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Old 10-15-2002, 05:05 PM
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This is the cover shot from the November 1978 issue of Powerboat Magazine.

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This pic. is of a 1991 28 powered with twin 454 Magnums.This picture was taken for an article in Hotboat magazine.


This boat is located now in Minnesota.

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Old 10-15-2002, 05:37 PM
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Hey Jesse James,


You know your boat racers.I guess you pass your boat racing 101 now.

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This was an article that was done on me in a magazine called Drag racing today when I ran My Benihana sponsored pro stocker in NHRA and IHRA in 1987-1989.

I was 16 years old at the time


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This picture has my Father, Mother,Sister,and Uncle, and I at the NHRA Englishtown, N.J. Summer nationals in 1989.

The State of New Jersey did not allow me to race due to the fact that it was a state law to be 18 years of age to drive a car in New Jersey.

We did not understand this law since it was a closed race track and not a public road.

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This picture has Rocky Aoki and Keith Card from Benihana and I at a Benihana Japanese steakhouse restaurant in Indianapolis.

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I will be running a new 35 Survivor in F2 class next season.

The boat will have our new twin step bottom,cutdown deck glassed in ( no rubrail ),Sparco custom race seats mounted on shock absorbed pedestals, 5 point harness,deflector bulkheads,custom roll cage, and a few innovative ideas that nobody else has thought of yet.

Boat will be all black with the green eyes on it.

We will also be offering this model for customers that are not interested in over nighting and want a trick poker run boat built for speed.

We will begin to offer the 35 Survivor as of the next few weeks in a "full pleasure" model that will include custom full and half cabins with A/C and enclosed head as optional equipment.

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This is a pic. of Mike and Art Girards 35 Survivor with a 6 man bolster and twin 650 HP carburated Expert engines.

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While were talking Number's, What kind of speed did you get out of the Viper powered race boat?
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