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    boat racer of the 1950's more pics

    some more potographs
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    Boat racer of the 1950's final review

    3-12-2020

    A few more photographs will be coming as I locate them.
    In 1957 I had a racing accident and ended up in the Pekin Hospital for a few days. I have carried this back injury...
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    Thanks for reply. I am just learning about this...

    Thanks for reply. I am just learning about this site so will do next post as the instructions.
    Bill
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    Midwest racer of the 1950's

    Here are a group of random photographs. I hope to find more soon.
    Bill
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    Midwest racer of the 1950's

    3-12-2020
    There are many stories to tell, 1955,1956,1957,1958. All the fellowship was just great!! We all helped each other (but not the Factory teams). We loaned boats, engine parts, props,...
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    will post more soon

    Thanks guys, I am working on gathering more photographs and picking my mind for some more memories. My last year was 1958, I joined the U.S. Army later that year. The Draft was going to take me so I...
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    Midwest racer of the 1950's

    3-12-2020
    My DeSilva and Ashburn boats.
    As I had mentioned earlier my DeSilva was a solid boat but just too heavy for B Class. It good on the corners but coming out of the hole it lacked the...
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    Midwest racer of the 50's

    3-11-2020
    A little more history of the 1950's. My KG9 was made up of many parts. Some Johnson/Evinrude, 20H Merc, some KG9, and lots handmade stuff, kind of a mix which I thought worked...
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    Midwest Boat Racer. 1950's

    I am 84 years young now but still remember the "good old days" of racing on the Illinois River, Mississippi River and many small lakes in Illinois,Wisconsin, and Indiana. I started out with a DeSilva...
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