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GriffonGirl
09-14-2002, 05:11 PM
Affable, genial, soft-spoken, Ron Buccarelli...husband, father, son, and pilot of one of the fastest racing planes in the entire world - Precious Metal - # 38:

GriffonGirl
09-14-2002, 05:15 PM
The Flying Dutchman, Race 6, is out of Hollister, California. Dan Martin is flying the aircraft this year. Do note that this is the former race number of the late John Crocker, and his Race 6, the North American P-51D Mustang hybrid, "Sumthin' Else" (is Ms. 'O'), which the 1979 National Champion named for his wife Olivia:

GriffonGirl
09-14-2002, 05:18 PM
Bill "Rhino" Rheinschild taxis to the ramp in Race 117, "Bad Attitude," a Hawker Sea Fury that races alongside Race 45, Rhino's "Risky Business:"

GriffonGirl
09-14-2002, 05:20 PM
Ron Buccarelli "straps his boots on" (-- Bill Destefani quote) to head out for a practice session so he can "strap his boots on" to race Bill Destefani -- in the Year of the Tiger!:

GriffonGirl
09-14-2002, 05:23 PM
Curt Brown and Lee Behel converse before climbing aboard their L-39 Albatros jets for a practice run before the races. Brown flies Race 5, "American Spirt," while Behel flies Race 7, "L-39." You know, those Sport Class guys sure have a hard time coming up with names for their planes!:p :