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What does "Nitro tuner for the stars" even mean?.

December 5 2015 at 8:57 AM
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Dave Shoe  (Login daveshoe22)
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Response to Dave.. since you're such a close


Tom was born in 1956? He's MY same age? I didn't realize that. I thought he was younger. Thanks for the info.

As for Tom Marchese, he was with another nitro-flopper around 1965, and Tom, Tom's Dad, and Dyno Don got along great. Tom and Dyno Don lived minutes apart, and if he was in the area, Tom would often stop by Don's place. Don's Comets and AFXers were run locally all the time to dial them in and test. The dragstrips were just minutes away and open all year. Tom raced every week, sometimes up to three times a week. Don was at Lions a lot, and Tom grew up at Lions...Toms Dad was in charge of Lions for the City, so Tom got to know Mickey Thompson and many of these legends well. For several years, they had one track open every day of the week. Everybody knew and liked Dyno Don.

Tom's main reason for posting to is to share cool information, while not interfering with the privacy of the folk involved in the stories. For this reason, Tom "filters" his stories to omit names of folk who have not yet signed off on having their stories told, even though they'd probably be fine with it. It's just common courtesy on Tom's part. Tom does loosen the "filters" in emails, sharing much more information, knowing it is a private conversation. I've been tempted to repeat some of Tom's cool stories, even just now, but I realize I don't know the privacy boundaries, so I focus on simply appreciating the information Tom presents to all of us, both in the forum and via email.


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