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Ray Gardner, 1933-2018

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#26 Bob Rule

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:08 PM

These are some great comments from some great racers of the past. It will take a day or two but I'll find more pictures of Ray to post.


I liked Ray from the day he walked into the Champion office. He was an avid slot racer and in town working for a company called SurVad (sp?). They made automated phone calls, probably at dinner time. He hit it off with the owner/founder of Champion, Jim Williams, and I hired him. He was around for years.


Ray had more talent than anyone I have ever known.


RIP, Ray.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:04 PM

Oh no! Even though I never met the man he was always posting nice things on my Facebook page. 


So sorry to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace!

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:55 PM

RIP, Ray. It was a pleasure meeting you at Nutley.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:25 PM

We first met in person at one of the TOA meetings, and remained in touch.
Great guy, loved slot cars...

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:03 PM

Thanks to Ray for paving the way and putting smiles on the face of a lot of people. In this age of specialization you don't see his like very often.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 07:58 PM

I had the pleasure of "talking " to him via email and IM. He was always kind to me and provided me with a ton of information as well as his book. 

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