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2 hours ago, stevetall said:

Time flies. On another sad note, I just heard that Jim Compeau, founder of 2002 AD, passed earlier this year.  I worked for him back in the early ‘90s, and a bigger hearted guy you’ll never meet.  I wish spare parts were available that could have kept him running like so many of the 02s he helped keep alive. 

Sorry to hear about Jim passing away. I spent a lot of time in his junkyard in the early 90's when I moved to So Cal and before he sold 2002 AD. So what ever happened to the numerous tii's that Jim had acquired when he owned 2002AD? I heard from Leif Andenberg that he took numerous tii's to his retirement home in Oregon.

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+1   My ‘73 tii is one of those cars (i.e., a “Jim Compeau car”). It needs re-painting (back to its original Inka) but it is a very solid, very low rust, and complete California car. I’m ver

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I have nothing but great things to say about Rob Torres. I hope he can work through his present troubles.   Regards,   Steve  

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16 hours ago, stevetall said:

So sorry to have found this.  No idea what's what, but there's bankruptcy, civil suits, family issues, and a SWAT team involved.  Hoping to hear better news in the future.  Rob was an awesome individual when I knew him better years ago.  In 02s we trust.

 

https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/swat-team-apprehends-man-fires-shots-inhabited-dwelling/71378/

Yikes that was about this time last year.  I hope he's ok.

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Cool. Gonna see about putting a few bucks in Rob’s jailhouse account. Regarding Jim Compeau, he took a bunch of cars with him when he moved to Ashland, Oregon after selling AD.  I assume he restored a few of them, but his former partner, Rob intHout confirmed that all the 02 stuff was eventually disposed of.  The man was a legend. Originally from Iowa and a So Cal high school math teacher, he found his calling in 2002s, Shakespeare, and who knows what else. I hope I make as many friends as he did along the way.  RIP, old friend. We’re all heading you way!

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3 hours ago, stevetall said:

Time flies. On another sad note, I just heard that Jim Compeau, founder of 2002 AD, passed earlier this year.  I worked for him back in the early ‘90s, and a bigger hearted guy you’ll never meet.  I wish spare parts were available that could have kept him running like so many of the 02s he helped keep alive. 

Aww man wish he still owned the place...no offense to Ben.:(

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26 minutes ago, stevetall said:

Cool. Gonna see about putting a few bucks in Rob’s jailhouse account. 

I just tried that but he's already at his weekly limit.  Someone must be taking care of him.  According to the court calendar he is due to be sentenced tomorrow but it also says a pre-trial conference is scheduled which doesn't make sense if they are already sentencing him.  

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9 hours ago, 02tradition said:

Already been a couple threads on this issue -_-

 

 

FYI, I followed up on some info about Rob and his unfortunate situation. I lost a QR steering box but others lost more. C'est la vie or shikata ga nai. Sad to learn about everything that happened, I had many great conversations with him.

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7 hours ago, Gordon said:

Sorry to hear about Jim passing away. I spent a lot of time in his junkyard in the early 90's when I moved to So Cal and before he sold 2002 AD. So what ever happened to the numerous tii's that Jim had acquired when he owned 2002AD? I heard from Leif Andenberg that he took numerous tii's to his retirement home in Oregon.

 

I know at least several of them made their way to a well-known collector (ie they are in good hands).

 

Inhout still has quite the collection stemming from his AD co-ownership.

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Driving out to Sun Valley to 2002AD to visit Jim, buy a few parts and shoot the breeze with him and the other customers.  What a great way to spend part of many Saturdays back in the 1990's.  Sad to hear he is gone.  

 

And I sure hope Rob Torres gets the help he needs. Those 2002fest Wests were a great time.

 

Paul Borkovich 

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On 5/10/2018 at 1:45 AM, AceAndrew said:

 

I know at least several of them made their way to a well-known collector (ie they are in good hands).

 

 

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My ‘73 tii is one of those cars (i.e., a “Jim Compeau car”). It needs re-painting (back to its original Inka) but it is a very solid, very low rust, and complete California car. I’m very happy The Collector “de-accessioned” mine!

 

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Steve

 

 

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Rob was amazing to deal with.  He even sent me stuff for free sometimes.  He was definitely one of the 'good guys' in the 2002 community.  I was sad to hear he closed shop, and now this.  ouch. 

 

Regarding Jim at 2002ad though... my buddy dropped a car there to get a new interior and never really checked on it, and they never called him.  About 9 months go by, he checks, and nothing was done to it (he had a premature kid, and lots of family drama so the car wasn't a priority).  He finally goes to check in on it after his life settled, and pay for it, and 2002AD changed hands, and his car was gone.  It was lein sold (illegally because my buddy was never contacted about it) in OR and sent to the midwest somewhere. Sounds like that was one of the cars Jim took with him... Not cool.

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