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Old 12-28-2003, 06:09 PM
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Here are two pics of Don driving my dad's 28SS back in 1976.

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Old 12-28-2003, 06:57 PM
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Wow, great stuff LS!!!

I`ve been a fan of Don Aronow for well over 20 yrs and from what I have seen there are very few photos of Don A. other than promo stuff.

Love the oldies!!!

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Nice pics Lucky strike......
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After reading both books.....Blue Thunder and Speed Kills......there is one guy who I would love to hear from........and that would be Brownie.....he doesn't post often....and when he does...it is usually short and to the point....but I would imagine that if anyone has some great insight concerning the man.....he would definitely be one of them......so how about it Brownie....can you shed any light????
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Random replies and thoughts:

1. Brownie and Don were friends....don't expect a true friend to "dish" to complete strangers who are working on little more than morbid curiosity.

2. I'll give you the Cigarette-Harley comparison as a good one........................ It's more about the brand than anything amazing about the product...but there is a charisma....

3. The performance boat industry would be much like it is today......had Don not been involved....... the evolution of the Mercruiser products would have pushed the envelope regardless.

4. I am finding out that many of you consider Don a hero or a legend........ true or not, perception is, of course, everything..... but have you ever stopped to consider why you feel this way? As I said.....if Crouse hadn't trumpeted the bigger than life tales to you..... Don would not be in your consciousness. Did you know that Dick Genth was a fighter pilot...... or that Odell Lewis rarely wore shoes?...... or that Billy Sirois was one of the two best boat racers of all time?...... no?.....why?
Simple answer....none of them bothered to hire a PR guy....... IMHO y'all bought into an early infomercial...and years of echos.

5. Don was a big guy, a good boat racer, and a marketing maven....... and maybe that's enough.

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You are right on the money , again! Just think if Will Smith @ Phantom would only get a PR Guy! HAHA- BH
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1. Brownie and Don were friends....don't expect a true friend to "dish" to complete strangers who are working on little more than morbid curiosity.

Jeesh,,,,,, WTF kind of comment is that???




3. The performance boat industry would be much like it is today......had Don not been involved....... the evolution of the Mercruiser products would have pushed the envelope regardless.

I think the evolution of the hulls/materials pushed Mercruiser as much as Mercruiser pushed the hulls.




IMHO y'all bought into an early infomercial...and years of echos.

Man T2, you need to give this thing a rest. Your negative commentaries are starting to get nasty. Whats' your big problem with this guy anyway. He's freakin' dead man, leave him alone for Christ's sake!!

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Random replies and thoughts:

1. Brownie and Don were friends....don't expect a true friend to "dish" to complete strangers who are working on little more than morbid curiosity.


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Since most of us members here on OSO don't know you, are you just feeding us "curious ones" alot of bullsh1t.

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1. Brownie and Don were friends....don't expect a true friend to "dish" to complete strangers who are working on little more than morbid curiosity.

Jeesh,,,,,, WTF kind of comment is that???




Ummmm.... a good one?.....if you've ever had a friend?

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