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    Default Jackie Wilson..

    I met and had a email with this really cool guy yesterday by the name of Jackie Wilson. When I say met I mean online. Jackie popped up on another website I was reading on and had some awesome stories and racing input. I sent him an email because I wanted to know more about him and he almost instantly responded. We typed briefly about his racing days and I was amazed at the things he told me he had been involved in over the years.

    Does anyone remember him and have any good history about him we can all enjoy? He seemed to be a tunnel boat racing encyclopedia..
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    Default Ask Him...

    Ask Jackie, if he drove the Cosworth powered Mercruiser, at the Parker Nine Hour, about 1979, with Brett May as a Co-Driver...

    And If he did, I want to see some pictures and also I have have a coulple of stories about that boat....Seems Jackie and Brett drove that "Puppie"...

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    Ron has the right idea.

    A simple question would also be: Are you from the UK? That'll confirm he is ine and the same.

    I met Jackie in the late 70's when he came to this side of the pond to race one summer. A wild and CRAZY guy! Ask him if he remembers Joe Gimbrone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonHill View Post
    Ask Jackie, if he drove the Cosworth powered Mercruiser, at the Parker Nine Hour, about 1979, with Brett May as a Co-Driver...

    And If he did, I want to see some pictures and also I have have a coulple of stories about that boat....Seems Jackie and Brett drove that "Puppie"...
    I just invited him to this site about 5 minutes ago. I called him Mr. Wilson and he freaked out. I think he called me a DINGLBERRY.
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    I'm with Jeff on this. I'll find a mug shot later.

    Kudos to you Tim for getting him here on BRF.
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    A couple more from Powerboat & Waterskiing.
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    Default Brett May....Hmm

    I don't have time, right now, working to props like crazy, and tomorrow working on the web page problems...

    But, Jimbo and I talked to Karon May, Brett's sister, Sunday...and we promised to get together and talk...

    I'll tell about the time Brett fell off Lee Holden's trailer and Lee ran over him....

    Only picture I ever saw of the Cosworth on the water...We'll get these pictures back to normal, maybe...tomorrow...

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    John, according to the accompanying article in January 1980 of Powerboat & Waterskiing, Jackie won but was disqualified because the Cosworth was not an American engine. Would this have happened to you had you gotten that ride, or was it just a Parker deal?
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    I was surprised too upon reading that John. I had always thought Parker was pretty open. It was kind of hard to read the small print so here is the enlarged section to throw out there for comment.
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    Just my 2 cents.. To everyone my posts have offended. I'm sorry.. I love the sport of boat racing and I'm a bit of a smart a!s but this is what it's all about.. History is way Cool guys.. Keep going.
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