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speeddemon
04-04-2007, 09:37 AM
Wow! Did anyone catch the amazing video footage of Voodoo on Speed this morning? As I was getting ready for work, I turned on the tv and Motocross Files was on. The last 5 minutes had a bit about Buckwheat's adventures in 1998.

Great video, if I do say so myself.....:D

Peashooter
04-04-2007, 09:38 AM
Wow! Did anyone catch the amazing video footage of Voodoo on Speed this morning? As I was getting ready for work, I turned on the tv and Motocross Files was on. The last 5 minutes had a bit about Buckwheat's adventures in 1998.

Great video, if I do say so myself.....:D

Gosh, was it from Bradfire? :dunno: :cool: :bullhorn:

speeddemon
04-04-2007, 09:45 AM
Gosh, was it from Bradfire? :dunno: :cool: :bullhorn:

Dang! I KNEW I'd seen it somewhere before. :D

It was just a cool way to wake up. I was feeling kind of groggy up until that point.

wolfee
04-04-2007, 11:11 AM
Was this vid of when he lost part of his tail feathers?

Cuz that would wake me up to.

speeddemon
04-04-2007, 11:22 AM
Was this vid of when he lost part of his tail feathers?

Cuz that would wake me up to.

Yup.

Interesting editing, though. The pic of him pulling up is a far away shot taken from pylon 8 (in fact, I was standing next to Wayne when I shot it).

But then they spliced in a close up shot of Voodoo pulling up with my voice saying "Oh, looks like something just flew off the airplane". That shot was actually taken during qualifying while I was sitting in the grandstands, and he had a piece of the cowling or exhaust fly off just coming around the last pylon.

I guess I'm the only one that would know, but still....made me chuckle to myself.

JCP
04-04-2007, 11:28 AM
Can you post it?

speeddemon
04-04-2007, 11:49 AM
Can you post it?

I'd have to find it first....LOL.

The footage that Speed used they actually got from Bob and Terri. I guess when the film crew was there, they asked if there was any air racing footage, and Terri pulled out my "Bradfire" tapes that I had given them.

You're over in their neck of the woods, aren't you? You could probably go over to Buckwheat's place and watch it with him...get a 'colorful' narrative of what he was thinking! :-)

I dunno, Wayne...did you ever use/post any of my footage of that incident from that year?

AAFO_WSagar
04-04-2007, 12:28 PM
I dunno, Wayne...did you ever use/post any of my footage of that incident from that year?
Brad.. I don't remember if I ever even saw it...

Saw and used the Smoot after effect footage but don't remember any further...

:dunno:

wolfee
04-04-2007, 12:57 PM
I was there that year and remember it well. but I have never seen any vid of it.

would like to see it as well. If you wouldnt mind digging. :D

Leo
04-05-2007, 09:09 AM
So would I! Please not YouTube, my computer here blocks it.
Do you have footage of Smoot when he made that spectacular pull up on fire? VERY dramatic moment as we were all yelling "Pull up and get out!"

"Race" Driver
04-05-2007, 09:28 AM
Speaking of Shermy....after blowing the jug and putting old #86 on it's belly, did anyone notice that later on he still had the same shorts on that he did that morning......Sherm's the Man!!!! :p

speeddemon
04-05-2007, 09:54 AM
Speaking of Shermy....after blowing the jug and putting old #86 on it's belly, did anyone notice that later on he still had the same shorts on that he did that morning......Sherm's the Man!!!! :p


I think those are the only shorts I have ever seen him wear. Unless he has a drawer full of them.

speeddemon
04-05-2007, 10:00 AM
So would I! Please not YouTube, my computer here blocks it.
Do you have footage of Smoot when he made that spectacular pull up on fire? VERY dramatic moment as we were all yelling "Pull up and get out!"


I don't remember. That was the last year that I tried to take video AND shoot stills at the same time. Had both cameras around my neck, and was shifting back and forth. I think I followed Voodoo pulling out with the video camera, and 'heard' Sherm pull out. Might have some out of focus stuff with the fire (trying to find him in the sky with the video camera), but I quickly put the video camera down and started taking still photos. So I have stills of the fire and smoke, of him coming in to land and stuff (which is far away since I was out at #8), and then I turned round to shoot Buckwheat landing on 08 in front of me.

I'll try to check this weekend and see what I have.

I know I do have some pretty good 'recovery' shots of Czech Mate. I had to twist Kallio's arm, but I drug him along (at a quick trot...pretty good for a couple of old men) clear down to the other end of the field. There were only a couple other 'press' out there. O'Leary from Air Comix was there, and the Skyfire camera crews were there....and then there was me and Mark. Cool beans. Security was being pretty snotty about people being out there, as I remember. We had to be 'escorted' out to the runway over-run.

Leo
04-05-2007, 10:03 AM
Continueing off topic, back in 03 when we first moved here, my wife ended up in line with Sherm Smoot at Scolari's in Lemmon Valley. She was buying air race shirts, him a cooler. She says she thought him another fan (shorts and sunglasses). After talking to him for awhile, she ended up offering him a loaner cooler. She thought him a real nice guy. She's been a Czech Mate fan since, tho she really dislikes the whole air race thing, just because of him.

