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#51 Gator Bob

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:29 PM

Did Bob's brother William (Bill) Emott play with slot cars?


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:52 PM

Bill raced from time to time. Was actually pretty good and those Emott RTRs did not hurt.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:06 PM

Tony,

 

Looks like Bill Emott is local. Melbourne/Vero.
 
How about a memorial and have brother Bill come out for old times sake.
 
IRRA® event or Proxy Drag memorial event coming up in May at theraceway.biz.
 
No reason we can't pay respect to all those we've lost.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:28 AM

Sounds good.

"And if my thought-dreams could be seen they'd probably put my head in a guillotine. But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only." - Dylan

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:16 AM

Tony, let us know here if and when. I'm in Palm Beach. I'd try to make it. Thanks.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 06:47 AM

OK.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:48 AM

One year later...
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 12:00 PM

This is why Retro East announced last year that our closing race will now always be known as the Bob Emott Memorial Race honoring one of the founders of Retro racing here on the East Coast and a hero to scratchbuilders everywhere.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:10 AM

First time posing here on slotblog.  Longtime toy car racer here. Sorry to hear of this.
 
My first time meeting Bob was at BIR hobbies in Union, NJ back in the mid-'80s. At that time he had the 1/12 scale R/C track in the shop. I bought my first real R/C race car from him, an Associated RC12L. I did not know of his accomplishments in the slot car world at that time.

I first realized he had special talent when reading a late '80s copy of Scale Auto Racing magazine and seeing his name tied to a vintage chassis picture. It seems like just yesterday that I met and chatted with him at Zeppelin Hobbies. And that was actually in the late '90s. Watching him get his car around the track was like poetry in motion. He was that good and I could not believe the lap times! He was so easy to strike up a conversation with. Took the time to talk to people, even mere mortal racers like myself! 

The world lost a truly great human being.
 
So sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to his surviving family and friends.
 
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