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    Hey guys, I came across this site looking up info about my grandfather, Ralph Scott, who raced in the 40's and 50's, and just thought I would share some of these old photos with you guys.





























    If you guys like older photos like this I'll upload the rest of what I have!
    Last edited by makuserusukotto; 08-15-2013, 11:01 AM.

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    Scott

    These are great must have been NOA keep them coming and some info if you have it

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      Fixed the original post, and here's some articles!






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        And some more.



















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          Old photos

          These photos are really great. I was a teenager back in the 50's and remember going to the Top O with my family to watch the race from Devils Elbow on the Crooked River. Also one of the guys who worked for my dad was a hydro racer in south Florida then and I used to go to the races with him. Thanks for posting.

          Bob

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            Cool pics

            Kinda is like a trip into 'The Twilight Zone"............great ole stuff!

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              20h

              Note the Quincy open ex. on the 20H's and KG's this was used before the Stacks came out, I have a few of them. How about the pic's of Kingston Tn where the APBA Pro Nat's were held this year. Kingston has a long History of boat racing.. You need to put these on Boat racing facts in history so they will be saved

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                pictures

                Would love to see more pictures. I was at the Breman Indiana race. The lake is only about 20 miles from where i live. The name of the lake is lake of the woods.

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                  racing in the 50's

                  Those are great pics from a great time to race. I noticed long traps with depth at the rear in 1954 photo, looks like they were on to something. The earliest races I recall watching was in 1955 at the
                  Pelican Harbor Marina in Biscayne Bay, North Miami a salt water race. Top racers then were Skip Ritter, Don Baldicini. A few years later in 1958 at the Miami Yacht Club in Miami on Biscayne Bay
                  (another salt water race). Including the racers above I met Hal Kelly and bought a set of Wetback plans. I constructed that boat in 1970 after college and raced in 25SSH and 20SSH in REGION 5
                  in the 1970's. The races in the 50's were really very popular, lots of racers.
                  Last edited by ZUL8TR; 08-16-2013, 10:10 AM. Reason: add info on the 1950's
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                    Awesome

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                      Runabouts have sure come a long way since those days. Fabulous pictures from the heydays of boat racing. I got a chance to watch a race in the early 50's in Mystic Ct when I was about ten. About all I remember is how I couldn't wait to see those green tankers run.
                      kk



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                        My Uncle Andrew Black was Ralph's pitman during this time period. I think he owned one of the motors that Ralph raced also. A lot of races were at Cairo Il and we lived in La Center Ky. about 25 miles away so I got to go to several races, I was about 9 or 10 years old at the time.

                        Larry Mac

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                          Remember both Ralph Scott & Hunter Byrnes. Hunter was a master engine builder & a great innovatator in the A & B Mod classes all the way into the 70`s He supplied many a driver with winning engines. As I remember John Dortch & Charley Holman won many races with his engines. Wish I could get Charley to post he has many stories about Hunter.
                          Art K

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