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WILDERTHANU54
02-10-2003, 10:29 PM
HERE YA GO.........
BOB DICE BAF"MY BOAT"
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/2-MyBoat.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/3-MyBoatPass.jpg
TOM BLACK BFF "DEJA VU"
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/5-TomBlack1.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/5-TomBlack2.jpg
AL BUSH
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/12-Al-Bush-10.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/137-Bush-wheelie.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/1.-AL-BUSH-1w.jpg

WILDERTHANU54
02-10-2003, 10:44 PM
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/12.-HANKS-VS-BUSH-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/17.-RICK-LEE-1-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/18.-RICK-LEE-2-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/20.-RICK-LEE-4-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/196-CrazyHorse.jpg
[ February 11, 2003, 12:02 PM: Message edited by: WILDERTHANU54 ]

WILDERTHANU54
02-10-2003, 10:54 PM
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/fire6.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/fire5.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/fire4.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/Ming-far.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/Ming-far3.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/THIS-WAS-A-GREAT-PLACE-TO-S.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/16-Cooper-10.jpg
[ February 10, 2003, 11:06 PM: Message edited by: WILDERTHANU54 ]

WILDERTHANU54
02-10-2003, 11:04 PM
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/10.-HANKS-1-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/11.-HANKS-2-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/7.-BOB-CLARK-2.jpg
THATS A SAFE PLACE TO WATCH
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/8.-PATROL-BOAT.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/16.-OOPS-1-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/194-Hyder.jpg http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/195-chute2.jpg
[ February 10, 2003, 11:07 PM: Message edited by: WILDERTHANU54 ]

Heatseeker
02-11-2003, 11:55 AM
Bitchin' pics! Got more?

WILDERTHANU54
02-11-2003, 12:12 PM
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/Ming30.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/Ming26.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/08.DWIGHT-WARNER.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/10-JordanCrash-10.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/130-TFH-from-rope.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/BFF-EXPLOSION-TOM-BLACK-BAK.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/BFF-TROJAN-GHOST-JERRY-HANK.jpg

WILDERTHANU54
02-11-2003, 12:21 PM
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/71-Caselli-face-shot.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/6-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/7-w.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/69-Caselli---Amaral.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/66-Caselli-LB2.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/5Dago-Morgan.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/65-Caselli-LB.jpg
http://wediditforlove.com/imagesBOATS/54Caselli-crash-2.jpg

WILDERTHANU54
02-12-2003, 03:56 PM
http://free.***boat.net/ubb/Avatars/Hot_Boat_Happenings/Poker_Runs/lol.JPG

Thunderbutt
02-12-2003, 04:23 PM
Wilder, Who built the motor in Casellis boat?

WILDERTHANU54
02-12-2003, 04:28 PM
OH DUDE..... YOU'LL HAVE TO ASK THE SENIORS ON THE BOARD, I'M REALLY NOT SURE WHO DID HIS MOTORS.

Bense468
02-12-2003, 06:44 PM
those are some nice pics Geoff. What has your partying ass been up to?

MikeF
02-12-2003, 07:51 PM
WILDERTHANU54:
http://free.***boat.net/ubb/Avatars/Hot_Boat_Happenings/Poker_Runs/lol.JPG Them was the good old days! wink :p

Fired Up
02-12-2003, 08:17 PM
Thunder..Wilder,
Tom Tate was Caselli's crew chief. His motors were built by a guy named Zuess or Zuezl or Zhuez....something like that. It started with a Z. I should know that bit of trivia, but three days at work gets short on sleep and shorter on memory.

WILDERTHANU54
02-12-2003, 09:20 PM
Bense468:
those are some nice pics Geoff. What has your partying ass been up to? BENSON!!!....... WORKING ON SOME THINGS RIGHT NOW. GO AHEAD AND GIVE ME A CALL THIS WEEKEND WE'LL BE GETTTING LOOSE FOR SURE. (909) 908-5514.

