After the leadership change last week, we opened up some communication with Steve Lang about returning to TTAC. Most of our readers would like to see the man behind the gavel back in action here. Unfortunately, Mr. Lang is as tough a negotiator behind the scenes as he is on the gravel of a buy-here-pay-here lot. We’ll continue to work with him to return “Hammer Time” to these pages, but in the meantime Steve’s asked us to print his “final goodbye”. While we haggle with the man, you can find him at Curbside Classic. Cross your fingers! — JB
“Wow! How many people have you helped?”
My father was looking at an article I wrote about car buying during the last few months of his life. He was shocked to see how many folks here at TTAC left their insightful comments and ideas within a matter of a few hours.
It was odd, and yet gratifying, for me to see the handles of commenters such as EducatorDan, VanillaDude, mikey and Zackman have such an enduring impact on my father’s psyche. Regardless of the unusual informality of what he read, my father was a proud man that evening. His son had done good for this world.
The Truth About Cars was a truly wonderful place that day and hopefully, it will continue to be so for countless others. I want to thank you all for making my life a better one. 60 years from now, I hope my own grandchildren will look at the archives at this site, ponder that golden question, and realize that their crazy old Grandpa was a truly helpful guy. I thank you. Personally. There can be no greater honor in life than having a chance to help your fellow man.
I wish you all the very best.