Rest in peace John Toutkoushian! We will miss watching you break barriers in the Modern Mopar World! #RIP #ROCKON
From: Joshua Schwartz @HighHorsePerformance
“It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I am posting this. Tonight, a long time staple of the HEMI community, a dear friend of mine, John Toutkoushian passed with Linda there by his side after a hard fought illness.
With a strong passion for cars, John has always been a pioneer in pushing the limits of the HEMI’s over the years. Many have gotten to know him through the online forums and through the Modern Street HEMI Shootout series and most recently he went by Top Cat in the Hellcat world, gracing the cover of Hot Rod magazine this past March and even starring in countless YouTube videos over the past year as we fought tooth and nail to get his Challenger down the track faster and faster. We shared the same tenacity and hard headedness which had John, Linda and myself at the track 3 days a week for months on end. Still today his Challenger holds the World Record for the Hellcats.
Rest in peace my friend. My thoughts will always go back to happier days when we were together and I’m lucky that many of these days will forever live on online in videos like this one.”