GN117 Big Dawg
02-12-2003, 11:38 PM
Hey guy's, the engine builder your lookin' for is Dave Zuechel. I was aquainted with Dave in my early days of drag racin' out at Skiland in Perris and the Stadium (Oakland and L.B.) "Zuech" was from the S.F.Valley and did some very famous ol drag boats besides Caselli's. He did the motor in "CITATION", the TFH that Don Pruhdome drove and ultimatly destroyed at the Stadium. Dave was a great guy and really knew his stuff especially the 392 Chryslers that ruled the fuel catigories in the "good ol days". Dave was big time into aircraft engines and planes in general, he was killed in an airplane accident in the late 70's or early 80's as I try to remember the dates. Too good of guy to loose so early in his life, we all were shorted by his passing.
[ February 12, 2003, 11:39 PM: Message edited by: GN117 Big Dawg ]

Thunderbutt
02-13-2003, 07:26 AM
GN117 Big Dawg:
Hey guy's, the engine builder your lookin' for is Dave Zuechel. I was aquainted with Dave in my early days of drag racin' out at Skiland in Perris and the Stadium (Oakland and L.B.) "Zuech" was from the S.F.Valley and did some very famous ol drag boats besides Caselli's. He did the motor in "CITATION", the TFH that Don Pruhdome drove and ultimatly destroyed at the Stadium. Dave was a great guy and really knew his stuff especially the 392 Chryslers that ruled the fuel catigories in the "good ol days". Dave was big time into aircraft engines and planes in general, he was killed in an airplane accident in the late 70's or early 80's as I try to remember the dates. Too good of guy to loose so early in his life, we all were shorted by his passing. Thanks BigDawg. I couldn't remember his name. I do remember after the Casseli crash he said he would not build anymore boat motors, infact I think it was Andree's motor in Rays boat, don't know for sure.

Stab-n-Steer
02-13-2003, 07:28 AM
Wilder,
Awesome Pics! Thanks for posting. :)
S&S

smalls
02-13-2003, 10:29 PM
Geoff, Those are some Bitchen shots,,,,,,,,, Thanks :D

WILDERTHANU54
05-11-2003, 09:14 AM
REMEMBER THESE........

DansBlown73Nordic
05-11-2003, 09:39 AM
Those are some very Cool Shots. Where do you find that stuff? Id like to try to blow some up for some pictures on the garage wall.

fastvdriver
05-11-2003, 09:42 AM
great pics those old flats are just way to cool
thanks for the posts.

RaysonKid
05-11-2003, 09:50 AM
Can I play?
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_1.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_2.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_3.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_4.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_5.jpg

RaysonKid
05-11-2003, 09:53 AM
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_6.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_7.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269beast_crash_8.jpg

RaysonKid
05-11-2003, 09:58 AM
And some misc.
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/2690_thought_was_hydro.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269lickity01_5w.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269tfh.jpg
A couple of The Man.
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269schwabenland.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269swabe.jpg
[ May 11, 2003, 10:36 AM: Message edited by: RaysonKid ]

RaysonKid
05-11-2003, 10:29 AM
Use to love it when my Dad made a trip to the Sanger factory every summer.
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269new_sanger_hulls.jpg
Heres my hero growing up.
Dad in his Marlin.(Before swithing to a Sanger).
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269dad_in_primitive_pete.jpg
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/269dad_in_primitive_pete_marlin.jpg
[ May 11, 2003, 10:37 AM: Message edited by: RaysonKid ]

WILDERTHANU54
05-11-2003, 11:05 AM
VERY COOL

Fired Up
05-11-2003, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the additional photos. Some were familiar because I remember being there......like it was just yesterday, but it wasn't. I remember the trees at Ming being very small. And I remember when they used to stage the boats in the boat slip area inside the Island. The burnouts leaving the island were the best! Thanks again.

Bense468
05-11-2003, 05:19 PM
Geoff whats up what did you want when I was in Glamis. You also called me 2 nights ago and hung up. Whats up? Are you going to the races this weekend? It is my birthday. We are going to the races then going to have a party at my house sat night. You should come. Bring some skirts
[ May 11, 2003, 05:20 PM: Message edited by: Bense468 ]

burbanite
05-11-2003, 07:22 PM
WILDERTHANU54:
REMEMBER THESE........ Check this one out......
:)
http://free.***boat.net/ubb/Avatars/Hot_Boat_Happenings/Poker_Runs/lol.JPG

superdave013
05-12-2003, 01:59 PM
Who the **** is this guy and can his fat ass still fit in that lifejacket??? :rolleyes:
http://free.***boat.net/ubb/Avatars/Hot_Boat_Happenings/Poker_Runs/lol.JPG

Bense468
05-12-2003, 02:23 PM
Superdave. are you going to be up there this weekend?

superdave013
05-12-2003, 02:41 PM
Bense468:
Superdave. are you going to be up there this weekend? Nope, this weekend I'm racing downhill @ Big Bear.

voodooCanoe
05-12-2003, 02:55 PM
Great pictures, love seeing to old stuff! Who is
the dude jumping out of the hydro. You know things
aren't going well if you want to "walk off" at speed.

