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#1 One_Track_Mind

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:40 AM

Sprint drivers,

All that knew Roy Moody will remember him fondly, and revel in what he has brought to the sport of R/C racing. R.O.A.R #5-00002 will be missed by everyone who has raced his cars, or against them.

The photo is the "A" main drivers from the 1987 Sprint Car Nationals at Sleepy Hollow Raceway Park in Concord, OH. Roy is center of pic in his familiar red shirt. The A.o.s.c.A. members past and present send their condolences to the Roy Moody family and friends. Thanks, Roy - Gary Outlaw #2

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:13 AM

Sorry to hear this news. Roy was quite an innovator in both slots and R/C. He will be missed.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:14 AM

Sad, Roy was one of the great pioneers of both slot racing and R/C cars and a legend in his own lifetime. What a legacy he leaves.

My condolences to Roy's family and friends on their (and our) loss.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:26 AM

I spent many a year, in the early years of R/C, running in the ROAR Midwest Series. Roy was one of the hobby's greatest innovators, as well as an all-around class act. He made an impact, in both slot cars and R/C, and will truly be missed. My sympathy goes out to his family! He was truly a great man and we will sorely miss him!!!
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:22 PM

Moody, Roy A.

Roy A. Moody, January 19, 2008, age 81, late of Flossmoor, beloved husband of Mrs. Roberta J. Moody nee Ware. Dear father of Diane L. (Charles) Kaffka of Tinley Park, cherished grandfather of Samuel R. Kaffka and Alexander H. Kaffka, loving brother of Dale H. Moody of Matteson and the late Richard N. Moody. Retired Vice-President of Panduit Corp and owner of Monee R/C Raceway.

Memorial visitation Wednesday from 4:00 pm until the time of memorial service at 8:00 pm at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood.

Memorials to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60647 would be appreciated. 708-798-5300.

(Published in the Southtown Star on 1/21/2008)

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:24 PM

Roy Moody will always have a great place in the slot car racing world as the true inventor of the anglewinder concept. An exceptionally talented man, with a long list of great achievements.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:21 PM

Does anyone have examples (or photos) of Roy's early anglewinder slot cars?

I would like to build some replicas, so if anyone has any documentation, I would appreciate whatever help you can give.

Thanks!

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:50 AM

Dennis,
The only one ever published was in a 1968 issue of MC&S. I will find it for you and scan it.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:14 AM

Less than a year ago, I acquired the domain name 'anglewinder.com'.
I feel that it belongs to Roy, however.
I have not used it for anything yet.
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:56 PM

Hi,

P... the article is, I think, the one Bob Schliecher wrote called "Build the Sidesaddle Sidewinder". The article was written in March for, I think, the May or June issue. All from memory. I have it somewhere, but my filing system is more vertical than labeled.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:25 PM

No, Rocky, that was later. A picture of Roy's "sidesaddle sidewinder" featuring a FT26 motor in a 1/32 scale two-piece "pan" car was shown a few issues before that one. Bob Schleicher's anglewinder had a FT16DBB motor and had independently-trailing front wheels.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:16 PM

Thanks for the help!

I remember the article with the trailing front wheels, and I remember building a copy back in the day.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:38 PM

Moody's 1/32 winder:

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:19 PM

Thanks, Bertil, that's the one. Note, PIN GUIDE!!! :laugh2:

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:43 PM

Cool photo, thanks!

I seem to remember having seen that photo posted somewhere else, perhaps even on another thread here. I will take a look.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:25 PM

Yes, unless documented proof to the contrary is found, this car is the very first true anglewinder. :)

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:29 PM

After seeing the photo of Roy's anglewinder, I am of the opinion that scale slot car design hasn't progressed much. :o
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:06 AM

Thanks for the help!

I remember the article with the trailing front wheels, and I remember building a copy back in the day.

Me too...Robert Schleicher's chassis was based on Glen Seeger's 1/32 sidewinder which was in the same article as the Roy Moody anglewinder.

RIP Roy, thanks for the anglewinder. :bye:
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:53 PM

Dennis,
The only one ever published was in a 1968 issue of MC&S. I will find it for you and scan it.

Gentle reminder - thanks!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

RIP. Roy Moody, innovator of the anglewinder drive.

 

Roy Moody's 1/32 26D anglewinder was built in January or early February of 1968 and entered in a NAMRA race on February 12. Sandy Gross, among others, was there and wrote a race report which includes a photo of the chassis.  The report appeared in the March 15 issue of MCJ on page 3. For more info, CLICK HERE.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

Anybody know what club(s) Roy raced with?


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:07 PM

Roy was mostly racing with his friends Gene Wallingford and Richard Dobson in Rockford, Illinois at their local club. Later, Roy had his own raceway for radio controlled cars in Monee, IL.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

Thanks, Philippe, would that be Rockford Scale Raceway?


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:15 PM

I think so. It might have been called differently, I will have to check, we have some awards certificates from the place for Gene Wallingford.



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

Thanks, look forward to your findings.

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