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    Default AU When Stock Runabout Were Called Utilities

    This is at Hart Park in Bakersfield, 1956. It was such a cool place to race, we went around an island, the first turn had no buoys. The second turn was a single pin. I watch 12 two man F Runabout race there and a mother duck and her 12 ducklings swam across the starting lint to the island, right in the middle of 12 F Runabouts. To everyone's relief, they made it to the island unharmed. But then, the damn fools decided to come back to shore. Everyone of them made it, why they didn't get run over was a miracle.

    Bob Parrish of Bakersfield is in 2-C, DeSilva hull and KG-4, me, at 12 years old in my Morehouse.
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    Default 1966 16 Foot Glastron and 17 Foot Glastron 1967: Ron Hill's Twin Engine Boats

    OMC asked me to drive at the Havasu World Championships, 1966. A 16 footer seemed big, til I stood on the gas. In 1967, I ran a 17 foot Glastron and it handled better. I won the Chicago to Milwaukee to Chicago Marathon and the Havasu, Outboard World Championships (Twin Engine).
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    Hey Ron-----finally found my password after two or three years.
    Been a long time since I was able to mouth off on the "Facts" site and me, Being me , I've always got lots to say.
    Always thought that twin engined rig on your admin site was a Jones, Schubert tells me it was a HALLETT!
    Tried to send you a piccie of a concept------but was not allowed by the facts site.
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    Default Hallett in '69, jones in'70 and scotti in '71

    Havasu was very good to me in 1967, I won like $8,500 IN CASH, when I made $6,800 a year teaching school and a lot worth $4,500 that I later sold for $9,000 and carried the paper for ten years.
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    Default Jake Hill, RZR 170 on the Pole for Today's Races 6/10/2017

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    Jake, Chad and I tested last weekend. This will be Jake's 4th race. He qualified 10th last time, this time he's on the pole. Testing a valuable. Especially when one tooth on a chain can drop you two miles per hour or one pound of air in the tire can gain you a mile per hour...
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    Default Marlee Hill

    Here are a couple pictures of Ron's niece Marlee Hill from a stock race in Rock Falls IL on July 8th. This was the first time in a boat in a couple years.
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    Marlee, one would think it is about time to get back in a boat. You have been away for to long.

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    Default Sigma Chi Omega Fraternity: 50 Years as Sigma CHi

    I graduated 50 years ago from NAU. (Northern Arizona University) They were having a 50th year reunion for Sigma Chi Omega, the fraternity I was a member of, before we became Sigma Chi. My nephew, Bunker Hill, graduated as a Sigma Chi, 30 years ago and an NAU grad..
    Bunker and I decided to attend the reunion.
    I was reminded, after we signed up, to be sure to "Pick Up" my Significant Sig Award when we got to the reunion.
    Bunker and I figured, maybe, 50 people would be there. We were both quite surprised that there were 270 people at the reunion.
    I was more surprised because when they told me to come to the stage to get my award, 270 people gave me a standing ovation. My speech was short because I had not planned to give a speech and was actually quite over whelmed by the standing ovation.
    Probably, the 269 other people were lucky I had not planned to make a speech because sometimes, I can talk the ears off a wooden Indian.
    It was an amazing reunion, great to see about 30 of my old brothers. Bunker enjoyed his time with his old brothers.
    Wayne Connelley did one hell of a great job promoting this reunion, NAU and Sigma Chi.
    Thank you everyone that made this evening special!
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    Default Hill Racing: Signature Propellers By Hill Marine

    I raced boats for 30 years, my son Chad raced boats for 30 years. Three years ago, this coming October, we quit boat racing and started a new venture, racing with Lucas Oil, Regional Offroad Racing.

    They have 12-14 classes, you race over jumps like moto cross, and the course is boomer rang shaped. They race 14 laps, at lap 7, they throw and mandatory caution and re rack the field, single file. Then, they race another 7 laps.

    I think we have raced 22 times, grand son, Jake is six and has raced 5 times. Most races are 50 miles from home. We did race the UTV Worlds, Jake's class, 6-12 year old had 56 cars in his 30 minute event. He was the only six year old and finished 39th.

    Chad went testing Monday for this weekends race at Glen Helen Raceway, 7/29/2017. If you are in SoCal, come and join us. Racing starts a 5:00 P.M. Camping and motor homes are free..$10 admission.

    Pictures are of Jake's car an RZR 170 by Polaris. Turned into a racer by dad, Chad Hill and John Soares.
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    Default A BIG THANK YOU to Jackie Wilson and John Schubert: Hallett Hydro Model

    I knew Jackie made model of various boats, but didn't know he gave them away.

    I got this package in the mail from John Schubert and it said here's your boat, Jackie has hurt his hand and didn't quite finish the gearcases. So, I helped with everything except the gearcases.

    It is very cool, it doesn't need gearcases, as when a boat is running you can't see the gearcases.

    Right now, we have it sitting on top of our 6,000 pound safe along with our memorabilia.

    The actual picture of the Hallett was Havasu, 1969, Caesar Scotti is checking it out.
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