"Race" Driver
04-05-2007, 10:29 AM
I dug this photo out of my archive's of Czech Mate off the end of the runway...I don't have a clue who the photographer was so if anyone knows please give them credit...

:deal: **photo removed by admin**

speeddemon
04-05-2007, 10:46 AM
Hah...I knew it was on here somewhere.

This page should have a link to my photos and video:

http://aafo.com/racing/news/98/day6.htm

"Race" Driver
04-05-2007, 11:52 AM
Couldn't get those links to work Brad...but I do remember that article from when you wrote it....it spoke well of how all of us felt watching helplessly on the ramp as Hurricane Hannah and Sherman put our hearts up in our throats but showed us also some extreme piloting skills.....One thing with racing unlimiteds....you are flying faster than your guardian angels can........ :angel:

AAFO_WSagar
04-05-2007, 02:31 PM
So would I! Please not YouTube, my computer here blocks it.
Do you have footage of Smoot when he made that spectacular pull up on fire? VERY dramatic moment as we were all yelling "Pull up and get out!"
Leo,

From where Speed and I were watching this, (VOS) it really looked like Sherman was getting hot, and decided to end it by diving for the ground!

Man, I'll never forget that feeling of awful dread and then elation on learning he was OK..!

Bent airplanes= fixable machine :thumbsup:
Bent humans= pain & suffering! :2thumbsdo

AAFO_WSagar
04-05-2007, 02:34 PM
Speaking of Shermy....after blowing the jug and putting old #86 on it's belly, did anyone notice that later on he still had the same shorts on that he did that morning......Sherm's the Man!!!! :p
Spoke with Sherman right after while he consumed a large adult beverage... according to him, he'd not left any seat cushion in the AC when he got out. If he WAS wearing any shorts when you saw him, they were probably inside him from the level of suction!

But you are correct, Sherm IS the man!

:thumbsup:

Leo
04-05-2007, 02:36 PM
It's one thing to see all that smoke when someone pulls out. But to see 20-30 feet of flame shooting out you know it can't be good. As I remember he later said basically "Fire? What fire?"

AAFO_WSagar
04-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Couldn't get those links to work Brad...but I do remember that article from when you wrote it....it spoke well of how all of us felt watching helplessly on the ramp as Hurricane Hannah and Sherman put our hearts up in our throats but showed us also some extreme piloting skills.....One thing with racing unlimiteds....you are flying faster than your guardian angels can........ :angel:
Hummn... audio works, video does not.. I'll have to see what I can do about that..

I'd almost think the guy who wrote that knew how to write.. wonder what happend to him??

:dunno:

Leo
04-05-2007, 02:43 PM
He got old..... :lol3:

"Race" Driver
04-05-2007, 02:47 PM
Sherman makes some might fine wine to at his Vineyard in Templeton, CA....
www.bellalunawine.com

Jason S.
04-05-2007, 05:50 PM
Sherman makes some might fine wine to at his Vineyard in Templeton, CA....
www.bellalunawine.com

Yep, I got mine and had Mike Brown & Kerch sign it on Monday after the race while we were packing up…… a true treasure never to be opened.

"Race" Driver
04-05-2007, 05:53 PM
Kewl.....I'll be right over with my corkscrew....ha ha!
:beerchug:

Bottom Rudder
04-14-2007, 12:07 AM
I dug this photo out of my archive's of Czech Mate off the end of the runway...I don't have a clue who the photographer was so if anyone knows please give them credit...

That looks like a Gerald Liang photo - reference the story on WarbirdAeroPress.com.

AAFO_WSagar
04-14-2007, 10:35 AM
That looks like a Gerald Liang photo - reference the story on WarbirdAeroPress.com.
Yikes... sorry guys but based on above reference, I removed the photo. If ya'll can find out who actually owns it and get permission, we can put it back in..

Thanks!

:dunno:

Randy Haskin
04-14-2007, 11:56 AM
I've gotta get me one of those DFC wine bottles.

Pylon1_Mark
04-19-2007, 01:53 AM
Here are some pics - click the thumbnail for a larger image (opens in new window).


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http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/05_118089_thumb.jpg (http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/05_118089.jpg) http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/06_511341_thumb.jpg (http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/06_511341.jpg) http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/07_254126_thumb.jpg (http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/07_254126.jpg) http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/08_570597_thumb.jpg (http://www.badmustangsclub.com/gallery//files/1/08_570597.jpg)



I know I do have some pretty good 'recovery' shots of Czech Mate. I had to twist Kallio's arm, but I drug him along (at a quick trot...pretty good for a couple of old men) clear down to the other end of the field. There were only a couple other 'press' out there. O'Leary from Air Comix was there, and the Sky camera crews were there....and then there was me and Mark. Cool beans. Security was being pretty snotty about people being out there, as I remember. We had to be 'escorted' out to the runway over-run. I remember it well - including the scolding you gave to those 2 teenagers ;) and the fast talking you did with security about "we are press media" that got us out there. You da man Brad :thumbsup:

BTW: Wayne - feel free to grab 'em and add the pics to the article if ya want.