View Full Version : Sunday Sept 12, Early Reports

09-12-2004, 01:36 PM
I've gotten a few calls from Reno Stead over the last few hours... common denominator... WIND! Apparantly, the Nevada desert is up to its usual tricks and is dishing it out in bushels today....

Just spoke with Ron Buccarelli and he said there was an unlimited "window" coming up for flight but that the tech inspectors have indicated to him that they would not be able to get to him in time for him to fly in this session...

As of now.... Griffon Girl is on the field, Mike Gallagher is as well. Bill Pearce is on his way as of tomorrow.. Watch here and on the main index page (where we'll have our "official" coverage links) over the next few days....

I'm feeling well, I can sit with my laptop in great comfort and as long as I can fight off the effects of my meds and stay awake... you guys will know what I know almost as soon as I know it....

Stay tuned it's

RENO 2004!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gary Osif
09-12-2004, 04:12 PM
Here comes, Wayne.......Really hope it's not gonna be too painful seeing all the planes! Feel free to add your own captions!

And yes, it was pretty windy!

We saw about half of the T-6s on the course, then Sport had a session. Got so busy in the pits, I forgot to watch Nemesis!

I want to go back tomorrow for awhile and maybe catch some Unlimiteds qualifying. Also, need pix of F1, Bipe & Jets. Not to mention all the T-6s that were testing while we ramp ratted!

Only view these in limited doses as not to get TOO upset! Prayers are with you.

Gary Osif

Gary Osif
09-12-2004, 04:22 PM
More pix from Sunday.....


Gary Osif
09-12-2004, 05:18 PM
And MORE beautiful birds!

You can see, the Bear was staying cool with the 4 blade ready for action!

Gary Osif
09-12-2004, 05:25 PM
More pit pix from Sunday.....

Gary Osif
09-12-2004, 05:30 PM
Hope everyone is enjoying these!

BTW, the wife insisted I pose by an airplane..........that's me in front of the Big Bossman.

Gary Osif
09-12-2004, 05:33 PM
One last shot of the Ione/Carson City bunch(Sept Pops out of view, in front of Sept Fury)

Hope to get more tomorrow and I really hope everyone enjoys them.


09-12-2004, 06:01 PM
Thanks Gary!!! Keep-em coming!!!

Not only have you answered the question about which prop Rare Bear is going to run with but I you also exposed Sparky's new sponsorship. :dunno:


Victor Archer
09-12-2004, 08:39 PM
Great shots Gary, thanks for posting.
Man only two more days and I'm on my way!!!

09-13-2004, 02:37 AM
Thanks Gary! Nice shots. And BTW what are you shooting with, just wondered.
It got my heart pumping here @ 444 in the morning!
Leaving Wed at 1210 for SMF. Rent car and driving to Reno. Be there as fast as I can!
Keep 'em coming! :flag:

Gary Osif
09-13-2004, 07:01 AM
I got a little Kodak Easy Share CX6330 for my birthday. I doubt it'll have the lens and shutter speed for planes that are flying but, I'm gonna try!

Hope to keep my blisters small and will have more pix later today. :D

As I am an amateur photog, I neglected to mention to anyone considering this........PLEASE respect the teams and myself by NOT trying to sell any of my images. They need the money and I only want them to be enjoyed, not profitted from. Damn sure the best screensavers I can offer! :thumbsup:


09-13-2004, 08:54 AM
lol sparky??? was that sparky with the jelly bellys on it?? (my grand kids liked that one) lol i guess that was , didnt realize that was sparky :dunno: ..

09-13-2004, 08:57 AM
lol for got my pics from yesterday. they are not as good as the other pics all ready posted. but hey im learning

09-13-2004, 09:15 AM
Thanks for the pictures - keep them coming. I only wish I could be there in person.

What is the deal with the wheels/tires on Voodoo? They don't look like stock Mustang units, or am I seeing things? Is this something new or has she always had this tire/wheel combination?


Victor Archer
09-13-2004, 09:35 AM
lol for got my pics from yesterday. they are not as good as the other pics all ready posted. but hey im learning

We all had to start at the begining sometime or another. I'm glad your posting. Any photo from Reno is a good photo. :D
Hopefully I'll see ya in the Warlock pit!

