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Randall E. Roe
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  • Taylor, MI
  • United States
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Randall E. Roe commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Don, it would be interesting to see what it weighs now, John Walters told me it only weighed 5400 lbs.brand new !"
Jul 16
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"Just Looked at the Slo-Mo IV photo, I guess we narrowed it down to Fageol in the Harmsworth. The Building in the background on the photo I had is at the end of the dock that goes to Gregory's, looks bigger in the old photo than it really…"
Jul 14
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"Well, just to confirm  this photo, at the Gold Cup this weekend, there on the Pit Tower is a photo of Peps V right behind our truck witht the same background and  you can read clearly "DetroitMotorboat and Yacht Basin on the building…"
Jul 14
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"OK, here  is what my expert says: Driver and Riding Mechanic, no planks = 1950 Gold Cup, Driver only, Detroit River=Silver Cup, Driver and Riding Mechanic with the planks=Harmsworth. Planks continue for '51,52 with stepped tail."
Jun 30
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"I also have a newspaper copy of that same photo that was a quarter page enlargement, but cropped a little tighter. The line above it says: "U. S. Speedboat Kings Ready to Defend Harmsworth". It was in a scrapbook I got at a flea market,…"
Jun 30
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"For sure! Your shot is absolutely the Detroit River. Mine, I'm not sure now that it's enlarged. It was from an article about the 1950 Harmsworth, a prelude type article. I had thought the judges stand was in the background, but that's…"
Jun 29
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"Photo from 1950 Gold Cup shows no planks on the deck."
Jun 29
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"I believe you are thinking of Rusty Rae. There is no deck reinforcement in 1950. Boat was redecked in '53. David Williams book has a photo of the IV & V in the water and the IV still has the low back seats in it, but has the full…"
Jun 23
Randall E. Roe replied to Tim Matyn's discussion Slo-mo IV picture
"The tailfin will be the clincher. The basic triangle fin was for the 1950 Gold Cup only.  "
Jun 23
Randall E. Roe commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Don, thanks for letting me see it while I was in town, hope you make Seafair The Paint is beautiful."
Apr 8
Randall E. Roe shared Dale Fugier's photo on Facebook
Feb 26
Randall E. Roe commented on Tom DeLisle's photo
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Smirnoff,FirstDebris

"Pretty amazing photo, must of been from a boat inside the course, and it shows what I always thought happened, structural failure of the right sponson. A lot of people assumed it was just a "classic" stuff.  The force of the hydralic…"
Feb 26
Randall E. Roe commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Very nice - can't wait till the blue windshield is in place !  "
Dec 19, 2013
Randall E. Roe commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Well, Don- Must be close now?"
Dec 13, 2013
Randall E. Roe commented on Don Mock's photo
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140Lap1980

"Notice how the wing fairings are squared up on the backside ? I don't remember  anyone else using this style.  "
Jul 9, 2013
Randall E. Roe commented on Dale Fugier's photo
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1973 PAY-N-PAK Seattle

"Yes, the converted  ex-KB hemi powered boat was always Gold, Metal flake as Pride of Pay-n-Pak, 1970-72 and metallic as Miss Budweiser 1973-75. And the replacement honeycomb "winged wonder" was always white, weather it was…"
Jul 9, 2013

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