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#21 mannyvig

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

I'm sure everyone on this forum owes him some thanks in one way or another, the man was an innovator.
My family and I are keeping Ross in our prayers.
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#22 LLave

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:21 PM

That is terrible. I am so sorry for Ross and the family. I have never spoken with him but he has in some way influenced me. Thank you for everything Ross, my best to you.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

Praying for your family...

David
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#24 zack_280

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:55 PM

Godspeed Ross. 


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#25 zpizzaman20

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

He has helped so many of us..... many prayers coming your way.



#26 gogriz91

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

Saying prayers for Ross and the family.


"Day/Night VFR street fighter" '73 HLS30 129806; L-28, street cam, SUs, 5-speed, Koni's, Suspension techniques springs, swaybars, R200 w/3.90 LSD, BRE front/rear spoilers, Pertronix ignition

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#27 rsicard

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

My thought are also with you and your son and I will pray for him.  He and I discussed and came up with ideas for manufacturing stronger stub axles on the Datsun Z series vehicles.  And I have them on my vehicle now.



#28 TimO

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:37 AM

Frank, my prayers are with you and the rest of the Corrigan family. I have had nothing but the best service and advice from Ross. He will be greatly missed.


 

 

 

 


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:54 AM

Ross passed away on June 4th. Godspeed Ross.
----- John Coffey, Fabricator at Benton Performance, LLC

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:26 AM

Rest in Peace.


Yep.... I'm a wanna be tuner :redface:

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:03 AM

May he rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


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#32 thomas461

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

Godspeed Ross and deepest sympathies to those who are left behind.

#33 Mikelly

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:08 PM

Godspeed Ross.  You are missed and your legacy lives on with many of our cars.

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:08 AM

How old was Ross?  Sad to hear going that fast.

 

Getting older, life seems a whole lot different nowdays..  and thats OK.

 

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#35 Mike kZ

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:59 AM

So sad



#36 nullbound

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:13 PM

:-(



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

I'm not on the forums that much and had just bought some parts from him this spring and saddened to hear the news of his sickness and now passing.  God Speed Ross, RIP. 


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#38 Mikelly

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:00 AM

Ross was a few years younger than me I think.  I'm 46.

 

Ross and I struck up our friendship here, and chatted offline about a lot of things once he started actually formulating the business that would become Modern Motorsports LLC.  Ross wanted to take the control arm design I had and make it better, and I wanted out of the parts making business, so it was a natural transition for Ross to make his new business venture incorporate his idea of the perfect (and better) control arm for the masses.  We chatted about a number of things over the years, including the inner workings of this site, the state of the Datsun Zcar community, vendor support, and life in general. 

 

As life happens, people drift away from contact and get on with other aspects of life, and Ross and I didn't chat for a few years, until I needed stops for my CV axles and a few other small parts.  I got them within weeks of ordering without issue and Ross sent a note to make sure I got them and they were acceptable.  All his parts always were... Two months later I ordered more parts and had the same results, except this time with a call to ask me about the rear diff setup.  Ross wanted to know where I had gotten a differential mount because it wasn't his!!  We had a good laugh, and he was quick to remind me he could have supplied the part.  Ross had an eye for details like that.

 

Ross changed the Zcar community.  He gave us alternatives to the minimal other vendors, and his parts were designed to really stand up to the abuses some of our cars are capable of putting those parts through.

 

How old was Ross?  Sad to hear going that fast.

 

Getting older, life seems a whole lot different nowdays..  and thats OK.

 

Tom


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:21 AM

Thank you Ross for all that you have done for the Z community.

Your rear brake kit is working perfectly on my 240Z.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

I spent a lot of time with Ross on the phone talking about ideas for various products, some of which became items in his product line.  We referred customers to each others often.  I also spent a week in Florida with him and Ken Jones helping Ken setup his supercharged 280Z - some of which made into a SportZ article.  We all got hot laps on a 1/2 mile paved oval in Ken's 280Z before the track owner showed up and tossed us out because we were not driving a real race car.  He put a lot of thought into his products and was a good guy to work with.  His illness impacted his business towards the end but getting healthy is more important then a business.


----- John Coffey, Fabricator at Benton Performance, LLC




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