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    Burgess/Evinrude F1 V8 Lars Strom's Avatar
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    I think Jim Wagner was the #2 man up the the end of 1974. After that Paul Kalb was the second man in racing for OMC under Jack Leek.
    Paul was running OMC racing in Europe and there was a lot of racing in Europe.

    Did see Jim at some races after 1974 but he did not have much power.

    Charlie Strang and the OMC President for Europe Beat Jenni was in charge of racing after Paul Kalb was out.
    1983/84 GG and Second Effort took over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willabee View Post
    After all of my reminding and correcting, you still can't get the "tomato soup" story right! My wife just read your version and said "That man has it all wrong", but we were laughing anyway because it is a fun memory. It was 72, the only time Peggy was able to join me on a trip to Europe. The plan was for her to stay with us through the Berlin Six Hour, but the boys cancelled the factory attendance at that event after seeing what they had left to race with after Paris. Lynne asked if we'd like to join you guys on the Gibraltar run, it sounded like it might be fun so we did. We had to kill a week before she could fly home anyway, adjusting her ticket to leave early would have been expensive. By the way, much to my regret, I was the one that insisted we eat at that particular restaurant. I was convinced that it looked "clean" !

    Shifting gears, I recall that Jim Wagner was the #2 man in the OMC racing division. The impression I had was that Jack called the shots and Jim had to see that things got done. Get boats rigged, motors built, set a travel itinerary, etc. Are those the kind of things Jim was responsible for? Was he in charge when Jack was not around? How did that group function, who did what?
    Bill, you nailed it! Jim was the one to see that Jack's plans, thoughts, ideas, etc were implemented & implemented correctly. But just remember, Jack was the boss. At one race where my dad was at, perhaps one of the Miami 225's, Jack told him when you win, upper management loves you, when you lose you are the goat (he meant himself).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    My starter wife worked for the Airlines, so we got great deals on tickets. She planned a trip between Paris and Berlin races. I told Barry, his wife Margarite, Bill Seebold and Lynn Seebold of our plans. Barry and Billy wanted to go with us. Seems Bill Welch and his wife (Bill was a Mercury wrench)....So, we fly to Lisbon, Portugal and rented two cars and headed for Spain. Barry and Billy had to drive. I think they started that European Rally Racing that day. I probably should have stopped both cars, and kicked there asses, but at the time I thought it was funny. They drove like "LOONS" all day.

    Would love to have one of those open cockpit boats

    When we finally found a town big enough to eat at, it was about 6:30 in the evening, no lunch and racing across Portugal had us all on edge. By the time my turn came to use the bathroom, everybody was already served tomato soup with rice. When I came back to the table, everyone was down with there soup. I looked at my soup and asked, "Why is my rice moving?" It wasn't rice, it was maggots. Welch wife got up a "BLEW CHUNKS" out the back door and told, Bill, she was going back to Wisconsin tomorrow and he could come if he wanted, but she was going home.

    The "STORY" of Barry's "ACCIDENT" that I heard, was that, "Yes he'd been drinking and went around a freeway off ramp to fast in his Datsun 280 and the door came open, when he reached to close the door, the door pulled him out of the car, and his own car ran over him and screwed him up pretty bad.

    Barry and his wife, Margarite own jet airplane that they lease out and Barry flies it roughly all the time. Margarite planned a 70th birthday party for Barry about 5-6 years ago, but she could never find a weekend when he wasn't working. I'm not sure I'd have gone anyway, as Portland, Oregon is like 1,000 to 1,200 from here!

    I gave Barry the name, "KING" as he always wanted to be NUMBER ONE.
    Does anybody know where I can find one of the old open cockpit outside is in good shape for the right price?
    SEEBOLD CHAMPBOAT MERCURY S3000

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    Quote Originally Posted by PARKER RABE View Post
    Does anybody know where I can find one of the old open cockpit outside is in good shape for the right price?
    Try Mike Mullins, Mirage Boats, Winter Haven/Auburndale. He has several, question is, will he sell any of them

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    I know Mike very well he doesn't have anything that he will get rid of plus he doesn't have anyThing that im looking for
    SEEBOLD CHAMPBOAT MERCURY S3000

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    Quote Originally Posted by MN1 View Post
    Clinton, IA was a good race site. I liked it because if you got tried of boat racing you could walk over to the car show. And when you got done with that walk over to the tractor pull. Then go see the rodeo and finish up with ice cream at the Burger King. Then back to the boat races. And carnival rides too. Cool place for boat races.
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    Here's one from Clinton, IA too.
    Here is a pic of the Kramer hull (Rick Remley's #640 in the picture above) with Buddy Wright driving it in sport J.
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    Some more Sport J action shots. Ron Lamb is #13, Buddy Wright is #336, Terry Leatherby is in the Bass Pro shops boat and I don't know who #103 is.
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    Actually, I built Ricks boat (640). The only thing Kramer in it were the cowls.
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