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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

Guys, just heard that Oscar passed away last night, his sister wanted everyone to know. He will be cremated and they will have a celebration of life service. Have not heard when that will be but if you want any other info his sister's number is: (310) 721-3191 her name is Pricilla.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

That's awful news.

 

May he rest in peace.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

I am very sorry to hear this. It is sad and terrible news.  

 

RIP Oscar.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:27 PM

Very bad news. Just got off the phone with his sister. No details yet. A sad day.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

SHOCK!
I am so glad I got to see him at the Big Shot Shootout just two weeks ago.
Makes todays little problems seem insignificant. 
Dammit, RIP, you rascal. :cray: 
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

Oh, Oscar. I'll miss that bright, brash voice.

 

Live well, guys. Call somebody you haven't talked to in a while. Treasure the time we've spent with friends now lost, and treasure those who're with us.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

Man, this is indeed terrible news. RIP, Oscar. I'm glad I got to race with you. Keep a spot open at the driver's panel for us all.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

I'm so sorry to hear Oscar has died!  I'm glad we got to race with him at the Shootout!!

RIP, Oscar - you'll be missed.  

Our prayers go out for his sister and family. I believe he had a daughter too that was a wiz at softball!!

Sorry he's gone!
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:43 PM

Oscar will be missed by all Socal racers.

My thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family.

So much DRAMA for such small cars....
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

This is indeed sad news. I've known Oscar since the '80s when we raced hardbodies at Bellflower raceway. My prayers go out to his family.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:04 PM

My sincere condolences to Oscar's family and friends.

RIP, our slot car brother.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:17 PM

Oh man, that is sad indeed. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.
 
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

Very sorry to hear that. My condolences to his family and all his friends out there.

Godspeed.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:26 PM

So sorry to hear the news.

You will be missed, Oscar. Rest in peace.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

So, so sorry. I really liked him. Always a big smile and a handshake when I arrived at BPR. He will be missed.
 
Bless you, Oscar.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:32 PM

Oscar was a HUGE Dodger fan, and sad to hear he missed them winning the N.L.West today..... Oscar, you were our rascal, and we all have a favorite Oscar story that will be told over at Imperial Burger, his greatest moment might have been the day a year ago when he won the C Main, then won the B Main, and made it into the A Main....

 

I will never forget, Oscar's T-Shirt was drenched with sweat, he told me it was the greatest day he had ever had, and he was thoroughly exhausted, after finishing about 6th in the A Main.....But a Smile from Ear to Ear.....

 

Oscar, God saved a spot for you turn marshalling the donut, so go well our friend....

 

Please tell Pete Hi! for all of us, I'm sure he is there waiting to greet you....


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:34 PM

RIP Oscar...... I just talked to him last week....... We are all gett'in to this age.

Prayers go out to his family from my wife and I.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:48 PM

OMG we spoke on the phone last week..My heart goes out to his family...I loved that guy....


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:49 PM

Very sad news, I just saw Oscar on Saturday, he was having fun doing what he loved.  We have lost another slot car brother and freind. You will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Oscar.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:49 PM

Oh How Sad,,....

 

Whilst being quite some distance from 'The States' and never having actually Met Oscar, I was 'Aware' of him for Many years and had through SlotBlog, been 'fortunate' to have enjoyed communicating with him both on the Forum and via PM's.

 

I too would like to offer My condolences to his family and all his friends.

RIP Oscar

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

Oscar was a character, a fixture of SoCal retro racing and will be missed by many. Hopefully there is a King track wherever his soul is now, and maybe we can do some channeling to somehow send him some hot motors and Hanada chassis... 

Rest in peace, bro'... :to_become_senile:


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

Wow he was just racing with you guys ... What last week? That must really be a shock to those that race at BPR.

That is so sad.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:58 PM

This is very sad to hear. Oscar was a great guy and will definitely be missed.

RIP my friend.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:58 PM

RIP Oscar


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:20 PM

John the Jet, myself and Oscar at the Checkpoint... I'm heart broken he was a really great guy and will be missed by many.

 

Travel well, Buddy...

