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    Default McCall # 790 Boat

    Tim you asked about the 790 boat. It was a McCall UI class driven by Bobby Drewey. Bobby was a region 4 driver that set 20 records and won 7 Nation titles between 1963 and 1973.His boats were owned by Paul Angel of Capitol Marine in Williamsbury Va. By the way I was told Paul in his 80s now and still repairing motors at his home to stay active. I am attaching some more region 4 pictures. Does anyone know theses boats?
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    The 4 drivers you list were great region 4 drivers as you were also. E & T tunnels were built in southern Maryland and were great boats in that they would run great with a stock (big foot unit) or a super speedmaster as well. These boats won many many race and set some records too. I have the last E & T tunnel built in 1974. I found it in Ohio and had it brought back in region 4. Beale & Bill have both visted me and look at their last boat.
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    FJ 811 is Bobby Drewry on his 79+ FJ kilo run at Toano, VA in 1968.

    Thanks Ray. Beale mentioned he visited you this past summer and had a great time.

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    Bobby set 3 kilo records in 1968 SE, SG, SH. But none at 79+. Ernest Lawreence set a UI record at 79.217?
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    Ray,

    Below is a page from the 1974 APBA rule book. Hope you can read it.

    Bobby set the FI record at 67.394 in FI in 1968 with FI 811.

    Set the FJ record at 79.917 in 1970 running the number 790. I wasn't there in 1970 but I remember Bobby running FJ 811 in 1968 or 1969 at 79+. My guess it was the same short deck Switzer
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    Thanks Ted!! My 1971 rule book shows the FJ speed at 79.441. Anyway he was fast. I got more pictures. Lets hear from region 4 members. Any body know any of these boats or people??
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    Ray, I hope you have noticed there have been over 700 views of your thread. People are very interested in it. Please continue!
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    Thank you Sam, no I didnt notice all the hits. Above pictures. #1-Bill Petty (twin engine) and Our own Beale Tilton at Hyco Lake 1070. #2- World famous Buck Thronton ( yes he started in vee bottoms, this is a FJ Checkmate/Merc.#3- and 4 McCall/Merc Twister owned and driven by Bill Rowell (southern Maryland). #5- Jimbo at Hayco Lake 1970, the goat boat. #6 Unknown to me, taken in southern Maryland about 1970. #7- We all know and love Reggie #76. #8 The other half of E&T Marine Bill Edwards, Chrysler/? better known then as the Dennis Point mentace. #9-Bobby Dreweys boat at Pintery point, Md. about 1970.

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    Thank you John! Reminds me John Sherlock came to many region 4 races. Great looking and running boats, a class act. John enjoyed racing you in SST120, I never did get to see the front of your boat. Post a picture so I can see the front!!

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    Ray,
    Your photo of Jimbo in the Goat Boat is very interesting. It has a front wing controlled by a Keller hand throttle. I had never seen Jimbo's boat with this before. A very unique photo!!
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