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    Default Valleyfield, 1967 Photo Wanted: Dick Summerfeldt

    Hi Ron

    My 19 yr old grandaughter Ray is living in Carlsbad had to prepare a family tree and dug into my exploits around the world including power boat racing therefore RAY988. There are many stories to tell and battle scars to match up.
    I have over 14,000 slides and a kzillian prints and about 5000 ft of super 8 film - all in storage.
    Facts - I beat the OMC Rotary twice - 1st at the quarter mile on the Erie Canal (Bob Wannemaker setup) - Bill Siebold drove it also & I dont remember which of us set the record for a single tunnel - I believe it was 105mph. 2nd - at the South African BP100 - 3hr race on the Vaal River - OMC crew had not calculated for full fuel load at 7000ft asl and warm water - I will send u a pic of the launch mechanism for the twin Molinari - Started with enough fuel to run 2 hours @ 90% throttle - therefore added just enough fuel at the pit stop to finish race (1 hr) but more importantly to get back up on plane -

    UIM Race in Valleyfield Que - There was a picture taken (1000th sec) at the start line in C Alky and of the 10 hydros 4 of them were within 12 inches of the start line and I was 3 in. from the line.. Do u know of a copy being available?

    Buy the way Mike Lundy (B stock Hydro) died of cancer last week - Mike ran in N New York State allot but primarily in Canada out of Burlington ON. Will be missed - he was a hard runner but allways fair.

    Will keep in touch - Dick Summerfeldt

    I talked to Dick. I told him one of those drivers in 1967 was me, one of the other ones was probably Fred Hauenstein. I never saw the picture, but would to see it posted here. Dick said when he get to California, he will look me up. I hope we get together soon...Dick was quite a racer and quite a business man. At one time, he had 2,400 employees world wide!
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    Default Dick Summerfeldt, Johnny Saunders etc 1973


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    image.jpgAnother photo of Dick Summerfeldt 1973
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    Speaking above where Dick beat the rotary's with his twin Merc's. He did it in South Africa in 1973.( See attached photo)


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    Default Kitson Craft of Dick Summerfeldt's with a Twister I for Power

    Dick sent me this picture of this Kitson Tunnel at what looks like Miami Marine Stadium, but he didn't say anything in the email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    Dick sent me this picture of this Kitson Tunnel at what looks like Miami Marine Stadium, but he didn't say anything in the email.
    That is the best picture on record of the VERY rare Merc Twister COWBELL.

    I think this picture is just part of Dick's extensive collection of tunnel boat racing history - I think that is actually Ken Kitson's boat (#119 was always Ken's racing number).

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