Letters about Len
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Thanks, Stefan, Matt, John(Retsek), John(Clinard) and all the rest of you. I think about, and miss, Len all the time. Helen H. told me about the site about 15 minutes ago- I wish I had known sooner. Let me know if I can help in any way.
I was tasked with completing a review of lenfrank.com and have attached the result for you. The review explains my prior knowledge (none) of Len Frank and my current view (very high) of his work.
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Thanks for a great site. It should come online atwww.lacar.com in the near future.
I knew Len from a coffee house (Gaga's) in Long Beach. He was a quite nice guy. It nice to see some of his family history. I am on the political left. If I remember correctly he personally wasn't on the left, but I could sense that he had some history there. Now I see why. I always enjoyed talking to him.
I really loved listening to your dad on the Car Show. I always think of him when I tune in the show. He did a lot in his short 59 years. I'll always think a bit differently about turn 9 at WSIR.
I was so delighted to find out about the existence of lenfrank.com. Living across the hall from Len in Long Beach for about 2 years was a great time for me.
I have ended up back in NYC, writing about manufacturing technology and whatnot at Fortune Magazine. I still have a potted catus Len gave me to spare it from what he called his "black thumb."
Is that you there, John and Art? I hope you are well and filling the airwaves with great motor doings, as ever. There is a motorcycles-only garage 2 blocks from my place in Mahnhattan, crammed with 70 bikes owned by diehards like me. Len would have appreciated the beauty of it.
Best From East,
I have listened to The Car Show on KPFK (occasionally as a subscriber) for many years, at least since the mid 1980s, and was at all the Santa Barbara Concours where Len and John were Masters of Ceremonies.
I didn't always agree with Len (though I often did), but I always learned from him and I often took his advice. In fact, on the advice of Len and John I purchased a brand new VW Jetta in 1987 and flew to Germany to pick it up.
I was deeply saddened when, two weeks after Len's passing I heard about it on the Car Show. Still now, three years later, I still miss him and his wry, insightful, and delightfully iconoclastic commentary. And now, three years later, I hear on today's Car Show about <www.cheetahracecars.org. I ran across your site yesterday afternoon after yet another extensive internet search for information on Cheetahs. I was very excited to find www.lenfrank.com. This is one of very few sites that I have found that contain sections dedicated to the Cheetah. I didn't have time to write to Mr. Frank last night, but I planned to write today. I thought that I had found a new contact for Cheetah info and another Cheetahfan to befriend. I started to read through the site today and was very disappointed when I realized that this site was dedicated in his memory. I have a strong feeling that he and I would have had much to discuss.
I just wanted to say that this is a wonderful way to remember him and that you have done a fantastic job with his memorial site. I would like to add a like to your site. I know that the wonderful people who have helped to build our website would love to read about Mr. Frank. I would not be surprised if many of them already know of him. Thank you for sharing his words with us.
What a great guy he was. Nice job.
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