Ratacole
05-12-2003, 03:01 PM
superdave013:
Who the **** is this guy and can his fat ass still fit in that lifejacket??? :rolleyes:
http://free.***boat.net/ubb/Avatars/Hot_Boat_Happenings/Poker_Runs/lol.JPG I don't know, but his avatar can't smile_sp

Bense468
05-12-2003, 07:38 PM
superdave013:
Bense468:
Superdave. are you going to be up there this weekend? Nope, this weekend I'm racing downhill @ Big Bear. Cool..good luck

WILDERTHANU54
05-12-2003, 07:45 PM
I DONT KNOW BUT THAT LOOKS LIKE A BAD ASS MOFO TO ME...... :D
[ May 13, 2003, 09:26 AM: Message edited by: superdave013 ]

WILDERTHANU54
05-13-2003, 07:18 PM
NOW THATS SOME FUNNY SHIT DAVE.......LMFAO!!!!

WILDERTHANU
01-17-2005, 09:18 PM
Bump...

BLUBYU
01-18-2005, 04:59 PM
Great pictures. Thanks for sharing... :D

24ROD
01-18-2005, 09:54 PM
Ahha the good old days :cool:

Retired flatbottom racer
01-19-2005, 02:10 PM
Thanks to all who posted pictures. Brings back lots of memories for me. Ray Caselli was my hero when I was about 16 yrs old. More please!

funnycarmike
01-20-2005, 12:04 PM
Awesome pictures guys, love em. Especially the shot of "Trogan Ghost" . Anybody remember who drove it? Also was wondering which boat and who the driver was of the flat. that pitched the driver out and was obviously still running and ran into the christmas tree. I remember that also happening to Clive Hughes, or it may have even been Bob Dice, but it was in "My Boat II", He got pitched out and ,I beleive he received a broken leg. Meanwhile the kill switch failed, boat kept idleing in a circle around the driver, finally a N.D.B.A. rescue boat rammed the errant blown alcohol flat. and were able to get to the driver. Come to think of it, it might have even been Sonny Jones, can't remember.........somebody help!!!!

JEA557
01-21-2005, 01:43 AM
Thanks for all of the great photos. It reminds me of when I was a kid and use to go to the Oakland Estuary to watch the racing with my uncles. Vern Amaral use to run BFF out there. Does anyone remember what Vern's boat number was. I do remember the name of the last boat he ran was, " Rapid Fire"...

djunkie
01-21-2005, 03:15 AM
Great pics. I especially like the pics with the hemi's in those boats. Too bad you don't see many of those around anymore.

Just-Jettin
01-21-2005, 09:45 AM
Funnycarmike, the driver of the Trojan Ghost in that pic was Jerry "the hammer" Hanks. He would later drive for Jim Cole in the Spooky boat BFF until the class was retired due to the danger and $$$$$ it took to run this class. I think the year was 1982 when the class went away.

funnycarmike
01-21-2005, 01:18 PM
Thanks, Just-Jettin. Cool to know that was Jerry Hanks. I only knew of him driving "Spooky". I remember Jerry being kind of a liitle guy, must be the angle, He looks bigger in that "Trogan Ghost" pic. I always thought he was one of the most talented to ever "shoe" a Blown Fuel Flat.

Just-Jettin
01-21-2005, 02:48 PM
Mike, the Jerry Hanks I remember was over 6ft, infact he was even taller than Bob Dice. Last I hear Jerry is in Bullhead city still swinging a hammer as a framer, hince the nickname the hammer. But you are correct he could drive the crap out of a BFF. Miss watching that class more than any other coming out of the marina at Ming going to the holding rope. Those dudes were studs.

Jetboatguru
01-21-2005, 04:54 PM
You oughta try shoeing one of those Jeff. Maybe get the class going again.

CircleJerk
01-22-2005, 12:17 AM
Nice, raysonkid.....welcome Retired Flat Racer!

Retired flatbottom racer
01-22-2005, 08:01 AM
Thanks.... I've been lurking here for about a year.

Jetboatguru
01-22-2005, 08:21 AM
What boat did you run Retired Flatbottom Racer?

