Sad to here about this. George"diddi" Mess of Marshfield WI. passed away at age 73 last Thursday. Diddi worked for Power Pac Inc out of marshfield. Power Pac was the performance side of Scorpion Sales the WI scorpion distributor. Diddi and Russ Lemke (who later went on to rotax performance fame) were the guys behind Scorpion performance. They made 'em run! I'll miss him telling me about the 634 mods including the lawsuit over a blowen engine. (things never change) And the 4 cyl merc outboard mounted in a wide track! He was one of those "good guys" everyone loved. could fix anything and was well know en for it. We lost a lot of experience and knowledge that will never be topped as far as scorpions go. There always seemed to be a lot of competition between the Power Pac guys and the factory in Crosby. The factory would produce it and Diddi would make it work! He once got me a brut water pump. His brut opinions were colorful!! God Speed Mr. Mess
Post by pararailer on Mar 11, 2013 23:21:04 GMT -5
Sad, Diddi sounds like a great guy! Nice post OBJ1, sounds like you knew him well. Did he ever work on 71 super stingers? Power Pac! So, some old Scorpion guys smartened up rotax? That dont suprise me! 634 guys are Cool! Pararailer
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2013 23:40:23 GMT -5 by pararailer
Yes pararailer, they did a lot with 71 supers. All the mods were done right there. There is a dealer sales sheet floating around and i have seen it at some shows maybe at waconia, that shows the prices for the super stingers stock and mods. And it also stated that none would be delivered to dealers unless there was room on the truck or after all 71 stingers were delevered! We did sell a few here, nobody knows were they are now though.