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  1. Thread: Who am I

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    V44 I believe is Dean Wilson, time frame late...

    V44 I believe is Dean Wilson, time frame late '60s - early '70s (Outboard club of Chicago), M12 ? Michigan Outboard.
  2. Thread: 1956

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    I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1966. I was...

    I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1966. I was not fully aware of the Clubs history until now. I had heard it was a "rich man" club before I joined, and apparently it was. The only past member I...
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    Looks like mid 50's. I see a lot of "C" service...

    Looks like mid 50's. I see a lot of "C" service rigs. There is M-44, Brinkman V-88 & V-86, W-44 Mary Braun, Wearl(y?), and Madison Brass Work trailer - I wonder if that was my dad's friend from WWII...
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    What I remember, I raced Saturday and Sunday the...

    What I remember, I raced Saturday and Sunday the first time there and made some money. The second year I went Saturday but didn't go back Sunday because the water was worst the second year. I might...
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    69244 This photo is from Chicago.

    69244 This photo is from Chicago.
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    This is what I know from looking at this photo:...

    This is what I know from looking at this photo: The blond girl on the right is my sister Nancy, next to her is her future husband Tom. The garbage can looks like one from Chicago. If asked, I...
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    Make a two wooden wedges that will mount between...

    Make a two wooden wedges that will mount between the boat and the engine. or use washers.
  8. Thread: Who am I

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    If you took a foot or two past where the water...

    If you took a foot or two past where the water met the shore, you were up to your butt.
  9. Thread: Who am I

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    Dan M, the second guy is a young John Winzeler ...

    Dan M, the second guy is a young John Winzeler with Ray Hardy at the Turning Basin in Chicago.
    Big Money race, real bad pits. This was an Outboard Club of Chicago race, August 23, 1970, I won...
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    Dale, They drove side by side and on the deck in...

    Dale,
    They drove side by side and on the deck in the turns at DePue Nationals in the 70's.
    Bill
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    Sticky: Maybe your both old farts?

    Maybe your both old farts?
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    Sticky: Joe Barto.

    Joe Barto.
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    Sticky: Char Queen

    Char Queen
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    Sticky: Easy. Started as pit crew for Phil Howard. Had a...

    Easy. Started as pit crew for Phil Howard. Had a Large collection of Lionel trains. Married Mary Barto. Jim Tremble
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    Sticky: Hey Wayne I can see the photos directly now. It...

    Hey Wayne I can see the photos directly now. It was a simple setting change in BRF, click box to see image and save.
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    Sticky: Wayne I am logged in every time I visit. I have...

    Wayne I am logged in every time I visit. I have never seen any photos without clicking to view. Maybe Ron can add some info that I can do to see the photo direct.
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    Sticky: Wayne, yes I have to click on each photo. #320...

    Wayne, yes I have to click on each photo.
    #320 1st - Jerry Kirts, 2nd - Mel Kirts, Jerry again and that is you right?
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    Sticky: Ok I will try this description, post 317 middle...

    Ok I will try this description, post 317 middle photo scan 11035.JPG that is Tim Chance.
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    Sticky: Wayne & Ron, on my computer screen your photos...

    Wayne & Ron, on my computer screen your photos show as an "Attached Image" as an example "Scan 11010.JPG (145.6 KB, 14 views)" Is my screen different than yours?
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    Sticky: My wife and Crew Chief Joyce Kurps. Without her...

    My wife and Crew Chief Joyce Kurps. Without her help in and out of the water I couldn't have raced as long as I did.
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    Sticky: 11017 ...my crew chief of 54 years

    11017 ...my crew chief of 54 years
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    Sticky: 10977 & 76 - Phil Howard another super guy. I...

    10977 & 76 - Phil Howard another super guy. I didn't know until much later, that Phil and his wife Jean other great interest was horse racing.
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    Sticky: Larry and I joined Outboard Club of Chicago about...

    Larry and I joined Outboard Club of Chicago about the same time 1967-1968. During the early 70's Larry bought the big trailer from Quincy Welding and started to add classes. It seems to me he had...
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    Sticky: Yes Wayne, I remember, it is Smith, not Rhodes,...