Retired flatbottom racer
01-22-2005, 09:08 AM
You will remember me....9 sec. Red Cole " Flat Bad Moon"

BLUBYU
01-22-2005, 09:24 AM
You will remember me....9 sec. Red Cole " Flat Bad Moon"Hi Bill, seen your post the other day and figured it had to be you.

Jetboatguru
01-22-2005, 09:28 AM
I thought the guy that owned and drove that was George Ward? Beautiful boat!!!

Pee Dub
01-22-2005, 11:56 AM
Bill, good to see you on here. Still hooked up with the little cars?

Retired flatbottom racer
01-22-2005, 12:20 PM
Pee Dub.....Still doing the little cars with my son....Not sure who this is?
David.....Good to see you here!
Tony...... George Ward has the "Blue Moon" a blue Cole out of Nevada. He is a friend of mine. This is Bill Duke.

Jetboatguru
01-23-2005, 05:51 PM
I remember you Bill. I met you in Oklahoma. Sorry about the mistake. That boat of yours was flawless. Hope all is well.
Tony

Carnivalride
01-24-2005, 05:31 AM
This is Bill Duke.
Hey glad to see you still have an interest in the boats! Are you gonna get another one and give up the retirement????
Nice seeing you on the boards,
Loren Robinson

Retired flatbottom racer
01-24-2005, 06:17 AM
Hey glad to see you still have an interest in the boats! Are you gonna get another one and give up the retirement????
Nice seeing you on the boards,
Loren Robinson
Loren, I will always be interested in the boats, I love them..... But have to many other interests also... To many hot rods and my son's racing. What I really would like to have for a fun boat at the lake is a crackerbox. My racing days as a driver are over.
Nice to hear from you!

Retired flatbottom racer
01-24-2005, 06:18 AM
I remember you Bill. I met you in Oklahoma. Sorry about the mistake. That boat of yours was flawless. Hope all is well.
Tony
I see where you are going round & round.....I love it!!

Roland the Fisherman
01-24-2005, 09:05 PM
Any of you "older" guys remember a late 60's shovel nose Sanger named "Mr ED"? It was blown, Hemi, single seat, dark green and very cool. Saw it at the boat show back then and have been hooked on boats ever sense.

DUNDUN
01-24-2005, 10:06 PM
Any of you "older" guys remember a late 60's shovel nose Sanger named "Mr ED"? It was blown, Hemi, single seat, dark green and very cool. Saw it at the boat show back then and have been hooked on boats ever sense.
wasnt it the first boat to 200 also?

Roland the Fisherman
01-25-2005, 11:17 AM
wasnt it the first boat to 200 also?
I thought so but ca'nt recall for sure. If anyone knows the story or has any pics I would love (in a macho non gay wacker sort of way) to here.

Roman 1
01-25-2005, 01:20 PM
what was the name of the first wacker to run 200? BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA!
R1 :D

gmocnik
01-25-2005, 01:28 PM
Any of you "older" guys remember a late 60's shovel nose Sanger named "Mr ED"? It was blown, Hemi, single seat, dark green and very cool. Saw it at the boat show back then and have been hooked on boats ever sense.
first boat over 200...and backed up
lb marine stadium, driven by eddie hill...

mfrey
01-25-2005, 01:45 PM
Thanks for all of the great photos. It reminds me of when I was a kid and use to go to the Oakland Estuary to watch the racing with my uncles. Vern Amaral use to run BFF out there. Does anyone remember what Vern's boat number was. I do remember the name of the last boat he ran was, " Rapid Fire"...
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/524/1472Oroville67MissSang-med.jpg
Jeff, here's Vern's boat "Miss Sanger" at Oroville in 1967

mfrey
01-25-2005, 01:54 PM
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/520/1472mrednim67-med.JPG
Mr Ed at Nimbus Dam in 1967...driven by Swabalend. I'll try to find another.
Any of you "older" guys remember a late 60's shovel nose Sanger named "Mr ED"? It was blown, Hemi, single seat, dark green and very cool. Saw it at the boat show back then and have been hooked on boats ever sense.

