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    Historic Depue Race Award Accepted


    For the first time ever, in the history of boat racing at Lake Depue, Illinois, a special award was present to Gene East, former Quincy Welding employee/mechanic/engine builder/welder, for his many contributions to the sport of outboard racing.

    It was presented to Gene by world famous racing announcer, Ray Rodda.

    For those who may not know Gene, he is the gentleman in the "Quincy yellow" t-shirt & straw hat.

    The second photo of the gentleman in the black shirt holding the trophy, is Mark Hummelshein of Quincy, IL, another former Quincy Welding racing engine mechanic, who used his many talents and skills to create this unique, one-of-a-kind trophy. The trophy was made up of an original Quincy modified Mercury cylinder and one of 50 ever produced alcohol-type crankcases, designed specifically for Quincy Welding racing engines by Mercury in the 1950's.

    Special thanks for the engine parts donations from Alan Van Weele, the current president of the NBRA, National Boat Racing Association.

    Regards,

    Paul A. Christner



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    Al Lang, David Weaver and 2 others like this.

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    Re: Special Award Given at Lake Depue Boat Races

    Very nice. Congratulations.
    "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress". -- John Adams

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      Re: Special Award Given at Lake Depue Boat Races

      Congratulation Gene, for those of you that donít know what Gene did for the Quincy engine development, he developed & built the 2 into 1 exhaust systems on the deflector & looper engines. This award is long over due for his many contributions to the sport of outboard racing. Also for those who donít know Mark, the award creator, is probably the best racing outboard mechanic living today!!! Thanks you both for everything!!!
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      • #4

        Re: Special Award Given at Lake Depue Boat Races

        Now that is one of the coolest trophies I have ever seen.... Really Cool... Congratulations Gene.
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        Dean F. Hobart

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        • #5

          Re: Special Award Given at Lake Depue Boat Races

          Congratulations Gene, a well deserved award for a super talented guy!!! You're looking good to for a middle aged guy

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          • #6

            Re: Special Award Given at Lake Depue Boat Races

            Canít see the photos.

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