IF YOU CAN TURN YOUR NOT GOING FAST ENOUGH!!!!!!
There's nothing harmonious or Zen-like about a Cigarette ride. It's an anarchic kind of rush—the nautical equivalent of Viagra.
still pouring hundies into this resin bucket................
Also please recognize the city of Sunny Isles Beach for believing in us (OSS and HORBA, and now FPB) to bring a great event to their city and to help put this 11 year old city on the map. This is an expensive proposition and The City of Sunny Isles Beach wrote the big check all by themselves to make this happen and they've been more than fantastic to work with.
We have a chance to make this an annual event like Sarasota, but we've got to put on a good show this first year in order for them to see how it can grow. This event will be covered by American Powerboat TV. They'll cover the Bimini Run and Races. Stu may have his cameras there for his TV show and if Miss Geico gets their way, they'll have some big time network coverage there too. Of course Jeff will be there too giving aerial coverage.
It should be an awesome weekend in one of the nicest oceanfront towns in south Florida. The racer packet will be out in a few days and have all the info about the entire event and where to stay.
Now if we can Riendle to come, maybe he could rent out a few Bat boats for Sunday.
My long term goal is to erect a statue of Don in Haulover Park over looking the inlet. Lifesize, holding the model boat in his outstreatched arm.
I'm in the middle of asking the park for permission. This would be a 3 - 5 year goal. Do you think it's possible to raise $300K for this?
Years ago I went to 188th St when OSO had thier offices there in Don's old office above TNT and saw the deal. Now it's a high school and condos. There's nothing left to what this man created, not a plaque, not a building, nothing. It's up to us to remember him...is it possible?
What is going on with the Apache and Fountain guys? It looks like Cigarette is going to be the lead candidate for the win by default if nothing else. We have a few Cigarette's but none of the other big water boat brands.
Then of course we have the cats....all that speed...the question is can it be used out there??
Here is the boat that Don Aronow originally raced in the '63 Miami to Key West race.
He sold it to George Peroni who promptly went out and won the Gateway Marathon in '64 with it.
He not only collected the trophy and the bragging rights, it looks like he also got the trophy queen.
Now, would we get more entries if we gave away the queen too?
George himself will be at the old racers reunion. I have the good fortune to be joining his son, along with the present owner of the boat, in the race this year with this very same boat
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