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    My dad and I first met Chuck and Lou Simon at...

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    dad and I first met Chuck and Lou Simon at DePue in 1969. My Dad always made a point to get to know the top racers and he heard about the Simons just about as soon as we had parked our...
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    Sticky: Yes Dean, except it is a yellow light now. When...

    Yes Dean, except it is a yellow light now. When you open the cassette with the film, or unwind the exposed film from the roll, it always has to be in complete darkness. You have to grasp the...
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    Sticky: I picked up a new scanner last week. Try to set...

    I picked up a new scanner last week. Try to set it up this coming week. Lot to catch up on. Started to straighten up my darkroom a month ago. Since I can't see much anymore, I quit laying stuff...
  4. I really enjoy reading these LASA publications...

    I really enjoy reading these LASA publications Dale. I know a lot of these people and there are many I never met, but know the names. One of the names mentioned in your latest post is Orville...
  5. You know what Steve....I was looking at all those...

    You know what Steve....I was looking at all those names and was surprised to see how many PRO guys ran SS. Some of the old PRO racers that I first met in the mid sixties were still racing, and I...
  6. I was glad to see the results that Ouita Elmer...

    I was glad to see the results that Ouita Elmer sent in to OUTBOARD. Ouita was the mother of Clayton Elmer the very highly regarded boat racer from Highlands, Texas. Ouita was for many years chief...
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    Sticky: Thanks much Bruce. Some days are good, some not...

    Thanks much Bruce. Some days are good, some not so.Got a lot done yesterday And can see the light of day. Except I still have about 20 rolls of film to develop from the 80's and 90's. can't trust...
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    Sticky: Been looking for the best scanner. Things have...

    Been looking for the best scanner. Things have changed a lot . Firured sin ce I get a new scanner I need to be able to have acess to things to scan. So I started to clean up my darkroom and file...
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    Sticky: my scanner broke today. lasted 10 years so...

    my scanner broke today. lasted 10 years so can't complain. Will get back soon as get set up again.
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    Sticky: I will take some pictures of the valve, and post...

    I will take some pictures of the valve, and post some more test sheets to everyone that can't picture what we're talking about can see it for themselves.
  11. At that time, NOA was going down. Claude Fox got...

    At that time, NOA was going down. Claude Fox got Marshall Grant to be president of NOA hoping his name and prestige could help to save NQA. Marshall agreed, but let Claude know that unless things...
  12. Starting last February, I contracted a condition...

    Starting last February, I contracted a condition that led to 7 months of off and on acute pain 8 doctors and numerous blood, muscle, brain, and organ tests to see what was wrong with my body. Every...
  13. This confirms that my thinking was right in that...

    This confirms that my thinking was right in that AOF really got going in 1972. We went to two Pro races in 1972. The first was at Gravois Mills, Missouri and the second was Monroe, Louisiana, also...
  14. I don't know when Dean, but the mods already had...

    I don't know when Dean, but the mods already had been racing for a number of years in APBA. Jo Ann and Bill became good friends of ours when they helped with the Dayton races my Dad, Tim Butts and...
  15. De Nada Steve. I will delve into the history of...

    De Nada Steve. I will delve into the history of AOF as far as I know it Dale and Steve. It started as far as I know in 1971 or maybe before. The first I knew of it was in 1972 when NOA was...
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    Sticky: This is the result of the first test sheet of the...

    This is the result of the first test sheet of the rotary valve advance kit.
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    Sticky: When Ray Hardy got to Texas and was ready to set...

    When Ray Hardy got to Texas and was ready to set up shop, He got Baldy to get what he needed.. He found a used lathe that was enormous . It was more than 10 feet long and was maybe more. It came...
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    Sticky: That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to...

    That is a great story Ralph. I have listened to Douglas' stories sitting in his Citroen in the Pits in Berlin, and Hans' stories in his caravan at the same pits in Berlin when they were both there. ...
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    Sticky: One of my greatest regrets is that I did not...

    One of my greatest regrets is that I did not continue to post for awhile. I stopped the Baldy thread in early 1969 and that was the year I met Bill Van, Ray Hardy and Harry Pasturczak. Bill Van was...
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    Thanks for the kind words Dale. I attribute the...

    Thanks for the kind words Dale. I attribute the interest to a lot of my posts to my old friends contributing to the stories and the many new friends, including you that I have gotten to know thanks...
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    I just wrote a reply, but I still have problems...

    I just wrote a reply, but I still have problems with seeing the right buttons to push, and I didn't get the reply button right. Anyway Ron, I will give you a call in the next couple of days. You...
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    Well Ron, not all plans work out. Some things...

    Well Ron, not all plans work out. Some things catch on, but you got to get the attention of the guys that are hot for it. I will say this here for now, but I can't promise. I got a new...
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    I am sad to hear about David's passing. He had...

    I am sad to hear about David's passing. He had some bad accidents during his time of racing and non racing. David was one tough guy. David and his new wife Fay flew to West Berlin to race in the...
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    Sticky: Wow! Hope everything goes good. You may or may...

