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Old 06-16-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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Big Jim Rest in Peace

Sometime between 8:00am pacific Time and one hour ago Big Jim sat back in his chair and passed on. I could say a million things about JIm. Hard headed , grouchy, egotistic, funny, lazy, brillient, Loved science fiction, R.C cars and motors and a little red vet. He also loved his Mom, Sister and her family, and his Daughter and Granddauter, his best friends were Don Camblle, Tom Bowlin, and myself. He was a pain in the ass and I will miss him he was family.

Thats the best I can do right now.

Luv ya Jim I hope the girl of your deams and a little red vet are on the other side waiting for you.

Jay KImbrough

Will update funeral Arangements as soon as I can.

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Old 06-16-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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This is copied from RCCars.com Sad news indeed.

Rest in Peace.

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Old 06-16-2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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Unhappy It's been a while.....

and I've only been back in R/C about a year.....that's the original Mr Checkpoint motors right?
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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Whoa........

Like the post from Jay mentioned. Call him what you want, hard headed, etc. Doesn't matter now to hear this news.

Thoughts and prayers go out to family.

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Old 06-16-2005, 09:21 PM   #5
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and I've only been back in R/C about a year.....that's the original Mr Checkpoint motors right?
Yep... May he rest in peace.... I remember Racing Dirt Oval with him back in the day at RCH in newport beach CA.... very interseting man to say the least
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Wow....... Jim actually showed me how to wind motors last year. I owe alot to Jim about my electric motor knowledge. Just as others have said, he was a very snappy, and knowledgeable man. Those were some of his best qualities and that's why he has made such a large impact when it comes to electric motor knowledge in the r/c community. Best wishes to Jim and his family and friends. RIP BIG JIM

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Yep... May he rest in peace.... I remember Racing Dirt Oval with him back in the day at RCH in newport beach CA.... very interseting man to say the least
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All I can remember from back in the day was Checkpoints motors had the strongest magnets I've ever felt in R/C. I couldn't even turn the shaft by hand.

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Old 06-16-2005, 09:26 PM   #8
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Wow... this is extremely sad news to hear. I've had the chance of working with Big Jim a lot over the last few years, and although stubborn at times, he was an extremely smart guy who was always willing to help you out. He has definitely been a major influence within the r/c community and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends Jim.
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We should all be greatful to have learned from his teachings.

Thank you, Big Jim

He will be missed.

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Its always hard to lose the fathers of our sport He was a Icon and be missed by many Have a good journey to the r/c track in the clouds
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DAMN, I didn't KNOW him but KNEW OF HIM and from what I can discern- BIG JIM has contributed vastly to the amount of motor knowledge that is being passed on as we speak... I FEEL for the family of BIG JIM and rest assured there will be a 'brighter' day -JB
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I just bought his book.......I guess we'll never see the much touted 2nd update.....what a loss to motorheads!


How old was he?
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I just bought his book.......I guess we'll never see the much touted 2nd update.....what a loss to motorheads!


How old was he?
Late 50's or early 60's I think........
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I got to meet Jim once a long time ago. I learned more from him in 5 minutes about motors than I have amassed in 13 years of racing.

RIP Jim. We'll miss ya.
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Jim was an interesting person at the very least...

Incredible motor builder AND tuner, very innovative...and quite a character too boot...

RIP Jim, you will be missed by many. (For those who haven't got his book...better grab it quick)
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