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#76 John Gorski

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 08:03 PM

Farewell, my friend Tony, for now... it was a hell of a party from Nutley Raceway to Retro East. I wish you stayed up here in Jersey so we could have raced and built together more. I will remember the fun times always and your great creative mind for building and racing...You could always make us laugh...

 

Love you, bro. Rock on!!

 

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 04:52 PM

It was always Tony and Ernie, the Beatles came second...

 

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 05:39 PM

I never actually talked to Tony P. However I saw him at many east coast and Parma races...

 

In the early seventies, it seemed like everybody and their brother was making equipment. A number of east coast guys made chassis and gave me free ones... They were all bad.

 

Tony never had to give them out and he was in business a long time.


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Posted 26 December 2021 - 07:57 PM

I remember in the early '70s, $25 got you a Tony P. chassis with plumber rails and hinged pans; $10 bought you a plumbered chassis with the pans soldered to the plumber rails. In those days, Tony used Parma brass chassis parts.

 

Tony performed tech at the monthly CT wing races. At one, I recall him saying, "Nice-looking chassis. The first time it hits the wall, it'll go home in a brown paper bag."

 

At the CT races, it was Tony, Ernie, Fred, and Pumpkin Man (Tom Lowden?).


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Posted 26 December 2021 - 10:44 PM

Will never forget you, TonyP.
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Posted 28 December 2021 - 12:53 AM

When I first heard the news about Tony passing I had copied some thoughts from different racers on my local slot car page on Facebook and so I immediately wanted to see what was going on here and it was no surprise that that many racers would like to have known Tony back in the day but with no internet and snail mail the best you could do is read the slot car magazines look at race reports see pictures and advertisements. There was no mass production in the early years except for Champion have begun copycat chassis so to get a genuine Tony P chassis would be rare indeed but thanks to the internet guys out here on the west coast have gotten to know Tony and while I may only have three or four of his chassis they have been the best handling wheels I run on the track.
 
I'm very thankful Tony gave such a large contribution to the slot racing Hobby and we have a lot left behind to remember him by. A tremendous loss to our beloved hobby.
 
Regards to his family.
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Posted 28 December 2021 - 09:05 AM

A TonyP story,  I have a few!

 

I first met Tony at a warm up race in Kingston? Tenn.  There was a Blue King track there with motor killing power in about 1978 or so.  I was about 16 years old.  The plan was for the track to host the Nats the next year so Tony and Ernie came down for a warm up race, as well as several other national racers from the west coast.  Fred Hood being one I remember most, but that's another story!  So anyway, the guys I rode to the race with and I went out to eat with Tony and Ernie after the race.  Tony didn't talk much in those days, just to Ernie.  So Tony orders a glass of iced coffee.  The waitress brings it to the table and he puts cream in it and everything just like it was a cup of hot coffee.  I was totally freaked out!  I had never even heard of iced coffee!  Jimmy Joye leans over and tells me that where Tony and Ernie are from that this was common.  I couldn't believe what I was seeing!  It sort of grossed me out.  Who knew it would make its way down south and be common as well!

 

And BTW, the track closed shortly thereafter and the Nats didn't come to Tennessee.


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Posted 27 January 2022 - 12:08 PM

So sorry to hear this.  Tony was the quintessential Slot Car designer/builder/racer.  He was also a good friend......


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