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    I hate to say it but without the really fast racers attending it's going to be hard to bring in new fans. Airplanes like the Bear and Strega need to be there to stand out from the crowd of "stock" racers and inspire imaginations. The three blade on the bearcat seemed to be very effective for that.

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    Strega and the Hilton Shawn
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    1985 Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigger Al View Post
    It's absolutely vital that we get kids involved in this event. Not doing so starts the clock that will chime out sooner than later. My grandmother started taking me to Reno in 1969, when I was 4 years old. Both of my daughters started going when they were small, and my oldest grandson has been there every year of his life thus far.
    This image is from several years ago. My youngest daughter and my nephew went with me to PRS for a day, and we had a great time. His favorite aircraft was The Bear, and when we saw it being pushed out of the hangar he asked if we could go up and have a look. Not only did we do that, but he was given permission from the crew to take some close-up pics and to even grab a rag and wipe some oil off of the cowling. It made his entire day, and he talked about it for a very long time. We lost him to a drunk driver 4 years ago this month, and seeing his huge grin in this pic puts a lump in my throat. I miss him terribly.

    What a nice picture you shared, then I read the part about your loss. No parent/grandparent should have to go through what you'all did.

    Thank you for sharing the photo/story with us. His smile will live forever.

    Hans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Aro View Post
    Strega and the Hilton Shawn
    Shawn,

    Sure brings back the memories and the fact that time goes so fast, before you know it your an old geezer :-)

    Keep sharing, maybe youth will come back to this old body.


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    Valley of Speed

    Never gets old experiencing a good race there.



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    I really hope we get to see PM on course again one day.....


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    The future of the sport. He asked me this weekend if we were going to camp at the airport again soon, and was pretty sad that we don't get to do that this year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigger Al View Post
    It's absolutely vital that we get kids involved in this event.
    Sorry for your loss. I canít imagine.

    My kids have never known a September without the races. Theyíve gone every year since they were born. Theyíve also experienced way more than I did in the air race world as children. Thatís the goal right? Give them more than you had. Thatís been made possible by my father because Iíve been going all my life too. Iíve taken that knowledge and provided them with more air race fun than I ever had at their age. They are lifers already.
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    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Sorry for your loss. I canít imagine.

    My kids have never known a September without the races. Theyíve gone every year since they were born. Theyíve also experienced way more than I did in the air race world as children. Thatís the goal right? Give them more than you had. Thatís been made possible by my father because Iíve been going all my life too. Iíve taken that knowledge and provided them with more air race fun than I ever had at their age. They are lifers already.
    Great thoughts and shots.

    The B&W pic of the kids holding hands looking out at the flighline is epic!
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