Go Back   oOple.com Forums > General > General Race Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 05-06-2015
SlowOne SlowOne is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,549
Default

So why don't we all come back to Oople and do something ourselves to remember Jimmy. Giving to charity or going to a race is not something that puts us out. A few keystrokes and that's done.

It seemed to me that Jimmy put himself out to provide the Oople forums and he did that maybe at the expense of other things he wanted to do - he did it because it was hard and involved some sacrifice, not because it was easy.

Shouldn't we honour his memory by doing the same? By taking ourselves away from the groups and the other 'easy' things that have diminished the participation here and doing the hard thing - coming back to Oople in our droves?

Just my thoughts...
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-06-2015
Peakey's Avatar
Peakey Peakey is offline
Awesome Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,068
Default

I think the decal idea is a very good one as that what was funding the place wasn't it?

So like SlowOne said do it for us if I've read that right.
Why not if we can have the decals made and if it's ok with whoever makes them, the profits got to the development of oOPle 2 which Jimmy was working on and wanted for us all?

I for one would proudly put his name on any of my cars and even on my 1:1 car and truck. So I can show everyone that I am part of this great place that Jimmy dedicated a massive part of his life to just because he wanted to.
__________________
My feedback feel free to add anything
http://www.oople.com/forums/showthre...863#post861863
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-06-2015
SlowOne SlowOne is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,549
Default

Fair point Peaky, well made. I didn't really make my thoughts clear.

The sticker idea is a good one. I still use stickers we had made for Mike Reedy and Dez Chand. It's something where I can remember the person every time I put one on the car and I would buy some to remember Jimmy.

I was thinking that the charity thing is a once only - a few key strokes, a bit of money and its all over. Stickers - and coming back to Oople from the other groups is like the stickers - we do something to remember Jimmy and we keep doing something that reflects the effort Jimmy put in for us to make our RC world different or better.

My view was that doing something that has a future is a better way of remembering people than a one-off that is done and forgotten.

I'm still not sure I have put my thoughts down that well which, when you consider the way Jimmy was able to do that in his race reports and articles just reminds me how much better he was at that than I am. I don't want to make a deal out of it, and everyone should do what they think best. As one thing had been suggested (charity donation) I was just suggesting another.

Thinking of Vicky and Jimmy's family...
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-06-2015
mark christopher's Avatar
mark christopher mark christopher is offline
Spends too long on oOple ...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: haxey, doncaster
Posts: 7,659
Send a message via MSN to mark christopher
Default

Jimmys love was oOple donations can be made by clicking the PayPal on the top of the page,
No matter what group, what page, what race meeting, Jimmy will all ways be in my mind, and what's more he will all ways be with us.

Before we all jump the gun, can I suggest we give his familly and the oOple crew time....
__________________
MBModels - Schumacher Racing - Vapextech.co.uk - MRT - RCDisco

Last edited by mark christopher; 06-06-2015 at 09:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-06-2015
TARTMAN's Avatar
TARTMAN TARTMAN is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ash, Near Guildford
Posts: 1,841
Default JIMMY OOPLE.

What ever we all do. Its with Jimmy in our thoughts.

I for one would LOVE to have a memorial Jimmy/oople sticker made up. maybe a sheet of them, various styles etc all with the oople and memory of Jimmy on them. One on there being 1/1 size.
say a fiver a sheet(just an idea), should cover the cost of printing and post with some left over for a donation to a suitable charity.
But we ALL will have a permanent memory of Jimmy.

Personally, even thou I have only known the man himself for a few years and met a handful of times, I have spoken on the cyber world often, Have had some great chats and drinks at oople Invernational. His passing has effected me much more than I realised it could.
I would be more than happy to be part of a Jimmy drive for his memory.
I have plenty of Propel prizes I can add(RC helis/cars/drones) and make it something special if that's any help for anything anyone has planned other than the invernational of course.

If Vicky and Co need anything, just ask. I am here if needed.

Mr Oople is a true legend, will always be.



Darren....................................
__________________
XB4 & MORE
, Team Xray,
Team Gainsy Graphics, DPP Racing
2013 & 2014 OOPLE INVERNATIONAL
BEER RACE RUNNER UP!

FEEDBACK LINK =
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-06-2015
Ashlandchris's Avatar
Ashlandchris Ashlandchris is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Mirfield
Posts: 1,151
Default

Is there a consensus yet?
Is there going to be a special Jimmy oOple decal created?
I am not a graphic designer so haven't immediately leapt in to design one, but is anyone?
How about folks try and put a basic "rough" idea together and we then put it to a vote and get the winning design tidied up a bit?

Obviously a donation can be included in the sale price, but the impression I see is that many folks (me included) would like some sort of reminder on their shells - I wouldn't be back in RC if it weren't for Jimmy so it seems fitting to me.
If this isn't the route that is decided on then so be it - I will simply make my own and paint it on as I can make vinyl masks, but not stickers!
__________________
I've got Araldite and a Swiss Army Knife - what more do I need?


