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    Default The sudden death of my closest friend Enrique Scanlon (EScanlon)

    I don't know of a better place to post this , because I know many of you know Enrique on this site. He and I met through this vary site 13 years back and have been close friends since. Enrique has been ill for some time but lost the fight yesterday morning at 6:30 while being transported to the Hosp. His death was due to complications and was not expected and a shock to us all. I ask that you please remember him for his kindness and willing to pass on his wealth of knowledge. He was a vary intelligent man and a good friend. The whole Z Nissan community has lost a valuable asset and a positive spokesman .
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    Thanks Gary. Enrique was a big help around the club as well as a good friend of mine as well. He helped several times with my Z and showed me many different ways I could improve the website. We had many discussions over the phone about establishing an easier to understand user policy and was directly involved in helping many of the members of this website with their own personal car projects. He was a valuable asset to the Z community as well as someone I could count on.

    Enqrique also purchased a '68 Datsun Roadster from me many years ago in order to restore it for his wife. During the summer, we would spend hours talking about restoration techniques and walked slowly around the shows together critiquing other cars. Enrique always made me feel like I was important and he always had new and fresh ideas about how to improve the way we look at these vehicles.

    I will miss him.

    A toast to Enrique!
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    Oh wow, I will miss him!

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    E and I started our friendship with an altercation on this very website-about a Z sold by a Z business and seemingly misrepresented-what a fight that was!. It is still in the archives here-toned down by those that moderated before us. As our friendship grew I would go back and revisit it and see just how much E was always himself-that thread was a glimpse of the things that made him a great man, conviction, understanding, and more. He was a great friend, blunt as the end of a Roadsters bumper, but always asking afterward to "pardon my French". He and I spoke regularly, and worked on several projects together through the phone and mail, from Grille emblems, the veneer Dashboard he made for his roadster, and even sharing ideas for the Portland Roadster Show. He was a sounding board for many things for me, and frequently brought up things I had not thought of-drawing from his past sales experience.
    He was a man I respected, admired, and asked for advice. He really, honestly wanted to help the Roadster and Z community, and his efforts are all over the archives in a few sites like this one and in the Portland Roadster Show, and in the Zs of everyone who saw the value of his posts.
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    I first met E in person in June '05 at Canby. I had bought my first (yellow) Z the previous Fall, and that was my first Datsun gathering. By that time, he had already given me some great advice here on CZCC that probably saved me a ton of money and time. E was easy to talk to, even if you didn't know him. Obviously, lots of Datsun knowledge, both Zs and Roadsters. Not all that much of a mechanic, he was a whiz at body, paint and interior work. And more than happy to share and help. He and I (mostly he) installed my headliner after I had replaced the roof skin on my car, for example. I believe he also painted Gary's yellow car in Gary's garage.

    Since E and the Portland area people were 100+ miles away, we didn't get together in person all that often, maybe 2-3 times a year. But we would correspond by email or phone a fair amount.

    E was 56 (6 months older than me), and had been ill for some time. He never seemed to let it get him down, always had a good attitude, which we all know is damned hard when you don't feel good. I actually thought he sounded pretty good the last time we talked on the phone, so this was a bit of a shock.

    Godspeed, Enriqué! You will be missed.
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    I hate to hear of such losses. Hls30.com just posted on his Facebook page about the loss. I had never personally met him but had talked with Enrique on the phone about Z items. I have never heard a bad story or harsh word about him. He was a true Z car fan and would help you or guide you in the right way. I always liked to hear what EScanlon had to say about a subject. We will miss you Enrique.

    Cheers !!! to your toast Mike.
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    I never met EScanlon but grew to admire him from his posts.

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    I never met him either, but his memory will live-on through the advice he shared here on this site.
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    Rest in Peace. Never met him, but valued his advice on these forums. He posted all the way up until two days ago.
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    He will certainly be missed here.

