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Sunny Jim

What year did the U-22 Sunny Jim have the notch tail, and what year did it have the straight tail with the peanut symbol on the tail?Continue

Started Oct 9, 2013

Trot Along
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Can anyone post a photograph of the 1954 Trot Along, which a year before was Such Crust V>Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory W Calkins Dec 31.

Thriftway Too
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Whatever became of the Thriftway Too?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Pastor Jul 3, 2013.

hunting for Notre Dame movies

One of my cousins was Rex Manchester; his mother and my mother were sisters.  In March of 1966 I was asked to take motion pictures of the pre race season test runs of the Notre Dame.  The Dame was…Continue

Started Feb 27, 2012

 

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Gregory W Calkins replied to Gregory W Calkins's discussion Trot Along
"Thanx again for your reply. About two months ago I was trolling around on the net and came across two web sites that had decent black and whites of both Trot and Pace a Long.  I can't remember, for the life of me, which sites they were,…"
Dec 31
Bill Lawrence replied to Gregory W Calkins's discussion Trot Along
"Posted - your welcome!"
Dec 31, 2013
Gregory W Calkins and keith d nichols are now friends
Dec 27, 2013
Tim Matyn replied to Gregory W Calkins's discussion Trot Along
"Gregory, My hydro pictures are all in scrapbooks so I can't easily post a picture.  But I can tell you that the TROT ALONG name, in block letters (all caps) was the only change made to the boat. In fact, the name SUCH CRUST  U-5 …"
Oct 17, 2013
Gregory W Calkins posted a discussion

Sunny Jim

What year did the U-22 Sunny Jim have the notch tail, and what year did it have the straight tail with the peanut symbol on the tail?See More
Oct 9, 2013
Gregory W Calkins posted a discussion

Trot Along

Can anyone post a photograph of the 1954 Trot Along, which a year before was Such Crust V>See More
Jul 25, 2013
Tony Pastor replied to Gregory W Calkins's discussion Thriftway Too
"I'm sure that you will get an authoritative response on this board, but I remember reading that Mr. Jones had the boat destroyed after its competitive days concluded.  "
Jul 3, 2013
Gregory W Calkins replied to Richard Adair's discussion 1980 Fleet
"Out of 23 boats that tried to race in 1980, only eleven scored points during the season. Five either failed to start or finish, and seven failed to qualify.  The eleven that scored points were Atlas Van Lines (built in 1977), Budweiser (1980),…"
Jun 27, 2013
Gregory W Calkins posted a discussion

Thriftway Too

Whatever became of the Thriftway Too?See More
Jun 24, 2013
Gregory W Calkins replied to keith d nichols's discussion bill muncey
"Hi That hull may be one that was built in late '62 or early '63 by a north end builder named John McCarter.  He was very busy in those days and was one of the pioneers in finishing his hulls with epoxy resin.  He built a 280…"
Jun 12, 2013
Mark Bardahl Manchester left a comment for Gregory W Calkins
"Thanks for joining and supporting our museum!"
Mar 14, 2012
Gregory W Calkins posted a discussion

hunting for Notre Dame movies

One of my cousins was Rex Manchester; his mother and my mother were sisters.  In March of 1966 I was asked to take motion pictures of the pre race season test runs of the Notre Dame.  The Dame was launched from the old Jett's Marina at Rainier Beach.  I filmed with an 8mm Bolex P1 zoom reflex camera and the movie encompassed two days of testing which also included scenes at the Notre Dame shop on Aurora Avenue.  Three weeks after I gave the 15+ minute film to the crew I went to Air Force basic…See More
Feb 27, 2012
Gregory W Calkins replied to Faison Thomson Peters's discussion Gale V
"The Gale that flipped was the first Gale VI, and it did flip in the 1958 Elizabeth City International Cup. Thia was a 60-mile race composed of threee heats run on May 31 and June 1.  There were only 4 boats entered, the 2nd Miss U S 1 with Fred…"
Mar 5, 2011
Gregory W Calkins replied to Gary Rose's discussion Need Info on U-146
"The U-146 was one of those high hopes/low budget boats that struggled to get financing from race to race.  It was unveiled in 1982 by Fred Leland and raced as U-55 Oh Boy! Oberto, driven by Scotrt Pierce, at the Columbia Cup, finishing 8th;…"
Mar 5, 2011
Gregory W Calkins is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Mar 5, 2011

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