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#1 Noose

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:05 AM

It is with great sadness to inform the slot racing world that we have lost a great one. Anthony "Tony P." Przybylowicz passed away last night. He battled some serious health issues the last couple of months and they finally got him. Tony was my friend for over 55 years. We raced since high school.

 

Tony was a co-founder of Retro East and after his move to FL got GRRR going too. Many know him for his years at Trinity with slot cars and of course R/C.

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

 

RIP. my friend. You will be happy now kicking around chassis ideas with Bob Emott.

 

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:20 AM

Super-sad to hear.

I'll miss him teasing me.

May he rest in peace.

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:21 AM

 Rest in Peace, Tony.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:26 AM

Terrible news. My deepest condolences to his family and all his friends. I dealt with him a fair bit and he seemed to one of the nicest crusty guys I ever crossed paths with.

 

RIP Tony.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:30 AM

So sorry for the loss of a great person.



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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:31 AM

Wow. I wondered why he hadn't had any chassis for sale lately.

 

RIP, Tony.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:35 AM

Wow. I don't know what to say.

 

Rest in Peace, Mr. Przybylowicz.

 

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:35 AM

One of the legends of our sport/hobby has passed.

 

Rest in peace, Big Guy.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:41 AM

A very sad day for the hobby.

 

Rest in peace, Tony.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:42 AM

A great and tragic loss to us all. One of the great masters of chassis building. RIP, tonyP.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:42 AM

An icon of the slot racing and R/C communities. Tony's creations were always the best. Racing art. RIP, my friend.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:50 AM

Very sad to hear that. A legend in chassis building. He will be remembered for all his breakthrough chassis ideas and designs.

 

RIP, Tony. 


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 10:57 AM

RIP, Tony. My condolences to his family and to the racers whose lives (including mine) he touched.

 

I will be keeping dear the chassis I have that he built.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:01 AM

Godspeed, Evil Bucks.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:05 AM

So sad to hear. RIP, Tony – prayers for you and your family. 
 
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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:09 AM

A sad day indeed. Never met him but he always answered any questions I had and was always happy to do it.
 
RIP, Tony P.

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:10 AM

Rest in Peace.



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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:30 AM

Very sad... RIP, Tony P.
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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:47 AM

Very sad, quite a unique individual. Gone too soon!


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:49 AM

And inspiration, a chassis building legend for sure.
Glad to have met him and raced a bit with him.
 
Godspeed, Tony P.
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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:51 AM

Just won with one of his chassis Saturday.

RIP!!
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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:51 AM

Another huge loss! Godspeed. Still have some Trinity motors (although I guess he was mostly the chassis guy) and remember talking to him at the Bicentennial.

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:54 AM

Very, very sorry to hear this.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 12:18 PM

This is so sad. Tony was always so helpful.....simply the best. I will truly miss him.


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 12:30 PM

Sad to hear this...

I got my first Tony P chassis in 1976-77. A Trinity RTR Group 20. I raced that chassis up until 1990.  

 

Tony recently built me a couple of new retro chassis.

 

RIP Tony.

 


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