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Old 04-15-2005, 08:17 PM
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This is off the Popeye's Chicken website:

After several months of lackluster performance, Copeland reopened his restaurant as "Popeyes", after the Popeye Doyle character in the movie, "The French Connection."
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:34 PM
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I just checked the "Bible", "Searace"-I was wrong about the year-"Popeye" raced in Atlantic City in 1974 and burned to the wateline. The 44' Miller Saccenti hull was driven by Dominic Visconsi.
Although many think Copeland's "Popeye" was the first and only, according to Searace, it was not.

Cool, Now it makes perfect sence for him to use the name Popeye!!!
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T2x mentioned Popeyes was licensed from "King Features", King Features is a subsidary of "King World "-distributors of Opera, Inside Edition, Wheel of Fortune, Jepordy etc.. The owner of King World, Roger King, is a summer resident of Bay Head NJ, several times Roger asked my friend an I to return his boat from Atlantic City to Manasquan,-It was a tough job returning someone's 47 Fountain with triple 525's-someone had to do it!

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al doesn't own popeye's anymore. he owns the spice rights
& copelands restaurants as well as several other very successful businesses but no popeye's. the popeye's boat was bad ass last year in biloxi. hope to see them race again.
word on the street is stan ware now owns the hooters nortech
canopy boat.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:21 PM
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I thought I heard that Stan was possibly getting a Super Cat for this year and not a Super Cat Lite. I think he was supposed to buy the new Doug Wright 38' but that fell through after the unfortunate fire at Doug's shop. I think he should have waited for Doug's new 38'
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:35 PM
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Couple of recent shots of both Popeye and Popeye's boats are in this video.

http://www.lucidideefastboats.com/images/Super_Cats.wmv
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T2x is completely right. visconsi's boat was named after his fathers boat, which was around before coplands. if i had time to dig up the local newspaper article and scan it in it i would.
But in the article dominic is interviewed and that was his response to the name of his boat. For you real estate guys his family owns major shoping malls and strip centers through out the usa. two of the big players to come out of ohio during the shopping mall craze erer visconsis and debartalos wich are afilliated with the sanfran 49'ers.
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Ron, AWESOME Video!!! Got any others??
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WOW That video was AWESOME
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al doesn't own popeye's anymore. he owns the spice rights
& copelands restaurants as well as several other very successful businesses but no popeye's. the popeye's boat was bad ass last year in biloxi. hope to see them race again.
word on the street is stan ware now owns the hooters nortech
canopy boat.
al does own at least 1 popeyes restaurant, he owns the super popeyes on veterans blvd. in metairie, la.
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