That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

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That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:50 pm

I'm very sad to announce our great member and my good Friend Joe Sherman passed away.

His Son Steve Sherman just announced it on Facebook.

I'm pretty sure the engines will be faster in Heaven now. Go with God my friend. :(
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Post by John Wallace » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:51 pm

:(

That is sad!

Condolences to his family and friends.
He ill truly be missed.

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Post by af2 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:06 pm

WOW!
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Post by lefty o » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:06 pm

huge loss to the forum, and community!

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Post by tjs44 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:08 pm

WOW,Joe was a great fiend.He had done a few pontiac builds for me and many dyno pulls.He will be missed.I called him a month or so ago just to say hi and check on him as I knew he had had a health issue.God it sucks to get news like this.Tom

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Post by GuysMonteSS » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:11 pm

RIP "Big" Joe ...
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Post by redliner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:14 pm

Well Big Joe.... Yer buildin engines in heaven now.... R.I.P. BIG JOE!!!!

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Post by exhaustgases » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:23 pm

Such sad news to loose number 1 engine master.

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Post by MadBill » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:57 pm

So sad to hear another of the great ones is gone. Still, I'll count it as a win if I can go out like that, still doing what I love.
His last post: http://www.speedtalk.com/forum/search.p ... mit=Search
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Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:01 pm

That is a HUGE loss. I have been to his shop a number of times over the years. Sorry to hear this. Bill, you are right, his last post was on the 13, so it must have happened suddenly.

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Post by F-BIRD'88 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:04 pm

I had big respect for this man. Very sad to hear now of his passing. My condolences to has family.

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Post by swampbuggy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:07 pm

Everybody please say a prayer for those who Mr. Joe Sherman left behind, it is a tough time to deal with. Big Joe you WILL be remembered (and) missed !!! [-o<

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Post by cgarb » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:10 pm

That is horrible...never met Joe in person but, I enjoyed his stories of when he worked at Edelbrock years ago. He told a few that were pretty good. Would have been so cool to experience those things. The wealth of knowledge someone like him had is amazing.

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Post by Newold1 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:11 pm

This is a very sad day for Speedtalk and the high performance industry! We have lost a great person and an extremely knowledgeable racer, engine builder and great mentor for many in our industry and hobby. Joe was always a straight shooter, honest, principled and always willing to share his knowledge and experience to anyone who asked. He spent his whole adult life in racing and engine building. The industry and sport has benefited greatly from his contributions over the years and another one of the great ones has gone to the big track in the sky! RIP Big Joe Sherman! We all will miss you! See Ya Later!
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Post by statsystems » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:13 pm

All I can say is WOW. We just lost a man who knowledge, experience and wisdom just can't be replaced.

Damn. Damn. Damn. He could have written a book I for sure would have bought several copies.

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