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    you got it! (if I am not mistaken), Buck had that boat shipped to the states after that race, ran it in St. Louis, and rolled it (only time I saw Buck wreck a boat in the 5 years he raced for my dad!), lost a whole side of it. Had it repaired and brought it back the following year in St. Louis for Jones.....it seemed as if it was never really right again after that wreck!

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    Default Jon Jones

    It's a small world, my dad used to race V bottoms with Jon Jones in England back in the late 70s. Here's one of those early boats Jon raced until Roger Jenkins persuaded him to join the ON Class during the early 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Pergande
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    Is the ship watch boat (grey and red) the one he flipped in the marine stadium in miami...79 or 80?

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    Here are 2 more Buck Thorton pics;
    Merc powered Lee Craft, 1978 or 1979.
    Johnson V8 powered Lee Craft 1983.
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    Those are good shots but not the ride I am thinking of, I thought it was a Seebold hull but could be wrong. My mind isnt quite what it used to be

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    Default Here's a few from '79

    Lake Charles, La.
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    Just fished out another pic of Buck at Bristol GP 1986
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team
    Lake Charles, La.
    Thats the one I was referring to, I saw him flip that one completely (landing upright)when I was about 14. My dad took us to miami marine stadium and it was excellent racing that day, he and seebold were duking it out the whole time. Good looking boat too. When I get home next summer I am taking my kids (who have never been to a boat race) to where ever its happening. I am open for suggestions for late august if you could recommend a particular event. Merry Christmas from baghdad. Have a safe and enjoyable time! Brad

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    You're in THE Baghdad?



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    Default Yes sir...The Baghdad

    Yes, I have been here for about 16 months, took a couple of R&R's but I can't wait to get home and stay. I am here by choice but it is hard at times to hang in there, I just suck it up and keep my mind in my work and countdown the days. I am planning on staying until august but things can change at the drop of the hat. I hope you and your family had a merry christmas and have a great new year. Thanks for the pics, Brad

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