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boomer 08-07-2008 06:31 AM

Joe Mach
 
Was reading the article in PB about the old races, What ever happen to Joe Mach and his boat Dirty Laundry? Used to watch him race on ESPN when back in the late 80 and early 90's

T2x 08-07-2008 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by boomer (Post 2647123)
Was reading the article in PB about the old races, What ever happen to Joe Mach and his boat Dirty Laundry? Used to watch him race on ESPN when back in the late 80 and early 90's

Joe retired.

T2x

BROWNIE 08-07-2008 08:11 AM

Smitty used to throttle for Joe. They dumped that big mother in Detroit in their last race together. Joe loe lost his, er, urge to race.............

cowisl 08-07-2008 10:04 AM

meanest rooster tail ever

T2x 08-07-2008 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by BROWNIE (Post 2647200)
Smitty used to throttle for Joe. They dumped that big mother in Detroit in their last race together. Joe loe lost his, er, urge to race.............

Didn't Joe also wind up holding the bag for SBR after another of the "bankruptcies" occurred?

BROWNIE 08-07-2008 10:20 AM

I think he was a major sackholder................

boomer 08-07-2008 11:59 AM

Are the boats still around, It was an awesome site.

KNOT-RIGHT 08-07-2008 12:36 PM

also SMITTY PASSED AWAYa few years back:(. He was a funny guy I thought and great throttleman. At the 94 key west races we were talking and I brought up some of his wins and said can I go on a test run I could sit on the back of the canopy:p and in a straight face smitty looked at my wife and said if you don't mind he can sit on my lap:eek::p he was a cool guy.by the way this is airtime on jerrys computor. art

ApachePete 08-07-2008 12:48 PM

I saw Joe's big 4 engine CUV in Chicago around 1990, being used as a pleasure boat. :eek:

Full canopy, 2 seats.

Watching 2 guys anchor it off the Oak Street Beach, and then sit on the fore-deck for the afternoon was about the dumbest thing I've seen done with an ex-race boat. :mad:

ApachePete 08-07-2008 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by BROWNIE (Post 2647200)
Smitty used to throttle for Joe. They dumped that big mother in Detroit in their last race together. Joe loe lost his, er, urge to race.............

They also stood it straight up on its tail in New Orleans, and Joe said that for the first time he realized that he could be KILLED doing this. He would not have had an easy time getting out of a submerged boat!


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