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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:08 AM

I got a call about five minutes ago from Dave's sister.
 
Sano Dave Fiedler passed today, about 9:50 AM.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:10 AM

This is terribly sad, though not unexpected, news.

The moment of silence we just held here at Sano 9 seems so inadequate to express our love and respect for one of the best racers and nicest, happiest people in the slot car hobby.

RIP, Sano Dave. We are going to miss you for a long, long time.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:13 AM

Sad to hear. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:14 AM

Everyone just lost a great friend. Whether you knew him or not... SO SAD!
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:15 AM

This has to be the saddest day I have ever experienced in slot racing and that goes back to the mid-'60s.
 
RIP, Sano Dave. We all can't thank you enough for all that brought to slot racing and life in general.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:22 AM

My wife and are are truly heartbroken.

Godspeed, Dave. You are missed.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:28 AM

Godspeed, Sano Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:42 AM

Godspeed, Dave; will always remember the happy times.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:44 AM

Rest in Peace, Sano Dave.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:47 AM

So sad. He was the most kind person I ever met.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:55 AM

… RIP, Dave…


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:04 AM

Very sad day. RIP, Sano Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

RIP, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

Cya 'round, Dave; save a spot for me at the driver's panel up there.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:22 AM

RIP, Dave.

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

RIP, Dave - the few moments I spent talking with you made a lasting impact. I thank you.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:27 AM

Too much sad news lately.

 

RIP, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:29 AM

Spoke with Dave's mother earlier this week and she said they will be planning a memorial service. Hard to believe he was racing with us just a few weeks ago.

 

Farewell, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:34 AM

Sorry to hear about this. Must be a very somber mood for the Sano. 

 

RIP, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:47 AM

John, you are correct. It's been a downer for everyone.

 

I was glad I called Dave a few weeks back just to chat. As always, he sounded upbeat and positive, which was and will always be an inspiration to me.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:48 AM

I'm under the impression my father, his sister, his cousin, and his mother were all by his side when he went, and I believe that's exactly how he wanted it to be.

I also want to thank everyone here again as you've all offered him plenty of support over the years, and your enduring friendships are what helped him fight for so long.

 

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say things simply won't be as great without him. He was, without a doubt, the coolest mother-effing dude there ever was.

I love you, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:51 AM

Everyone just lost a great friend. Whether you knew him or not... SO SAD!


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RIP, Sano Dave.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:23 PM

And incredibly sad day for anyone who had the extreme pleasure of knowing and being around Sano Dave.

 

Rest in peace, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:33 PM

Until we meet again, please rest in peace, Sano Dave.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:33 PM

RIP. We have only ever heard good things about you. You must have really been one of the good ones. 


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:34 PM

Very sad day in slot racing. On the weekend of the Sano... wow... Goodbye for now, my friend.

There is only one Sano Dave! ... Remember the great times...

 

Peace to all his friends and family.

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:41 PM

Very sad! Only got to run vintage cars with him a couple times, but we chatted lots at the Midwest slot car swap meet. Will miss the laughs, and the chats about Dave Bloom bodies and Dyna-Rewind motors!

 

We've lost a good one!

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:05 PM

Sad news indeed.

 

Dave, may there be brass tubing and a soldering iron wherever you've gone.

 

Prayers...

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:06 PM

I met Dave a few years ago at the R4, a true racer.

 

RIP, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:14 PM

RIP, my friend.

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:24 PM

Dave and Manta Ray, the Chicago area has lost two of its best... Retro will not forget...


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 02:10 PM

May his memory be eternal.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 02:15 PM

RIP, Dave. 


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:09 PM

Just very sad news indeed. 

 

I'll always cherish the times we had at the Checkpoint races when he came out here and the many conversations Dave and I had over the phone.  

 

Rest in peace, my friend.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:11 PM

RIP, Dave. You always had time to help and teach us new guys. You made us better!


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:44 PM

RIP, Sano.

 

Man, this is sad news. Met Dave at the 2012 Checkpoint. What a great guy. Always fun loving. Damn.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:58 PM

Rest in peace, Sano Dave.

 

Thoughts and prayers with the family.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 04:03 PM

The first time I ever saw Dave was at the first Sano, which he dominated. Didn't actually meet him or even talk to him. I was just an "also-ran" at the first Sano and didn't do anything notable. The second time I saw Dave was at the R4. He remembered my name and talked to me like we were best friends; it blew me away.

 

RIP, Dave, I'll miss you.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 05:59 PM

So sad to hear the end of a genuinely nice guy. Rest in peace, brother.  :(


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:15 PM

If we measure a man by the number of friends he has then I want to someday measure up to Dave...


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:17 PM

I always enjoyed racing and and talking slots with Sano Dave. Slot racing has lost a great guy.

 

RIP, Dave!


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:31 PM

Here is a great picture of Jerry and Dave enjoying some great Indy car racing!

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:00 PM

So sorry to hear!! RIP, Dave!! You're the BEST!!! God bless you and your family!! You are missed!! 


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:05 PM

My condolences to friends and family.

 

RIP, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:16 PM

Goodbye, Dave. Thank you for your friendship and your inspiration. I am a better man for having known you.

 

Rest in peace.

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 08:31 PM

A sad day, indeed.

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 08:49 PM

The gods weep... the day we hoped would never come has arrived and the world is a sadder place. We have lost the best of us.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:07 PM

The sky is crying on the east coast, fitting to mourn the passing of a great guy.

 

Condolences to his family and all that knew him. I wish I had.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:37 PM

RIP, my friend, you will never be forgotten.

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:39 PM

RIP, Dave. Thanks for being you.


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