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Old 05-04-2007, 06:02 PM
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......remember when Factory1 and2 were on TV....
Those were the classes I looked forward to. I'd watch those and maybe the super cat. All else was overkill from my perspective.
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:25 PM
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Those were the classes I looked forward to. I'd watch those and maybe the super cat. All else was overkill from my perspective.

Yep- F-1 and F-2. I could relate to that.
And if I could scrape together a couple bucks, I could join them.
That was good racing.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:15 PM
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I always remember Richard Petty saying why race at 200 when we can put on a show just as good at 150...for a whole lot less money
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:21 PM
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was there ever a Twister 1?

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Old 05-04-2007, 07:26 PM
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we justb have one little problem with brand identification wars as far as the general public is concerned..show just about anyone anywhere in the country a pik of an offshore boat, there gonna say "thats on of them there cigarette boats!" show them a pik of a fountain and tell them they can recognise it by the beak, or an outerlimits and explain its pimped out with birdseye maple and ostrich leather... they are gonna say hey..thats a cigarette boat..its the fountain edition, and when they see an outerlimits, they will say thats a cigarette pimp my boat model..think they call it an outer limits or something... you have to search pretty hard to find anything with the market branding of a cigarette boat..doesnt matter who makes it. if it has a beak, ostrich leather, is plain white or looks like its covered in some kind of neon spectral vomit, if its long pointy loud and fast...its a cigarette boat ... the few that can tell the difference own something faster than a bayliner and are probably members here

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:54 PM
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Brian......

I don't see why you couldn't...or shouldn't..run a single in the "Modern"....class.

Regarding your new 28' hull...... put a single Buzzi on that thing and watch what happens against the larger multi engine hulls...with 250 KM worth of fuel on board..... (I presume one refueling??).

That little devil in 6-7 foot seas could be a real sleeper......

Remember you won't be racing at 90-110....this event will level the field speed at around 65-70...........

and the aerial photos and video would be amazing......

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At least now this thread is about something........
welll hell don't digress, it was always about something...your claim to fame and why you belittle people...thats something... may not be what people want but it IS something
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:29 PM
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Racegirl.....

Who is Tx?...poor guy must be old

To your point I have offered in print on this website...literally miles of suggestions...and predictions....While the predictions come true..... both are ignored.....yet I continue to suggest...and predict.

As to the suggestions.... and they have been consistent.

1. Deal in facts...not fan fare. Overhyping the sport and its participants destroys its credibility... Understand that constructive criticism is a good thing and not "negativity", while unconstructive blind optimism is a bad thing and not "possitivity".
2. Look at the current classes with a critical eye......like a spectator with no experience.... you will find that they are too confusing to excite the average joe to come back. There needs to be a single main event feature class that the world, not the racer, can comprehend.
3. Admit that no group has a clue how to televise or even how to get a television contract. Understand that television is the only vehicle you have to create sponsor value.
4. Unify....or die. OPA, OSS, OCS, APBA, SBI, UIM, WTF?
5. Work on a simple plan to attract sponsors, keep race sites, and grow the sport. If the numbers continue to fall, get new leadership.
6. Admit that racers make lousy race promoters, and new racers make lousy (and inexperienced) race promotors.
7. Realise that government by committee yields mediocrity.
8. Understand that the guy with the biggest wallet, bar tab, and mouth is not neccessarily a good leader, nor does he have anyone's interest but his own in mind.
9. Find a real, experienced leader with no private agenda beyond the success of the sport, give him authority, a set of deadlines and a budget to work with......Let him choose his team......Senor David comes to mind each time I bring this up.
10. Keep the faith....... you're on a downward curve..fuel prices are soaring.... recreation/boating stocks and budgets are down...so things are likely to worsen before the sun comes out.

Just my tired ol' 2 cents.

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Old 05-05-2007, 11:54 AM
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was there ever a Twister 1?

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Yes, and when I get to my office I'll post a picture of one....

It was an inline 6 with an exhaust silo running down to the lower unit...... Twister 1's were the first attempt at reducing the noise from the "Stackers".

There was also a Twister 2...and a Twister 3 (T-3).

The T-3 evolved into today's 2.5 race engines.

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