The Passing of an RC Legend

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The Passing of an RC Legend

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R.I.P. John Thorp 6/30/1924 - 9/3/2012

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Today was the passing of my friend John J. Thorp . I got to see him on Saturday, and knew he was ready to leave his earthly form, and maybe meet up with his late wife Helen. I like to think he had an amazing full life and touched many peoples lives with his designs and hard work in the fields of slot and radio controlled cars. I can't think of a better day for his passing then Labor Day. I will always remember John and his ingenious designs and fantastic accomplishments he made in his field. John was always kind to me, and I will miss visiting him. I am very thankful for the time I had documenting his creations, and hearing all his great stories. He will be missed.

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Wow, sad day. Godspeed Mr Thorp-

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:? R.I.P. John Thorp.
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I think alot of us owe him great amounts of grattiude and admiration.RIP Mr.Thorp !Don

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RIP Mr. Thorp. Truly a great addition to the hobby.

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RIP Mr. Thorp, your legacy will live as long as there are r/c cars!
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John Thorp, one of the true innovators and pioneers of R/C... variable speed transmissions, trick suspension designs, the best drill-blank tools available. And the legendary Thorp Raceway in Pomona hosted numerous regional, national and world championship events, later to become the Ranch Pit Shop.

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RIP John

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RIP Mr. Thorp.

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If i9t wasn't for John, off road most likely wouldn't have become what it did. The Tamiya RR and SS had two TERRIBLE problems: the white plastic front spindles and no diff, both corrected by John. Great guy, always had time to talk to a young kid even as he worked in his shop. First time I ever ran a car was at Thorp Raceway. It sucks that people like him are gone from our sport.

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R.I.P. John

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RIP Mr. Thorp.

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Post by slotcarrod »

Such a sad part of life. God speed Mr Thorp and thanks for the diffs and tools. Still the best tools!

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