    Wow! Hope everything goes good. You may or may not know how many people are paying attention and hoping for your success.
  25. Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but...

    Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but stock and OPC.
  26. Sticky: Very interesting. A little bit disconnected at...

    Very interesting. A little bit disconnected at times, but a very good comment on the races. Like all your posts
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    I didn't recognize any names Dale, but I may have...

    I didn't recognize any names Dale, but I may have something to add to this list if I can find it. A mentor of Denny Henderson and big time critic was a guy from Dallas, Texas named Henry Grupe. He...
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    There aren't many pics of me racing a runabout...

    There aren't many pics of me racing a runabout Dale. Here's on taken at the State Park on Lake Corpus Christi about a mile northeast of our house on the lake. This was the first race my Dad...
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    I ran runabouts from 1966 to early summer of 1969...

    I ran runabouts from 1966 to early summer of 1969 Dale. I had a tough time in runabouts because the cockpits were so wide and I was a skinny kid. I bounced around all over. The first race I ever...
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    I really enjoyed reading about the 1957 World...

    I really enjoyed reading about the 1957 World Championships at Sunset Lake Dale. It was almost 7 years later that we drove over to Sunset Lake just north of Corpus Christi to race in our third race....
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    I am looking forward to seeing you too Skip as...

    I am looking forward to seeing you too Skip as well as a lot of other of our friends.
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    Thank you Enzo. I had never heard of this motor...

    Thank you Enzo. I had never heard of this motor before or the other history. Thanks you you're contribution you help add to Boatracingfacts reputation as the greatest site in the world when it...
  33. A very providential or maybe heaven sent event...

    A very providential or maybe heaven sent event occurred as a result of the New Orleans meeting. A group of I think mostly outboarders, but maybe some inboard (have to look back) formed a plan,...
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    Can you post the pictures?

    Can you post the pictures?
  35. I pushed the wrong button. Here are the copies...

    I pushed the wrong button. Here are the copies of the minutes.

    I should have asked Dale how to do this, but it looks like I should have scanned the last page first, Too late. To read in order,...
  36. I have scanned copies from a safety presentation...

    I have scanned copies from a safety presentation by John A. Langley to the Safety & Regatta Management Commission (Members only) 5:00 P.M. Hawaiian Room . This was Wednesday November 20 1974. If...
  37. As I read over minutes of the 1974 commissioners...

    As I read over minutes of the 1974 commissioners meeting held at DePue, I noticed a "Mr. Baldwin" made a comment about the probationary E class and I thought that I was not even going to be on the...
  38. It was my mistake on timing Dale, not lag time. ...

    It was my mistake on timing Dale, not lag time. It's my mistake because I know you well enough by now that I know there will be followups very close on. I just wasn't thinking. I been feeling...
  39. These minutes of the commission meetings are...

    These minutes of the commission meetings are fascinating to read Dale. I didn't see where the 1972 meeting was held, and was surprised that they could not get a quorum. I will read the Propeller...
  40. Ron was Craig Spencer related to Mel and Mark? ...

    Ron was Craig Spencer related to Mel and Mark? And if so ...how?
  41. I cleared some messages Brandon. They were all 9...

    I cleared some messages Brandon. They were all 9 to 12 years old.
  42. I never owned or raced a quincy motor, but you...

    I never owned or raced a quincy motor, but you have started a fantastic and most interesting thread. I am very happy to contribute where I can. I hope more will continue to surface and be added to...
  43. I called Paul this morning. He had already read...

    I called Paul this morning. He had already read the thread earlier, and when I gave him a ring he said, "Hold on. Let me go get my book" I waited on him and when he got back to the phone he said...
  44. Got another one located for you to add Brandon. ...

    Got another one located for you to add Brandon. FA 188. It is currently in possession of Jim Trimble's cousin John from Springfield, Illinois. I forget John's last name. He raced some with Jim...
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    Hey Steve, see you Dad with his life jacket?

    Hey Steve, see you Dad with his life jacket?
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    Well, I scanned some more pics of Lone Star. I...

    Well, I scanned some more pics of Lone Star. I have to stop here first though to remember my good friend Bill Van Steenwyk. Hard to believe that it's been that long since I posted here, but not...
  47. I'm with Steve, Dale. You are doing exactly what...

    I'm with Steve, Dale. You are doing exactly what boatracingfacts is all about. I been wondering though about that dam. One guy sliced off part of the wooden dam and brought it back to the pits,...
  48. That is very interesting Ron. That's what I like...

    That is very interesting Ron. That's what I like is to read the real story and in between the lines that you can't get anywhere else.
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    2019 happy new year

    Happy New Year Ron. Happy New Year friends, fans, and members of Boatracingfacts. Without having become a boat racer, my life would have been a dull pickle. Been away from the sport a long...
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    The cowling and deck look a little bit like a...

    The cowling and deck look a little bit like a Schultz, although I've never seen one in person.
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