Thread: Who's Who in Boat Racing

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    So whats the story with Clark Maloof nowadays? I read Ron's lil thing about him, but is there any way i can get in contact with him, I have a few questions for him. Last weekend I was talking to a Shawn (or Sean) Kavinaugh (have no idea if that is the correct spelling) and he said Clark is wanted by the FBI and he left the country, but I couldn't tell if he was joking. I think he was, but I don't know.

    Thanks, Silas.

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    Default Clark Maloof

    Quote Originally Posted by Calendar_Girl_9B View Post
    So whats the story with Clark Maloof nowadays? I read Ron's lil thing about him, but is there any way i can get in contact with him, I have a few questions for him. Last weekend I was talking to a Shawn (or Sean) Kavinaugh (have no idea if that is the correct spelling) and he said Clark is wanted by the FBI and he left the country, but I couldn't tell if he was joking. I think he was, but I don't know.

    Thanks, Silas.
    Nope not joking!

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    James, Kenneth

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    Here are a few more names for the "Who's Who." During the 1960s and 70s, the following boat racers were based out of Arkansas, belonged to the Razorback Boat Racing Association (RBRA), and raced across the south and southwest at events sponsored by either the APBA, AOF, RBRA or OBRA (photos and such to follow when I figure it out):

    Vernon Ashley: Out of Hot Springs, L-48, D Runabout, also pitcrewed for Steve Ketzer and ran some of Steve's boats when Steve Jr. was here or there with the USAF or in college. No one was more fun in the pits than Vernon.

    Joe Bolton: Out of Texarkana, TX (not an RBRA member), C Service Runabout.

    Charles Bradley: Out of Hot Springs, L-113, D Runabout.

    Tommy and Jeff Goslee: Out of Hot Springs, L-43, ran C Service Hydro and Runabout. Dist high point on more than one occasion. The Goslee's were always competitive and consistent.

    Micky McGuire: Out of Hot Springs, L-12(?), B Hydro. Micky couldn't see too good.

    Roger Purtee: Out of Hot Springs, L-220, B Hydro.

    Jerry McMillian: Out of Dewitt, sometimes ran L-113 C and D Runabout for Steve Ketzer.

    Steve Ketzer, Sr.: Out of Hot Springs, L-113, B,C,D and C Service Hydro and Runabout. Dist High Point on more than one occasion. Founder of RBRA.

    Steve Ketzer, Jr.: Out of Hot Springs, L-113, C & D Hydro, and when he was forced into it, Runabouts for same and C Service.

    Edward Ketzer: Out of Hot Springs, L-113, President of RBRA and pitcrewed for Steve Ketzer. Like Steve, a top notch aircraft mechanic which translated well into boat racing.

    Bill Henderson: Out of Hot Springs, D Hydro.

    Kid Smith: Out of Oklahoma (a member of the OBRA), D Hydro and Runabout. The Kid died in a boat racing accident in Oklahoma.

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    Hi Stevie:

    Your Dad had a number of beautiful boats. If you have any pictures, would love to see them again, if you could post them here. You mentioned Mickey McGuire, Is he still a cop in Hot Springs. Butch and I (Stan Leavendusky Jr.) always enjoyed coming down to Arkansas and running with your bunch when we lived in KC. I am glad to see you here on BRF

    Bill Van

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    Ah, to be called Stevie again! Great to hear from you, Bill! I'll round up some pictures, including the boat dad got from you and re-named, "Sooie-Pig" that I flipped at Monroe...went through the windshield which was when your green plexi-glass was replaced with clear. Yeah, we weren't always the fastest, but were usually the prettiest, unless the Master-Oil boys were there. Unfortunately for the photos, dad mostly took slides and 8mm, so the pictures will be just so-so.
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    Here are a few more shots of Ketzer's L-113 boats. I don't know where Micky is at these days, Bill. I'm up in Alaska and don't get down there too much. Dad passed away in 1993: way too young.
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    Awesome pictures, Steve
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    I agree with Sam Steve. Any pictures that aren't dots and you can see boats and people are good. These are better than average. You can clean up old age and some deterioration with a computer and programs, and I found that BRF provides the best incentive to learn how. About those slides Steve....you need to get them out and take a look. They can go bad from a lot of reasons. There are scanners that you can copy slides with as well. The following pics are from slides, as are 99% of the color pics I have posted. So you need to check on them and scan them before they are lost.

    Now to your Dad Steve Ketzer, Sr. He was a great guy. I'm sorry to hear he passed too soon. The first pic is the one I wished I had him sign for my autograph collection. All of these were taken at the third and final race my Dad, Marshall Grant and Tim Butts helped put on at Hot Springs. The year was 1974. My Dad says your Dad provided the inspiration behind the artist rendering of the hydro driver on the last NOA World Championships (alky) ever held. It was 1972 in Alex. I don't know if that's true, but my Dad delighted in telling that story.



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    Between writing what I just did and managing the attachments the satellite transmission ricocheted so here they are now.
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