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    Default Olle Terjesen and Ron Hill in Chicago..!!

    Ron Hill is a humoristic guy.
    When he sells a racing prop he gives it his famous 30/30 warranty.
    30 feet or 30 seconds whatever comes first when prop is put in water...
    Lars Strom

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    Check my own racing history at BRF...http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...ead.php?t=6727

    My racing web site SVERA.se....http://svera.se/blogg/paris-6-hours/

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    Default At Least I Have a Guarantee!

    Some companies don't guarantee their race props at all...

    Probably, Lars, you never heard that my '59 Chevy had a Roll 2-80 air conditioner. You'd roll down two windows and DO 80!


    You probably never knew I ACTUALLY had a Rolls. Not a Roll Royce, but a Rolls Could Hardly. It would roll down one hill and could hardly make it up the next....(Really, it was a '59 Chevy and it had a "Strong Arm" heater, too.....When, it got cold, I'd put my "Strong Arm" around my "HONEY"....Worked for me...

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    I remember a few OE props you sold to me Ron and the "guarantee was a race win"..!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pretty good guarantee when it became reality..
    Thank you..
    Lars Strom

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    Check my own racing history at BRF...http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...ead.php?t=6727

    My racing web site SVERA.se....http://svera.se/blogg/paris-6-hours/

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    Default Thanks for the Kind Words, Lars

    You build enough props, somebody wins with yours! Those were great years, those OE props, that you are talking about were almost all purchased by Paul Kalb with OMC's money.!

    I would love to just make race props again, but NOT REALLY....I'm too old, eyes aren't any good.......The world is 2/3 water, we need to be on the water 2 out of thee days!

    I'm in management, now days......Little grandson, Jake, will be helping soon!

    That big machine, which we have purchased two of, will polish 4 props an hour.......

    I know you didn't race at DePue, but many would love to see you this summer, 2012, at the Boat Racer's Reunion. I know I'd be glad to see your wife......Did I just say that??? Yes, I did, love to see both of you there!

    Sometime, I think of Hill Marine and that country song about Luganbach, Texas....Where is says, "We've got a four car garage and we're still building on."...

    Life is good, though...
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    Default Rainbo Beach, Needles, California, April 28, 1964

    Jimbo McConnell's mother took many slide photos over the years. Cathy McConnell has been scanning these pictures. I don't know if they should be under Jimbo The Wizard of OZ or the Hill Family. This is my brother try to "Back Into" another C hydro win. In the back ground is me winning D Runabout, one of 15 wins that year. Check out the ski jump in the middle of the river. I went over that ski jump ONCE...
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    Default Boat Racing 1962

    More Sue McConnell pictures;

    1. San Diego Flood Control Channel, now closed to boat racing and re-named San Diego River. Russ heading in, in his Sid Craft, Jimbo heading out in his Maycraft a Swift copy. Actually, it looks like Mission Bay. Picture #2 is the Flood Control Channel.

    2. 21-C Jimbo McConnell in D Stock Hydro. That is Ron Hill in the black surfer trunks. Rus Edmission looking on (more about Rus some other time).

    3. Russ Hill, Jr and Jimbo 1962, white trailer with Sta-Mix decals is the Hill Racing Team trailer.

    4. From right to left: Unknown due, Old Man Hill, Russ Hill, Sr, Rus Edmission, Ron Hill and Jimbo. 19-C is my D Runabout. The nose of that boat is Joe Moore's D Runabout.

    5. Right to left: Val Snead, back to us, Ted May, Ron Hill and Jimbo in the helmet and jacket.

    6. 76-C is Ted May's Sid Craft before he started being 2- U.S. or 2-C every year...

    Left to right: Val Snead, short guy is Ted May, tall guy is Ron Hill and Jimbo is in he helmet with Jimbo on it.

    ADD; All the San Diego pictures are at Mission Bay. Pictures 5 and 6 are at Yuma, Arizona.
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    Just post the pictures where you figure they should go Ron. The main thing is they are being posted. Be sure to tell Cathy how much we appreciate the time she is taking to scan them.



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    Default 1962-63 Pictures

    Some more of Sue McConnell's pictures, thanks to Cathy McConnell:

    1. Needles Marathon 1963...My dad sitting in our trailer. The guy next to him looks like Tom Gouldstone, but I don't recall Tom ever being at the Needles Marathon. The lady is Mary Ann Meyers. In 1965 Mary Ann were seriously injured in an auto accident taking my boats to the Beaver Falls, PA Nationals.

    2. Me working on my CU. Jeff Merlin from Niagara Falls, NY drove my Cu that year. The yellow Morehouse in the background was Carl Meyer's 36 Runabout, called "Turtle Express". Loved that old boat, it probably had a 50 inch wide bottom.

    3. Me working on my CU. I won DU that year, one of my 8-10 straight DU wins.

    4. Marathon grounds I think, in Needles.

    5. Victorville Race, Roy Rogers came to this race to watch.

    6. My mom, Mrs. Laura Hill, famous for making the Mrs. Hill Life Jackets.

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    Default Long Beach, California, January 1, 1962

    My brother was always crazy, but it kept him from going insane. He realized that January 1st would be a Sunday, and the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade would be Monday, Russ decided the Valley Speedboat Association could put on a race January 1, 1962 ans get new members.

    This is Jimbo's Zorkan AU at Long Beach, my Old Man is in the hat. January 1, 1962. That's me in the white sweat shirt and Jimbo is behind me.

    he second picture is of my mom and dad at Bakersfield, 1963.
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    That's a really great picture of your Mom and Dad to post Ron. The stories and pictures you have posted about you and your family have been an inspiration.



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