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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

The Eternal Podium subforum is a place to celebrate the lives and to honor the memories of the great slot car racers and builders who sadly are no longer with us.

Please feel free to add stories and memories about any of the people listed in this forum.

It will probably take a little while for me to locate the material necessary to craft entries for the many racers and builders who should be included in this "honor roll". I'd appreciate any assistance and suggestions for info, as I didn't know every person who should be memorialized in this forum.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

Out of time to move threads into this subforum today.

Please don't think just because someone isn't listed here yet that I am finished with my work...
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

Great Idea. I will have some additional material for Larry Shephard's memorial.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

I didn't really read the "intent" message fully, as I've posted about deceased slot racers I knew that weren't "great" and nationally known slot racers. I apologize if what I've done doesn't truly meet your intent criteria. Personally, I would hope(and ask) that you drop the "great" criteria. I think giving us ALL a place to remember our fallen brethren (we ALL didn't know the GREAT ones) serves a higher purpose than a forum for hero worship... just my opinion.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Tex, no need to worry about the semantics of that text. If you think someone is great, that's good enough for me and for inclusion here.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

OK, it took me nearly a full day of work but I have finally combed through the 80 pages of the General Slot Racing forum to move all the threads concerning racers who have passed away. If I've missed anyone, please let me know.

I also pulled over one thread's content from OWH, to honor an old friend who died before Slotblog was online. Please feel free to do something similar for anyone else who should be listed in this forum.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

That work must have brought about a bit of melancholy. Thanks, Greg, for doing this.

It's hard to think of slot cars and not think of our youth. It seems more than any hobby I have ever indulged in, slot cars touch that part of me that longs for a simpler time.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Dennis,

Yes, it was a rather depressing task, I will admit. I knew so many of them...

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

Let me add this procedural note, as a member emailed to apologize for posting a notice of someone's passing in the General Slot Car Racing forum rather than here. In case anyone else holds the same erroneous idea, let me clarify my intent.

The Eternal Podium forum is basically to be an archive of threads alerting the members to the deaths of slot racers. It was not meant to be the location where such notices should be initially placed.

For reasons of greater visibility, it is preferable that death notices be placed first in the General Slot Car Racing forum. After the threads have dropped down to the second page of that forum, I will move them here to the Eternal Podium forum.

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