    About a month ago, I fixed the striker on the door of my 260Z following directions he posted several years ago. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to thank him for sharing the tip. He won't be forgotten here anytime soon.
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    Oh! This is devastating news! Great guy - I will miss him. All my best to his family. God's speed, Enrique.
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    I too had the pleasure to converse with E through this site, and he was always had time for my questions on body work. He will be very much missed here.
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    Sorry to hear about the loss of Enrique. Like others, I never met him, but enjoyed his posts and wealth of knowledge. Prayers and thoughts going out for his family and friends.

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    Here's to you, Enrique! You will be missed.

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    Godspeed Enrique.

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    I wish I had been able to get to know him, sounds like a really standup guy. I'll bet he'd have never guessed all these people admired him so much. You never really know how much you affect the people around you, and that you meet and associate with throughout your life. He even friended me on facebook just because we were fellow Z enthusiasts.
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    After 55 years, I don't get too shocked by someone's passing, even family.
    This one hurt.
    After following this site for the last 9 years, E was the man when you needed detailed, step by step instructions, advice and all around Z knowledge.
    I've used his bodywork experience and guidance to solve my problems and to make me confident enough to tackle jobs I would never even consider doing.
    Never met him (wish I had), but as others can attest, if you read his posts, you 'knew' him.
    He was an honest man, gave his opinion without an ego infusion, and truly loved the Z and all of his Z family.
    It came thru in his posts.
    I'll treasure the memory of making him spit coffee on his cat after a smart-*ss post.
    Gentlemen, we have lost a true national treasure of Z knowledge and as far as I can tell, a good person.
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    Maybe we could have some kind of rememberance at ZCon 2013 for him.
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    I met E many times at the Canby events over the years. His honest opinions and "Good Job Dave" followed with a pat on the back is what I remember most of him. He'd play it off like it was no big deal when my wife Leah would compliment him on his Z. I remember telling him "I really want those headlight covers" and him saying "I'll try and remember that when I update my will" Who'd have thought it would be read this soon? Certainly not me. He always seemed to be on my side when discussions would get heated with newbies on this site, and I loved that about him. Great man who I can honestly say, helped me to be where I am today when it comes to my upgrades and my car.

    Rest in Peace old friend. May the highways of heaven be clear and full of curves.
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    EScanlon was an outstanding Z guy and will be missed by all club members.
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    Hi Gary:
    Thanks for letting us know. That is very sad news indeed. So young too...

    I think everyone has pretty much said it - a great guy to have in any group. Courteous, thoughtful, intelligent and always willing to help others. Always told it like it was.

    I enjoyed our discussions, because that is what they always were. Discussion with communications flowing both ways and always respectful of differing views. RIP "E"...

    I hope Gary can convey our condolences and thoughts to E's family.

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    Sad News. Enrique was a great Z guy who helped many of us. He will be misssed.

    Please give our thoughts and condolances to his family.
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    I never met him but I loved the guy....you could see his helpfulness and sincerity to others all the time. A true human.

    I feel sick with sadness. It is a great loss to all here.

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    totaly caught off guard by this news. i had no knowledge of his ill health. makes one think of your own mortality as i'm 3 years older. he will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. my condolence to his family and the z community.

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    This has shocked me as well.
    Enrique was the best.
    I've been with this site since 2005 and hearing from Beandip about his passing has hit me as hard as when Carl Stahlnecker (AKA: Bambikiller) passed away.
    You just thought that guys like Carl and Enrique would always be here posting wisdom and knowledge. It was like the sun coming up.
    He will be missed-----a sad, sad day indeed------ but he will be remembered always.
    My deepest condolences to his family and his many friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpilati View Post
    Maybe we could have some kind of rememberance at ZCon 2013 for him.
    Bryan,

    Let's talk. I am on the planning committee for ZCON 2013. I think it would be a great idea to honor E's memory in some way at the Convention this year.

    I really considered E as a part of a special group of gifted posters here that I hold in high regard. He and others like him are always willing to share their wealth of knowledge to all the come to this site for advice and help with the cars we all love. That is what makes this Z community so special. He will definitely be missed on this site.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, he was too young for sure!

