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Thread: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

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    Great. love Bearcats. I'm curious, who owns it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Great. love Bearcats. I'm curious, who owns it?
    Permanent part of the Planes of Fame collection
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Great. love Bearcats. I'm curious, who owns it?
    Permanent part of the Planes of Fame collection
    It is going to be painted as the Air Museum's original Bearcat was, in honor of Ed Maloney.
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    I was wondering how the scheme was going to be determined. Tribute to Ed Maloney, that's great.

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    What happened to the museum's original Bearcat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    What happened to the museum's original Bearcat?
    F8F registry

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    remember the Oogahonk!

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    Chino 8-28-1972... Harold Beal in P-51 with Corky Fornoff in ex-Maloney F8F N4995V....

    (warbirdregistry) Ed Maloney/The Air Museum, Claremont, CA (later Chino, CA), 1957-1972

    Harold "Bubba" Beal & Charles "Chubb" Smith/B & S Advertising Inc, Knoxville, TN, 1972-1998.

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    First official debut fully finished.

    Steve Hinton in the Bearcat and Steven Hinton in Tom Cruise's Mustang.
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    Thanks Lon,

    Great your keeping this thread going.

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