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  1. If I was anywhere close, I would have gone to...

    If I was anywhere close, I would have gone to your event. I don't know how it will turn out with this weather, but so what.....that's what boating is about. I hope you don't give up. I would like...
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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.
  3. Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but...

    Lots of friends on that list, not only pro, but stock and OPC.
  4. I wish you a lot of luck. If I was anywhere...

    I wish you a lot of luck. If I was anywhere within a couple of hundred miles, I would be there. Not just for the fun, but it would actually be a great time to scope out intracoastal canal as well...
  5. 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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    I agree. Too overwhelming, and it's got to be...

    I agree. Too overwhelming, and it's got to be shut down.
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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...
  13. 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?
  15. 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,...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Ron was Craig Spencer related to Mel and Mark? ...

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

    I cleared some messages Brandon. They were all 9 to 12 years old.
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    Sticky: Sorry for yours and Walter's loss Duke. I see...

    Sorry for yours and Walter's loss Duke. I see him sitting on the grass. I will see if I have some other photos that show your pits directly.
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    Sticky: It was 1975 Dale and we knew the guy as Eddie. I...

    It was 1975 Dale and we knew the guy as Eddie. I didn't remember the grandson's name. Is he still around DePue?
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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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    Sticky: I am sorry, but I forgot my 1975 logbook has been...

    I am sorry, but I forgot my 1975 logbook has been missing for years. I first went to a journal that was large, but small enough to fit in my back pocket in 1974. I used them for many years,...
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    Sticky: Thanks Jeff. I like to post things in a way that...

    Thanks Jeff. I like to post things in a way that helps people that know, to feel like they were there. I'm not sure what the deal is with that picture. I do know that I got the year wrong. It was...
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    Sticky: Mel was tough! These are some pics from the 1976...

    Mel was tough! These are some pics from the 1976 "Oly" Pro National Championships at Winona, Minnesota. Bob and Marilyn Smith did a fantastic job of putting this together. Pits were fantastic,...
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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...
  32. 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,...
  33. 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.
  34. I should have looked at the link first. How is...

    I should have looked at the link first. How is your boat generally attacking the surf with the prevailing southerly breeze?
  35. That sounds like it would be a lot of fun, and...

    That sounds like it would be a lot of fun, and could be a great family weekend. A fine way to see scenery many boaters have never seen. What are those black circles with white centers.....no wake...
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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.
  38. We all know this is Boatracingfacts Ron, but...

    We all know this is Boatracingfacts Ron, but racing is racing. I bet if you polled all the members you would find them watching all kinds of racing events. Many members that started racing boats...
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    X 73 might be Barry Wilson. I will look it up...

    X 73 might be Barry Wilson. I will look it up Dale. I like the old trailers too. Enclosed are very nice, and we would have probably had one too if we continued racing, but when you are getting...
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    The Cat was working below the pavilion. The area...

    The Cat was working below the pavilion. The area I think where the house or church was is to the left toward the end of the pits. I have included a photo of many times champion Denny Henderson...
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    I don't know that there was a flood Dale, but I...

    I don't know that there was a flood Dale, but I know in 1972 the lake was shallow because I got stuck in the mud, and in 1974 the race course had to be plumbed for the bottom, and stakes marked the...
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    I am looking forward to it Dale. I will do what...

    I am looking forward to it Dale. I will do what I can to make it to this next one. At this point, things are looking better so it's a go right now. That would be three out of four for me, so that...
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    First off Chris, I want to thank you for your...

    First off Chris, I want to thank you for your post. Your family has been very important to Pro racing over the years. Now to the reality. Yes it was 1970. As I mentioned above we ran the four...
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    Don't need confirmation from anyone else now...

    Don't need confirmation from anyone else now Dale. It is the Pro Nationals at DePue in 1970. In 1970 a young photojournalist wrote a book about daring sports entitled "This Sporting Life....That...
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    I have solved the mystery Dale, but before I post...

    I have solved the mystery Dale, but before I post it, I will wait to see if anyone out there might want to comment on a few my so called facts before I add what I discovered. I don't want to...
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    Dale you and I have discussed this previously...

    Dale you and I have discussed this previously after you sent me an email of this photo after you got it last year. I was able to enlarge the photo you sent and came up with several facts. First,...
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    I think there has been some discussion along...

    I think there has been some discussion along these lines on BRF earlier Dale, but I can't remember where. A friend of mine's Dad was maybe the only one who won an APBA National Championship and an...
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    It is good stuff Chris. I'm glad you posted...

    It is good stuff Chris. I'm glad you posted here. Your family has a great boat racing history and I would like for you to share some of the many memories you have had over the years in boat racing.
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    Jim Schoch...Quincy Welding works driver. Good...

    Jim Schoch...Quincy Welding works driver. Good picture of Jim. He always seemed so calm and relaxed, but his record is that of a very fierce competitor.
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    Never raced with a Lifeline, but my Dad bought...

    Never raced with a Lifeline, but my Dad bought some for our offshore business. If our hand had to jump off a platform 100 feet above the water, it would have stayed with him and brought him to the...
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