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Can't locate?
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Saw these photos a couple years ago, and have been trying to find out "what boat was this"?  The shots look like Detroit - Ken Muscatel was obviously driving - the name Argus Corp shows on the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert B. Frank Jul 17, 2016.

Budweiser Home Base ?
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OK, going to let my stupidity hang out here folks.  Need some help here, on a question that's been nagging at me for a number of years.  I've looked high and low, but just can not, for the life of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert B. Frank Jul 19, 2015.

 

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Robert B. Frank replied to Tom Ormbrek's discussion 1954 Gale V sponsons
"Always wondered about this myself.  Have seen many photos of the Gale, S.C. & S.C.III, and Lahala.  But there's another, more recent one as well.  If we look at Hull #2003-02, Trendwest, Graham Trucking, Michigan Mortgage,…"
Jun 28
Robert B. Frank replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Can't locate?
"Hey, thanks Doug.   Another problem solved.  Actually, I'm very familiar with the 1982-00 Atlas.  But, having never seen a picture of the Northwest Unlimited, or the Audio Bahn as it was called in Detroit in 1998, I just…"
Jul 17, 2016
Douglas Brown replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Can't locate?
"This is Ken Muscatel's U-14 from 1998, the last year he ran this hull.  It was unsponsored and/or ran as Miss Northwest unlimited at the time, though had various other sponsors or associate sponsors for the year. The boat started life as…"
Jul 17, 2016
Robert B. Frank posted a discussion

Can't locate?

Saw these photos a couple years ago, and have been trying to find out "what boat was this"?  The shots look like Detroit - Ken Muscatel was obviously driving - the name Argus Corp shows on the canopy.  But can't find any reference to such a name in Jim Sharkey's "Hydro's Who's Who", or any where else?  Maybe it was one of those "display only" boats? used only for exhibition? and there for doesn't show up?  Just can't find it!  Does anyone out there recognize it?  Let me know.Thanks, Rob…See More
Jul 14, 2016
Robert B. Frank commented on David D. Williams's event 2016 H1 SEASON PREVIEW - Rescheduled!
"Wish I could attend, but Palmer, Alaska is a bit to far away."
May 28, 2016
Robert B. Frank replied to Roy Cooper's discussion Aronow Halter
"Not sure if you've already seen this or not?  But, in case you haven't:  check out the book "What Were They Thinking?" by Doug Ford. (H.A.R.M. should have copies available)  On page 180 begins a nice 12 page…"
May 28, 2016
Robert B. Frank commented on David D. Williams's blog post Remembering Fred Farley
"This is a sad day, and a tremendous loss to our sport.  Fred's words were more than just articles.  They were like a text book of hydroplaning.  I learned so many things from them over the years.  I only wish I had had…"
Apr 19, 2016
Robert B. Frank commented on Phil Lampman's blog post How's the Sport Doing?
"Doha, in my opinion, was a good race for a few years.  But, in the long run, given their political and humanitarian problems, I never felt it was in the best interests of our sport.  If they can "clean up their act", so to speak,…"
Oct 19, 2015
Robert B. Frank replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Budweiser Home Base ?
"Hi Steve; Thanks for the comment.  I really felt it was something like this, but just wasn't sure.  If you'll notice Tim Matyn's thoughts on the subject are also quite good.  But, like you, I just felt that I had heard…"
Jul 19, 2015
Robert B. Frank replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Budweiser Home Base ?
"Tim; Thank you ever so much.  A lot of what you say here makes perfect sense.  Nagging at the back of my mind all this time was something that "I thought" I heard, but could never remember for sure.  Steve Garey's…"
Jul 19, 2015
Tim Matyn replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Budweiser Home Base ?
"Rob, I think the reason you have had difficulty in determining the "home base" for the Budweiser boats is because that is the way they wanted it. Although the Miss Budweiser team came on the scene in the 1960s, when the Seattle…"
Jul 19, 2015
Stephen Garey replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Budweiser Home Base ?
"Hi Rob, I remember back in 1970 when Bernie Little announced that, from then on, his Miss Budweisers would be listed as "based in Seattle", not Tampa. His connections with other race sites like Madison and Detroit were always the local…"
Jul 17, 2015
Robert B. Frank replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Budweiser Home Base ?
"Hi Tony; Thanks for the response.  Yes, I've been aware of the Tukwila location.  And, that's kind of been my presumption as well, that this meant that Seattle was "home base".  But technically, it still does not…"
Jul 16, 2015
Tony Sepanski replied to Robert B. Frank's discussion Budweiser Home Base ?
"Hi Rob -- the Bud shop was at Boeing Field for years and years until the (I believe) the mid-1980's. Then they moved down off Interurban Blvd in Tukwila. The Hydroplanes, Inc. shop is still there (6440 S 144th St, Tukwila, WA 98168). I believe…"
Jul 14, 2015
Robert B. Frank posted a discussion

Budweiser Home Base ?

OK, going to let my stupidity hang out here folks.  Need some help here, on a question that's been nagging at me for a number of years.  I've looked high and low, but just can not, for the life of me, find a definitive answer to the question: What was considered, by Little, as the "home base" for his Budweiser boats?  We all know, he resided in Florida, and had his business interests there.  But, he also had connections in Seattle, where he had a shop for his boats.  And Madison was one of his…See More
Jun 19, 2015
Robert B. Frank commented on Dave Randall's blog post Slo-Mo V aka Fascination I (2)
"I don't remember, for sure, just which web site I got this from.  But, it's the only photo I've ever seen of what your asking for.  After being warehoused for a few years, after it's Miss Seattle days were over,…"
Apr 18, 2015

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