Sadly we say good-bye to Tom Medley a.k.a Stroker McGurk who died this week, aged 93 years old.
Tom was in our mind one of the most influential people in hot rodding in that he was editor for Hot Rod Magazine, and then Rod & Custom, at two of the most pivotal times in the history of our hobby. I had the pleasure to meet him years ago with Tex Smith and then we renewed the aquaintance after I won the Stroker Award at the West Coast Nationals.
More recently we were able to join with many others contributing to the rebuild of his fire damaged '40 coupe. He was a hot rodder to the core and had a great sense of humour.