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Old 03-17-2005, 02:51 PM
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thanks for those great pics....lots of history there, i was small but still remember those days..
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Old 03-17-2005, 04:45 PM
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What the hell is that Star Wars boat? Never saw that one before. Looks like triples.

Thanks for sharing, great photos. More please!
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What the hell is that Star Wars boat? Never saw that one before. Looks like triples.

Thanks for sharing, great photos. More please!

LOL!! Yeah isn't that thing something else? It didn't race - it was just there - and it did have triples. I remember it making a big impression as a kid. It's a 38' Signature like in the next ads...
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and another great Signature ad from the day...
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Hey you wouldnt have any carrera stuff kickin around would ya ?
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This exact race is why I love fast boats! I was a pre pubescent teen walking these docks of the Bay Club. You could smell the testosterone emanating from the racers. The day before, I met the racers as they pulled thier rigs into the Fashion Island court yard. Old man Nordskog, Rocky Aoki, and Betty Cook were happy to hoist me up into thier machines.

Thanks for the trip back in time. I was not dreaming...
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Was that star wars boat ever at the miami show?
I remember seeing a boat w/ gull wing doors.
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That is just too cool , thanks for such great shots and make sure you thank your Mom for us....
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:23 AM
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This exact race is why I love fast boats! I was a pre pubescent teen walking these docks of the Bay Club. You could smell the testosterone emanating from the racers. The day before, I met the racers as they pulled thier rigs into the Fashion Island court yard. Old man Nordskog, Rocky Aoki, and Betty Cook were happy to hoist me up into thier machines.

Thanks for the trip back in time. I was not dreaming...
I can only hope that our current group of racers can leave the same sort of impression on today's youth.
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:58 AM
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I just spotted this thread....very nice, thank you my boy.

A few weeks after this race in 1979, Sandy Satullo and I competed in the cross country Cannonball car race, that ended in southern California just before the Formula 1 race at Long Beach.

We were invited to go to one of the parties for the Formula 1 drivers given by the Long beach Grand Prix association. Some of the volunteers that worked the Bushmills race in Newport Beach were there and made such a fuss over the offshore drivers telling everyone how exciting the sport was.

I think it was the first time some of the Formula 1 drivers got second billing. But, we certainly enjoyed our 15 minutes of fame.

So thank you again to all the great people of southern California that help out putting on these great motor events.
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