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#26 MSwiss

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 08:04 AM

It was a car component.

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Posted 02 July 2022 - 11:21 AM

It was the rear guide pin that would drop when the car was at speed.

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Posted 02 July 2022 - 12:47 PM

Smokey Yunick would have went for that If he had been a slot car racer.
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Posted 07 July 2022 - 02:57 AM

Bonnie has an interesting story of how she and the Professor first met. All I will say is, calculus was tough for a lot of us.
 
Andy was among the best of us.
 
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In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions in Andy’s memory made to American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231, www.heart.org, St. Jude’s Children’s Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org, or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607, www.samaritanspurse.org.[/size]
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Posted 07 July 2022 - 08:28 PM

'86 Nats.

 

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Posted 08 July 2022 - 03:02 PM

Is that Swiss at the counter?


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Posted 08 July 2022 - 03:24 PM

No.

 

I don't recognize anyone other than Andy.


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Posted 09 July 2022 - 01:01 PM

That is wonderful tribute video.

 

Thanks for sharing. Nelson.

 

Bonnie has an interesting story of how she and the Professor first met

 

Can you share the story, Nelson? I'd like to hear it please.

 

Thanks again for sharing.

 

Ernie


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Posted 13 July 2022 - 02:25 PM

Moderators, could this entire post be moved or copied to "The Eternal Podium" under Slot Car History in the Vintage Slot Cars section? It would seem appropriate, thanks.


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Posted 13 July 2022 - 02:39 PM

Here's Mike.

 

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Posted 13 July 2022 - 03:05 PM

Moderators, could this entire post be moved or copied to "The Eternal Podium" under Slot Car History in the Vintage Slot Cars section? It would seem appropriate, thanks.

 

Done.


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Inventor of the Low CG guide flag 4/20/18
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Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
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Posted 14 July 2022 - 01:20 PM

Dave,

 

That's our normal routine, i.e. to move threads such as this one into The Eternal Podium subforum after a short time.

Threads in the General Slot Racing forum receive more views than anywhere else on Slotblog, so it seems worthwhile to let such sad threads reside there for a while before relocating them into The Eternal Podium.


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