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

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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 .

beandip Gary

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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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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.

Edited by hls30.com

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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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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.

Edited by 26th-Z

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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.

Dan

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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.

Robert S.

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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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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.

Dave and Leah

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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.

Carl B.

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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.

Prayers will go to him and his family throughout Lent.

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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.

RIP Enrique

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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.

Jim D.

"Zup"

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