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

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Remember our Pit Cave at the Checkpoint? Characters there to be sure. Gonna miss Oscar.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

I am stunned by this deeply saddening news. He will be missed, his life celebrated. My deepest condolences to the Morales family.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:38 PM

RIP Oscar. So sad to hear this.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:42 PM

So sad to hear of Oscar's passing.

 

He always had a big grin and handshake whenever he arrived at BPR for a day of racing. 

He loved racing slot cars and especially enjoyed reminiscing about the good old days in the 60's. 

 

We'll miss you Oscar.

 

My condolences to his family. 

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:42 PM

Such Sad news.. God Bless Oscar and Prayers for his family..

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:42 PM

What a shock. I was really thrown by this.

 

We will miss you, Oscar. Rest In Peace.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:43 PM

Wow... Oscar was such a great person. I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but he and I have talked many times. I have cars built for him with his name engraved. They will stay on my wall forever in remembrance of him.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:46 PM

Always enjoyed Oscar's company... will miss him.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:56 PM

This is shocking news.

 

My condolences to his daughter, his sister and all of his family.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:04 PM

Wow a shock! What happened? I was always looking forward to seeing Oscar at the Checkpoint Cup races. Seeing his great smile. He had a real passion and love for slot racing.

 

Will miss you, Buddy! Save a lane for all of us!

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

This is a major shock, I did not see this coming at all. 

 

To Oscar, my Pebblestone enduro teammate, thanks for the memories, please rest in peace. 

 

My condolences to his family, I know they meant so much to him.

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

Sorry for the loss. RIP.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

Man, I hate to hear this.

 

After he joined Slotblog, Oscar called me and we had a very pleasant conversation getting to know each other a little. And of course, when Jay and I attended the Checkpoint Cup in 2011, I was able to meet Oscar in person.

 

RIP, Oscar.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:11 PM

Oscar was a very active member of Team Tokyo at Buena Park Raceway.

 

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More than that, he is one of the best friends in SoCal Retro racing.

 

Oscar, please rest in peace.

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:28 PM

I received a call around 5 PM this afternoon with this news and was completely floored! Oscar and I go way back, three decades to be exact and at this very moment I'm still in a state of shock.
 
Oscar was my friend and even though we some times didn't agree with one another we both knew it was simple banter and moved onto the next part of life. Oscar bud, I will miss your calls asking for advice. I will miss the jabs at me you posted on Facebook about "rent is due, what car are you selling this month?". Bud, I will simply just miss you!
 
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

Oscar was one of the most generous individuals I have ever met in slot racing, or in life for that matter. He was always ready with a loaner car, a pinion (and an opinion of course) for anyone who needed it.

Oscar formed his enduro teams with careful thought not for how to win but for how to have the most fun, and most times we managed to do both.

This is a great loss for us here in SoCal, for his family, and for everyone who knew the old Grouch.

RIP, my friend, it was an honor to have known you.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:59 PM

I can hear Zimmerman and Morales argueing about whats better... a fast car, or a great-handling car?
looks like they'll have all eternity to do testing on that king track PdL mentioned...
 
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:01 PM

While I never met "The Bugman" in person I sure did have fun in the Dynamic Challenge race with him.
We had points battle banter thing going on as we both ran 'old' Pittman motors.
I am so glad he beat me going down the stretch of the last few races. Way to go. Oscar!!! I'll miss ya.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:01 PM

Ditto on what everyone has posted. He will be missed by us all.

RIP, Oscar...
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:06 PM

I found out this afternoon and couldn't believe it... I'm still sick.  

Rest in peace Oscar and we'll miss you. All your "buds" everywhere.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:19 PM

No words.

See you on the other side, my friend. :sorry:

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:04 AM

I still can't believe it... I thought it was someone else when I saw on Facebook. Your handshakes will definitely be missed. I'll look forward to another handshake when my time comes. RIP, Oscar!!!
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:46 AM

RIP, Bugman.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:14 AM

Oscar was one of my best slot racing buddies I have. He and I spent many days slot racing at the track and at my home. Oscar also was an avid freshwater trout fisherman, he and I always had a new fish story to tell each other at the race.

I write this with a heavy heart because it really hurts when you lose one of your best and really good friends. I wish his family the best.

Rest in Peace my friend, Rest in Peace
 
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