Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Carolina
Bullitt Year: 08
Bullitt Color: HG
Bullitt Serialized Number: 0852
Thanks squid for posting this. I mostly agree with your assessment. I joined this site about the same time as Terry and followed most of his adventures. When it came to his Bullitt and it's build, I found it very entertaining, especially when it was happening "real time". As you can see, Terry was very eccentric. There was a couple times I had to just ignore this thread (ie, his cancer treatment and ED treatment) but overall I enjoyed his postings. I actually leaned a lot from this thread (especially what not to do). I do not claim to know him personally but I did meet him a couple times are car shows and Nationals. But each time his car was at Brenspeed and I never saw the car.
That is my "personnel" take on Terry but I was never on the receiving end of his attacks. As I understand several people on this site were the target of some vicious attacks. Since I was not part of it, I can only relay what I heard 3rd hand. Most of this took place "behind the scenes" so you will not find those threads anywhere on this site. Just some references here and there.
I do consider Terry a "virtual" friend but also with the knowledge he has an arrogant side and you may have to put up with that and ignore it. To some extent, I guess I also have a little of that but I try to understand it and if I go off, I will be the first to apologize.
Again, this is my take on that massive tread. I think you got the jest of it but as you gathered, there was a lot of "behind of scenes" drama that played out. I will not try to judge if the results were fair or not. Just enjoy the thread and his build for what it is.