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RIP Russell Warren Collins

 
Old 05-12-2014, 04:43 PM
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Default RIP Russell Warren Collins

I love you man.


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Actually, a LONG TIME AGO (about 10 years) I was installing an individual throttle body set-up on my car and I needed an adapter made so that I can install the factory fuel pressure regualtor. Well, my machining skills sucked at the time ( they still do, but much worse back then) so I tried to mickey mouse it using parts we had here at the shop. This was the last piece I needed to get the car started. Well, none of my ideas worked and I went home.

Next morning, going through all the incoming shipments for the day, there was one box that didn't have a name on it. The address said the North Pole. I said to myself, huh? Opened it up and there was the trickest looking polished aluminum adapter for my fuel pressure regulator. My boss came in early just to machine this piece for me. I looked up to see where my boss (Russ Collins, the best ******* boss in the world) was and he was just smiling. I walked up to him wanting to hug him (lol) but I just shook his hand and said thanks.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:46 PM
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your boss at the RC? would that be the same boss who terminated you? what's the story with that anyway?
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:53 PM
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your boss at the RC? would that be the same boss who terminated you? what's the story with that anyway?
For quite some time, he has not been involved with the company at all. He's been ill.

Company VP has been running the show for the last 5-6 years.
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Mr. RC himself!! I knew that name sounded familiar. RIP Mister. PS, love your little story about Russ that's awesome!!
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Owner sounds like a good guy. Bosses like those are rare, which I assume was also your friend.

Sorry for your loss
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Sorry to hear, man. RIP RC.

Will rock RC decals on the turtle.
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RIP RC, sounded like an overall good guy.
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wow... loved RC.

godspeed.
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RIP to a legend in the auto aftermarket industry.
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sounded like a great guy and awesome boss..
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Stupid old man.
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Stupid old man.
First!
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Inception...
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:pourin' da 40:
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Stupid old man.
welcome back!
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He's not back, he's leaving soon if he hasn't already. I'm about to dip out again too, but fear not because the second we leave, Flav and rockcity will return to keep you entertained.
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don't know why Flav came back. Slomo please stay
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don't know why Flav came back. Slomo please stay
INCEPTION!!!
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wtf, he back???
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He's not back, he's leaving soon if he hasn't already. I'm about to dip out again too, but fear not because the second we leave, Flav and rockcity will return to keep you entertained.
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wtf, he back???
I was at BMRS last week and I noticed the only picture hung up in the reception area was a Salt Flat car that went 420 mph.

An old timer was there waiting for some hoses to get pressure tested and he asked me what I was working on.

I told him a little Honda for road racing. He then went on to ask: For SCCA?

I responded with "A bit more prepared then what SCCA had in mind".

He said we need more guys like you, after were gone, you're gonna carry the torch.

I asked him why he was in there. He pointed at the picture hung up on the wall.

I was like "damn!".

He was the son of Mickey Thompson.


**** me.

We need more guys like you.
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Russ and Soichiro sharing a drink.

Wonder what the **** they were chatting about.



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