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#1 CARSHouston

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:36 AM

I'm sad to have to post this news, but Kathleen Watson passed away today.

She was a great person, fun to race with and always nice to be around. She is a great loss to P.A. and the whole slot racing community. Co-owner with husband P.A. Watson of Pasadena Slot Car Raceway, Slot Cars of Katy, and now Slot Car Raceway LLC and Jet tires, they celebrated her 80th birthday and 35 years in the business this past October.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:47 AM

Very sad news.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:06 AM

Sad news... What can we do to help?
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:00 AM

So so sorry to hear this, she was a great lady!
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:28 AM

So sorry to hear that. She was a retired teacher, and a great wing racer in her time. Really a nice lady.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:53 AM

Very sorry to learn this. My sincere condolences to PA and the extended Watson family.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:47 AM

For the most part, Bob, and for the people close to Houston, when I spoke to P.A. last night he mentioned that he’d need his friends and racers now more then ever. Don't stay away, come in say hello, practice, race, that he would be keeping his hours as close to normal as possible. He would need some time to take care of things, just give him a call before you go in and make sure he’s there.

If you have the time, you could go by and watch the front of the shop so he can go back and work on tires.

For those not close to Houston, he sells great tires and paints great bodies; you could always order something.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

My condolences to PA and his family.
 
RIP, Kathleen.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:34 PM

Very sad to hear.

 

Kathleen and P.A. made a great team.

 

May she Rest in Peace.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:44 PM

George,

Do you have a link to the store please? I only know of P.A. through the magazines but would like to contribute something.
 
A full raceway or lots of orders to ship could be the best medicine.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for asking, Bob. The best way would be to post or PM on his portion of the TSRA forum found HERE; he doesn't have a store or shop site at this time.
 
You can look through his posts at some of the bodies he's painted.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:06 PM

Best wishes for PA in his time of loss. I'll always remember her as a fierce competitor and a class act.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

Sad to hear about her as my mother-in-law passed Wed. I only met her one time in 1985. 

Take care, P.A., and remember the good times.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:59 PM

P.A. posted this photo today.

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:33 AM

She painted PA's bodies, didn't she?

 

I had one once that was an absolute masterpiece of a wing body, measured and labeled for exact length.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

I don't know what may have been done in the past, but P.A. has been doing the bodies as long as I've been going in. She was a great help in their tire business.
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