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  1. That's me Wayne, this was at the Jacksonville...

    That's me Wayne, this was at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. We had just finished a two months class on aviation ordnance, where we were taught how to repair and maintain and install 50 cal....
  2. Thanks Wayne, I believe that is Duke's wife. I...

    Thanks Wayne, I believe that is Duke's wife. I hope you have other pics from that party. I lost all of mine to a computer failure. Bill Seebold started this at his condo which proved to be too small,...
  3. Paul, Sorry to hear about David, I only met him a...

    Paul, Sorry to hear about David, I only met him a couple of times before he retired from racing. I do remember he was always well dressed. I presume that he is the reason you and OF ended up in...
  4. Charley, You inherited that hat when you bought...

    Charley, You inherited that hat when you bought some of my equipment. I remember when we were driving to Hot Springs, Ar. he forgot to bring a hat and when we stopped for gas, he bought it in the...
  5. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: This may not qualify as Outboard History, it's...

    This may not qualify as Outboard History, it's about two olde pharts who had a great time attending a US Title Series race in Pleasant Prairie, Wi. Bill Hosler and I will be ninety soon, and we were...
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    That is my boat. When the Pro Category decided to...

    That is my boat. When the Pro Category decided to allow only capsule hydros over a transition period, I knew that David Westbrook was building capsules and had him build me one. When it was finished...
  7. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: Thanks Wayne, Steve and I made several more trips...

    Thanks Wayne, Steve and I made several more trips to Berlin and Europe also. One of the the best was when we went with Stan Levendusky, I believe in 1987. We hit Berlin first and then to Milan for...
  8. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: This was Steve's boat I am sitting in, I don't...

    This was Steve's boat I am sitting in, I don't know why. You can see the bow of my boat on the left.
  9. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: I was reminded to renew this story a few days ago...

    I was reminded to renew this story a few days ago when Peer Krage sent me a picture of me at Grein. I will have to continue the Douglas Willey story without Steve to correct my memory. I arrived at...
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    Another one gone!

    I learned this weekend from an old pit crew friend that David Westbrook had died of a heart attack on November 30. He was seventy.
    I stayed in touch with David infrequently, but talked with him...
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    Thanks Dale, these bring back many memories of...

    Thanks Dale, these bring back many memories of names I had forgotten. Me and George Taylor may be the only ones still alive.
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    SEBA was the only association I knew about when I...

    SEBA was the only association I knew about when I started in 1953. I Had joined the Atlanta Boat Club, which was required to race in SEBA and had bought a KG7 and Speedliner from another member. SEBA...
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    Sticky: F 20 was Dub Parker's number, but this was the...

    F 20 was Dub Parker's number, but this was the Dub Parker memorial race after Dub had died in a plane crash the year before. I don't remember how his boat got there, maybe it was sold, but it looks...
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    Sticky: Wayne, the U 4 belonged to Phil Wagner. David...

    Wayne, the U 4 belonged to Phil Wagner. David drove it for Phil whenever Phil was able to make a race. Later, Phil let Jeff Hutchens keep the trailer, boat and motor in Florida to make more races....
  15. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: Steve, And the bet you made with Dieter at dinner...

    Steve, And the bet you made with Dieter at dinner after water skiing. I think that was the same trip for Dieter.
  16. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: Wayne, It was definitely east Berlin, and I...

    Wayne, It was definitely east Berlin, and I remember that Dieter had to go through a different checkpoint. On that same trip, Dieter also took us to a spa, where they had pools like a small swimming...
  17. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: Sorry, I get the years mixed up, we had so many...

    Sorry, I get the years mixed up, we had so many back then. I do remember now, you had a carry on that I bet weighted 100 pounds full of Koenig parts. You could never get by with that now. Which year...
  18. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: The date on the article is March 1985. That was...

    The date on the article is March 1985. That was the same year we went to Dieter's shop in January when Steve learned to do crankshafts among other things, including dancing with girls at an east...
  19. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: I have been going through boxes of old pictures,...

    I have been going through boxes of old pictures, programs, etc. and came up on this. You can see Litzell when he still had little bit of hair, not counting that on his upper lip.
  20. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: Koenig dealer Overseas Dealer

    This should be interesting to all!
  21. Thread: Douglas Willey

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    I believe the first picture is Chris Applebee...

    I believe the first picture is Chris Applebee with Douglas looking on.
  22. Thread: Douglas Willey

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    Thanks Dale for the transfer, I will continue...

    Thanks Dale for the transfer, I will continue soon about Grein and the race , which was not fun.
  23. Thread: Douglas Willey

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    Wayne, not surprised at that, although Douglas...

    Wayne, not surprised at that, although Douglas did embellish his stories beyond the facts. I went on many pheasant shoots with him and sometimes Chris Applebee was along. He did organize his own...
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    Good, everything new will be on the outboard...

    Good, everything new will be on the outboard history page.
  25. Thread: Douglas Willey

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    I just now saw this, go back to the other post...

    I just now saw this, go back to the other post for the airport explanation.
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    Wayne, The incident took place at the Atlanta...