racingfastflats
01-25-2005, 02:02 PM
Mike, Vern's BFF was the Flower Power and i believe it was 069.
Cyde Parkhurst or Jack Cool has a picture of Ray Caselli and Vern running at Oakland and both of them crashing at the same time.
In answer to the first BFH to run in the excess of 200+ mpm was the Crisis boat driven by Gary Gabelich at Skiland

racingfastflats
01-25-2005, 02:05 PM
first boat over 200...and backed up
lb marine stadium, driven by eddie hill...
I believe it was the Crisis driven by Gary Gabelich at Skiland in 1967 or 68

mfrey
01-25-2005, 02:07 PM
Any of you "older" guys remember a late 60's shovel nose Sanger named "Mr ED"? It was blown, Hemi, single seat, dark green and very cool. Saw it at the boat show back then and have been hooked on boats ever sense.
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/524/1472SkiLand67MrsEd2-med.jpg
I'm at work and can't find the other pics of Mr. Ed. BUT here's "Mrs. Ed", a Kindsvater Flat BFF at Oakland in 1967...Swabalend drove her too.

gmocnik
01-25-2005, 02:13 PM
I believe it was the Crisis driven by Gary Gabelich at Skiland in 1967 or 68
i swear i remember eddie hill driving bfh in the early 70's but a quick look at his bio doesn't have him in boats until late 70's. so much for this old guys memory....

lucky
01-25-2005, 02:52 PM
what was the name of the first wacker to run 200? BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA!
R1 :D
THAT WOULD BE YOUR HAND ROMAN !!!!!-- BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Roland the Fisherman
01-25-2005, 04:14 PM
what was the name of the first wacker to run 200? BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA!
R1 :D
I'm not sure Roman, I think it had the same name as the first SS boat, K Boat, runner bottom, and jet boat, v bottom, IO etc. to run over 200mph. BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHA

Her454
01-25-2005, 04:27 PM
These are awsome pics! Im kinda liking the "frill" on the EZ up too, thinking maybe they should bring that back..... :D :eek:
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/524/1472SkiLand67MrsEd2-med.jpg

Roland the Fisherman
01-25-2005, 04:30 PM
i swear i remember eddie hill driving bfh in the early 70's but a quick look at his bio doesn't have him in boats until late 70's. so much for this old guys memory....
:D So much for my memory as well, I thought I remembered Mr Ed being green. Must of been the envy.
Very cool thread, thanks for the blast from my past. I recall staring at that boat for hours at the boat show. And oh yeah I almost forgot, Roman your a putz and V-drive video your cards are done.
:D

DUNDUN
01-25-2005, 05:10 PM
Mike, Vern's BFF was the Flower Power and i believe it was 069.
Cyde Parkhurst or Jack Cool has a picture of Ray Caselli and Vern running at Oakland and both of them crashing at the same time.
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/520/1508Caselli_and_another_boat_hit_roller_and_crash. jpg

Roland the Fisherman
01-25-2005, 05:19 PM
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/520/1508Caselli_and_another_boat_hit_roller_and_crash. jpg
That was a nasty class.

mfrey
01-25-2005, 05:21 PM
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/520/1508Caselli_and_another_boat_hit_roller_and_crash. jpg
I know he had some success in the BFF...does anyone know if he ever got the Sanger Hydro running well in the late 60's? He always had trouble getting the Chrysler running well. Anyone know what became of Vern? I understand he was a great guy and one of the founders of the NDBA.

DUNDUN
01-25-2005, 05:53 PM
Thanks to all who posted pictures. Brings back lots of memories for me. Ray Caselli was my hero when I was about 16 yrs old. More please!
lol, its funny, ray caselli IS my hero and i AM 16...its too bad he isnt with us today and i never got to watch him and all the other great racers from way back in the day in action, lil bit before my time, but it is still rad to hear the great stories that my dad and grandpa tell me about going to the races way back when... :shift:

haulina29
01-25-2005, 06:07 PM
HFK Rapid Raymond was the shit , I have his autograph I will try and copy it for you on my copy machine if it works I will PM you on where to ship it . I have had it for over 30 years . Eddie Hill and Al Bush are the only two who have ever had the crowd apeal as Ray .

DUNDUN
01-25-2005, 06:12 PM
HFK Rapid Raymond was the shit , I have his autograph I will try and copy it for you on my copy machine if it works I will PM you on where to ship it . I have had it for over 30 years . Eddie Hill and Al Bush are the only two who have ever had the crowd apeal as Ray .
that would be awesome!!!

haulina29
01-25-2005, 06:20 PM
I do not hang on to much but as posted before that autograph is framed and hanging above my desk . I never cared much for sports but always liked the drag boats , Ray was definetly my hero as a kid my schwinn was #007 lol etc . One of the worst days of my life was the day he was killed . For years after i got the autograph he rememberd me and would say hey . I had a wood flatbottom panic mouse with a model engine on a stick lol.

