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Old 05-17-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Mike Reedy - 1941 - 2011

Good guy, he will be missed.

http://www.teamassociated.com/news/a...2C_1941_-_2011

A message from Mike Reedy's Family:

It is with very heavy hearts that we must inform everyone of Mike Reedy's passing early this morning. Mike lost his 10-plus year battle with Parkinson's disease but passed away peacefully surrounded by many of his Associated family and friends.

As the man who turned his name into one of the most successful racing brands in R/C history, Mike Reedy could be found in the pits of every major race event building and tuning motors for most of the top R/C drivers in the world. It didn't matter whether you were a world champion, or just an average racer, Mike was there to help everyone and had a true passion for doing this.

Mike contributed greatly to the technology of the R/C industry, but perhaps where he made his most measurable contribution was in the lives of countless young drivers coming up through the racing ranks. He served as the Team Associated race team manager for over 20 years, and during that time, scouted, and mentored some of the best talent the R/C industry has ever witnessed. Names like Jay Halsey, Masami Hirosaka, Mark Pavidis, Bill Easton, Brian Kinwald, Tony Neisinger, Neil Cragg, Craig Drescher, Matt Francis, Mark Francis, Cliff Lett, Ryan Maifield, and many others are prime examples of the unparalleled influence he had on our industry and the people in it.



Today our industry lost an icon that is impossible to replace,
but Mike was more than just an icon,
he is a legend, and legends never die.

-- Rest in Peace Mike. You will be greatly missed.




Mike asked that there be no funeral services for his passing, but rather an R/C party celebration of his life. Details will be announced at a later date.


In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you consider making a memorial contribution in Mike Reedy's name to the National Parkinson Foundation at the link below.
https://www2.parkinson.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=745
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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it's the unfortunate part of life we all live for....RIP Mr. Reedy....you'll be missed world wide!!!!
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Rest in peace Mike, thanks for all the life lessons and the best motors and batteries!
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
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RIP. Met him only once briefly at a national. But always seen him as the person that brought more professionalism and honor (reedy race) to this sport than any other. I did not know he was that ill. I will remember him with the goal to follow his example and contribute however big or small to the sport of RC.
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+1 I always try my best to help my fellow R/C enthusiasts any way I can.

Respect to Mr. Mike Reedy and condolences to his family.
He's likely missed and appreciated more than he would ever have known.
Got my Reedy Mr. A's installed in my vintage RC10, and every run from now on will be dedicated to you.
R.I.P to the man that made R/C more special than it already was to me!
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My condolences to his close friends and family. His innovations and his commitment to the RC World will be missed. I can remember buying parts for my RC10s and always looked for Reedy products first.
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Rest in peace Mike, we will miss you...

Reedy Super Modified electric motors were THE motors to get back in the late 80-90s!
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Our condolences to the Reedy family and friends.

God bless you Mr Reedy, you have been an icon in this industry.
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RIP Mike.
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R.I.P. MIKE REEDY. YOU NAME WILL LIVE ON IN THE RC COMMUNITY.
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Mike set standards where rc is today and that won't ever be forgotten. His name will live on and be on team shirts for many years to come.
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Very sorry to hear this news. Mr. Reedy was definately well liked and had an incredible admiration for this hobby.
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