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    Default Plane with most years in Reno

    For you historians, which plane flying at Reno this year has been at Reno the most number of years?

    My brother and I were thinking either Miss America or Rare Bear.

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    I think it's Rare Bear by a couple of years. Big Jim would know for sure.
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    Default Re: Plane with most years in Reno

    Someone check and see how long Big Red(T-6) has been at Reno , I heard it was one of the longest contenders there !

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    Yeah, Big Reds been every year from 81 to 10 plus 68 (not sure if same plane).

    http://www.airrace.org/race_results/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by capjessop View Post
    Yeah, Big Reds been every year from 81 to 10 plus 68 (not sure if same plane).

    http://www.airrace.org/race_results/index.php
    Yeah, but Rare Bear goes back to '66? as Able Cat i believe...........Big Jim, can you chime in and confirm?
    Last edited by t-dub; 09-11-2012 at 08:24 PM.
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    Default Re: Plane with most years in Reno

    1969 for the bear I think... Unsure how many years they missed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-dub View Post
    Yeah, but Rare Bear goes back to '66? as Able Cat i believe...........Big Jim, can you chime in and confirm?
    Rare Bear first went to Reno in 1969, Lyle bought her as a wreck in late 1968. she raced in '69,'70,'71,'72,'73,'74,'75,(a belly landing at Mojave sidelined her for 4 years until returning in '80,'81,'83,'85,'86,'87,'88,89,'90,'91,'92,'94,'95 ,'96,'97,'99,'03,'04,'05,'06. Then we sold it to Rod Lewis and he has continued to race it. Miss A, has been around since 1969 also having not raced in '86,'87,'91,'01,'02,'06. So from the class of '69 the two long timers are Rare Bear and Miss 'A, Miss A has missed 6 years at Reno and the Bear has missed 12, but Miss A has won the gold race on Sunday 0 times and Rare Bear has won the Sunday gold........ Well let's just see how this week goes, maybe Miss 'A will bring it home.
    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellCobraIV View Post
    Rare Bear first went to Reno in 1969, Lyle bought her as a wreck in late 1968. she raced in '69,'70,'71,'72,'73,'74,'75,(a belly landing at Mojave sidelined her for 4 years until returning in '80,'81,'83,'85,'86,'87,'88,89,'90,
    '91,'92,'94,'95,'96,'97,'99, I'd have to check from there my memories are not as clear in the 2000 to 2006 era because I was working on mice for part of that time. Then we sold it to Rod Lewis and he has continued to race it. Miss A, has been around a long time also.
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    Thanks John, you of anybody would definitely know. I think Miss A started in '69 also.......
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    Miss America and N777L (Rare Bear) both debuted in 1969...at Reno.

    The Bear may have missed more years than Miss A., I'm not sure.

    Now Miss America was also raced at Lancaster in 1965 & 1966 as Dave Allender's #19, N5452V. I don't think it was even on the entry list at Reno those two years though.

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    Default Re: Plane with most years in Reno

    I was just about to hit you on this one Lowell ...

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