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Offline Stan Back

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #225 on: February 27, 2016, 06:55:56 PM »
Ray shot them.  It was hotter than he-ll.  Somewhere here, Ray later posted the sequence.  Mike, who can find anything, might find it.

Pretty sure it was SpeedWeek, as I wasn't the "official" photographer ever at WF.  Except once when two roadster drivers almost drowned in their attempts before the meet was called.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #226 on: February 27, 2016, 07:30:05 PM »
Well, now Stan.  Looks like the site's advanced search function is hardly working.

The first posted pic (I think) is here: http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11880.msg205253.html#msg205253  Note the word "drury" by user "RayTheRat".  Advanced search did not find this.   :-(

"I got 43 shots of the launch and spin in 28 seconds.  I'll post more in a bit."  Don't see them on chevyasylum.com.

There's two more on the next page.

On page 21, he tells Bob, "Here's a lo-res image of the side view of the car as you left the line.  There's also a time-lapse video (combined stills) of the spin on my FaceBook page, search for Ray Therat."  I'm not on FB and search results are nil for facebook+raytherat, facebook+"ray therat" and facebook+"ray the rat" which should find the fb page.

Then: "Yep.  I had the 7D on "High-Speed Continuous" drive mode and yeah, I pretty much held the shutter button down for about 15 seconds.  I ended up with about 40 separate, usable images."

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #227 on: February 27, 2016, 11:30:27 PM »
Ray misses being with us, too.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #228 on: February 29, 2016, 11:47:45 AM »
Bo, thank you for bringing your family. I appreciate your support.

Ray told me to say Hello.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #229 on: September 26, 2016, 05:44:42 AM »
 Never met the man,but have seen his work. Condolences to all that knew and loved him. A loss of a great chronicler.
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #230 on: September 26, 2016, 08:32:45 AM »

Can't See PP or the Good Dr. Freud with their cameras without Thinking of RtR They were all such great FRIENDS and I am very happy to count all three of them as my friends

 RIP Ray---

you other two ---just keep snap, snapping your way through life     and      sharing with us!!
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #231 on: September 28, 2016, 01:01:23 AM »
Thanks Sparker..............

I'll just keep doin' somethin' 'till people tell me to back off.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #232 on: September 28, 2016, 04:52:56 AM »

I don't know if many of you saw this but here is a link to some pics Freud had me take at SpeedWeek:


Saw Freud this afternoon and he wanted me take pics of this canvas portrait and post these of Ray the Rat.

Google Photos link:

https://goo.gl/photos/QaeuVDPD7RfesaeaA

If you are having trouble with the above link, here is my Google+ link:

https://plus.google.com/photos/115248360774022016668/albums/6318892581718889025


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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #233 on: September 28, 2016, 09:18:34 AM »
Thanks for sharing

by the way Doc   some how at this stage I just don't see you backing off much even if it was by "request"   :-D
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #234 on: October 08, 2016, 02:41:59 PM »
Gregg, I wish you had corrected the spelling of sabbatical on the foto.

Guess I'll have to re-do it myself. Thanks for the post.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #235 on: February 26, 2017, 02:42:22 PM »
I posted this a day too early.  Probably just a well.  I couldn't

keep up with him anyhow. It didn't change my feeling about

him in the least bit.  He knows we miss him.




It was during this hour 3 years ago that Ray Therat passed on.

I had been with him 10 minutes earlier, held his hand and told

him i loved him and would be back in an hour. I was back in 2

hour but he had departed. The nurse called me within several

minutes of his passing and the day turned cold. He contributed

so much to my life and the presentation of the website for the

Target550 car and team.  I miss him daily and I am certain that

his family and sons do also.

Ray, you don't have to call if You find a way to come back. I love

you, fellow.

FREUD
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #236 on: February 26, 2017, 02:47:32 PM »
I've said it before and will every time:  Ray, we hardly knew ye.  But it was good.  Rest in peace, my friend.
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #237 on: February 26, 2017, 04:02:00 PM »
 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #238 on: February 26, 2017, 07:35:58 PM »
Well said Doc.

RIP RTR

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #239 on: February 27, 2017, 09:24:26 AM »
RIP, Ray.
I wish we all had friends like Freud!!!.

You got lucky bro. :wink: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: