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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:04 AM

 Dave Clary of Hobart IN Age 74 passed away Feb 18  2019

Dave was survived by His wife ,2 children and 6 grandchildren. He was also a Vietnam veteran.

Dave and buddy Marty Varney manufactured the popular Certus motors and products back in the day.

In the early 70s Dave switched to RC and could be found at both races and flying fields.

In 1970 or so Dave drove a 60 Corvette convertable , black metalflake with American Flag in the coves like the Harley tank from the movie 'Easy Rider". Topped off with American 200S mags , how can you do better than that?

Last I saw Dave was when he brought some arms to Bill Metro's shop for him to balance. I worked a long time for Bill in his dental lab and he hated doing RC arms so I know he held Dave in high regard. Wish I could have got to know him better.

RIP Dave.




  I recently visited with Larry Gradek at G&G Hobbies in Griffith and learned of his Dad Rocky,well in his 90s , having passed also.

   G&G opened back in 1967 or so as a Raceway with an American Orange, one of 8 American Purple Miles and an Aurora tub HO track.

  Rick Davis won the last big  race on the Purple in Spring of 1970. If memory serves me right Jan Limpach gave away a TV.  

  The Late Ron Esterline of Indianapolis won the HOPRA race with a hard shell body also that year.HISTORY! 

 Marty Varney continued to work for the Gredecs well past the Raceway years  selling lots of Associated RC cars . Larry says he has not heard from him in 20-30 years.

G&G is now around the corner in a family owned building and recently celebrated 50 Years.

 RIP Rocky. Larry is doing you proud .

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