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  • Dayton 1974 Tribute Video

    Here's the video that was shown at the Dayton 1974 "Reunion" celebration held last week at the APBA National Meeting:

    http://youtu.be/j_L9hSpLB1I

    R-19
    www.gleasonracing.com

    "No, THAT is why people hate him."

  • #2
    1974

    Good stuff Pat.............kinda reminded me of 'Woodstock'. Lol.

    Back then we didn't worry about pointy pickles or Kevlar. How cool to see the pic of McCabe (47-B) and Pontious (32-P) going at it in CSR. Don Pontius could make Ron Hill tremble with fear in those days



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    • #3
      Sweet! Boat racing the way I remember it and the way it will never be again. There's some heavy hitters in there for sure. Thanks for posting this!
      Jason

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      • #4
        Fantastic job! The little kid in the Dayton shirt a minute or so in is my brother Ben, he would have been 3 years old in 74.
        444-B now 4-F
        Avatar photo credit - F. Pierce Williams

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        • #5
          Awesome!!!!

          Can't believe that was 40 years ago and yes I was there...

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          • #6
            Great stuff. Was that Lee B. in the c-2 runabout named Hair.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gootz 142M View Post
              Can't believe that was 40 years ago and yes I was there...
              Who are the guys carrying the 43-S?... It appears to be a Q-Craft. I had one then as did Larry Wagner, Dave Martino, John Loomer and the Wheeler's (I think?)....

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              • #8
                43-s

                The 43-S belonged to Jerry Kayle, he's the one on the right corner, the other is Jim Hartley. not sure who is on the front. both Jim and Jerry were long time trora members

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                • #9
                  43-s

                  Jerry Kale is the owner/driver carrying the back of the boat.
                  The other guy is Jim Hartley.

                  Both members of TRORA.

                  After watching that video yesterday, thought about what drivers who raced there are still driving as of 2013/2014.

                  I can only reference the list of finalists in Speed 'n Spray and own memory. Need some help here from Capt. America and others a little older than me.

                  40 years later and still racing:

                  Carl Holt
                  Dave Bennett
                  Tom Johnston
                  Tom Sutherland
                  Cooper Jess
                  Andy Hansen
                  Tim Sidor
                  Billy Simmons
                  Pete Nichols
                  Bobby Austin
                  Craig Bowman
                  Jeff Brewster
                  George Stillwill, Jr.
                  Billy Allen
                  John Runne
                  Rich Runne
                  Tom Smith
                  Matt D'Agostino---did the Capt. have his stripes yet?
                  Chip Fuller ?
                  Earl Desiato ?
                  Mel Thomas ?
                  Fred Hauenstein---or was he only racing Pro at the time?
                  Steve Noury?
                  Larry Gottschalk?



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                  • #10
                    Don't Forget Me !!!!!!!!!

                    Originally posted by dholt View Post
                    Jerry Kale is the owner/driver carrying the back of the boat.
                    The other guy is Jim Hartley.

                    Both members of TRORA.

                    After watching that video yesterday, thought about what drivers who raced there are still driving as of 2013/2014.

                    I can only reference the list of finalists in Speed 'n Spray and own memory. Need some help here from Capt. America and others a little older than me.

                    40 years later and still racing:

                    Carl Holt
                    Dave Bennett
                    Tom Johnston
                    Tom Sutherland
                    Cooper Jess
                    Andy Hansen
                    Tim Sidor
                    Billy Simmons
                    Pete Nichols
                    Bobby Austin
                    Craig Bowman
                    Jeff Brewster
                    George Stillwill, Jr.
                    Billy Allen
                    John Runne
                    Rich Runne
                    Tom Smith
                    Matt D'Agostino---did the Capt. have his stripes yet?
                    Chip Fuller ?
                    Earl Desiato ?
                    Mel Thomas ?
                    Fred Hauenstein---or was he only racing Pro at the time?
                    Steve Noury?
                    Larry Gottschalk?
                    Dean Hobart... 302SS Hydro, C-Mod Hydro (A Stock Hydro then)
                    sigpic

                    Dean F. Hobart

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                    • #11
                      Regretfully I did not make it to 1974 Dayton. I had just graduated from college and took a position in the Banking Industry. It would have been difficult to ask for a week off after being employed for three weeks! If I had known the magnitude of the event, I would have turned down the job!!

                      S. Noury

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                      • #12
                        1974

                        [QUOTE=dholt;233569]

                        After watching that video yesterday, thought about what drivers who raced there are still driving as of 2013/2014.

                        I can only reference the list of finalists in Speed 'n Spray and own memory. Need some help here from Capt. America and others a little older than me.



                        Dana...........i think i was only 10 years old back then. I may have been the kid in the pic skimming the model race boats at waters edge??



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                        • #13
                          What sticks out in my mind the most from that nationals were all the A's. It seemed like we had A's on the water the whole time I was there.

                          Also, Ron Thomas ran 4 or 5 heats to win the 25ssr. They had clock problems or something and the region 7 folks thought it was a conspiracy so he wouldn't win.

                          Gee Matt, I didn't you know you were so old. I was 11 at the time of this race.

                          Tim
                          Tim Weber

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                          • #14
                            Matt, you should have been out there in JSH banging sponsons with the Shumans, Corls and Tom Marcel back then.

                            What year did you start driving?



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dholt View Post
                              Matt, you should have been out there in JSH banging sponsons with the Shumans, Corls and Tom Marcel back then.

                              What year did you start driving?
                              Our records show that Matt won the South Shore Outboard Association Saddle Award in 1971 !!

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