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Ruud Dingemans 1965 - 2013


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#16 dbell84

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 09:18 AM

I knew this was coming, but it's still sad news.  This hit close to home for me because we were nearly the same age and because Rudy was the first internet friend I ever made.  I had posted a problem I was having at RSC about 11 years ago.  I don't remember what the specific problem was, but it had to do with GPL and Windows.  Rudy was the first to answer and he gave me the advice that fixed my problem, after lecturing me about how much Windoze (that's what Rudy called it) sucks and that I should buy a Mac, of course. ;)  Well, he never was able to convert me to Macs, but it was the start of a friendship through the internet that lasted until Jun 18th of this year.  So long, dear friend!  I shall miss you.  I'm sorry that you're gone, but grateful that your suffering is over.

Besides GPL, Ruud's other sim racing passion was the vintage Formula V mod for rFactor that he was part of.  He also made about a half dozen tracks for rFactor with that mod in mind.  I think I'll fire up rFactor today and drive some vintage Formula Vee's on Rudy's tracks.  He'd like that.

Remco, thank you for posting this.  I was hoping one of his countryman would see an obituary or something when the time came and would let us know.  It's sad news, but it's good to know and not wonder about it.

Dave

edit.  It was the vintage f v mod that Rudy loved.  Added vintage to my post.

Edited by dbell84, Aug 11 2013 - 10:48 AM.


#17 svenvangent

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 09:22 AM

Sad news indeed very sad and to soon gone , rest in peace Rudy .
May i give my Condolences to his family .

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 09:25 AM

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 09:47 AM

Sayonara Rudy.
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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 09:50 AM

Damned, very sad news. :(

I had hoped for Rudy.
The good go first.
RIP Rudy.

My condolences to his family.
And as Andy writes, 48 is no age.

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 10:19 AM

Sad to read that :(  :rip: Ruud.

When you sign in to SRMZ you don't expect to have this kind of news. All my support to his family and friends.

You will be missed.

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 10:58 AM

He will be missed...   perhaps he's racing a 65 Nurburgring with no chicane... i'm almost sure of that...


RIP... Rudy

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 12:06 PM

Wow, incredible news of the worst kind. I can remember searching online for GPL stuff for the first time only to see his name pop up everywhere.

Rust zacht, Ruud.

Edited by TvO, Aug 11 2013 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 12:35 PM

Very Sad!

R.I.P

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 12:59 PM

My condolences to family and friends.

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 02:43 PM

:( A sad loss indeed

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 04:40 PM

Very, very sad news, I have just got surprised with the post in GPL group in Facebook. :( don't know what to say.

RIP Ruud.

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 04:41 PM

the checker flag awaits us all... he was definitely 1st in CLASS ~

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 05:55 PM

So sorry to hear this. R.I.P. Rudy.

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Posted Aug 11 2013 - 08:24 PM

Sad News - condolences to his family.




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