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Civ
2010-07-14, 11:24 PM
From TFW2005

It falls to us today to report the sad news of the passing of Ronald Gans, the voice actor who played Generation 1's Drag Strip. He passed away aged 79 on June 29 due to complications of pneumonia. In addition to voicing Drag Strip, Mr Gans will be remembered for Kanga and Roo on "Pooh Corner" and Sebastian the alley cat in the Disney Channel's "Dumbo's Circus", in addition to countless trailers, TV promos and other roles in a career that has spanned 50 years.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/ronald-gans-voice-of-generation-1-drag-strip-passes-away-aged-79-170185/

Bluecatcinema
2010-07-15, 07:14 PM
And so, we say goodbye to yet another beloved G1 voice artist...

Cliffjumper
2010-07-15, 07:23 PM
Did Dragstrip have any lines, then? Huh.

The Reverend
2010-07-16, 10:42 PM
Yeah, I know, I can only recall two lines by Drag Strip, and they weren't in the same episode.

Catalyst Dragon
2010-07-17, 11:41 PM
If he had any lines it was probably just him introducing him self when the Stunticons were made.

Of the Stunt'ers Motormaster, Breakdown, and Wildride where the only ones I can remember ever having more than short one-liners.

S_Windell
2010-07-18, 03:19 PM
Yeah, I know, I can only recall two lines by Drag Strip, and they weren't in the same episode.

Yeah. Key to Vector Sigma pt 1. The Stunticons had typical introductory lines. "I'm [whoever] and I like to [something loosely based on his name]!" And in Starscream's brigade, he told Megatron to stick it up exhaust port. Or maybe it was tailpipe. Also, without having time to check, I'm pretty sure they all had dialog in Masquerade.

If he had any lines it was probably just him introducing him self when the Stunticons were made.

Of the Stunt'ers Motormaster, Breakdown, and Wildride where the only ones I can remember ever having more than short one-liners.

Break Down always seemed the most quiet to me. And Dead End, he had some fairly memorable lines and distinctive voice.

Halfshell
2010-07-18, 04:55 PM
Which one was Drag Strip?

Shrapnel Clone
2010-07-18, 05:26 PM
Which one was Drag Strip?

I think it was the yellow car. Not the Volkswagen though. The other evil one.

According to IMDB, he was 78, not 79, by the way. Born august 1931. Also, he is credited for 9 episodes, but I really doubt he was in all of them (I don't think FFoD parts 2 and 3 are correct)..


1. The Key to Vector Sigma: Part 1 & 2
3. Masquerade
4. Trans-Europe Express
5. Cosmic Rust
6. Starscream's Brigade
7. The Five Faces of Darkness: Part 1,2,3

inflatable dalek
2010-07-18, 06:36 PM
He might have done voices for one off characters in the other episodes, you know, the "Ah need ah vacation" style guys, done the same time as he recorded whatever line(s) he did have as Drag Strip in the first part.

Halfshell
2010-07-18, 06:41 PM
I think it was the yellow car. Not the Volkswagen though. The other evil one.

Detour? He wasn't in the cartoon.

Cliffjumper
2010-07-18, 07:09 PM
Detour? He wasn't in the cartoon.


Weren't they all in Zone? Or was Detour one of the ones painted pink and called Gingham?

Shrapnel Clone
2010-07-18, 07:29 PM
Detour? He wasn't in the cartoon.

Detour is a car? Looking at the toy, I already wondered what it was supposed to be.

Rack 'n Ruin
2010-07-18, 07:56 PM
I think it was the yellow car. Not the Volkswagen though. The other evil one.

Sunstreaker? Jeez, I know vanity isn't the best trait a guy could have, but evil? C'mon!