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Going thru some pics tonite and came across this shot of one of the sport's early heroes. Tom, if you're still out there, I sure as hell miss you buddy!
 

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I have a friend that grew up in Aztec/Farmington area that is not into Rockcrawling. I asked him if he ever went to any events in Chokecherry and all he remembers and talks about is how he liked Captain America.
 

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It was really impressive to see Tom do so much, with so little.
 

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Man he is a cool guy. Before i had my rig together i was spectating at the first moonrocks Calrocs event, and was watching tom on an obstactale that was giving him hell. I decided to yell as loud as i can(i am a loud person) "Grab second and peel the fuck out" And he stopped... Laughed... pointed at me... put it in second... and held that sucker against the rev limiter for like a minute. It was great, and really got some people excited. I only yelled because i thought he would do it. Sadly he didnt make the obstacle.
Thats my story.

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One of the nicest guys around , I met tom at Donner awile back , good dude. what's he up to these days ?
 

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I really like how he drove off the back side of that climb in vernal. I also reaaly dug his twin axle van hauler. He always was the big show with no doe We all miss tom. This is who Howard pearl needs as a celebraty driver.

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I saw Tom a couple months ago!! He came by the shop. Guess what...









HE CUT HIS HAIR!! :eek:


He's super cool! I have the feeling he might be spotted around here a little more often pretty soon. :)

Dustin, I'll be sure to say hi for you if I see him again soon.
 

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Yup, Tom is alive and well, but not into wheeling anymore. He's doing machining now and keeps pretty busy with that. I'll send him a link to this thread.
 

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Never actually met him, that i know of, but have heard all sorts of stories of his goofy antics and crowd-pleasing ways.
From what I can tell, he's the kind of guy that many competitors could learn from in the ways of gaining attention... to grow their team and the sport as a whole.

Maybe we can get him out to an event as a special guest or something :)
 

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Its funny, I remember the first comp I ever attended was CalRocs in Victorville and the only 2 things I remember were being amazed at how awesome Walker Evans S-10 was, and Captain America givin it hell. Funny how much things have changed. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would have the chance to work on Walkers rig, much less drive it, and roll it, like I did today :flipoff2:

Ahh the good ole days.....

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Never actually met him, that i know of, but have heard all sorts of stories of his goofy antics and crowd-pleasing ways.
From what I can tell, he's the kind of guy that many competitors could learn from in the ways of gaining attention... to grow their team and the sport as a whole.

Maybe we can get him out to an event as a special guest or something :)

Hey Dustin , should we start a "Captain America" collection to fly Tom down for a comp weekend? Who wants to kick a buggy for him to drive?
 
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