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Old 07-09-2005, 01:13 AM
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There are pictures of The Velocity "Still Crazy" on the walls at the shop. I'll ask Steve Stepp on Monday if he has any more stuff about your Dad.
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:11 PM
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Best wishes in your search.
We were at the worlds twice in the mid- 80's.
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:55 PM
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In the video section here on oso there is lotsa footage of your father racing in the Apache offshore challenge....
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:02 AM
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How do I find the video Section of the site?
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Charter, VIP, Platinum, Gold Forum look under "for all you apache lovers" it,s the 1985 apache offshore challenge it was the last race before the world championship races...
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I worked with Dick & Mike (Still Crazy) along with Tony Roberts & Steve Curtis (Mr. Roberts) back in early 80's in North Miami Beach and I still have the original Blue Still-Crazy Jacket. A little small on me now. lol (I will find it and post a photo)
As some of you know Roberts, Curtis, Dick & Mike were teammates and worked out of the same shop in NMB. We went to most races together and drove down to Key West together for this race. Great story on why Roberts & Curtis decided to keep racing after that tragic day. After long discussions with the wives and all involved, Dick & Mike would have wanted them to continue to finish race. With great success and a lot of luck, we were able to win the 1985 Open Class Wold Championship in honor of Mr. Dick Fullam & Mike Poppa.
Those were the days my friends and after all these years, I continue to think of Dick & Mike. RIP

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Old 11-12-2017, 09:10 PM
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I worked with Dick & Mike (Still Crazy) along with Tony Roberts & Steve Curtis (Mr. Roberts) back in early 80's in North Miami Beach and I still have the original Blue Still-Crazy Jacket. A little small on me now. lol (I will find it and post a photo)
As some of you know Roberts, Curtis, Dick & Mike were teammates and worked out of the same shop in NMB. We went to most races together and drove down to Key West together for this race. Great story on why Roberts & Curtis decided to keep racing after that tragic day. After long discussions with the wives and all involved, Dick & Mike would have wanted them to continue to finish race. With great success and a lot of luck, we were able to win the 1985 Open Class Wold Championship in honor of Mr. Dick Fullam & Mike Poppa.
Those were the days my friends and after all these years, I continue to think of Dick & Mike. RIP

32 years ago today. Thank you for remembering my Uncle Mike and Dick Fullam and writing this message. The early 80's seemed like an awesome time in boat racing, but unfortunately also a dangerous one as well. Wish they were still here with us to rip around in StillCrazy, but that wasn't in the cards. Gone but never forgotten!!

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They are always riding along with us in spirit!
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They are always riding along with us in spirit!
Really love the boat and story. I followed the thread during the restoration. Where do you typically run the boat?
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Really love the boat and story. I followed the thread during the restoration. Where do you typically run the boat?
Typically in Sarasota, Florida but probably bringing it down to Naples for a bit and will run around down here.
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