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Old 09-05-2008, 06:19 AM
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Hello - refresh my memory - who are you ?

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:21 AM
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"The rest of the story"................

On many occasions Phil became so transfixed by the images in his camera "eye"...that he lost all contact with life and reality.

At Atlantic City during the World Championships, we were covering a wreck. As we got closer and closer we began to circle the debris so Phil could get a better shot. The helicopter was at a height of about 3 feet with Phil yelling "closer,closer" when our tail turned into the wind (a situation that drains lift from a helicopter). As one of the skids actually dipped below the water, our pilot, Frank DeBoard, who saved our *sses countless times, made a heroic maneuver and literally sucked the machine back out of the Atlantic, at which point Phil squawked "What are you doing I need a couple more seconds!".............all the while this was going on his eye never came out of the camera view finder. My narration , however, suffered a slight, obscenity filled, interruption.

Those were the days my friend....they almost came to a wet end.........

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Richie, there were many more like this- am glad you remember them so well ! Always fun with you - Phil
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Richie, there were many more like this- am glad you remember them so well ! Always fun with you - Phil
We all had b*lls the size of coconuts...... maybe not the best combination in a low level, high speed, helicopter camera crew....
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:56 AM
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I Remember Racing In Atlantic City I Think 1989, Babs And DJ Were staying On Trumps Yacht At The End Of The Dock At The Trump Castle .They Had So Much Security You Could not Get Down The Dock And At The Drivers Meeting We Sat Next To Each Other BSing About Vice And Racing ,, DJ Is A Pretty Cool Dude,,The Good Old days ,
Hi Lightspeed: The security was so high because Princess Caroline was staying on the Trump Princess with Melanie. Don and Melanie were back together. My wife had dinner with Caroline, Ivana, and Melanie with all the kids one evening, while myself, D.J., Trump, Cassiraggi, and Some VP`s from General Motors had dinner in the Trump Castle. It used to be incredible walking through the casino with those guys, Having lunch was a mojor ordeal with everyone crowded around for autographs. That`s when they said DJ was a a-hole because he wouldn`t sign autographs for the crowds during lunch dinner etc.. Like I said though, the movie stars were never solicited by the snactioning bodies which never could have afforded them anyway, they came because they had a ligitimate passion to go racing as did priestly etc. Kurt Russell was my driver in Key West for the worlds, and he did it for pure adrenalin rush, he also has a stunt plane he loves to fly. I have had several celebs go for rides in the race boats. Most notably was Steve McQueen who was going to drive for Martini & Rossi back in the seventies. Jacky Icxks famous Formula 1 and Lemans winner, Colin Chapman Lotus/Formula 1, Ceaser Fiorio etc etc. Bottom line is they were all Offshore enthusiasts who just enjoyed it for what it was, man against the sea and the command of horsepower against other competitors.
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I think he was a navigator here in '87. Idling in early on one of the races in Key West.

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You know I heard that name earlier today in a conversation!!! What a coincidence!!!1
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