    Mike can you add something on the home page to honor E?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgmoreau View Post
    Mike can you add something on the home page to honor E?
    Absolutely! We need to create a member spotlight about him! I'll start something and let you know.
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    I started talking with Enrique in 2001. I was collecting parts to restore my series one. Enrique sent me a message telling me if I needed any help with the body work look him up. I did get with him and Bean Dip over the next couple of years. We traded parts and experience about early Z cars. Made the two hour trip down to see him several times. It was always worth the drive. Traded pictures of the rust repair on my car. One Friday Enrique and Bean dip drove up to check on the body work and Enrique sprayed the primer in the engine bay of my car. Like Arne I am just far enough away that getting together as often as we like was hard to do. Always looked forward to the Canby shows and the procession of Z cars in to the fairgrounds. I will truly miss our gatherings and friend ship.
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    Condolences and prayers to Enrique's family.

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    To all this is his wife Deb TY for all the kind words-would love to print this but Enrique was my computer man so don't know how
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    TY would like to know about the spotlight and the ZCON thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by EScanlon View Post
    TY would like to know about the spotlight and the ZCON thing
    Well I thought it would be nice, but can't speak for ZCON and this should probably be done by the people that knew him best.
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    Hi all,
    I was shocked by the death at a relatively young age of our friend Enrique Escanlon. When I went to add my sympathies etc. the thread had been closed. Why? Were there snarky comments? It seems wrong to close the thread without letting more of us write our thoughts about a guy who helped a lot of us. Would one of the admins please address this issue? I would appreciate it. He was a terrific guy who I never met except here, and he saved me so much agro working on my zed. I wish I had thanked him. Peace E.

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    Oh gosh! My sympathies to his family and to everyone who knew him. He helped me a lot during early stages of my Z restoration, R.I.P.
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    RIP Enrique your wisdom will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to all his family and friends. Thanks for all you have given us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop's Z View Post
    the thread had been closed. Why?
    Hi Mike, the thread was closed by mistake, it's open again. Please feel free to send your regards about Enrique here.

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    Oh man life is so short! My heart felt condolences to his family. He will be missed!

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    My sympathies and prayers to his family. I have read many of his posts through the years and echo all that has been said. RIP

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    My thoughts and prayers to E's family. While we never met in person he provided so much telephone and email support to me while restoring 797.

    He repaired my plastic radio and map light pieces last year so I will remember him fondly every time I drive the Z and look at these pieces.

    E will be truly missed.

    With caring thoughts,

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    Hi Deb,

    Losing someone you care so much about is very hard. You have my deepest sympathies. I never met Enrique, but he was so giving with his knowledge that he saved me so much aggravation while restoring my zed that I felt I knew him. It's that way on this site...you meet people here that you consider your friends. That's what Enrique was ...a friend to all of us in the Z community. He will be missed, but remembered whenever we drive our old Datsuns. Peace.

    Cheers, Mike
    '73 240Z, 80,000 original miles, F54, N42 massaged and shaved (10.5-1 comp.), stage 2 cam, ZX ignition, Header, 2 1/2" exhaust w/ magnaflow muffler, 5 spd (Maxima), 4:11 R180 (200SX), 15" Rota RBs 205-60/15 Bridgestone Grid 109s, KYB struts, stock springs, rubber bushings, MSA sway bars and strut bars, HotRod Air hvac system, '90 300ZX seats, upgraded sound system, BRE-type spook and spoiler

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    Never had the pleasure of meeting E, though we spoke on the phone fairly often. As is the case with everyone else here, the love of our cars brought us together.
    Years ago now, I'd posted a pic of the aftermarket floormats that came in my zx; there was something in the coloring of carpet that caught E's attention, and he pm'd me about taking them off my hands even though they weren't for sale. As I wasn't using them, I shipped them off to WA and he put them to use in his beloved roadster.

    Who knew such a simple thing-sharing a photo-would start a friendship that spanned years and timezones.
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    I'm sorry to hear of Enrique's passing. My thoughs and best wishes go out to his family.

    Though I never met him personally, we probably contributed on a few of Z car threads over the years. We've lost a few good forum members over the years. I can still remember when Carl Stahlnecker (Bambikiller240), a familiar fixture here, died back in 2006.