    Wayne, The incident took place at the Atlanta airport, Douglas and Jane were on the way to Fort Myers for a visit with me and Shirley. It was the week before the UIM WC at Cypress Gardens in 1997...
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    I believe I should do this in segments because...

    I believe I should do this in segments because there are a lot of different episodes.
    The first is that Steve and me had arranged to meet at the Atlanta airport for our flight to Europe. We are in...
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    Joe, It was one of the best trips I have made to...

    Joe, It was one of the best trips I have made to Europe, It was more fun, along with the trip with the senior Levendusky and Litzell.
    I should tell both someday.
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    I was hoping Steve would comment on this, I could...

    I was hoping Steve would comment on this, I could not remember the dates. My first race in Europe was at Oberhavel in 1980, it was a clock start and we started 30 C hydros at one time.
    Dieter was my...
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    I had a nice visit with Ralph yesterday at his...

    I had a nice visit with Ralph yesterday at his home in Hiram, Ga. He hasn't changed that much since I first met him in 1958 at the NOA championship in McAlester, Ok. We spent over an hour discussing...
  31. Thread: Jimmy Aderholdt

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    I am sadden to have lost another old friend,...

    I am sadden to have lost another old friend, Jimmy and I go back to the early sixties, when Dub Parker, Milton Wiggins, Jimmy and me were all competing in SEBA together. I last saw Jimmy three years...
  32. Thread: Phil Wagner

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    Phil's email address philipkaren@msn.com.

    Phil's email address philipkaren@msn.com.
  33. Thread: Phil Wagner

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    I had been seeing Phil And Karen about once a...

    I had been seeing Phil And Karen about once a week when we had dinner together, but now I believe he only gets out to see a doctor.
    I am sad knowing the pain he has to endure, but his spirits are...
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    I can add background to how this race came about....

    I can add background to how this race came about. The lake was owned by Dr. Walter Spivey, a dentist, who built it and subdivided it into lots around the lake and also a beach and club house. I knew...
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    Bravo!

    Bravo!
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    DeSilva hydros

    That is definitely my trailer and runabouts in the pictures, but I am a little confused about the hydro. David had several DeSilva hydros but I don't remember that one.
    It is David's though, you...
  37. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: You are right Steve, and that is Wolfgang Klein...

    You are right Steve, and that is Wolfgang Klein in the white jacket.
  38. Thread: Pictures

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    In the picture of Jim Stone, he is in my...

    In the picture of Jim Stone, he is in my runabout. The Strange Stuff racing team had two runabouts, Small Stuff for the 250, and Big Stuff for the 350.
    I don't remember, but I suspect I had loaned...
  39. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: If anyone knows collectors like Leno or museums...

    If anyone knows collectors like Leno or museums that may have an interest in either the bike or motor, please pass it on to Peer.
    Or have them contact Peer directly. Peer has a website for his...
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    Sticky: All I know is that the motor belongs to Hans...

    All I know is that the motor belongs to Hans Gessner, who was, along with Hans Krage and others who started MRC, an OMC dealer in Berlin. Peer is trying to sell it for him. I assume it is an 850cc....
  41. Thread: Konig History

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    Sticky: Koenig BMW motorcycle and 8 cylinder motor

    I suppose this is a good place to post this. On my recent visit to Berlin, Peer Krage asked me to see if there might be any interest in the bike or motor over here. I don't know all of the background...
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    Ditto from me too Bruce, I believe we both...

    Ditto from me too Bruce, I believe we both retired at the right time, although I miss seeing you and Shirley and all the other guys.
    I have also had some heart problems, but no bypasses. Last...
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    Wayne, you and Steve are both right. Berliners...

    Wayne, you and Steve are both right. Berliners pronounce Koenig with an ish sound, but nig, I am told is correct. Also another pronunciation peculiar to Berlin is the word for "I", which is correctly...
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    Koenig

    Gene, to clarify the spelling of Koenig as used in english, we do not have a provision for an umlaut on our keyboard. The umlaut in German is two dots over the o which gives it the ker sound in...
  45. Thread: DePue Nationals

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    Depue 1971

    Depue forty years ago!
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    1956 Koenig pipes

    I guess this is the place to post this. I came across this photo of a SEBA race in 1956, which shows how Dieter mounted his pipes on the 250 engines. This was the first year that Koenigs were...
  47. Thread: DePue Nationals

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    R C Hawie has all of The APBA Propellers going...

    R C Hawie has all of The APBA Propellers going back into the forties, but he doesn't have a computer. Contact Bill Hosler who lives nearby, he can contact RC. billjanethosler@verizon.net
  48. Thread: New website

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    Thanks, you have right.

    Thanks, you have right.
  49. Thread: New website

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    New website

    I came across a new website showing UIM races going back to the sixties, very interesting." google.com/site/starsofpowerboating/home". Also another has the UIM sc
    hedule for 2012 and the results for...
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    If it came from Claude's collection, it probably...

    If it came from Claude's collection, it probably is Knoxville. I notice the rebel flag which could mean the North- South race Claude had every year. However most of the drivers in the picture are...
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