Thread: In memory of racers no longer with us:

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    Default In Memory: Jim Brewster

    Jim Brewster, Streetsboro, Ohio
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    Default Jim Caldwell

    Jim and I had some great times racing and just running around......
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Sherlock View Post
    Jim and I had some great times racing and just running around......
    thats when is was great . B runabout a pair of Levi's no shirt and a gentex life jacket. great summer racing
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    Default Jim Caldwell

    We knew Jim in Southern Maryland as the Radical Yankee with respect. You never knew what Jim might come up with. 1973 was a banner year for him. Won the Nationals, US 1 and closed course recorder in the UI class. Jim later raced SST, U and Mod 50. He also built some boats including an ocean racing tunnel in his basement on the golf course in NJ, The basement was too small so in typical Jim fashion he knocked out one wall and built an extension with 2x4s and plastic sheathing. Always wondered how the neighbors felt about that.
    Jim had a wonderful mind, there wasn't much he couldn't ot wouldn't do. RIP

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    Default Malstrom Tunnel

    Did Jim design the Malstron (Wooden) tunnel boat? Did he race kneeldowns as a kid?


    When did he pass away?

    Last time I talked to him was years ago, but he was building SUPER Yachts, or some high dollars boats...

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    Ron,
    The only kneel down I knew of him racingwas his first UI boat in '72. Don't know about Malstrom, but he did live in Sarasota for a while and I believe that is where Malstrom was located. He died about four weeks ago. The last time I saw him was in '96 when he was working with Reggie.
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    Default RIP - Pete Mitchell #34

    Thanks for all the memories, God Speed!!
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    You can take the girl out of boat racing, but you can't take boat racing out of the girl!!

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    Default Dave Kober

    Dave Kober builder of the infamous Kober Kat outboards passed away at Lake Havasu this past week. 11/16/11

    Sorry to hear of his passing. He always had a smile on his face when I saw him.

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    Default Lance Faulkner - RIP 1969-2001

    Well it's been 10 years since the passing of Lance Faulkner! Hard believe that he is gone, he was such a talented driver, the best thing I remember about Lance was how he would stand up in the boat before a start and get the crowd going!

    Hope your still Racing in Peace, Lance!
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    Default Dave Wilson

    Dave Wilson
    Boat racing in general, Regions 10, 11 and 12 and
    Sport C drivers everywhere will sorely miss a dear
    friend, fierce competitor, and true sportsman. David
    Allen Wilson left our worldly waterways on August 27,
    2011 from his home in Paradise, California. With the
    same intensity Dave brought to every race course, he
    fought a long battle with his final adversary—cancer.
    Dave was born January 1, 1943 in Los Angeles, California.
    It was there in Region
    12 that he began his passionate
    pursuit of a pastime
    he loved. During the 1970s
    he raced C and D Stock
    Hydros. His son Allen and
    daughter Susan have fond
    memories of being part
    of his pit crew. This team
    learned the true meaning
    of precision, dedication and
    follow-through. Their pre-race routine included a very
    detailed checklist which had to be strictly adhered to.
    However, it was not enough to just get a visual on each
    item listed. One had to actually touch the item, and the
    other had to witness this action to verify the completion
    of the task. And woe be to her, him or them both if
    anything were omitted, misplaced or just plain skipped!
    Character-building at its best?
    Allen raced J and A Hydros very successfully as a
    youngster. Susan’s recollections are not quite so positive.
    She took out her boat; it promptly filled up with water
    and she immediately “retired”!
    David moved to Paradise in Northern California and
    joined the ranks of Region 11’s Sport C Gang. He rapidly
    became the guy to beat and garnered numerous titles,
    trophies, awards and championships. He competed
    regularly in Region 10 and even travelled to the OPC
    Nationals in Kankakee, Illinois. His proudest accomplishment
    was setting and holding the National Sport C Kilo
    record that has stood since 2007.
    Dave is survived by Allen and Susan and their spouses,
    all of Paradise CA; three grandchildren, and his loving
    companion Larissa, also of Paradise. He was a guiding
    mentor, supportive counselor, positive role model,
    spiritual leader, proud father and doting grandpa; but
    most of all, in the world of boat racing he was loved and
    admired as our friend! Godspeed and race in peace, Dave
    Wilson. We all miss you...
    —Gloria Crim and Frank Banducci

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