Yokomo YZ-2
Yokomo BMax2Worlds

No 4WD because nothing lives up to my original Optima. Until now maybe?...
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-06-2015
eyeayen's Avatar
eyeayen eyeayen is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Coast UK
Posts: 1,877
Default

I haven't commented on any of this. I heard the news a little while ago now, and didn't know what to do, I never met Jimmy but I spoke to him via email a fair bit, strangely never about RC, we used to chat about Photography and Illustration. So with that in mind I've started to make a design but it will be too complicated for small decal, I was thinking about it as more of a T shirt for the oOple event later this year. I'm about 20 hours into this design at the moment but not in any way finished or wanting to show anyone yet.

I'm still lost for words on this and wish Vicky and Jimmy's family the best for tomorrow, my thoughts are with you.

As for designing a sticker, probably best to get the person who's printing them to do it, I know Jon from RCS has been mentioned and he was the first person I thought of.
__________________
My feed back

My paintwork thread
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-06-2015
kneegrow kneegrow is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4
Default

I've printed jimmys stickers for as long as i can remember and would really like to be a part of this.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-06-2015
kneegrow kneegrow is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4
Default

i am not gunna lie the thought of having to do a design for the guy who was nothing but design scares the bollocks off me, but i like the challenge and think with everyones input and seeing his designs over the years i should be able to get it right
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 13-06-2015
mark christopher's Avatar
mark christopher mark christopher is offline
Spends too long on oOple ...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: haxey, doncaster
Posts: 7,659
Send a message via MSN to mark christopher
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kneegrow View Post
I've printed jimmys stickers for as long as i can remember and would really like to be a part of this.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kneegrow View Post
i am not gunna lie the thought of having to do a design for the guy who was nothing but design scares the bollocks off me, but i like the challenge and think with everyones input and seeing his designs over the years i should be able to get it right
after seeing your poster and knowing the connection, you HAVE to be the man for the job!!
__________________
MBModels - Schumacher Racing - Vapextech.co.uk - MRT - RCDisco
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 13-06-2015
chrislee's Avatar
chrislee chrislee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 160
Default

^^^ agree with Mark 100%

The poster was brilliant, if you run some copies, I'd have one.

Chris
__________________
Batley Buggy Club
Yokomo YZ2 DTM
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 13-06-2015
Peakey's Avatar
Peakey Peakey is offline
Awesome Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,068
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark christopher View Post
after seeing your poster and knowing the connection, you HAVE to be the man for the job!!

1. what poster?

2. I'm 100% behind that idea I can think of no one better to do them
__________________
My feedback feel free to add anything
http://www.oople.com/forums/showthre...863#post861863
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 13-06-2015
mark christopher's Avatar
mark christopher mark christopher is offline
Spends too long on oOple ...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: haxey, doncaster
Posts: 7,659
Send a message via MSN to mark christopher
Default

__________________
MBModels - Schumacher Racing - Vapextech.co.uk - MRT - RCDisco
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 13-06-2015
claymoreman claymoreman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 81
Default poster

that would be cool as a parts box sticker or if someone could make a pit board out of one
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 13-06-2015
Peakey's Avatar
Peakey Peakey is offline
Awesome Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,068
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark christopher View Post

I wondered who did that I started to well up a bit when I saw it great work buddy. I can't think of a better person than you to do Jimmy proud
__________________
My feedback feel free to add anything
http://www.oople.com/forums/showthre...863#post861863
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 13-06-2015
Danf1275 Danf1275 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 125
Default

Lovely picture - very poignant.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 14-06-2015
Stu's Avatar
Stu Stu is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Burnley, East Lancs
Posts: 2,584
Blog Entries: 12
Default

Jimmy was not someone who enjoyed being fussed over, a simple sticker sheet memorial would be appropriate.

In 2010 he was blown away by the response to the original running of 'his' meeting, the Invernational.

We are doing it all again for the sixth time in August - Invernational 2015.

All abilities welcome, heat 1 will resemble something from the Muppet Show, heat 18 will be full of International standard drivers.

He would have loved you all to be there.
__________________
SP12/RC10/XLS/JRX-2/XX/XXCR/XXCR-KE/XXX/XXXBK2/CR2/Xpro/B4/XX4/XXX4/X5/X11/DEX410/DEX210/DNX408/8ight/VW Golf GTI MK2/VW Golf TDI Wagon/Ovlov V70 D5/VW Beetle II (registered to Carrie)/Bailey Ranger/(does anyone read this bullshit?)/Creda Tumble2/HotPoint FE800/BOSCH SGS45C02GB/Dyson DC04/new patio doors & windows/freshly painted bannister rail & skirting boards, baby.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 14-06-2015
ralphee's Avatar
ralphee ralphee is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,048
Default

Thats kinda what i was leaning to Stu, a Oople based, "Jimmy" sheet we can all show, and maybe fund something be each sale to a good cause, be it the site he loved, or a charity?

Lee
__________________
INSERT COIN
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 14-06-2015
Northy's Avatar
Northy Northy is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Malton, North Yorkshire - Gods Country
Posts: 8,362
Blog Entries: 15
Default

Well said Stu.

G
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 14-06-2015
mattybucks mattybucks is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,800
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ralphee View Post
Thats kinda what i was leaning to Stu, a Oople based, "Jimmy" sheet we can all show, and maybe fund something be each sale to a good cause, be it the site he loved, or a charity?

Lee
I Think the above with the proceeds going to the the forum.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
oOple.com