For me, this is about the people more than the cars and the friendships that I have enjoyed that are rooted here include good folks from all over the country, and for that matter, the world. I have had the genuine pleasure of meeting and spending time with Charles Turner, Jeff Speegle, Randy Jacobson, Shaun Burgess, John Dinkel, Vinny Ruggiero and his lovely wife Toni, Glen Morgan, Laurie Slausen, Mike and Joyce Epperson, the NorCal regulars, and many many more.
As this community continues to evolve, there is a whole new generation of Mustang enthusiasts who may not yet know of or appreciate the pioneers who came before that are now gone. JohnPro immediately comes to mind as do Bob Tripp, and Bill Gearhart. All stand up guys taken from us way too soon. Others chose to leave to pursue their hobby in other places and their contributions can also be found in the VMF archives. For the new recruits, and maybe for the old timers as well, explore the posts from 5 to 10 years ago and discover or rediscover the amazing talent that makes up this rag tag group of hobbyists.
I can't say that I can nominate people in defined categories like the Academy Awards does. What I can say is that there is a reason JohnPro is still listed as the most prolific poster on this forum 2 1/2 years after his death.
John Prochaska was a true friend to everyone here and all of us who knew him well still miss his good nature, good humor, and selfless commitment to helping people he didn't even know. John's character represents the best in the hobby.
Sorry if this sounds like a thread hijack!
While I was composing my post, I see that Stan has already mentioned JohnPro. Brilliant minds......., huh Stan?
*67 Vintage Burgundy 390GTA has moved on to its next caretaker*
Last edited by JeffTepper; 02-03-2013 at 01:43 PM.