Hello all... My name is Collette and I have joined this site to let you all know that Al Cosentino did NOT die. He did, however, have a bad stroke back in 2007 which has rendered him incapable of walking, talking, or basically any daily function we do, on his own. His mind is not incapacitated totally though, as he can still understand, read, watch tv etc.. So it is incredibly frustrating to him as you can imagine. I became friends with his wife, Fumiko, a little over 2 years ago and have been Al's "companion" 3 days a week, at the nursing home he is in, ever since. I did not have the privelege of knowing Al prior to his stroke, but have learned so much about his life and am amazed by his history. accomplished racer, published writer, great painter, and more. Judging from some posts I've read on different sites, plus some of his publications, he was incredibly knowlegable, but he was very "head strong" and unwavering and vocal in his opinions... He apparently made some "enemies" but also gained a kind of respect from them at the same time. I have no wish to hear the bad... I only wish to make Al's world now, as enriched as I can by bringing him your encouragement, your stories of
his influence in your Fiat world, etc. photos are also appreciated. My email is
. Or you can leave me a post here. Thank you all and I look forward to hearing from you.