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    Default The Lowell Archives

    Not really sure where to start this one;
    Slowly going through literally tons of my dads aviation and air racing collection. Am going to post the more interesting items here for all to enjoy.

    First two: Olathe, Kansas '73?



    Rare views of the Baron, and Lacy



    What's she called today?


    'Candace' - '72 (with Gorilla!)


    'One off' Leeward..


    Polished Stang...name it fellas...


    'Thunderbird'



    More to come in due time..

    - Joseph

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    Notice what's in the background to the left in the polished mustang picture? I believe that's the one the CAF lost in an accident.
    Brian
    PS. love the pictures, keep em comin, Thanks.

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    Very nice photos and always great to see the warbirds back in the early years. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho_cowpony View Post
    'Candace' - '72 (with Gorilla!)
    1972. Miss Candace with the Bearcat prop, and that spinner is off of Zeuschel's N332. Zeuschel thought that running a Bearcat prop would make it go faster--he did the same thing on Howie Keefe's Miss America around the same time--but they never could get the gearing right and it was just a disaster. After Miami '73, both owners gave up on the concept.

    Although I think I recall that Howie ran it one more time due to default at Reno '75 because he bent up the Aero Products prop at Abbottsford the month before and it was the only prop he had left....but it still didn't run any better.

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    Love the old shots. That green and yellow Sea Fury is not a real looker. Makes me wonder about owners taste, or lack of it back then.

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    Tally Ho II was owned by Jerry Miles, often flown by Fred Sebby and was sold to Wayne Melan and was destroyed in a fatal crash in 1987.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    Tally Ho II was owned by Jerry Miles, often flown by Fred Sebby and was sold to Wayne Melan and was destroyed in a fatal crash in 1987.
    Different Gerry Miles Mustang. The original Tally Ho was the one what Wayne Melan crashed. Tally Ho II was in the late '80's and early '90's. That airframe is still around...Ohio, I think.

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    Nicely done Jim!
    44-74469, N7723C Jerry Miles/Fighterbirds West. Rebuilt Chino, flew Sept. '87. Later to Dan Baun, Classic American Aircraft Inc., N1251D.

    - Joseph

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Adams View Post
    Love the old shots. That green and yellow Sea Fury is not a real looker. Makes me wonder about owners taste, or lack of it back then.
    This is what that grean and yellow sea fury look like during the 80"s
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    Wow... great thread, thanks everyone!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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