Our friend Ernest Provetti passed away on Monday. He was an industry icon with a larger-than-life personality.
Ernie’s roots were from the slot car industry, but he soon recognized the fast growing RC market was where it was at.
He began winding electric motors on his mother’s kitchen table and shortly after founded Trinity Products, known for his innovations in electric motor and battery performance technologies.
Trinity was a dominant brand for three decades.
Business aside, we at Car Action knew the “other side” of Ernie, a true family man who loved his kids more than anything. We’d help him celebrate baptisms, birthdays and the like. As a true Italian he was always about family, food and then business.
We shared many good times together either at our homes, NYC, basketball games or on the road. And he’d always have the best cigars handy too.
Our heart and prayers go out to his family, particularly his three children whom he adored.