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RIP Mike Reedy

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Mike Reedy nous a quitté ce matin :-(

Une petite pensée pour ce Grand Monsieur de la RC et pour les siens..

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Alors ça... ça fait spécialement très mal.

Sans lui, la RC de compétition ne serait de loin pas ce qu'elle est, a été, et sera.

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Mike Reedy et Gualtiero Picco qui partent le même jour... Deux papes des moteurs RC bien que de catégories différentes.

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RIP Mike!

Sans toi la RC n aurait jamais été comme aujourd hui.

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A les 15x2 Pink, qui cramait tout....Vario... transmi...pneu...

Toute un époque qui part en fumée.....

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et *****!! alors là c'est encore un coup de massue,un grand monsieur super gentil que j'ai pu approché une fois,RIP mr Reedy et de là haut continu a surveiller tes bourrins

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je ne sais pas quoi dire

c'est un grand de la rc qui nous quitte

il m'as fait rêver avec ses moteurs et avec sa course

bye mike

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toute une génération, toute une époque, que de bons souvenirs, RIP mister REEDY..

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A message from Mike Reedy's Family:

It is with very heavy hearts that we must inform everyone of Mike Reedy's passing early this morning. Mike lost his 10-plus year battle with Parkinson's disease but passed away peacefully surrounded by many of his Associated family and friends.

As the man who turned his name into one of the most successful racing brands in R/C history, Mike Reedy could be found in the pits of every major race event building and tuning motors for most of the top R/C drivers in the world. It didn't matter whether you were a world champion, or just an average racer, Mike was there to help everyone and had a true passion for doing this.

Mike contributed greatly to the technology of the R/C industry, but perhaps where he made his most measurable contribution was in the lives of countless young drivers coming up through the racing ranks. He served as the Team Associated race team manager for over 20 years, and during that time, scouted, and mentored some of the best talent the R/C industry has ever witnessed. Names like Jay Halsey, Masami Hirosaka, Mark Pavidis, Bill Easton, Brian Kinwald, Tony Neisinger, Neil Cragg, Craig Drescher, Matt Francis, Mark Francis, Cliff Lett, Ryan Maifield, and many others are prime examples of the unparalleled influence he had on our industry and the people in it.

Today our industry lost an icon that is impossible to replace, but Mike was more than just an icon, he is a legend, and legends never die.

-- Rest in Peace Mike. You will be greatly missed.

Mike asked that there be no funeral services for his passing, but rather an R/C party celebration of his life. Details will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you consider making a memorial contribution in Mike Reedy's name to the National Parkinson Foundation at the link below.

https://www2.parkinson.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=745)

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Rencontré lors de "Reedy Race of Europe" et "of Champions" dans les années 90

Un GRAND Monsieur de la RC nous a quitté.

Rip Mike...

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effectivement grande disparition dans le monde de la rc

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Et dire que j'ai roulé il y 3 semaine avec un de ces moteurs sur mon vintage.

Avec lui disparait le dernier (dinosaure) des motorises elec de la RC.

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Merci MONSIEUR REEDY ou plutôt MONSEIGNEUR REEDY devrais-je dire...

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Je l ai rencontré 2 fois.

la première c'était aux championnats d europe 1/12 et quelques années plus tard aux championnats du monde à Paris.

un vrai grand monsieur.. avec autant de gentillesse que d'humilité, bourré d'humour et de talent.

Grand, amateur de gastronomie française.

Les vieux se souviennent des reedy bleus en standard et des silver et gold en modifiés..

je suis triste .

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Celebration of Mike Reedy’s Life: RC Superstars, Stories and Racing

Mike Reedy, an RC icon and the hobby’s most recognizable motor-man, passed away recently and left countless RC friends mourning his passing. Yet, Mike did not want a memorial or funeral in his honor; rather, Mr. Reedy wanted a party.

So, yesterday at West Coast R/C in La Mirada, California, over a hundred of Mike’s friends gathered to celebrate Mike’s life exactly the way Mike wanted it–at a racetrack, with fun and competitive racing for everyone in attendance in true Reedy Race fashion.

The party was both emotional and hilarious, with Master of Ceremonies Cliff Lett telling the first of many stories over the track’s loud-speaker about Mike Reedy and his effect on the RC industry. Associated’s Gene Hustings assembled a moving photo slide-show, while others told stories about Mr. Reedy at and away from the track. Notables like Mark Pavidis, Scott Hughes, Jay Halsey, Barry Baker and Bob Novak and many others spoke of how Mike had influenced their lives as a mentor and as a friend. The mood swung seamlessly from laughter to tears and back to laughter again as stories of Mr. Reedy were shared for nearly an hour.

After the speeches, the program moved directly into racing, with classes divided up into “Former IFMAR World Champs,” racers from the 80′s, 90′s and 2000′s, and even a couples race where one person steered and one controlled the throttle. It was all smiles and laughter the entire afternoon.

We were honored to be invited to the event, and all of us at Air Age Media and Radio Control Car Action send our best to the Reedy family.

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Au revoir Mister Mike Magic Reedy, il a été en effet l'un de ceux qui nous ont permis de rouler encore plus vite et plus fort !!

Je me souviens encore de la petite boite qu'il nous avait envoyé avant l'EC 88' et dans lequel il y avait le Pink (prémonition ...) qui a permis de gagner ce championnat d'Europe ... Christophe l'a encore au magasin ...

Après la disparition de Phil Dangerous Davies, vu qq jours avant :( Mike laissera un vide pour tout les anciens comme nous et aussi les nouveaux ! Mais il nous restera tout les bons souvenirs des Races of Champions, Tony Garnier, et autres World Champs effectués en sa compagnie (et avec ses conseils !!)

Yep .. RIP Mr Mike

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