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Old 02-27-2008, 06:27 PM
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Anyone have any pics of older 30' Chris, Shadow, US1, etc. race cats like "Sunoco" they could post? Anyone know if any of these are still around?
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i believe a guy in jersey with a junk yard has the old sunoco shadow cat stored at his yard.
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Here's my dad's old boat, The Black Duck....wish I had more, but most of the pics I have are not digital. He also had a pleasure version of the 30 Chris Cat named Duckin' Out...will see if I can get any pictures of that
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Anyone have any pics of older 30' Chris, Shadow, US1, etc. race cats like "Sunoco" they could post? Anyone know if any of these are still around?
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What's a US1?

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I would think its the year you were conceived. 1776.
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T2X: I was wondering the same thing. I have an old "Freeze Frame" video from 1988 the "Sundays on the Bay" race and it shows a boat driven by Rick Conti called a US1 Boat Manufacturing and it looks just like a 30' Shadow/ Chris Cat? It is black with silver stripes and appears to have a pleasure cockpit as opposed to a three man set-up.
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T2X: I was wondering the same thing. I have an old "Freeze Frame" video from 1988
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Say no more........

If it was an NNRT tape there would have been a clear explanation from that wonderful, and good looking, announcer they had. Boy he was something, live to tape from the helicopter, knew all the hulls, engines, drives and personalities of the sport. All that without any kind of a script.....Heck he even did interviews.....and built many of the boats in the race too.

And the video footage was the best....not to mention the pilot an ex-Navy night flier off carriers into Vietnam.... Wow!

Wonder why they never won an Emmy?

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Back to the topic at hand
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