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    The two pictures on page 16 of the November issue 1) Does the Colonel Green Star Island trophy still exist or has it been destroyed and 2) the picture of Bill Rucker in the runabout , I'm sure is an optical illusion but he sure looks like he is barely in the boat.

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    Don't know about the trophy Dale, but although it might look like an optical illusion, Bill Rucker, Jr. is in a position that when the keel slaps the water his knees will slap the bottom of the cockpit and he will be bounced back up in the same position into the turn as he was the instant this photo was taken. Bill will continue his position as he maneuvers around to the straight. That's the fun of still photography Dale, to be able to capture a perfect moment of suspense. Not saying that Bill didn't catch a wave wrong right after this pic, but looks to me like a good hard drive through a turn.



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    Dale-The picture of Rucker says Sparks Nevada. You could probably fit 2 Sparks races inside of Depue. It was very small and very rough. The ran what they called Grand Prix runabout moons ago. All runabouts combined. Frank Zorkin had his bad wreck there from what I remember Frank telling me

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    Sometime in the late 50's, (I think 58 or 59) that was my first real cold bath. If I remember correctly at the drivers meeting, it was decided since they were small white caps, the 'A' Hydro's would be the judge if the races were going to be held or not. Stupid me, I couldn't figure out why I was leading the pack to the first corner, then I found out! Fillinger hydros did not like rough water so in their revenge, they decided to give me a bath. Scary as it was my first out of boat experience.
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    Yes Sparks was small and rough. Never thought I would see a smaller course than Lodi and Lodi was tiny.

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    The 'Puddle' in Los Angeles. Alkies raced there usually 2 times a year. Stocks and Ron Hill, NIGHTLY! Second bath, but just plain stupidity on my part. Tried to beat the 1 minute gun after forgetting to turn on my fuel!
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    Default The Puddle, Christmas 1955

    Quote Originally Posted by oldalkydriver View Post
    The 'Puddle' in Los Angeles. Alkies raced there usually 2 times a year. Stocks and Ron Hill, NIGHTLY! Second bath, but just plain stupidity on my part. Tried to beat the 1 minute gun after forgetting to turn on my fuel!
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    Received email that Dec 75 was posted, none here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zul8tr View Post
    Received email that Dec 75 was posted, none here?
    Had to take it down as all the pages were mixed up and not in order , hopefully have it up soon.

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    Not here but just received another email that Dec 75 was posted?
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