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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Voodoo retiring? Seems like it...

    I think the obvious museum it should go to is Planes of Fame! Don't they even have an air racing themed hangar there?

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    I really hope it does not go to the Smithsonian. If it does, it may be disassembled, put into storage and not see the light of day for decades. I remember seeing Conquest 1 on a tour of the Silver Hill facility back around 1986 or so. It stayed there until the Udvar Hazey annex opened, a couple of decades later.

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    Word is that the Smithsonian does not want it. It sounds like they might go after more records after a well deserved break.

    And who knows, Strega was supposedly done racing in 2012............

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    Default Re: Voodoo retiring? Seems like it...

    Text from Stevo to Tommy Gardner, shared on Facebook:
    "It's finished racing but there's talk of more records, not going to the Smithsonian. The airplane will continue flying"

    My money's on Planes of Fame.
    Last edited by ZacYates; 09-19-2017 at 10:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Voodoo retiring? Seems like it...

    If Voodoo is finished racing, that puts a pretty big hurt on unlimited air racing. What if Tiger decides to stay home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    If Voodoo is finished racing, that puts a pretty big hurt on unlimited air racing. What if Tiger decides to stay home?
    The whole weekend Tiger knew that Voodoo was done, it was made pretty public. There was a lot going on after the gold race but I heard Steve Stavra say Strega will be back to defend her title or something like that... Most likely during an interview with Jay/Tiger post gold.
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    With the recent sponsorship by Joe Clark to go for the record, if Voodoo ends up going to Planes of Fame, I wonder if Clark has anything against helping sponsor the engine for future racing? If it does go to POF, I don't think it'll be done racing especially if they reach out for sponsorship

    POF has a lot of connections to boot, I was dreaming about fighter rebuilders taking over Dago and rebuilding it into POF's race plane like Super Corsair was. They've been much more involved with Reno the past decade starting with Steven, and then John Maloney & Robbie Patterson racing the past 2 years.
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    Default Re: Voodoo retiring? Seems like it...

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    With the recent sponsorship by Joe Clark to go for the record, if Voodoo ends up going to Planes of Fame, I wonder if Clark has anything against helping sponsor the engine for future racing? If it does go to POF, I don't think it'll be done racing especially if they reach out for sponsorship

    POF has a lot of connections to boot, I was dreaming about fighter rebuilders taking over Dago and rebuilding it into POF's race plane like Super Corsair was. They've been much more involved with Reno the past decade starting with Steven, and then John Maloney & Robbie Patterson racing the past 2 years.
    I've had the same thoughts about POF and Dago.

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    How many times was Strega going to retire................perhaps this will be the case with Voodoo. After a very busy last few months, perhaps after resting for the next few months, there will be a change of heart, and will race again. Time will tell.

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    Default Re: Voodoo retiring? Seems like it...

    Technically Strega is still for sale.

    While it isn't currently listed at Platinum Fighter Sales they were the planes sponsor at Reno.
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