Thank You, Jim Kellogg

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Thank You, Jim Kellogg

#1 Post by Bj Kellogg » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:53 pm

I am sad to post that Jim Kellogg, the owner of 356Restore and author of the "Porsche 356, Guide to Do It Yourself Restorations" passed away Monday Dec 2nd due to complications of throat and lung cancer.

He read the 356Talk every afternoon after working in the shop. Somethings he agreed with, others he would simple say "That is a different way of doing it", but he enjoyed your friendships by emails, calls or in person the most of all.

356Restore is still working out of Jim's basement and garage in Parker Colorado and is being run up by his son, BJ Kellogg.

There will be a private family service soon but anyone who would care to make a donation to the RPM Foundation in JIm Kellogg's name can do so by using this link:

https://rpm.foundation/donations/

There you will be directed to a site where you can complete the donation and leave a note detailing that the donation is in Jim's memory.

Anyone who would rather not use the website can send donations to this address:

RPM Foundation

333 W North Ave #408

Chicago, IL 60610

Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers, BJ Kellogg

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Re: Thank You, Jim Kellogg

#2 Post by Dave Wildrick » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:15 pm

BJ,
I'm very sorry to hear of this. I read posts on Jim's website for many years and bought his latest Do It Yourself Restoration Guide when it first came out.
This has helped me greatly over the years in restoring my 64 and 65 C coupes.
I have also bought parts from Jim at Registry holidays, and I found him to be a warm, very friendly, and helpful person.
He has contributed immeasurably to the 356 community for many years and will be sorely missed by us all.
My sincere regrets and condolences to you and your family,
Dave
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#3 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:26 pm

Sad to hear, his contributions will be missed.
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#4 Post by C J Murray » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:33 pm

Sad. He was a big part of the 356 scene. Most of us have his books and that they exist is a big help to us and future restorers. Maybe he and Bill Fry are bench racing in heaven? Let's hope.
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#5 Post by David Aronson » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:42 pm

Prayers for Jim and his family. I would not have tried many of the tasks, needed to keep my cars going, without Jim's knowledge and excellent presentation. A teacher's teacher.
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#6 Post by Alex Mestas » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:16 pm

I had the privilege of meeting Jim Kellogg at the West Coast Holiday in Sedona Arizona. I bought a pair of headlight grills from him, but more importantly a fabulous conversation on the the history of the grills themselves. He loved talking 356 and was very good at welcoming new comers. We’ve lost another great 356 treasure. RIP Jim.
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#7 Post by Joris Koning » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:17 pm

Very sad to hear, RIP JIm
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#8 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:23 pm

So sorry to hear this. Condolences. :(

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#9 Post by Eric Wills » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:10 pm

I am saddened to read this post. Jim was a good man. Prayers sent for BJ and family.

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#10 Post by Phil Planck » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:16 pm

Thanks for sharing this difficult message BJ. Family in my thoughts and prayers.
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#11 Post by jim nelson » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:31 pm

Very sorry to hear this, he was a pillar of our community. RIP...

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#12 Post by Ron LaDow » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:07 pm

Dammit!
Jim was always a pleasure to speak with, always helpful. I had no idea there were health issues and can only hope there was minimal pain and further wish the best for his family.
RIP.
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#13 Post by Bruce Smith » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:26 pm

Very sad to hear. I was just using Jim's book this weekend.
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#14 Post by chris romney » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:59 pm

I'm very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing BJ. He was true gentleman and it's been a pleasure to deal with the two of you over the years. Godspeed.
 

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#15 Post by Martin Bruechle » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:14 pm

R.I.P. Jim

Good video about his shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... =emb_title

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