Gene Husting 1927-2014

Whether you enjoy RC as a competition, weekend hobby or backyard bash the passing of fellow kindred spirits is a sad unwelcome event but a real one that seems to halt the ever turning gears of RC for a moment as friends cast a retrospective thought, remember and pay their respects.

In recent years we’ve seen some true pioneers pass away, dedicating their lives to building the foundations of where we are today; Gene Husting, co-founder of Team Associated will be remembered as an icon and joins the likes of Mike Reedy, Gualtiero Picco, Ted Longshaw, Hisashi Suzuki & more in heaven’s RC hall of fame.

Novarossi phoned us this morning and wanted to post a eulogy to Gene which we were only too happy to re-post:

The Managers of Novarossi World srl – Cesare Rossi, Graziosa Barchi and Elisa Rossi – are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Gene Husting diligent and passionate protagonist of RC .

Novarossi therefore wish to use this medium to extend its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family and the entire RC World community.

We should bow our heads in memory of this time of Pomona 1987 WC. Novarossi and Associated won the world championship 20 laps ahead of the second place finisher and get started their business collaboration since then.