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    Gotta love the racing togs!

    Gotta love the racing togs!
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    Glad everyone was okay. That being said, great...

    Glad everyone was okay. That being said, great pictures! Congratulations to the photographer. Not only can you see it, but hear and feel it.
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    I keep looking for Dan Futrell in these old...

    I keep looking for Dan Futrell in these old Rooster Tails, but he hasn't turned up. He raced out of Nashville, Arkansas, in the late 1950's, ran a D-Hydro, Am-Pro; I'm not sure what else. Either he...
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    Wow, looks like a smooth ride, like sliding silk...

    Wow, looks like a smooth ride, like sliding silk across glass.
  5. Great stuff! Thanks for doing this over the...

    Great stuff! Thanks for doing this over the years. I'm sure racers of all generations appreciate and have fun reading it.
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    Happy New Year, Y'all!

    Happy New Year, Y'all!
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    Yellow with blue numbers and trim: L-113! Well,...

    Yellow with blue numbers and trim: L-113! Well, maybe not. That Marchetti is newer than the ones we raced.
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    Before too much playing in the D hydro, make sure...

    Before too much playing in the D hydro, make sure the jacket floats you. When I first started racing in the late 60s, I wore a jacket that Dan Futrell gave me that he used in the 50s. The first time...
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    And if you see the hair on your arms...

    And if you see the hair on your arms disappearing, that would be fire, for which C Service are also notorious--in the sun, you can't see that alky burning.
  10. Thread: Who am I

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    I've seen some bad pits, but that one takes the...

    I've seen some bad pits, but that one takes the cake.
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    Sticky: Great RC commercial. The Moon Pie was subtle,...

    Great RC commercial. The Moon Pie was subtle, butt there.
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    Sticky: An interesting thing about your B&W photographs,...

    An interesting thing about your B&W photographs, Wayne, at least for me, is that they all, whether very handsome or not so much, look like movie stars.
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    Sticky: Yeah, that wasn't at Diamond Head, Wayne, but a...

    Yeah, that wasn't at Diamond Head, Wayne, but a race sponsored by the Razorback Boat Racing Club, out by the fish farm on Cathrine. It was a smaller race. I don't believe you showed up (insert frowny...
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    Sticky: I blew over our Ring of Fire at a race on Lake...

    I blew over our Ring of Fire at a race on Lake Catherine in Hot Springs, 1976 or 77. My ribs hurt so bad, thought I was gonna die.
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    Sticky: Looks like Butch.

    Looks like Butch.
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    Sticky: Great pictures, Wayne. What a wonderful coffee...

    Great pictures, Wayne. What a wonderful coffee table book these photographs would make (expensive, though). I went back to the beginning, "Random Shots, Part I," and looked at them all again up to...
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    Sticky: Ditto: Great pictures, Wayne. You are an R-Teest!

    Ditto: Great pictures, Wayne. You are an R-Teest!
  18. Thread: Old Neal racer

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    Well, that didn't work (I had to back out and get...

    Well, that didn't work (I had to back out and get back in to check it), but if you Google "faa.gov ac 43.13-1b", the first two listings will get you to the manual, and the second listing (PDF) will...
  19. Thread: Old Neal racer

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    Huh. Weird. I can get it. Try this: ...

    Huh. Weird. I can get it. Try this:

    https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/.../99861
  20. Thread: Old Neal racer

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    Just for grins and fun reading, Google (or...

    Just for grins and fun reading, Google (or DuckDuckGo if you're mad at Google) FAA.Gov AC 43.13-1A. It's a handbook (Advisory Circular 43.13-1A, Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and...
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    Marine Stadium

    I sure enjoyed the 1956 article on the Alky Nationals. When I was a kid (see picture), my dad took us out to Marine Stadium to watch the races, and that's where he got the bug to race, which he did...
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    Humans are funny.

    Humans are funny.
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    Sticky: I don't know about anyone else, but I certainly...

    I don't know about anyone else, but I certainly "got it."
  24. Thread: 1975

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    Great story, Wayne. You should have fought the...

    Great story, Wayne. You should have fought the guy. Then your kids could have told stories about how their daddy fought a dragon. It wouldn't have made any difference if you won or lost--you fought a...
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    My nickname throughout high school and beyond was...

    My nickname throughout high school and beyond was "Stick." I got that nickname as follows. I, at eighteen, was out running around town, late at night, with some buddies, and we were drinking massive...
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    On a short course, with a full field of twelve...

    On a short course, with a full field of twelve boats, that could be fun!
  27. Thread: D-Day

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    D-Day

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    Here’s remembering D-Day, and here’s to our tough British and Australian cousins! “Here’s to you, and here’s to me. May we never disagree, but if we do (add expletive) here’s to me!” Guys...
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    Sticky: Totally agree, Wayne.

