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    Wayne,

    Do you remember Motorsports Issue September 1973......It cost a whopping .40 cents. How could a guy afford something like that. But I found something worth reading. Enjoy....hope the scan comes out good.
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    I thought Wayne And I were the only ones to still have a copy of Motorsport mag. Glad to know we have more pack rats like us around. Wayne and I had alot of fun with Harry Echols The Owner of the Mag. Thanks David. Joe Rome

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    I do remember that well David. Everything was running good, we had a good break or two and we must have also been cheating because no one else had a Butts Aerowing. I won eight out of eight that day against the Texas guys....& that's tough.

    I'm not one for giving speeches, but I had to go up to the judges stand after that race to accept the Joe Bowdler Trophy and talk about it. It was the second one I won. I have both of them in my boat racing/music room.

    You have scanned more than 40 cents worth David.



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    14T? would that have been Louis Williams?
    THIBODAUX RACING... Timmy Thibodaux

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    Tim, That is louis Williams.I started going to the races with Louis in 1961. Louis was one of the best runabout drivers in A and B class I ever saw drive them. I never saw Louis blow a boat over or flip a boat unless two boat hit. He use to drive hydros but Louis told me one day at Baytown if he ever wanted to drive one again to chain him to a tree untill he came back to his right mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrome View Post
    Tim < That is louis Williams.I started going to the races with Louis in 1961. Louis was one of the best runabout drivers in A and B class I ever saw drive them. I never saw Louis blow a boat over or flip a boat unless two boat hit. He use to drive hydros but Louis told me one day at Baytown if he ever wanted to drive one again to chain him to a tree untill he came back to his right mind.
    I always thought Louis was the coolest guy at the races! I only met him back in about 1995 or so but he was so calm and laid back all the time. I remember how cool it was in Alex about 97 or so he had a new Zorkin runabout and I was racing with the Nunez clan. Anyway, "Digger" as Jerry Nunez called him came down and borrowed a super E motor that I built for Nunez so he would have an extra class to run that weekend. He went out to test it and I had the motor to high on the boat and it wouldn't get on plane. After several attempts Nunez said "bring the damn thing over here and let us look at it" . Turned out Louis had turned it up so hard it spit a rod out.

    Louis owned the funeral homes here in town for years. I'm very proud to say I got to know him.

    One more thing!! Louis always told me after that I could be cremated when my time comes for 400 bucks to pay for the cost of the motor! !!
    THIBODAUX RACING... Timmy Thibodaux

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    That sounds like Louis Tim. When I saw your first post I told Joe, "You need to answer this. Tim is too young to have known Louis!" I eat my words Tim.



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