View Poll Results: Would Aronow have been in the Kilo's?
He would have taken Fountain and OL on!
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No but Cigarette would involved in competition more
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He would not compete anymore and be a spectator
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He would run for a Kilo record with worn engines
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If Don Aronow were with us today would he be represented at the Kilo Today?

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Old 09-27-2004, 09:20 AM
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Agree with most of the comments regarding the waning of competitive zeal and all that later in life.
But I would like to add that "if" Donzi Baby were still with us today and had anything to do with Offshore I do not think that the pure speed trials would have moved him that much. I have always gotten the impression that it was the "Offshore Performance" part of racing that really drove him. The man against the sea thing and the overall performance in any kind of water that was always epitomized by Cigarette. Whcih is why he did so many open water races. Miami to Nassau, Torquay and the Isle of White, and other marathons of the same ilk.
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Old 09-27-2004, 11:42 AM
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Agree with most of the comments regarding the waning of competitive zeal and all that later in life.
But I would like to add that "if" Donzi Baby were still with us today and had anything to do with Offshore I do not think that the pure speed trials would have moved him that much. I have always gotten the impression that it was the "Offshore Performance" part of racing that really drove him. The man against the sea thing and the overall performance in any kind of water that was always epitomized by Cigarette. Whcih is why he did so many open water races. Miami to Nassau, Torquay and the Isle of White, and other marathons of the same ilk.
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exactly what he said and to add he would have been more into his horses
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Don was into horses because it became his son Michael's passion after Michael became wheelchair - bound after the Ferrari accident. But the assertion that he wasn't into Offshore any more is not correct. Exactly one week before he was murdered, he took me and my buddy Bill Schaefer back in the shop to show us the new 45 foot vee hull he was building to race personally the upcoming season.

I do agree that he probably wouldn't have been into kilo - runs because he was an OFFSHORE racer, not a DRAG racer.
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Don was into horses because it became his son Michael's passion after Michael became wheelchair - bound after the Ferrari accident. But the assertion that he wasn't into Offshore any more is not correct. Exactly one week before he was murdered, he took me and my buddy Bill Schaefer back in the shop to show us the new 45 foot vee hull he was building to race personally the upcoming season.

I do agree that he probably wouldn't have been into kilo - runs because he was an OFFSHORE racer, not a DRAG racer.
Thanks for the insight..That last line is very well said
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Now that is funnnny.
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Old 09-27-2004, 08:51 PM
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I would think Benny would be running the kilo's....not Don.


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He did!! I think he still holds the world record.
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:54 AM
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At 77 years old he'd probably be selling boat parts out of his garage in Cheraw, SC.
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If Don were active in the sport today, He'd still be the Man !!!!!!! Everything since the Fab Four, has been knock off's anyway ..... Think we'd seen more R&D in Hull Design than we're seeing at present, Thus, yielding higher speed's ........ So Yea ,,,,, I think He'd had some New, Wild & Wicked Creation with a New Name, to show off & Smoke the Compition at LOTO ....... As He'd done in other forms of racing many times ....... No subsitute for No.1 ,,,,, It Was The Man's Style ...........
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