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    Remembering Gene Husting Slot Car & RC Legend

    Remembering Gene Husting – RC Legend, Historian, IFMAR Founding Father

    by Erich Reichert
    http://www.rccaraction.com
    March 6, 2014




    We are all saddened by the news of Gene Husting’s passing this morning at 87 years of age. Few people have have inspired, innovated and driven the RC hobby more than Gene. He was a co-owner of Team Associated, founding father of organized and sanctioned racing, a father and husband. He was a friend, guide and father figure to many in RC, and everywhere you look you can find something that Gene had his hand in–be it car designs that forever changed the direction of our hobby, organizing racing into what we now know as IFMAR and ROAR, slot cars, full-size dragsters and everything else in between. Gene was an icon in every sense of the word and a true historian and aficionado of this great hobby. He will be missed but never forgotten.


    The article goes on with a very nice tribute and history outlining Gene's involvement, innovations, and contributions in R/C cars, as well as in full scale drag racing, and his earlier involvement in slot car racing, where he also made many lasting contributions to the slot car hobby prior to his involvement in R/C.
    - Paul K @ OWH


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    Paul Kassens
    OWH Slot Car Talk "Mom"
    The Old Weird Herald
    email: paulk@oldweirdherald.com

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    We'll all be DAMNED lucky to have crammed as much living in our lifetimes as this fella did... Obviously a SKILLED Artisan, & craftsman....

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