EEKKK!! had to take my car to the shop this morning :eek:
Should have it back later to day.

Fly-By Knight
09-13-2004, 11:01 AM
I'd like to see a list of all the T-6's that have shown up. Would someone please post that??

FBK :cool:

09-13-2004, 12:17 PM
Are there any no-shows in the Unlimiteds this year? I heard that Holbrook Maslen's #88 Yak "Night Witch" is parked next to the Rare Bear pit as of Saturday afternoon. He was a late entry so with the other 27 entries on time he may not race unless there is a no show.

A couple come to mind (that I haven't seen the photos yet) from the RARA list below. Are Miracle Maker and Ole Yeller there?:

1 Brown, Mike Carson City, NV 1 Big Boss Man Tigercat
2 Camp, Thomas L. Sausalito, CA 2 Wildcat FM-2 Wildcat
3 Holm, Skip Calabasas, CA 4 Dago Red P-51
4 Brown, Curt Hudson, WI 5 Voodoo P-51
5 Sanders, Brian Ione, CA 8 Dreadnought Sea Fury
6 Leeward, Jimmy Ocala, FL 9 Cloud Dancer P-51
7 Hisey, Brent Oklahoma City, OK 11 Miss America P-51
8 Pardue, Howard Breckenridge, TX 13 Fury Sea Fury
9 Pardue, Howard Breckenridge, TX 14 Bearcat F8F-1 Bearcat
10 Martin, Dan San Jose, CA 20 Ridge Runner III P-51
11 Thibodeau, Joe Denver, CO 21 Crusader P-51
12 Eberhardt, Bill Gig Harbor, WA 22 Merlin's Magic P-51
13 Stephens, C. J. Santa Rosa, CA 31 Speedball Alice P-51
14 Buccarelli, Ron Hollywood, FL 38 Precious Metal P-51
15 Morss, Dave Redwood, CA 42 Anya Yak 9
16 Seghetti, Brant Vacaville, CA 44 Sparky P-51
17 Bagley, John Rexburg, ID 47 Ole Yeller P-51
18 Enns, Ike Broken Arrow, OK 50 Miracle Maker P-51
19 Penney, John Evergreen, CO 77 Rare Bear F8F-2 Bearcat
20 Vance, Dan Santa Rosa, CA 81 Lady Jo P-51
21 Smoot, Sherman Templeton, CA 86 Czech Mate Yak 11

22 Keenum, Mike Forest Park, IL 99 Riff Raff Sea Fury
23 Carroll, Sean Georgetown, DE 104 Russian Roulette Yak 9
24 Dawson, Stewart Celina, TX 105 Spirit of Texas Sea Fury
25 Sanders, Dennis Ione, CA 114 Argonaut Sea Fury
26 Brown, Mike Carson City, NV 232 September Fury Sea Fury
27 Brown, Mike Carson City, NV 911 September Pops Sea Fury

09-13-2004, 01:07 PM
thanks for all the messages, this the way how I here in belgium can live the airraces.....
Keep on comming the mails.....
Bruno Vanclee

09-13-2004, 03:30 PM

Fly-By Knight
09-13-2004, 03:35 PM
I'll be waiting patiently!!!


09-13-2004, 06:39 PM
Man this tex-fan never had anything like this before, all the pics and all th deiscussion, :D it's really close to being there, keep it up, """we love it""" :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09-13-2004, 09:50 PM

Here's a shot of Voodoo in '02- the wheels/tires look the same to me...


Race 29
09-13-2004, 10:14 PM
I could be wrong here, but I think the wheels on Voodoo are from a King Air. There definatly not stock, but i'm not 100% on what airplane they're from. I seem to remember reading that this was a modification that Tiger had come up with. The wheels are lighter, better brakes, and better tire availability. Strega has them as well as Huntress if I'm not mistaken.

Race 29

09-14-2004, 06:37 AM

Thanks for picture and replies. Lighter and better brakes makes good sense. I guess I just never noticed them before.