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  1. Thread: Gene East

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    Gene East

    As most of you know, Gene lost his lovely wife Norma. He has been experiencing problems with his computer and cannot go online to thank everyone. He wants everyone to know he is okay and thankful for...
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    Funeral service for Mr. James "Jimmy" Aderholdt,...

    Funeral service for Mr. James "Jimmy" Aderholdt, 77, will be 2 p.m., Saturday April 22, 2017, at K.L. Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Entombment will follow at Jacksonville...
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    Jimmy Aderholdt

    I am very sorry to pass bad news to our racing community. Jimmy Aderholdt passed away this afternoon. Deepest sympathy to the Aderholdt family. I cannot find the words to express how much we will...
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    Trivia game was the big hit last time Dale!...

    Trivia game was the big hit last time Dale! Please do it again. Hey Craig, how about some drugs for the flight? Since I have been called out, I am calling someone else and that is you Original Looper...
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    Hey Ron, I am so happy to hear you are well and...

    Hey Ron, I am so happy to hear you are well and married. I am both humbled and flattered to be an Honorary Texan. Racing there was the best when Baldy was managing the races. Have so many great...
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    Hey Red Man. Great to see you on here. Are you...

    Hey Red Man. Great to see you on here. Are you still chewing?
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    Howard is Mr. Depue. When visiting with him...

    Howard is Mr. Depue. When visiting with him there, at least 100 people approached him to shake his hand. At least 50 were 40+ and said they wiped down his boat as a kid when he arrived. Not only did...
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    Dale "Mr. Trivia Hoffert"

    Wayne, This was accomplished exclusively by Dale. Not only was it great fun, it also was a great fundraiser that allowed John Schubert to make a generous donation to the Men's club. I was so excited...
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    Dale "Mr. Trivia Hoffert"

    Dale, Please check your e-mail. Wayne, do you mean that Gene is not taking a picture of Dan Kirts? Thank you so much for the picture. This is a classic taken by Wayne Baldwin!
    Dale, can we count you...
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    Thank you John and Dale

    The races were in doubt two weeks ago and the people of Depue put forth an unbelieveable effort to make them happen. THANK YOU DEPUE! John Schubert was in the same posture with the reunion, John...
  11. Thread: Jim McKean

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    Captain Jim

    Will miss you so much my friend.
    Alan
  12. You are right on Wayne

    Yeah Wayne! Louis would snuggle up real close on the straightaway. If you moved over, he knew he had you. If you bumped him, he respected you. I think it should also be mentioned here that Louis was...
  13. A Good Friend

    Gene, A person cannot have a better friend than Joe Rome. Joe visited Louis regularly and would call when he was there if Louis felt like talking. We are very fortunate to be among Joe's many, many...
  14. Thank you Joe

    Joe, Thank you for the wonderful tribute to our friend. Louis will be missed.
    Indeed a sad day for boat racing.
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    Late HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Paul,

    Hope you had a great day taking pictures!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY...Late!
    Alan
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    Ralph is a very wise man!

    Ralph said something that is so profound that I wanted to share it with others. He said that it is imperative that one "learn to live with yourself."
    Alan Ishii
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    Happy Birthday Ralph!

    Thanks for posting Tim. Just had the pleasure of speaking to the birthday boy!!
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    Happy birthday gene!

    Gene, Hope you had the best of days with your family on your birthday!
    Alan
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    Happy birthday bruce!

    Hope you had a great day. I have a boat to burn on your 100th! Bruce Summer's burning boat has it all over this 'burning man" stuff! Hope you had your best birthday ever!
    alan
  20. Miss you Ray

    I am honored to be among Ray's many, many friends. A wonderful father, husband and friend. Great to hear the stories about Ray. Ray and Baldy always treated everyone with an outstretched hand....
  21. The Liberal Mantra

    Is not to promote their cause, but to ruin events for everyone else. We have had people laying on our freeways. To infringe the rights of others is not a show of intelligence. We are all of the same...
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    Gary Williams is a GRANDPA!

    I am proud to be the blabbermouth to congratulate Jason and Pam Williams and their families on the birth of their son Dylan. I guess Dylan wanted to bet on the KY Derby? CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Happy Birthday Gene!

    Gene, Hope you and Norma had a great time at the game. Your Cards worked overtime on your birthday and you didn't stay until they finished? After seeing your empty seats, they gave up victory to the...
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    Happy Birthday Jerry Combs!!

    Happy Birthday Jerry!! Hope you have a great b-day!!!!!!
    Alan
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    Louis Williams Jr.

