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Passing of a true R/C legend - Mike Reedy

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Old 05-17-2011, 04:49 PM
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rest in peace sir.......
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:02 PM
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"Mr Reedy, Rest In Peace"

As you're racing on
That perfect track in the sky,
We wish you a sad,
And heart-felt good bye...

We'll never forget
The things you've done...
All the people you helped,
And all the hearts you won...

We'll always remember
How you liked to go fast,
Rest in peace Mr. Reedy
Your memories will always last...

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Old 05-17-2011, 05:52 PM
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Rest is peace Mr. Reedy. You will truly be missed.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:18 PM
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:20 PM
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I received a call from liverc.com informing me of the passing of Mike Reedy. I grew up around So. Calif. in the early 80's racing. Mike was always a pleasure to be around and one of the great innovators in the RC car racing scene. I attended many races all across the world with Mike, he definitely is one of the major contributors to the RC world and would not be what it is today without him. He was one of the few people I made a point to asked about how he was doing to Mark Pavidas this past weekend at the Amarillo Race in Tx. I had the pleasure to win the first Reedy Race of Champions in 1987. The Reedy Cup is by far my most cherished trophy ever and still proudly displayed today in my shop. Just about all of my other trophy's have been tossed over the years except for the Reedy Cup. Mike it was a pleasure to have been part of your life, you will truly be missed by many. Thanks for the great memories Mike.

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:35 PM
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I've known Mike for over 30 years.....most know him as a motor icon in RC racing. I can tell you he was once quite a racer too. In the early 80s when the only electric RC cars were 1/12th scale, when you showed up at a race in So Cal he was the guy to beat. I was always a competitor of Mike's since I used Neal McCurdy's motors (Revtech), but I always thought of him as a good friend. Whenever we were racing around the country, all the So Cal racers would pull for each other, no matter who our sponsors were. Of course, Mike was always there to help. Yes, the RC world will never be the same....we all have a responsibility to maintain our sport for those that have worked so hard to shape it, like Mike Reedy.

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:43 PM
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This is how I will remeber him. A true r/c legend. Mr Reedy and Mr Picco both lost in just a couple days. How tragic.

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Old 05-18-2011, 05:27 AM
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I never had the good fortune of meeting him personally, but benefitted im'mensely from using his motors. From the mid to late '80s I and my off road racing buddies used the Mister (Mr.) series motors and then the 'M' series of motors when they came out. We had an unfair advantage using these motors against the competition and loved every minute of it. Their power and smoothness of delivery cannot be described.

Extraordinary people come along once in a life time and Mike was one of them.

Fondly remembered, sadly missed

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Old 05-18-2011, 11:31 AM
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Never personally met Mike but I have always heard great things about him. I did have a few of his mod motors back in the 90s now i wish i had held on to them. RIP Mike now you can hold races in heaven for all of the other fallen racers that are there the RC industry will truely miss you.
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Thank you for all you have done for the RC world Mike, we will all sorely miss you and I wish the best for your family and friends!

Here is a cheers to an RC Legend and a great man!
Rest in Peace Brother and Thanks for the Advice and amazing heart and soul poured into our great and expanding hobby!!!!

Thanks!!

My best wishes to his family and may God bless!!!

TO THE RC PUBLIC:
A loss like this makes me appreciate every one in our RC community!

A BIG THANKS TO OUR FELLOW RC BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!
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A great man who did so much for the hobby that we all get to enjoy. You will be missed, sir.
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R.I.P

you changed the world of RC forever!!!!!!

you help form alot of rc drivers futures.

and your motors still KICK ASS, even today your brushed motors still hold their own to the new brushless

RC world is in morning cry:

all the best to Reedy Family.

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I never had the honor of meeting Mr. Reedy. He certainly was a motor genius and if it were not for guys like him this hobby would not be the same!
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