    Yes Wayne, I remember, it is Smith, not Rhodes, that actually was my first thought. Tim Chance back in the day would call Bob his husband in-law. I remember Bob Smith coming to a race in the...
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    Sticky: 10941 Mel Kirts a hell of a good guy!!

    10941 Mel Kirts a hell of a good guy!!
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    Sticky: 10923 Bob Roddes with Baldy.

    10923 Bob Roddes with Baldy.
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    Sticky: 10922 Ralph again (older ) in his cowboy hat or...

    10922 Ralph again (older ) in his cowboy hat or water melon picking hat....
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    Sticky: 10945 Dan Kirts, 10944 Bill Kurps (1/2 shot),...

    10945 Dan Kirts, 10944 Bill Kurps (1/2 shot), Ralph Donnals, and ?
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    Sticky: "Little John" Dorch with cowboy hat

    "Little John" Dorch with cowboy hat
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    The 1962 copy of NOA Roostertail is interesting...

    The 1962 copy of NOA Roostertail is interesting to me, because it list names of drivers that I knew of after I started in the sport in 1966/67. Most interesting was the number of names that were not...
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    Nov. 1961 - Page 5...A name from my past. Joe...

    Nov. 1961 - Page 5...A name from my past. Joe Maltba, Middleton Wisconsin.
    Somewhere around 1956, my parents took the family of then five kids on vacation. We were going up North in Wisconsin to...
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    Ron, it was a runabout that was destroyed.

    Ron, it was a runabout that was destroyed.
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    Ron, Bud Finkl race number was V-511, he was a...

    Ron, Bud Finkl race number was V-511, he was a tall skinny man, I still believe that photo is of him in Lakeland FL.
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    Bill, I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1965,...

    Bill, I joined Outboard Club of Chicago in 1965, first race year was 1966. The boat burning happen in "66 or '67. The thought at the time was some local kids did it.
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    Engine looks like it is to deep in the water, try...

    Engine looks like it is to deep in the water, try jacking it up.
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    Is this the trailer that Larry Latta also owned?...

    Is this the trailer that Larry Latta also owned? If yes, I spent one weekend flame cutting a ton of steel out of it.
  37. Got it, thanks. Did Hubbell produced a lot of...

    Got it, thanks.
    Did Hubbell produced a lot of race engines? It appears Hubbell made a complete race engine.
  38. filthy phill, Your post has me wondering what...

    filthy phill,
    Your post has me wondering what your meaning of "Todays stuff us all about hiding it away out of sight so you dont seethe crap its made of." Hubbell was a little before my start in...
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    No to the grits, Steve, but yes to shrimp. We do...

    No to the grits, Steve, but yes to shrimp. We do have "Bless your little heart" down pat. Bill
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    Steve, "Southern ways" very interesting! We have...

    Steve, "Southern ways" very interesting! We have been in South Carolina for coming on 14 years now, every Northern we meet here has the same problem. The Southerns all seem to distrust all Yankees....
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    Wayne, The couple of times we came, the Texan...

    Wayne,
    The couple of times we came, the Texan boys were great to us, had a good time! Texas on a whole is too damn big and HOT!
    Bill
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    There goes the state! Hell, Rod Walk and I raced...

    There goes the state!
    Hell, Rod Walk and I raced in Texas, Rod is dead and I sure in hell don't want to be Texan.
    KURPS
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    Dale, That's 40 years ago, most of the drivers...

    Dale,
    That's 40 years ago, most of the drivers are long gone, hell I have enough problem remembering what I did the day before.
    Bill
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    Normangee is between Dallas and Houston and...

    Normangee is between Dallas and Houston and Austin, phone 938 855 2492
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    David, Clyde Queen lives in Normangee, TX, he is...

    David,
    Clyde Queen lives in Normangee, TX, he is building super sized RC airplanes. I could forward his phone number to you.
    Bill
  46. Very Kool!

    Very Kool!
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    RIP Jimmy, see ya at the finish line. Bill Kurps

    RIP Jimmy, see ya at the finish line. Bill Kurps
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    Merry Christmas to you too Paul!

    Merry Christmas to you too Paul!
  49. Ron, You went to Riverview Amusement Park to go...

    Ron,
    You went to Riverview Amusement Park to go on the Bobs roller coaster.
  50. Ron Hill is BACK!!!

    Ron Hill is BACK!!!
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