Thanks for over 29,212,000 photo visits!
My daily record is now 61,521 visits on 14 Mar 2012.
Thanks for helping me put 164 photos in Explore!

NOTICE! I am not interested in letting any of my photos be used for photo credit only, but I am willing to listen to terms. Images on my stream that I obviously didn't take, such as movie stills, magazine scans or screenshots may be used in good faith but not for commercial purposes as I make no claim on the rights to those.

Groups I founded that I hope you'll join:
Century Series Fighters
White Chevy 4x4 Pickups Loaded with Pallets of Cinder Blocks
1,000,000 Motorcycles

Groups that I help Administer:
Waiting at the lights, know what I mean?
A touch of nostalgia!

A group that I help Moderate:
Heart of Arizona - Verde Valley Images

Deckers, Colorado
Just your typical Hardly-Dangerous Great Grandparents!

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In memory of my mother who died of liver cancer in 2001, Greg Coln, Gary Minniss, and Peggy Knight who all left us in 2009, my son-in-law Jerry Cruz who died just a week before Christmas in 2014 and our longtime friend Debbie Marks who died of ovarian cancer on November 14, 2015.

Buddy Guy Davis, high school classmate died of cancer on April 18, 2016.

Denis Allen Doyle, a friend since 1968 lost his 14 year fight with cancer on August 20, 2016.

Fred Knox Campbell III, a friend since 1966 died of cancer on October 13, 2016.

Glynda Woodfin Rauschuber lost her battle on November 21, 2016.

Gene Earl Adams died January 2, 2017.

Paula Jacks died January 5, 2017.

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Also in memory of another longtime friend, James Robert Elkin who died of respiratory failure on July 27, 2015.

In memory of James Keith Dyer who died January 12, 2017 from complications of diabetes.

In memory of James Lowell 'Jim' Short who died January 21, 2017.

In memory of David Jennings who died January 22, 2017.

I have now lost 5 longtime friends within 21 days and all in January 2017. Please Lord, no more.

In memory of Patti Walls Gose who died on 15 Feb 2017.

In memory of Mike Stilley who died on 5 June 2017. We were friends since 1959.

Patron Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
Life Member of the Texas State Rifle Association.
Member, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association.
Charter Life Member of the American Motorcyclist Association.
Colonel, Confederate Air Force (before PC).
Major, Civil Air Patrol, mission rated pilot and observer.
Member, Experimental Aircraft Association.
Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Member, Air Force Association.
Member, National Hot Rod Association.

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    boots1950. says:

    ""What a great Man and Friend!""

    October 20th, 2012

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    curly power says:

    "What a great photostream! Tom always has interesting photos. You will also find something entertaining and humorous here which will help lift your day!"

    September 22nd, 2009

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    Tim Tonjes says:

    "Tom is the man!!! I had a problem recently, and Tom used a bit of his tricks and made it work. He didnt have to to do that, but he did. He went out of his way just to help me. Thanks Tom"

    August 3rd, 2009

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    YorkshireTyker says:

    "Tom is what flickr is all about! A friendly guy whose is willing to comment and engage in conversation.

    Tom's photostream is one that is always full of suprises and reguarlly brings tears to my eyes through laughter, not only that, but have learnt a great deal through Tom and his photostream.

    Keep up the good work mate and Thank You for being such a good Contact :o)"

    July 28th, 2009

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    J/G says:

    "One of the greatest Flickrites ever of all time! Always something great to look at.Always something to laugh at. Always something to learn.And none of the "Higher than thou" attitude that he could actually qualify for!I could go on forever! Very good visit here!"

    February 14th, 2009

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    loungelistener says:

    "Ya know... Tom is a heck of a guy. Dirt biking, drag racing, guns, scenery, old telco shots. Geez, there's just so much to like in his stream. (Unless you're some gun / drag racin' / scenery / telephone hatin' commie pinko, in which case why are you reading this? Get outta here before I shoot you, then drive my drag racer thru the scenery to an old pay phone to call you an ambulance!) He's part mountain man, hippie, adventurer, softy-grandpa, and full-time funny guy. When I least expect it, there'll be Tom with some comment that makes me choke on my coffee, lest I spray it on my keyboard. I find both his old and new photos interesting, and I think you will too. (unless you're one of them commie-pinkos as mentioned above.)"

    December 16th, 2008

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    Dusty_73 says:

    "Tom is not only great with a camera and witty with his posts, he is a heck of a guy. I always enjoy his photos for so many reasons. He has many interests that I also have and I really enjoy sharing those with him. Tom, I look forward to meeting you in person one of these days! You are a gentleman and a friend indeed!"

    September 21st, 2008

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    misike59 says:

    "I have to say we were seperated at birth! Are you my long lost Brother? LOL... I'm also into motorcycling, cars, have a 4x4 and enjoy your photo's! You know...Mom did like the mailman a great deal...LOL. Keep the great pics uploading!"

    September 15th, 2008

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    Stuart Axe says:

    "Tom's caption writing for his photographs are sublime and so funny!

    There's no-one better at it on flickr."

    July 13th, 2008

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    royal_broil says:

    "tmw1340 has taken an unbelievably complete set of the top drag racers of all time. All images are excellent in every way: content, quality, location, light, etc. I can't imagine how anyone could have taken a more complete set. When I asked him to consider changing the licensing on his picture of Bill Jenkins, I never could have imaged that I would find something and someone so awesome! Wikipedia has been greatly enhanced by his contributions. People from all around the world will enjoy and learn from these pictures. We are all in your debt."

    January 29th, 2008

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