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Michael "Duffy" Heinrich, 1950-2016


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#76 Tom Eatherly

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 10:08 PM

I loved reading his posts, even when he was having a "dig" at me.  :)


Zippity, that has much respect. Thank you for that.
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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:15 PM

Best logo ever.  

RIP, Duffy.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:21 PM

Yes, that logo is great. I assume he made that?

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:38 PM

I assume so:  Duffy's new shop shingle

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 07:30 AM

Yes, he did. And it will live on.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:00 AM

Just logged on first time this year OMG! Bought a chassis from Duffy last winter, had a wonderful half-hour conversation with him about slot cars, music, and more. Stunned.

 

So sorry, Robin, he was a cool dude!

 

Rest in peace, my friend.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:10 PM

Here's Duffy getting another concours win at RetroPalooza.

 

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And hanging out with Jeff "Chewy" Bates at the Fall Brawl.

 

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Joe "Noose" Neumeister
Sometimes known as a serial despoiler of the clear purity of virgin Lexan bodies. Lexan is my canvas!
Noose Custom Painting - Since 1967
Chairman - IRRA® Body Committee - Roving IRRA® Tech Dude - "EVIL BUCKS Painter"

"Team Evil Bucks" Racer - 2016 Caribbean Retro Overall Champion
The only thing bad about Retro is admitting that you remember doing it originally.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:33 PM

He was truly a character among characters.

 

As well as the creator of truly well-engineered chassis kits that had all the tricky wire bending done accurately to make them idiot-proof and included all of the little fiddly bits.

 

A great loss to the hobby as well as its participants.

 

Duf, you will be missed!

 

RIP.


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#84 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:08 PM

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:04 AM

Matt,

I find your tribute very appropriate, and interesting for the fact that anyone looking at those "scraps" of brass, even a slot car racer who wasn't into Retro wouldn't realize the care and thought that went into each piece. That any person be he a brain surgeon or slot car racer can advance his craft to the benefit of others, is Duff's fitting legacy.
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:03 AM

Very fitting, Matt. I started to tear up when I saw that... a good tribute to the man.
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:23 PM

Condolences to his family. Always a good guy to me. I'd like to think he and Rocky Russo (Professor Fate) are racing on the most beautiful track that ever was now.


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:22 AM

I haven't been able to get to Slotblog in a while and I'm saddened by this news. 

 

RIP, Duffy, you will surely be missed. 


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

I missed the exact date due to a whole range of reasons, but I wanted to say Duffy, we miss you. As far as I was concerned you were first "Professor Fate's" buddy, then as part of the team of "Heinrich and Russo", and finally as Duffy who would help me with online advice and give me the shirt off his back. His dry humor and willingness to help was terrific! Tough to believe it's two years already. I wish I could have said goodbye.

 

Never forget............


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:07 PM

 Tough to believe it's two years already. I wish I could have said goodbye.

 

I think you just did. :good:


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