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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 02:38 PM

I was trying to find some other info, and came up with a couple great pics.
 
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:36 PM

That is Ken Swanson in the middle, correct? Wow, how young Manta looks there. Ricky D looks the same.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:05 PM

Yep, definitely Ken Swanson.

I was shocked to see how he dwarfed Ray.

Ray looks great in that pic.

He was probably less than a year retired from UPS.

I don't recall the date of the OWH post I stole those from.

But with Gary Puetz's Nats shirts collection hanging up, it's most likely late 2006, early 2007.

And you're right.

Ricky D still looks the same. LOL.

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Inventor of the Low CG guide flag 4/20/18
IRRA® Components Committee Chairman
Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:46 AM

Two great guys I had the pleasure of knowing. Ray was an incredible builder, and I have the honor of owning a few of his builds. Those will go with me to my grave.
 
I was able to spent time doing things other than slot racing with Dave Feidler. Dave could have a good time doing anything as long as it included cars. And drum and bugle corps. Dave was disco, I am heavy metal, and we had a lot of fun teasing each other about our choices in music. (He did love '50s and '60s music, though, and we agreed enthusiastically about that.)





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