August 29, 2022

Gil Losi Snr – RIP

It is with sadness that we report the death of one of the great pioneers of RC racing, Gil Losi Snr.  Gil Snr was one of the founders of Team Losi Racing, a company that would become an iconic manufacturer in the world of RC racing.  It all started in the 80’s with their first product, a 64 pitch spur gear, and as they say ‘the rest is history’.  Gil Snr (pictured with the late Brian Kinwald) also played a huge part in the careers of some of the sport’s biggest names with Adam Drake one of those to quickly pay tribute to Gil “Pops” Losi.  Drake posted on his social media, ‘It’s incredibly difficult to process the news about Gil “Pops” Losi. Pops was one of the most kind, passionate, and caring people I’ve ever met. He gave me an opportunity at a very young age to represent his brand and eventually move to California to start my career in the R/C industry. I’m so grateful for the time I was able to have spent with Pops over the years at the races, working together, and at BBQ’s. I’ll always remember the good times and your passion for cars, racing, family.  Red RC would like extend our condolences to the Losi family – RIP Gil.

Image: Adam Drake [Facebook]


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