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  • In Memory of those collectors who have passed away

    Big John's Chevy (John)

    bob8748 (Bob)

    be77bt (Ed)

    onetonjoe (Joe)

    poorvanner (Brian)

    Mr Hideo Oosawa

    Mr Gary Hirst

    Mr Roy Nakamura

    Mr Bill Cairns


    There is one name I have neglected but not forgotten. I don't know James' last name, but I always considered his son Chris to be an honorary member of Swifty's. Chris rightly deserves to be on this honored list. I don't want to use James' last name without his permission, and after Chris died he wandered away...I can understand. But know one and all here that as far as I am concerned, Chris belongs here too.
    Last edited by jt3; 10-19-2019, 07:18 PM.

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    Rest in Peace 🙏

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    • #3
      Rest in peace Bill Cairns, miss you my friend.

      KMG-365

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      • #4
        When this computer stuff came about in my household and I got to know my way around the internet and learning, I got acquainted with so, so, so many good people and fellow collectors who were suffering from the same addiction (diecast collecting) as I was. I didn't feel alone anymore...LOL
        Although most never meet face to face, they still become great friends and grow kinda close over the years. They all help out each other through tough and sad times like family. If and when someone passes away, and the the news travels to you, you almost feel like you just lost a family member.
        I know when I joined the original garage back in 2007, I met so many great guys and learned allot. They even helped me along some dark and scary times in my cancer battle. May all our collector brothers REST IN PEACE and enjoy their rides!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post
          When this computer stuff came about in my household and I got to know my way around the internet and learning, I got acquainted with so, so, so many good people and fellow collectors who were suffering from the same addiction (diecast collecting) as I was. I didn't feel alone anymore...LOL
          Although most never meet face to face, they still become great friends and grow kinda close over the years. They all help out each other through tough and sad times like family. If and when someone passes away, and the the news travels to you, you almost feel like you just lost a family member.
          I know when I joined the original garage back in 2007, I met so many great guys and learned allot. They even helped me along some dark and scary times in my cancer battle. May all our collector brothers REST IN PEACE and enjoy their rides!!!
          WELL SAID, BROTHER COLLECTOR!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by juantoo3 View Post
            Big John's Chevy (John)



            There is one name I have neglected but not forgotten. I don't know James' last name, but I always considered his son Chris to be an honorary member of Swifty's. Chris rightly deserves to be on this honored list. I don't want to use James' last name without his permission, and after Chris died he wandered away...I can understand. But know one and all here that as far as I am concerned, Chris belongs here too.
            James was a good member and good trader. When his son died , his whole life turned in another direction and I can understand his disappearance from "The Garage." May his son always RIP, and the best to you James, if you are still checking in here. .

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            • #7
              I just read this topic and can only say "respect guys", for doing this in this way.
              I know many forums where they celebrate the birthdays of their members, but this made me quiet and humble.

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              • #8
                Brian's the only one I personally knew out of our departed friends (thanks to Albuquerque, MCCH and the 'convention' that evolved from that), but I do have Bill Cairns' Napanee ambulance (thanks to Sammy, I think...) on display, so I kinda feel I knew him in that detached way.

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                • #9
                  Stumbled onto this today, I am so appreciative of your comment re: my son Chris. Thank You so much. It has been almost 10 years since Chris passed (1 July 2010) and my diecast interest has gone up and down several times over the last decade. Just recently opened a tub of diecast in the basement and sorted thru them,, held a massive diecast liberation party and bought a lot of smaller cases to put the now free to live Chevy's in. I never stopped buying the issued Chevrolet diecast plus what ever else interested me but a lot of the joy left for awhile. I hope to be a more active member then the last decade. Still enjoy the hobby, and have a lot of new old stuff to share, once I figure out how to upload pictures. Thank Care and Love to you all!
                  Mr. Bowtie
                  Past President of the Diecast Liberation Movement & maybe possibly a member of the "Black With Flames" Classification Committee (if such an entity exists and has a classification committee) Which I deny ever being part of.

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                  • #10
                    I remember you! Sorry for your loss and welcome back. I recall sending plenty of castoff Camaros and Vettes your way.
                    "I am a Ford, not a Lincoln."

                    Gerald R. Ford

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                    • #11
                      James, hope you are o.k. and my respect to your son. God Bless You.
                      Due to the recent budget cuts,
                      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                      current state of the economy, the light at the end
                      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                      • #12
                        Thank You all, Doing good, still working making sure the world has enough french fries, most likely retiring later this year. Right now trying to catch up on liberating diecast, there are close to 300 of them in various totes and drawers. All makes and manufacturers
                        Mr. Bowtie
                        Past President of the Diecast Liberation Movement & maybe possibly a member of the "Black With Flames" Classification Committee (if such an entity exists and has a classification committee) Which I deny ever being part of.

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                        • #13
                          Welcome back, James.
                          "Mr. Bowtie" has returned.
                          I missed you for a long time.
                          I still remember Chris from the days when we did a lot of posting at JLTalk.com.
                          Do you still have your special Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #2 (the white one with the special packaging)?
                          I still have mine.
                          I'm happy that you have returned.

                          Cheers. Cobra

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                          • #14


                            An image of Chris that I had saved.
                            Definitely worth looking back and thinking of the good times and good stories of a life cut short.
                            James, you were a wonderful and caring parent.
                            That is the one major thing that I remember.
                            Time heals the pain.
                            I hope that you don't mind me posted the picture.
                            Very best regards to you and your family.

                            Your daughters must be really grown up by now.
                            And you are still doing the "chip" thing.
                            Every time I see a package of Cavendish product I think of you.
                            And a lot of special happenings have taken place in your city over the past several years.

                            Cheers. Cobra

                            Cheer. Cobra

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by accobra64 View Post
                              Do you still have your special Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #2 (the white one with the special packaging)?
                              sure do, it may not be in the special packaging though, you know how I am about letting the cars breathe (LOL)
                              Mr. Bowtie
                              Past President of the Diecast Liberation Movement & maybe possibly a member of the "Black With Flames" Classification Committee (if such an entity exists and has a classification committee) Which I deny ever being part of.

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