    Totally agree, Wayne.
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    'Yer a natural, Wayne, and you just created a new...

    'Yer a natural, Wayne, and you just created a new style: Texas Haiku. But back to the Indy 500.
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    Or more to the point: The red Marchetti Hits...

    Or more to the point:

    The red Marchetti
    Hits a wake and rises
    To pirouette like a ballerina
    (splash).
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    That's right. It's a literary thread. I'll do my...

    That's right. It's a literary thread. I'll do my part; here's a haiku:

    Civilization,
    come here, old friend, and look, see
    your psychotic child.
  32. Well, I don't know anything about the Tohatsu,...

    Well, I don't know anything about the Tohatsu, but when I raced Mercs and Konigs, I found that I gained speed if I waxed the deck, vacuumed out all the dirt and gravel, mopped up all the coagulated...
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    Wayne, about landing on the numbers, a quick...

    Wayne, about landing on the numbers, a quick story. I belonged to an aero club on Eileson AFB that has a runway so long, over 14,000 feet and clear of obstructions, that it was an alternate landing...
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    Oh, well, sure, Gene, you ain't ate dillo or...

    Oh, well, sure, Gene, you ain't ate dillo or possum, but I'll bet there ain't a squirrel within five miles of your house. Squirrel dumplings: Mm-mm-mm. And, Wayne, I never knew that about chickens...
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    Puppies and government terrorists...it don't get...

    Puppies and government terrorists...it don't get no better than that. As a right wing nut job, according to some, I'm having trouble keeping up. It's like "Planet of the Apes," but I'm an armadillo....
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    Merry Christmas! God bless us every one!

    Merry Christmas! God bless us every one!
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    Thunder at Tunk's

    I had a great time watching the races at Tunk's and working in the pits with the Kampen Racing Team, seeing Art again after all these years and meeting Keith and Steve. Boat racing sure has changed...
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    I'm sure everyone appreciates the update. I had...

    I'm sure everyone appreciates the update. I had already made reservations at the La Quinta in Alexandria, because they accept dogs, but changed it to the Best Western after the notice (the Best...
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    Did they happen to say, "No money, no honey; no...

    Did they happen to say, "No money, no honey; no tea, no talk"? And then, "You numba ten, G.I."?
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    Sticky: I agree. The Duke is a great airplane, a real hot...

    I agree. The Duke is a great airplane, a real hot rod. I kept up with (maintained) four of them between 1981-1990. The TIO-541 screams like a looper beast. Most unique. More systems, more squawks, I...
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    Sticky: Great pictures of some amazing craftsmanship. If...

    Great pictures of some amazing craftsmanship. If you can keep that Duke flying, no doubt you'll have the looper beast screaming perfect harmony in no time.
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    Never been there, but great pictures from Tunk's....

    Never been there, but great pictures from Tunk's. I hope to be there in May to watch the races. As for the clock, I'll have a check on its way soon and would encourage anyone who raced in Oklahoma,...
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    Heck, Wayne, if you're going, I'll definitely go....

    Heck, Wayne, if you're going, I'll definitely go. We need to round up Bill Van. He gone crickets again.
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    Checking it out on the Internet, Tunk's came into...

    Checking it out on the Internet, Tunk's came into being a year or two after the Ketzer Racing Team raced last in Alex, and, besides, at the time, we were just working class folks and spent all our...
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    Well, Bill Van, failing that, maybe we could show...

    Well, Bill Van, failing that, maybe we could show up at Alex, watch the races, and then hit a bar to toast boat racers and pit crew no longer with us. That's a lot of toasts, so we'd have to be...
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    Glad to hear Alexandria, one of the greatest boat...

    Glad to hear Alexandria, one of the greatest boat racing venues in the world, is back in business. Good luck!
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    Hooah. Excellent tribute. Today I am thankful for...

    Hooah. Excellent tribute. Today I am thankful for all our warriors who put themselves in harm's way, and are at that business as we speak, to provide us the freedom to safely enjoy and contribute to...
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    Dortch?

    Dortch?
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    Aw, heck, Smitty. You can't trust Wikipedia. It's...

    Aw, heck, Smitty. You can't trust Wikipedia. It's just a bunny hugging version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, real reference material. Besides, I heard Marcus Luttrell doesn't care all that much...
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    Well, I think whoever gets in, if they try to...

    Well, I think whoever gets in, if they try to rollback Obama's, "fundamental change of America" (by way of executive actions and activist court decisions), had better be prepared to do battle. Obama...
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