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#1 Pablo

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 09:43 PM

Did anybody notice "Mr. Yo-Yo" turned 75 today? Super cool guy 


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Posted 12 June 2021 - 10:00 PM

Indeed! I thought about his importance as I tracked most of my cars today, all of which were all impacted by him. 


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Posted 12 June 2021 - 10:05 PM

Are you sure about the age?

 

Happy birth day Bob


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Posted 12 June 2021 - 10:10 PM

Happy Birthday Bob, slot car racing would not have been the same without your involvement. Thanks Bob. :heart:

 

Here is a bit of reading about Bob :) enjoy.

http://slotblog.net/...ob-rules-house/


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Posted 12 June 2021 - 10:42 PM

This is an idea, lets post our favorite Champion item.

I have lot of Champion items.

I have always loved these closed ended front and rear wheels. Seen on my original 1968 "Champion equipped" car. 

Love the nickle plated frames too.Thanks again Bob, I am a fan.

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 11:44 PM

Favorite Champion item? Hard question because nearly all my cars have Champion parts.  I would have to say the tapered jaildoor frame. 


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Posted 13 June 2021 - 03:55 AM

The black Champion interior.


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Posted 13 June 2021 - 07:20 AM

Facebook says he was 85 yesterday!  My favorite Champion piece is this:

 

DaveBloomBobRule.jpg

 

Shortly after I traded a couple vintage dragsters for this and some Dyna-Rewind parts Bob sent me a friend request on Facebook.  Of course I accepted and shared the story of getting the handles.  He said he remembered them and hadn't seen them in YEARS!  Dave Bloom art for Bob Rule and Champion, LOVE IT!!!!!!!


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Posted 13 June 2021 - 11:39 AM

That's a great piece of of Bob Rule,s Champion,s history Brad.

 

I have one of the Champion wall clocks, not sure how many were made?

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 06:38 PM

Wow! That is extremely cool Martin.  :shok:  :heat:  :wub:


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Posted 23 June 2021 - 10:20 PM

I still remember Bob Rule jumping up on a pool table at Joel's, the Bicentennial race I think, to give everyone a great YO-YO performance.


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