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« Reply #240 on: February 27, 2017, 10:40:49 AM »

Maybe there should be some sort of a photographic award in his name.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #241 on: February 27, 2017, 11:51:47 AM »

Maybe there should be some sort of a photographic award in his name.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

Excellent suggestion!!

I first met Ray after my first ever pass down the salt, after I had pushed my bike with a locked up engine off the course to the return road. He took time away from shooting pics to bring me a cold bottle of water and let me set in the shade in his truck for a few minutes to recover while I waited for my team to pick me up. He was one of the best folks I've ever met, and should never be forgotten.
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« Reply #242 on: February 28, 2017, 12:16:36 AM »

Whizzer as long as I can generate a cognizant thought and can bang

the keys with my fingers I will never let Ray slip away from us.

In fact I have an idea that will allow everyone that frequents

Landracing.com to participate in the plan.

If anyone wants a file to print the mural of Ray, send me your

e-mail address.     drfreud99@aol.com

I can't post a very big file on this site. It will be formatted as 8 x 10.

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« Reply #243 on: November 25, 2017, 06:45:01 PM »

In 9 months no-one ask for a file to print that foto of RAY.

Out's sight, Out'a mind but not for me.

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« Reply #244 on: November 25, 2017, 10:14:55 PM »

Freud, Ray may be gone, but he definitely is not forgotten.   cheers
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« Reply #245 on: November 26, 2017, 03:25:12 AM »

Freud,

you got me the file - so I have not to ask....

but in some point you be absolute right.

but in the heart of his real friends Ray had, he will be never forgotten.

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In 9 months no-one ask for a file to print that foto of RAY.

Out's sight, Out'a mind but not for me.

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« Reply #246 on: November 26, 2017, 12:54:07 PM »

I was just surprised that there were no requests.

Pork Pie, both of us know Ray will never be forgotten.

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« Reply #247 on: November 26, 2017, 01:36:58 PM »

Ray was the first guy I came to after my first run down the track at Bonneville. I had seized my engine up and had to push the bike from the edge of the track right at the finish line to the return road. He was set up there taking pics of the bikes in the traps. He left his camera long enough to bring me a bottle of water and let me set in the Suburban long enough to catch my breath and cool off a bit. Little act of human kindness but it wasn't necessary and he did it, because that's the kind of guy he was. Somewhere I've got the picture he took of me pushing the bike toward him before he abandoned his post to help, along with a picture of the two of us after my team got there to retrieve the bike.
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« Reply #248 on: November 26, 2017, 02:25:13 PM »

Glenn, what became of Ray's Monte Carlo?

I remember being really excited to read Ray's chat about his car.

Last I remember of it, he'd chucked the driveshaft in a 130 club event and was talking about repairs.

It'd be a fine tribute to Ray if someone were to put it back on the salt - that is, if it isn't already there.

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,10166.0.html

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11613.0.html
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« Reply #249 on: November 26, 2017, 02:29:08 PM »

The Monte Carlo SS is in the backyard from Texican and waits to run again...
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« Reply #250 on: November 26, 2017, 02:46:52 PM »

The Monte Carlo SS is in the backyard from Texican and waits to run again...

It's still in the family!

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« Reply #251 on: November 26, 2017, 08:22:16 PM »

I wear Ray's picture at least twice a month.... on my Salt Talks shirt. 
Don't worry Doc, he is with us always...
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« Reply #252 on: November 27, 2017, 07:52:13 AM »

Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one that thinks about the picture on the back when I wear that shirt, Stainless.  When I don it I usually think "I betcha I'm the only one in the UP wearing a picture of Ray today."
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« Reply #253 on: November 27, 2017, 11:11:23 AM »

Kiddos, I'm thinking that it's time to offer a holiday special landracing.com t-shirt (read:  The site could use some $$).  I'll put the picture of Ray on it - and WILL NOT put little cranberry wreaths and roly-poly reindeer no matter how many grandmas ask me for 'em.  Maybe just the LR.com logo and the date on the front and Ray on the back.  Forgive me - I don't want to be trying to cash in on Ray's honor, but rather acknowledge how much a part of landracing he was and offer this if you didn't get one of the originals.  I've still got the art from the shirt of a few years ago - will use it again unless you come up with something better.

I'll need to order blank shirts - and yes, you'll get them in plenty of time for the holidays.  Lemme know if you're interested and I'll see if I can get it all together.  $25/each and I'll see if I can find reasonable shipping prices for ya.

Lemme know if you're interested.  I'll see if I can find a pic to post to refresh your memories of Ray.
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« Reply #254 on: November 27, 2017, 02:29:19 PM »

I'll take one, Jon.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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