had to think I was crazy as I would have on my headphones, laughing out loud at what had to appear as if I had lost my mind. I want to thank the family for allowing Tom the time to make me laugh every week! Rest in Peace! Paul
Paul Stearman
Louisvillle
KY

RIP Tom, buonanima.
Paul
Arlington
VA

Very sorry to hear the sad news. I had only been listening to the show for a few years but since then it was a "must listen" each week. What a wonderful rapport Tom & Ray had and they brought much joy!
Linda
Oakland
CA

I just wanted you guys to know that Car Talk was my gateway drug to NPR. Tom, you will be sorely missed on my Saturday mornings. God Bless you guys and your families.
Jess Johns
East Brookfield
MA

Dear Ray and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Tom and you have brightened most of my Saturday mornings with silliness and infectious laughter. Tom will be dearly missed. Thank you for the gift of laughter, humor, insights and honesty!
Yann Ling-Barnes
Sparks
NV - Nevada

Ray So sorry for your loss. Your show has been a highlight for more years than I can remember
Kevin
Fort Collins
CO

Very sorry to hear the sad news. I had only been listening to the show for a few years but since then it was a "must listen" each week. What a wonderful rapport Tom & Ray had and they brought much joy!
Linda
Oakland
CA

I feel like I've lost an old friend or older brother...a go-to guy for advice, counsel and laughs. I've enjoyed listening to the show for more than 25 years....and catch the repeats too! Tom will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the Magliozzi family.
Tony Peccolo
Denver
CO

RIP Tom, buonanima.
Paul
Arlington
VA

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Alzheimer's has robbed me of family members so I know how hard that is. In time, his memory will bring you comfort. I am forever thankful for the years of radio and newspaper advice and laughs.
Michael M
Reno
Nv

RIP Tom, buonanima.
Paul
Arlington
VA

I'm so sorry to hear the news about Tom. You guys have been my favorite radio show hosts for many years. Tom's laugh is much like my own grandfather's who passed several years ago and it always makes me feel good to hear it. Thanks for all the fun and countless laughs. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.
Trey
Odessa
TX

My heartfelt condolences to Tom's family and to Ray. I wish my brothers and I could laugh even half as much as you two did.
Greg
Ithaca
NY

Man... I'm not old enough to have been along for the whole ride, but I grew up listening to Tom and Ray. Me and my dad rarely missed a show when we hung out on the weekends. I'll miss hearing his voice, and I wish I'd had the opportunity to meet him.
Adam
Concord
NC

RIP Tom, buonanima.
Paul
Arlington
VA

RIP Tom, buonanima.
Paul
Arlington
VA

My entire family, including my three teenaged children, are huge Car Talk fans. Thank you Tom and Ray for one of the best talk shows EVER to grace the public air waves. Ray, please accept our sincere condolences from the Creech-Pritchett Family of Apex, NC.
Kev Creech
Apex
NC

I was very sorry to hear of Tom's death. Tom and Ray have been my Monday morning companions ever since I became a Metro commuter. He will be missed by many.
Kit Hope
Silver Spring
MD

I was shocked to hear of Tom's death. I send my condolences to you Ray and all of your family and friends. I loved listening to Car Talk, and especially hearing Tom's laugh. His laugh reminded me of my father who is also gone. Thanks for the memories!
Anne Dyson
Deerfield
NY

Tom brightened my Saturday mornings for years. What a gift he was to us all!
Kathie
Las Vegas
NV

I'm from Massachusetts and stumbled upon Click and Clack on WBUR before npr syndication. Nothing on the air ever brought more pleasure than Car Talk. Tom was the perfect blend of humorist and ethicist, and, from my experience taking my '79 Colt to his garage, a darned good mechanic.
Bill Pine
North Potomac
MD