    God's blessings and welcome home, E.
    Ed
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    R.I.P...Enrique
    HLS30 32581, 5/71 Matching numbers

    Jay Leno : You know one week after the Americans have walked on the moon, the Japanese introduced this sports car, and…if you’re a car guy pretty equal. I mean walking on the moon was pretty good, but how many times you’d gonna walk on the moon? But here was an affordable sports car that had real performance and looked like it cost a lot more than it did.

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    Enrique was always quick to offer a hand whenever it was needed. He helped Toni and I with advice and assistance while restoring our 240z. More importantly he was a good friend. We spent many hours at car shows trading stories and drinking beer. He will be missed.


    "theres nothing to it, but to do it"

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    When I was new here, I believe my very first post was for Parking light switch which he was
    after.That was in Dec 2002, I still remember he was excited about my offer and I was very happy
    that I was accepted in this wonderful Z car community by him.

    May you rest in peace , Enrique.

    kats
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    Sucks this does, missed he will be.

    Shortly before his migration, his "blunt assessments" were golden elsewhere!


    I always laugh when I me member this thread:

    http://www.zcar.com/forum/13-car-tal...-you-guys.html
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    So sad to hear, I wish E God speed, and all my thoughts and prayers to his family.

    I was only privileged enough to have some PM exchanges with E after he hit me with infractions for going political, harsh language or pushing a point with another member. One exchange in particular, back in December of 2010 sticks out in my memory, we went back and forth about politics on the forum. E struck me as a fair minded man that was more concerned with where things would go rather than what has already been said or done. In our brief correspondence he earned my respect for the way he represented himself and explained his actions.

    I feel like I lost a friend even though I never met or spoke with the man, Via Con Dios E……..

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    Rest well Enrique.
    Zed not Zee

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    I wish I had gotten to know him better. I'm sorry to hear the sad news!
    My last three sports cars while I still owned all three:

    2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0i soft/hard top (sold)
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    Although I didnt know him personally, I enjoyed readings the comments Enrique gave on this forum. Enrique was the gentle current that flowed through some of the turbulent threads that past by my computer screen.
    The link is post 46 says it all.
    He will be missed. My sincere regards to his family and friends
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    I guess it was two Canbys ago, he grabbed me by the arm and took me over to show me the chrome mesh insert he'd put into that ersatz hood scoop on his roadster. The man was so proud of that subtle little tweak. That was a man that really enjoyed his cars....
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    Great guy, believed in the "pay it forward" concept by sending people parts they needed, sometimes without charging them postage or anything. I am the recipient of such kind actions by E. Sympathies to the family, he will be sorely missed.
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    I didn't have the opportunity to know Enrique for very long, and it didn't take long either to see what a kind and genuine person he was.
    Thankfully, some of his knowledge and words will be eternalized here.
    Rest in peace, Enrique.
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    Yes, I remember seeing him around a lot. My condolences to all of you that knew him personally, or simply had a connection through this wonderful site. We lost Mike of Sunrise Z (Glendale, CA) in 2010 and that was hard for me, the shop, and all his customers. I have another Z "guru" that is battling cancer, and it's not looking too great right now. We can only carry the torch when our fellow Z friends have to go. I owe a lot to all the folks that helped me with my cars, and make me feel part of an actual community.

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    1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 (SOLD!)
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    I haven't been on Classic Z Cars in some time. I sold my '72 240Z a few years back to work on my '66 E-Type, and I subsequently purchased a Ferrari 308. Having owned various Z cars over the years, this site has always been near and dear to my heart.

    I returned today to see "what's going on", and I am saddened that the first thread I've seen is about Enrique. Reading through the condolences and tributes brings back some memories of all of you - although we may not have been close, this forum has been a model of friendliness and assistance. Enrique was no exception - I still remember him as a leader here, helpful and respectful.

    RIP "E" - you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family, and to all of you on Classic Z Cars.
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    RIP Enrique,
    Great source of encouragement over the years forme in so many ways.

    Powerful, yet very fair man.

    Prayers with family, and other friends.

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