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  • Dale Fugier

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Marc Connelly liked David D. Williams's blog post Learn the secrets of Layout and Patternmaking
Oct 7, 2013
Marc Connelly commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Amen on Randy, Phil. He is very skilled and flexible. You forgot the all important ‘flexible’ word in there, so I felt the need to add it. He can squat down for extended periods of time without the slightest regard as to how he is going…"
Nov 21, 2012
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Sep 26, 2012
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For some of us, THIS is Gold Cup week!

The Chief gave me a pass this week. It was a trade actually: “two days next week, for one day this week.” I took the deal- I had no choice. this is Gold Cup week and I have a long ways to go before my program is race ready and competitive.…See More
Sep 26, 2012
Marc Connelly commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Great report, as usual, Don! It is really taking shape now that the battens are all fitted in place. Great to see that Detective Richardson is back on the case. I’ll bring the doughnuts on Thursday."
Jun 26, 2012
Marc Connelly commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Can’t wait to see the new cowling. I will be in Thursday AM, for sure. "
Apr 11, 2012
Marc Connelly commented on Don Mock's blog post 30 Years Ago Today............
"Well said, Chief. "
Dec 20, 2011
Marc Connelly commented on Dale Fugier's video
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1958 Lake Chelan Apple Cup Heat 1B

"Awesome! It takes these boats so long to get through the turns and back up to speed, it makes me tense watching it- just like when I was a kid. (It’s a good kind of tense...) You have to admit that though the ‘prune barge’ took…"
Dec 20, 2011
Marc Connelly is attending David D. Williams's event
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2nd Annual Mahogany & Merlot at Lake Chelan, Washington

September 30, 2011 to October 2, 2011
Great food, great wine and great boats! A running exhibition of vintage unlimiteds and limited inboards along with beautify classic runabouts in the heart of the Washington's wine country at the hight of the wine crush.
Sep 26, 2011
Marc Connelly commented on Mark Douty's video
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Columbia Cup 2011

"What a lovely job of driving, everyone! Especially Miss Burien- excellent!"
Aug 4, 2011
Marc Connelly might attend David D. Williams's event
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Drivers Ground School at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

May 14, 2011 from 10am to 12pm
The Hydroplane Museum, in corporation with Tastin' n Racin', is happy to announce the 1st Annual Ground School. May 14th 10am to 12 noon at the Museum. Presenters Chip Hanauer and David Williams will talk about:1. General Racing Rules2. Boat Set Up3. Accident Avoidance4. Driving to Win.See More
May 9, 2011
Jon Osterberg liked Marc Connelly's blog post Stan Hanauer: True Gentleman.
Apr 29, 2011
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Apr 27, 2011
Michael Opel liked Marc Connelly's blog post Stan Hanauer: True Gentleman.
Apr 27, 2011
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Apr 26, 2011
Marc Connelly commented on Ryan Smith's blog post One Lap in the Life of the Green Dragon
"This is really neat information. I like the way you broke it all down for us. Hard to imagine that with all of those bits in such frantic commotion in the engine well, there is such a sweet agreement the water- a Merlin in motion. Thanks for sharing…"
Apr 25, 2011

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Miss Thriftway, of course. Or maybe the Atlas. Then again, I am kinda fond of the ‘69 Notre Dame too...
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Muncey, Muncey, and Muncey!

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For some of us, THIS is Gold Cup week!

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

The Chief gave me a pass this week. It was a trade actually: “two days next week, for one day this week.” I took the deal- I had no choice. this is Gold Cup week and I have a long ways to go before my program is race ready and competitive.…

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Stan Hanauer: True Gentleman.

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 11:48am 1 Comment

I knew that his days were growing short but still, it came as a personal blow to learn that Stan Hanauer had passed away last week. I flat loved the guy and I will miss him a great deal. Stan was a fine human being.

 

There are so many good people who will read this post that knew Stan far better than I, who can tell the great stories of his Navy days, or his hydroplane racing days.  I wasn’t a close personal friend, but Stan and I were simpatico on a special level as fellow…

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Chris Denslow photos from our Holiday Stocking Stuffer catalog.

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 5:52pm 0 Comments

By a twist of fate, my family goes way back with the hydroplane photographers of yore. I met Vic Condiotti. And I believe that it was my father who gave Bob ‘Cuddles’ Carver his nickname after accompanying him to a ‘tie up’ to the entrance buoy entering turn one on Lake Washington one day. I remember him at cocktail parties hosted by my parents, thinking he had maybe the tenth coolest job on the planet, after the hydro drivers themselves, of course. That was over 50 years… Continue

The A Teams

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am 1 Comment

This morning, after working with the crew to reattach a chunk of the Blue Blaster, my shoulders are a bit sore in that special way that only comes from a good, honest, evenings worth of hydroplane crew work. It feels good, a familiar old feeling from a few years back, when I was an ‘A Team’ participant on the 1982 Atlas Van Lines Restoration.


I should offer a disclaimer right here and now: the ‘A-Team’ concept is wholly my concoction, my notion of how things are. It is not…
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At 5:03pm on January 20, 2011, Steve Muncey said…

Hey Marc...  My dad Ray was Bill's brother.  I have 2 sisters, Laurie and Adrienne, and a brother Daryl.  Yes, I have some awesome memories.  Dad owned a marina in Port Clinton Ohio, and whenever Uncle Bill raced in Detroit, he brought the boat to Sugar Rock and of course the people around here freaked.  Then we would take a family trip on dad's boat up to the Detroit River, catch the race, and hang with family. Many many great years.  I was probably 12 when I first met Aunt Fran and saw her in Detroit 2 years ago..  I still communicate with Wil and Edward from time to time, not much contact with Dorian or Ken, geographic reasons only....

     (laughing)... I see you built an '82 Atlas as I did.  Mine took me 400 hours, about 1200 bucks and was perfect down to the brush stroke.  I watched in horror as it lost reception, and crashed into the rocks.  Stupidly I tried to re-start my KB .87 only to watch it literally blow up.  I still have it in the shed with boxes marked Christmas laying on top of it.  Gotta love the sick humor...

     Anyway.. I'm glad Uncle Bill is not forgotten...  I do have more stories for another day....   The best,  Steve

 

At 9:22pm on December 27, 2010, Dennis J. Dyke said…
Hi Mark    I'am new at this web site and would like to know to find a R/C like yours I see your from Mi and class of 67  I live in Az now but grew up in Detroit and would go to the Hydroplane races every year and sit at the roostertail right at the pit  We still see them in San Deigo and love them Please let me know about the boat I have build R/C planes sailboats Cars and need a hydro  Thanks Dennis Dyke    dyker76@cox.net
At 7:55am on December 21, 2010, Chip Dean said…

Hi Mark,

Nice picture. I am looking forward to next season. I need to get some good pictures of my

"White Knife" running this year. I hope to have the nose fixed by the model show and have her there to display.  Merry Christmas!   

At 5:35pm on December 15, 2010, John Olson said…

Thanks Marc. It is a blast to drive.

At 1:30pm on November 22, 2010, Doug Kirk said…
Hi Marc,
We need to get you registerd in UNW!!!!!
At 8:47am on October 29, 2010, Chip Dean said…
Thank you Mark and thank you for letting me have the registeration with RCU.
I don't think we will be under rated for very long......
Glad to be here and like the new website look.
 
 
 

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