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Frank Rempe, 1952-2015


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#1 slotcarone

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:09 PM

Former raceway owner, great slot racer, and bicycle enthusiast, Frank was getting ready to start a bike event on September 12 which was also his birthday and had a massive heart failure. There were paramedics on the site but they were not able to save him.           

 

RIP, Frank.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:07 PM

I raced with Frank at Elmsford. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

 

RIP, Frank.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:11 PM

Sad to hear.

Super-nice guy.

I seem to remember he was pretty close to Chris Santomero.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:26 PM

Yes, Mike, Frank and Chris were partners originally in the raceway. I worked for him there for years. He was still making painted interiors and selling them through ERI. There is a memorial service this Sunday in Brewster, NY. His father is still alive at 91 years young. I spoke to him today. Anyone who wants to attend PM me for details.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:27 PM

Sad news for sure. RIP...


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:37 AM

Sad news....

RIP Fumes!
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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:37 PM

Sad news. Elmsford in the 80's


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Posted 24 October 2015 - 07:32 AM

Yes Ray he did a lot of wing car racing at Elmesford. We held many Yankee USRA events at his Westchester Raceway.


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:19 AM

RIP Frank

 

Thank you for the many races and good times at the raceways in Fishkill and in Westchester.


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 11:05 AM

Wow, Frank now??

 

This is getting ridiculous. I remember many races with Frank.

 

He was a colorful character for sure.


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