Thread: In memory of racers no longer with us:

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    Default Dickie Pond (Charles Richard Pond) May 6, 1937 - January 29, 2018

    Just received an email from Kay Pond that Dick had passed. I truly can't remember a time when Dick wasn't part of my life. He raced for my Grandfather in the 50's and early 60's. There is a nice memorial video on the obituary page and several good photos. http://www.dejongsfuneralhome.com/ob.../Charles-Pond/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
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    I knew Fred has been "Under the weather" since October. We have emailed for more than ten years. When I had not received one of his emails, a month ago I called him. He said, "He'd had water on the lung and heart, but was doing better."

    Last week I called and didn't answer, so I called Bowden Development. Todd Bowden called me back and said, "His dad was making progress."

    On Thursday, I'd driving our old Ford 250 truck, no blue tooth, and I get a call from Fred. (I have 4,000 pounds of steel on a F250, so I let it go to voice mail).


    When I listened to the voice mail, I had to laugh. Fred said, "He'd seen me going down the freeway." I assumed he was heading for Parker, I figured I'd call him Tuesday and Tuesday's are easier for me to call and we could shoot the breeze.

    I guess he made it to Parker. He felt tired, Saturday afternoon. He took a nap and never work up.

    Fred was always good to me, he was a good sponsor for my son. When Fred would give Chad sponsor money, he's always make the check out to Chad, AND REMIND ME THE MONEY WAS FOR CHAD.

    God Speed, OLD FRIEND!
    A fixture in the boat racing community, quite a competitor and loved the sport, found this in my files, 1981 I believe, they made them lite those days. You'll be missed Fred.bowden.pdf
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    Default Fred Bowden

    I can't say enough about Fred, he was a great racer, sponsor and boat race supporter. Perhaps more importantly, he was a wonderful person and friend.
    All the best to his family, we will keep them all in our thoughts and prayers.
    RIP my friend.
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    Default Fred Bowden at Havasu, 1981

    Those Eliminators just would take a "POUNDING: by Fred....

    I was trying to post "GETBOATS" picture...
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    Default Marshall Eldredge

    Heard the unfortunate news today of the passing of Marshall Eldredge at the age of 87. My most heartfelt condolences to the entire Eldredge family. May he rest in peace. Picture is from the 2009 spring race at DePue.
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    So sad to hear. Rest in peace Marshall. God bless all the Eldredge family. They are one of the few families that goes all the way back to the beginnings of outboard racing and continued with a solid span of generations of boat racers.


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    Condolences to the family and friends.
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    The racing world has lost a great contributor. I have known Marshall and his family since the early 1970's when I started racing APBA in Region 5 when I lived in West Palm Beach Fla. Marshall provided a wealth of information about engines, props, set up etc and helped me a great deal and we had many interesting discussions. I visited his shop in West Palm Beach and later when he moved to Yalaha Fla. I will miss him very much. My condolences to the Eldridge family. RIP Marshall.
    " Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead" Ben Franklin

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    Two old pharts that were still racing in 2009. I will miss him!
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    Rest in peace Marshall, see you at the Finish Line.
    Bill & Joyce

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