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Wow, this is sad news. RIP Ed, we'll miss you. And a quick recovery to Robert Kostro.

I really feel bad for Jim.....
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Oh my God, what a tragedy for all involved.
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Tragic events like this put life into perspective. My heart goes out to his family. Did not know him but after reading the article and the comments in his obituary he must have been a great man to have known.
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Devastating at every level...so sad..deepest condolences to the family.

I've had a few close calls in my 930 over the years and respect the car to such a high degree, I feel like a mediocre driver compared to the car's limits.
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Was the car a cab or coupe?
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Was the car a cab or coupe?
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Truly shocking news.
I'd be lying if I said I don't worry about this when I out leaning on my car in a corner.
I try to drive it somewhere near 6/10ths on the road for this very reason; there's no guard rails to protect you and the best roads are usually lined with big trees (not to mention oncoming traffic).
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GODSPEED & condolences to all involved.
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This is very sad to hear. These cars can be tricky to handle especially at speed. We do not know what lead to the crash, but I would recommend that anyone owning one attend a driver's ed weekend. I know I learned some things about my car after having it on the track.
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Tim here texted me this Tue (thanks brutha) and had the same reaction as many of you - profoundly shocked and sad for all involved... including Jim. What a terrible thing to happen.

Looking @ the map of the accident scene, he may have come into that bend too hot after a bit of a straight and borked the turn. No surprise with a brand new owner of such a highly setup example, out on a Sat w/ a friend likely 'showing off' as we all do.

I'm happy to hoon the beejeezus out of mine... but I've had it 10yrs and know it intimately (got rid of my Zork Rawknees so not 'intimate' like that). I never ever push any new to me car to any limits until I find them and understand them WELL. Certainly doesn't happen in a month, tho I don't know his previous history.

So tragically sad. Sorry Jim, this has to be rough for you. Hope the passenger ends up alright. Looked for both of them on FB / LinkedIn but found nothing.

Heard this at dusk - at sunrise that morning I'd gotten a call that one of my longtime close Audi bud's 28yr old son who I also knew took his life w/ zero signs whatsoever. Not a good day, Tue...
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Agree. These cars aren't predictable like the 996's and newer.

I never know when mine will let go until does.
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Looked for both of them on FB / LinkedIn but found nothing.
If anyone wants to see the newspaper account of the accident you can just copy the passenger's name and do a Google search or copy Ed's and you will find his Obit.
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This pic was from a drive out to Brooklyn I took to meet Magnus with Ed. He was truly a great guy even though I had just met him I felt that I had known him for a long time. On the drive there I followed him we toyed back and fourth with each other always on straights never in the turns so I am assuming he had some knowledge of the unforgiveness of our cars. I had mentioned while with him I started to HPDE to better learn how to drive these cars. He agreed that it was a good thing. I am not sure exactly what happened in the accident but as you see in the pic he hit the pole on the passenger side and the passenger survived. I was a firefighter in NYC for 23 years and have seen my share of accidents(working next to the Major Degan Expressway) I am going to guess that he may have had a medical emergency i.e.: possibly a heart attack while driving. The report in the paper says there were no skid marks or the like saying speed was a factor but the investigation was still ongoing. Prayers for his family and all those involved either way it was a tragedy for everyone who knew him....
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Thank you for your insight. Good to hear he possibly was not out hooning.

Doesn't take away the fact he has passed, but it takes away the negative connotations that he possibly was at fault.
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This is just horrible news, such a tragic loss for his family and friends.

I don't think it's appropriate to speculate on the cause or imply that it was too much car, widowmaker, etc. For all we know, he could have swerved to avoid an animal in the road. Ultimately, it doesn't matter the cause.

We lost another fellow comrade-in-boost all too soon.

(edit: simultaneous post, thanks for the input and insight, Tug.)
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Horrendous news all around, whatever the circumstances turn out to be. Struck down with perhaps the best third of his life ahead of him and a family that will miss him in the years ahead. I've been commuting with mine 1-2x a week lately and mentally treat it like my motorcycle... they're small, they lack any safety equipment, and they're too easy to get carried away with. May his family find a way to deal with this, and may his friend makes a full recovery as well. I'll think of him on my ride home this afternoon for sure now.
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Horrendous news all around, whatever the circumstances turn out to be. Struck down with perhaps the best third of his life ahead of him and a family that will miss him in the years ahead. I've been commuting with mine 1-2x a week lately and mentally treat it like my motorcycle... they're small, they lack any safety equipment, and they're too easy to get carried away with. May his family find a way to deal with this, and may his friend makes a full recovery as well. I'll think of him on my ride home this afternoon for sure now.
Ditto. I am scared sch!tless in mine. They are so small compared to modern cars.

I was contemplating (again) putting a custom roll cage in mine. Not just a hoop, but full cage from front to back.

Posts like these are definitely pushing me closer to doing so...
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Ditto. I am scared sch!tless in mine. They are so small compared to modern cars.

I was contemplating (again) putting a custom roll cage in mine. Not just a hoop, but full cage from front to back.

Posts like these are definitely pushing me closer to doing so...
Tragic. Rip Ed.

That said a full cage requires wearing a helmet at all times. If you don't the cage will give you a tbi or other serious injury. Never go more than a half cage/harness bar in a street car. Though I've wondered how one could put NASCAR bars in one of these. Side impact is my greatest fear, and I'm a rollover accident survivor.
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. . .but I've had it 10yrs and know it intimately (got rid of my Zork Rawknees so not 'intimate' like that). . . .
Insufficient friction with the ZORK?!?! Now have a tailpipe that resembles a roll of dimes?!?!
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