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Rest in peace, Mike Reedy

Old 05-17-2011, 09:48 AM
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While I was working over at Team Associated I had the pleasure of dealing with Mike every day. The stories I could tell are numerous...that was one funny guy! And while not on the same page as some, he would always come out with something that blew everyone away. He just knew his stuff.

I remember his pit space at big races was filled with team motors...and he would sit there all day and true the comms, meticulously solder on new brushes, tweak the springs and adjust the timing. That was his world...and he was the man.

Good times and fond memories. You will be missed, Mr. Reedy. It was a pleasure knowing you.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:02 AM
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Rest well Mike, knowing you have left behind so many people whose lives are better for having known you. If there was an RC Hall of Fame, yours would be name Numero Uno on the wall. It was a pleasure to say I knew you, although I could never repay the time and support you gave me in my time in IFMAR. Thanks Mike, rest in peace.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:04 AM
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I met Mike in 1975 when electric was really in it's infancy, he also built one of my first .21 nitro engines for 1/8 onroad racing. One of the most pleasant gentlemen I ever met and a true pioneer of R/C car racing. My condolences to the Reedy and Associated families, he will be remembered and missed.

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RIP Mike! The memories are endless and will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything. MF
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He was a good man and friend. He had a big heart. Mr. Reedy you will be missed and not forgotten the rest of my life.

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RC lost a legend today. I am honored to have met and gotten to know Mr. Reedy just a bit. What a classy, friendly, warm and brilliant man. There will never be another Mike Reedy. God Speed Mike Reedy, God Speed...
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:16 AM
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I think its fair to say that everyone who posts on our On-Road section of RCTech will have run Reedy motors at some point. I loved the power and driveaility of the Ti-series modifieds.

RIP Mike.

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My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
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RIP Mr. Reedy, the industry lost a legend today.
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Godspeed Mr.Reedy. You will be missed. You were a huge inspiration to me and I will never forget all those memorys i had with you. Rest in peace!!!!!!!!

That picture of me and Mr.Reedy is from the Roar Nationals were he powered me to one of my National championships. I will cherish this till the day i die...
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Since I first met Mike in the early 90's he always impressed me - not only with his motor expertise but by the dignified way that he carried himself. I had nothing but respect for this man. He's already been missed in the last few years, and will continue to be missed.

A true gentleman.

My condolences to his close friends and family, and all those at Reedy/Associated.

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This is very sad news. RIP Mike.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

A true legend of RC
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Rest In Peace Mr. Reedy, I like many others had the pleasure of meeting this legendary man during my r/c career. He was a cornerstone to the entire r/c industry as it is known today. His passion for racing was endless and dedication unmatched which is proven by the countless national, international, and world titles he powered. My thoughts go out to his entire family and r/c family.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:43 AM
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Default Rest in peace Mr. Reedy

I was fortunate enough to get meet you on a few occasions, and it has been an honour racing wearing your name stickers on my cars!
You are a true legend, and the stories from racemeetings and debriefings are numerous, but also make me sad.
Although you quickly dubbed me "the black sheep", I was deeply touched by your racecraft and passion for racing. It was an honour to have you visit Denmark .

Thank you and rest in peace old friend!

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:49 AM
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Just heard about Mike Reedy's passing.. I recall a time back in So Cal Raceway when he came up to me to tell me some news. He's always been an approachable guy. He will be missed--RIP Mike and thanks for the support!
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