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#26 tonyp

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 02:12 PM

Great story.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 02:38 PM

Sandy,

Exactly as all who were lucky to meet Jim Russell remember him.

Thank you for posting this.
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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:51 AM

Ditto. 

 

Thanks for sharing that story, Sandy. 

 

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 01:55 AM

Is there any film with audio of Jim Russell?


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Posted 05 January 2021 - 03:23 AM

I guess not.   :frown:  


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 06:05 PM

Thanks, Sandy, for sharing the story and experiences with Jim. RIP.

 

I know you to be a great ambassador of the sport. Some time ago, maybe 10 years ago plus minus. I was walking by a row of Ferrari 250 GTOs at Pebble Beach and I heard a voice talking slot cars. I introduced myself as a fellow slot car guy and you spent some time telling me some personal slot car stories.

 

You will not remember me but I will always remember that moment.

 

But I walk away thinking, I just meet Sandy Gross.  :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 28 November 2021 - 03:35 AM

Not only am I lucky enough to have met Jim but to also have lunch with him and my dad on a few occasions, and to hear his story firsthand about the history of his Daytona then years later it becomes big news.

 

I am honored to have made a few HO body patterns for him that went into production. How cool is that!


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Posted 28 November 2021 - 05:38 PM

its a great story Sandy. I missed it last year, glad you told it. What a time it was to be slot racing. 


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