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Esslinger Engineering
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:42:53 PM »
Just want to inform the group that the Patriarch of Esslinger Engineering, Dwaine Esslinger Died this week. Some of you who know about Esslinger Engineering and Dan Esslinger. Dwaine had ALS and was not doing well. But he celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary with his wife, kissed her goodnight and never woke up.
RIP Dwaine, you are with good company now...
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 06:35:10 PM »
Thats a shame to here. The industry lost a great one for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 08:53:02 PM »
Rest in peace Dwaine we are watching over you, rest easy.
Thank you for everything you have done. An old Ford man!!
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Re: Esslinger Engineering
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
Wow, He did great things with the Pinto engines.  Too Bad, hope he didn't suffer.  :'(

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Re: Esslinger Engineering
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 10:24:38 AM »
Brad- so sorry to hear of this, I know you were real close to the family- it must have hit hard for you...

I jumped in late on this thread- Getting stood back up after my trip, Can the PCCA send flowers?
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Re: Esslinger Engineering
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 11:51:35 AM »
Dear pinto group, The PCCA has made a donation to Dwaine Esslingers favorite charity and is sending Esslinger Engineering a plaque that acknowledges Dwaine's contribution to all the Pinto hobbyists and Pinto Racers from the PCCA. This donation and plaque is from All of YOU. The PCCA thanks this group for supporting people and companies like Esslinger Engineering that have helped Pinto people like you to achieve your goals and aspirations . 
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