DUNDUN
01-25-2005, 09:22 PM
lol that is great! i was born in the wrong generation i swear...

JEA557
01-26-2005, 12:34 AM
Hey Mike and Fastflat thanks for the post and pics. Fastflat is absoloutely right, Vern's BFF boats name was "flower power". Vern lived out his days in Livermore and I used to see him at a local burger place. I now remember him telling me the boats name was "flower power".
Vern got into riding and competing with cutting horses. From what I heard he had some really nice horses and was very successful. Vern was still a competitor until he passed away I'm sorry to say around the mid 90's from alzheimers. I remember eating whale burgers at the Oakland Estuary and looking at all of the photographs in the restaurant of Vern and the other racers crashing. Vern always took alot of pride in telling people that he won the world one year racing BFF...

24ROD
01-28-2005, 04:56 PM
Any one have any more old pics? I need more! :eat:

haulina29
01-28-2005, 06:43 PM
These photos came from we did it for love .com

V-DRIVE VIDEO
01-29-2005, 08:23 AM
:D So much for my memory as well, I thought I remembered Mr Ed being green. Must of been the envy.
Very cool thread, thanks for the blast from my past. I recall staring at that boat for hours at the boat show. And oh yeah I almost forgot, Roman your a putz and V-drive video your cards are done.
:D
Steve,
Gary Gabelich in "Crisis" was indeed first to 200 in august of 1969 but he didn't back it up. In september 69, Larry (not Eddie) Hill drove the Mr. Ed to 200 at long Beach and did back it up making the first official 200 mph record in the sport. :cool:

72 Hondo
01-29-2005, 09:04 AM
Steve,
Gary Gabelich in "Crisis" was indeed first to 200 in august of 1969 but he didn't back it up. In september 69, Larry (not Eddie) Hill drove the Mr. Ed to 200 at long Beach and did back it up making the first official 200 mph record in the sport. :cool:
What was Eddie Hills record at Marine Stadium? It was Eddie┬┤s first time on salt water. I was just a kid and remember the driver from Liberty say how he was going to show "This Texan" as he liked to refer to Eddie, how to run a drag boat on salt water...I remember everyone laughing their butts of when Eddie left him standing still !!!
I cant remember yesterday but, I remember that !! :confused: :idea:

Lady Rat Attack 1
02-01-2005, 08:52 AM
AWESOME PICS..... :cool:

superdave013
02-01-2005, 11:53 AM
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/1769Nationals.jpg
I've got cartons of this old stuff, but every time I start to look thru it, I get stuck for days reading about some vintage boat rods.
lol, I bet you do. But I'm sure I'm not the only one that would love to see you keep that scanner warmmed up.
That pic is awasome!! Is that a Miller hydro?

stix818
02-02-2005, 01:09 PM
For you old timers (30 and above :eek: J/K) that like to see the good ol days, their is a web site called www.wediditforlove.com that has some sweet pics of boat racing.

mfrey
02-02-2005, 05:58 PM
lol, I bet you do. But I'm sure I'm not the only one that would love to see you keep that scanner warmmed up.
That pic is awasome!! Is that a Miller hydro?
It was a Hallett hydro. Citation II was the BFH record holder in 1966 at 172mph. Rene Maddox crashed it at Oroville in '66. I was 6 and saw it...we have it on home video...my mom was filming. Maddox was critically injured but recovered. His son is on the boards occasionally "Mudexpert." I contacted him and sent him a video of his dad...never did hear from him again.
It was one of the most beautiful boats I have ever seen.

mfrey
02-03-2005, 09:58 AM
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/500/1769Nationals.jpg
Would you like to see the coverstory writeup?
Thank you anyway...I have that program.

superdave013
02-03-2005, 10:32 AM
Thank you anyway...I have that program.
Hey now Mr. Boat Race history, the rest of us don't have it and we would love to see it. :coffeycup
You guys blow me away with this stuff and I love every bit of it. I moved to Ca in '85 and sure missed allot of good stuff.

24ROD
02-11-2005, 05:31 PM
Anyone have any more pics of the good old days?

garrett
02-11-2005, 06:14 PM
http://www.***boat.com/image_center/data/524/1035ad5.jpg
old ad from 1967