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    The triple engines was called X class and the twin engine was called T class. The twin engine could step up and raced in the X class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lumpkin View Post
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    Those were the good old days. I still keep in contact with Bill Fleck, go to his shop in Easton 2 or 3 times a summer. Bill Slivey I have not seen or heard about him since we stopped racing. Do you know how to reach him?
    I have no idea what happen to the Baltimore crew, Mike Herman etc.. ??
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    Who ran the red and white wing...never seen that one before ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Connolly View Post
    Who ran the red and white wing...never seen that one before ??

    The T 414 is out of Washington state
    The red & white one with no numbers is one of Jan Schoonover's boats

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    The red and white is not one of Jan's wings. The red wing I have is the Schoonover/Massey wing. The one in question "looks" like the Kiston/Threlked red wing with a different white stripe painted on it.

    I'm aware of the 414 history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lumpkin View Post
    Tim
    The triple engines was called X class and the twin engine was called T class. The twin engine could step up and raced in the X class.
    Thats pretty cool! Were there alot of triple engine wings because the twin seem much more common from what I've seen.
    THIBODAUX RACING... Timmy Thibodaux

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    Dont know who had the red & white wing. Jan Schoonover and Kenny Kitson were very active and raced in region 4 often. Dont remember or never heard about many triple engines any thing back then. Can you imagine trying to keep 3 engines running together, the cost, but I am sure the weight to power ratio was not good. Some times the good old days werent that good.
    Jan Schoonover set a 4 hour record (64.663) in the UU class with a Dutchman hull, Mercury on 8/24/69 at Huddleston, Va. Kenny Kitson set a new 1 hour speed record of 73.993 mph at Huddleston, Va with a Switzer/Mercury in the T class.
    Any one got a picture of a Dutchman boat?? Is this a Dutchman with 2 - 135 Mercs.
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    Here is a side by side comparison on the of the Kitson/Threlkeld and Schoonover/Massey red wings. Notice the only difference between the two visually is the three breaks at the tip of the white stripe on Jan's. When Jan got the red wing on loan from Mercury he picked out the red one because it was the lightest of the bunch. When I talked to Ernie Threlkeld he told me the red one he had was turned back to Mercury....could the red one in question possibly be the same wing in another life ??? Talking to both Kenny and Ernie the red wing they had was heavy and never ran that well.

    The history of Ernie, Jan and Kenny breaking each others records in wings back and forth is interesting.
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    Same wing in another life???? Mabey. Whats that boat part sitting on the ground in our pictures?

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    It's the rear cowl that goes over the motors. Just removed and sitting on the ground.

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