Was he that bad of a guy?? Didi anybody here know Ben, Sal magluta or willie falcon? What the deal?
You've only touched the tip of the iceberg.
You missed that era........thats only three of many.
Troutly, get in here with that popcorn!
LS, did you know these guys??
I did an a few more, if you were a racer back then, they were part of the program.
after 8 years of racing you meet alot of interesting people an they were not all from
Last edited by lucky strike; 12-03-2004 at 09:35 PM.
Originally Posted by d-hlaw
In 1979 I went to work for Howard Quam. The boat was #45 "Flapjack" and I was to replace Keith Hazell as his throttleman. I remember Sal and Willie showing up to the after-race dinners with the most beautiful Hispanic women I'd ever seen. I didn't get to know them personally, but they were always nice to me if I ever was around. Once before a race I remember Sal telling me: "Be safe out there.". I thought that was cool because he really didn't KNOW me, just recognized I was a racer.
I didn't meet Ben until the late 1980s when I worked for Everglades Marina. Everglades had an office for a short time at Ft. Apache Marina. Our paths didn't cross again until after he was "away" and he called the Apache display at the New York boat show and I happened to answer the phone. His father liked me and obviously had told Ben because he knew who I was and was very nice to me over the phone. It was like talking to a celebrity because I had heard so much about him.
Sorry for the trip down memory lane!
This should be interesting.
Originally Posted by Troutly
What site would that be? Lockedupdrugdealers.com ?
I know of a few people that consider him a friend. I think had a lot of people that liked hanging around his money and influence. He probably was a nice guy untill you crossed him up in his "bussines".
I think he is sitting exactly where he belongs.
[QUOTE=d-hlaw]Was he that bad of a guy??QUOTE]
He hired a shooter to kill Don Aronow, I'd say so.
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