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Old 05-21-2008, 10:19 AM
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A very big THANK YOU. We were losing faith in the offshore crowd for a while there, but all is well now.

We have had a great response to this race with more and more entries every day and we are vey happy to say that we feel that we have achieved our goal of producing a quality event that honors one of the sport's founders, Don Aronow.

We have also attracted the top people from the many areas of offshore.

In addition to Miss Geico and Don's original race boat called the Cigarette, we now have entered Bill Pyburn from the poker run side, Bob Teague from the active racing side and boat builders like Randy Scism from MTI, who will be bringing his latest innovation. Lavey Craft and Pantera are in. Fountain also will be represented by two race boats.

There are a number of privately entered Cigarette's and we have about 1/2 dozen historic boats racing plus more on the land for display.

We are happy to see racers from other organizations beyond OSS coming to race. The Muscle crew is on board too.

And the best news of all........Michael Aronow is coming and will be signing the checkered flags of all the winners.

We are trying to make this as easy as possible for everyone to attend. If you want to pay by credit card, that is now all set, just contact us for instructions on how it will be handled.

The average weather during that time period calls for calm water, so watch the big cats set new records for this run. Everyone who races will actually be setting new records for their class, as we have professional record people on hand.

We have special patches that will only be given to the racers, in addition to the event patch that Brownie has made up. And a special personal Thank You certificate, from Michael Aronow to those racers that participate in this race to honor his dad.

Don't miss this. It is shaping up to be the biggest event of the year. We have over 60 of the old racers coming for the weekend and you can meet them at the big party at Gulfstream on Saturday night.

Live band at the Race Village right after the race and winner's boat parade on Friday, will be playing until 10PM.

Keep those entries coming we would like to see 50 boats !!! www.historicraceboats.com

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Got the call last night and the "Official" word from no less than the Godfather himself.......The Jerzey Boyz are IN.

Augie told me that there was no way that OPA would miss out on being part of what looks like the best ocean race of the season. (Of course we are the only open ocean race too.)

He said he has done everything he wanted in his class, championships, world champion and hall of fame inductee....now he would really like to experience what the old school racers did.

Thank you OPA. We are expecting them to add another 4 or 5 boats at least....come on all you still on the sideline, we are trying to make the magic number 50 race boats......keep those entries coming in.
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Reunion update: Gale Jacoby Petronius, surviving member of the mother/daughter "Miss Amazon" offshore team is definitely coming. Also Jack Stuteville, Phil Schenk, Chet Strickland, John Stenback, and many more. Can't wait!
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Brownie ,
I'm glad we got the largest room for the Offshore Legends reuion party @ GULFSTREAM Race park & casino !!!
You got some list of great legends of Offshore powerboating history attending the partys .
Please remind evryone that we still need items of value for the Silent Auction to be held on June 21th @ Gulfstream race park .These items can be personal memorbilia and /or other items from businesses ,stores ,vacations etc...We are still getting alot of interest from marine related businesses .
Only a few weeks away "1 st. annual Don Aronow memorial ocean race "June 20th --22nd .2008 in Sunny Isles beach ,fl
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OSO members !!Who Plans to attend the OFFSHORE LEGENDS REUNION party june 21st,at Gulfstream race & casino park ?
This a great chance to meet the legends of our Sport !
We will be offering a great night to meet & talk with some of this sports Greatest Racers !!
We have over 60 famous legendary racers from everywhere .They should really have some great stories to tell .Most of them Raced & knew Don Aronow "The KING of OFFSHORE !!
Please let us know if you will be attending this rare occasion ! A Silent Auction with Race Memoribilia and variety of great items donated from marine businesses and other local stores etc..
Thank you ,Larry Goldman,Charlie Mcarthy ,& Brad Schoenwald

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OSO members !!Who Plans to attend the OFFSHORE LEGENDS REUNION party june 21st,at Gulfstream race & casino park ?
This a great chance to meet the legends of our Sport !
We will be offering a great night to meet & talk with some of this sports Greatest Racers !!
We have over 60 famous legendary racers from everywhere .They should really have some great stories to tell .Most of them Raced & knew Don Aronow "The KING of OFFSHORE !!
Please let us know if you will be attending this rare occasion ! A Silent Auction with Race Memoribilia and variety of great items donated from marine businesses and other local stores etc..
Thank you ,Larry Goldman,Charlie Mcarthy ,& Brad Schoenwald
I'm confused, is the party on the 20th or 21st?

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Both! We are having a party at Jimbo's Raw Bar in Dania Beach on Friday, the 20th. It is a combination racers reunion with all the old guys party and Gilly's final wake. Band, food, fun. 5 PM to 10 PM. On Saturday, we are at Gulfstream Race Track, in Hallandale, with a more formal party for everyone, including OSS racers, turn boat crews, etc. Silent auctions, stuff like that. Be there, or be square. 7 PM on..........
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Brownie said the other day that one half of the Mother Daughter team of Rene and Gale Jacoby will be attending the old racers get together at Sunny Isles.

There are many who have no idea who they were, so take a moment to read this and understand just what they did back then, so when you meet her, you will know.

The two boats with the number 3 on them were considered pretty slick race boats back then. They were made by Prowler and were very fast for the day.

The photo of the houseboat is a great story all by itself. Made by Thunderbird ....now Formula. It was a 40 footer and powered with twin Chrysler 325 HP engines. These two women entered it in the BAHAMAS 500 mile race. The actual distance that year was 512 miles. Out of 63 entrants, only 16 made it to the finish.

The girls did finish in a time of 35 hours and 24 minutes.
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Both! We are having a party at Jimbo's Raw Bar in Dania Beach on Friday, the 20th. It is a combination racers reunion with all the old guys party and Gilly's final wake. Band, food, fun. 5 PM to 10 PM. On Saturday, we are at Gulfstream Race Track, in Hallandale, with a more formal party for everyone, including OSS racers, turn boat crews, etc. Silent auctions, stuff like that. Be there, or be square. 7 PM on..........
Thanks for clearing that up.............. I told the nice lady that I could always count on you...and then she stuck me with that needle that turns day into night like magic.......

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