    One of the greatest runabout drivers. Wayne, I thought he had a converted hearse as the ambulance at a Beaumont race? Hey Joe, how about some stories about Louis's frugality? He is legend. You used...
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    Congratulations!!!!!!

    Congrats Jason for doing a great job. Everyone is so proud of you. Another CONGRATULATIONS to another of my favorite young drivers, Sean McKean!
    Great additions to the Hall of Champions. You look...
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    Happy Birthday Joe!

    Joe, Hope it is your best one ever!
    Alan
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    Oooooops, Sorry Wayne

    Wayne, Trying to make you older. Happy Birthday MARK!
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    Arigato Wada San

    Thank you for posting these pictures. Can you tell us a bit about the racing background of your family? Nice picture of your Father. We hear about the pari mutuel racing, however, little about the...
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    It's WAYNE BALDWIN'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

    Hey Wayne,
    Happy Birthday. This is a recording, but hope this is yor best one ever! You and your family remain one of the greatest contributors to the sport. Wishing you and your family best wishes....
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    Happy Birthday Ray Rodda

    Hope you are having the best birthday ever! Don't eat too many cookies!
    alan
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    Happy BIRTHDAY Paul

    Paul,
    Wishing you the best birthday ever! Hope you and Diane are celebrating!!!
    alan
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    All Racers Share Your Sadness

    Jeff, I lost my Dad 35 years ago and it seems like yesterday. We share your sadness and will remember your Dad in our prayers. Your thoughts of your best days with your Dad will make them even better...
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    What Happened to Boat Racing in Los Angeles?

    Ron, this really brings back memories with the names. You see the locations of the racers and wonder how racing declined here in Los Angeles. Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed reading. You saved...
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    Happy Birthday Mark!

    Mark,
    Wishing you the best birthday ever! I was with Gene at Depue and did not get to meet you either. My son lives in Ann Arbor, so our paths may cross again. Hope you are celebrating boat racer...
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    My $.02

    Ronnie,
    I agree. This is a great idea for new racers. Not too costly or dangerous. I have to thank Jean for the great pictures. How about some pic's of Buddy? It is like the old "J" class with the...
  37. Thread: xf34

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    Great job Frank!

    Frank, I agree with P.C. You are keeping the sound alive! Your work is documenting boat racing history. Motors no longer snap back and run backwards like the Loopers when they are being cranked....
  38. Thread: fc51

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    Great Find!

    Frank,
    Congratulations! Cannot wait to see this motor after you have restored it. Could you tell us a bit on how you located this motor after so many years?
    When do you think it was last raced? ...
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    It's Ronnie Hills BIRTHDAY!

    Happy Birthday Ron,
    Hope is is your best ever!
    alan
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    Me Too Wishing You a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Pete,
    Hope you had a great day with your family.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    alan
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    Best Birthday!

    Gene,
    I know that you had one of your best Birthdays! Coming up right after Sis to thank you for the pictures and friendship!! The bottle is GREAT, thanks to Lee.
    alan
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    Great Documentary of Outboard History

    Thanks Bob,
    I have one of the DVD's. Anyone who raced in the 1970's really needs one of these. This was more or less the last hurrah for the loopers. There are shots of Fred Hauenstein, Rich...
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    Congratulations Grandpa Bob

    Hey Bob,

    I'd like one too. Any shots of the A runabout race. Know a guy that got pretty lucky.
    Please let us know how we can get copies?

    Alan Ishii geodavid@pacbell.net
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    Happy Birthday Wayne!!!!!!!

    Wishing you the BEST BIRTDAY EVER!! Hey Wayne, like on the racecourse, you passed up Charley and me! We're both stuck at 55? It has been a pleasure knowing your family for so many years. Baldy was...
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    Happy Birthday Wayne !!!

    Hope you have the best birthday ever! Like on the racecourse, you passed both Charley and me.
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    Thanks Scotty

    Scotty,
    Thanks for the account and history of the "O" ring. Your family certainly were innovators in the advancement of hydraulics. We would not have power trim if not for the "O" ring. I hate to...
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    Your Dad?

    Hey Scott,
    Am finding a few on here that were friends with my Dad, George. Have to ask you if your father is Laird Pierce from Plastic and Rubber? I believe he invented the "O" ring?
    Alan Ishii...
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    It's Ray Rodda's Birthday!

    To my friend. Wishing you the best birthday ever.
    You carried me on your back in so many ways!
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    We Share Your Sadness

    It is a sad day for all racers. We all feel like a part of the family.
    We share your loss.

    Alan
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    Happy Birthday F-12

    Wishing my "old" friend Charley the best birthday ever! Not sure where this belongs, but at our age, thought we are almost history anyway. Charley and I pitted next to each other the first time we...
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