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    Dave Packer..#48
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    Driver: Warren Spinnenweber and Rider: John Sherlock Sr.

    I was in the USMC and they borrowed my Switzer Shooting Star to run in the Albany to NYC Marathon. It was a tuff ride,,, a Switzer Star was not a good boat for this event. They finished and this was something to be proud of for that marathon.
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    Marty O'Neill
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    In loving memory

    Brandt Hilsen
    1973 - 2004

    Fatally injured racing CSH in Williamsport, Pa
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    Loss of a Legend
    Friday, June 2, 2006
    Legendary hydroplane builder Henry Lauterbach passed away last evening at a Virginia hospital.

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    FARMER Wilton T. "Will" Farmer Sr., 90, of Richmond, passed away Monday, December 11, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Elva Mae Farmer; his son, Wilton T. "Will" Farmer Jr. and his wife, Donna; two grandsons, W. Ryan Farmer and his wife, Michelle and Mark T. Farmer; one great-grandson, Michael; a niece, Shirley F. Hunt and her husband, Jerry; two nephews, Frank L. Farmer III and his wife, Kathy, and William F. Drumeller III; and his beloved dog, Cha-Cha. Mr. Farmer was a drummer and was a member of the Richmond Musicians Union. He played with many bands over a 70 year period including Barry McKinley and Skeets Morris. Mr. Farmer built race boats over a 30 year period. In 2000, he received the American Power Boat Association's highest honor, being elected to the Honor Squadron. He helped establish Farmer Machine Company in 1978 and served as vice president until the time of his death. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 14, in Signal Hill Memorial Park.

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    BILL (Grandpa) SEEBOLD SR.

    Very sad to hear this news. Always will remember his walking me over to the trunk of his car so he could give me a couple of props to try. I don't think anyone loved the sport of boat racing more than Grandpa. We had many, many, many good times.
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    Danny Critchfield. Lost while testing a boat in 1987.

    Great boat builder and driver.
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    John,
    Was the Albany to NYC race your Dad ran in '65 by chance. I was there three times and that was the worse. When we rounded West Point I wondered if we had missed Ft. Lee and headed into the Atlantic. We finished second in FE running a flat bottom 13' Allision. If I had been smarter we could have won. Earlier in the race we passed the class winners Mike Quale and the late Herman Haggerman.
    That's the only race I ever ran that I received a certificate from the state for completion.
    What year did a certain college boy from Califorina brag the night before how fast he was going to run the river in a flat bottom DeSilva?

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    1965 - Steve Sherlock / 1964 - John Sherlock Jr. / I think my dad ran in 1965, same year as my brother.. My brother, Steve, was killed in Vietnam just a few years after the 1965 race.
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