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    And Hello back Connor. I've wondered what you've been up to. Still taking photographs, I assume. Will posts here occasionally, and on another site I frequent, but you've been real quiet. I still remember a PM discussion we had 4 years ago about political messages on raceplanes. I understand that you've been active working with the EAA, but know no specifics.

    I have an unrelated question for you -- I'll start a new thread sometime over the next couple of days.

    Neal
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    Bob Love blew up a couple of what I assume were Thorn motors back in the day. Photo by my old friend Bill LeSanche...

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    And here is a shot with some relevance to this thread. This is from the year that Tsunami broke the qualifying record by 10 mph with a speed nobody remembers because Tiger had broken it by more a few minutes before.

    So an easy mini-quiz. Who are these people and how do you think the conversation is going?

    I have no real memory of taking this -- I was shooting a lot of photographs in those days. I don't know when during the week it was taken or where on the ramp. I do think it's a very cool shot from a fascinating year at Reno...

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    Obviously Tiger is Tiger... I'd don't know who the other person is, but I happened to still have the '87 race report open so I can tell you Tsunami's qual speed: 464.649, which broke Dreadnought's record of 452.737 from 1986.

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    so nobody on aafo can identify the second man -- the one who doesn't have his name on his head? That's kind of sad...

    This man was prominent at Reno for 20 years, was heavily involved in and/or owned at least 4 or 5 raceplanes over the years, supplied many of the engines (Merlins, Allisons, 4360s) run by the Chino folks -- generally for free, and owned and financed one of the very fastest airplanes ever to run at Reno. He was a major figure in EAA and Oshkosh for years. one of the smartest and most motivated Racers ever.

    Kind of sad, indeed...

    Neal

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    .... Frank Taylor?

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    .
    ...John R Sandberg...

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    Thems what knows least, learns most. =) Good to put faces to these names.
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    Sledge has got it. I'm still surprised at this. I think Jack may not have been very visible to the average fan, despite his importance to the Air Racing community and to the Warbird movement in general. For years in my involvement with racing he was everywhere -- somebody I talked to every year if possible. I ran into him in Chino, and at Oshkosh. He was a truly fascinating character.

    Here he is with another fairly well known Racing talent. They were trying to figure out whether they had really won a race where they were not particularly expecting to. Everybody was totally exhausted at this point and near heat stroke, or at least felt that way. Thus the towel and sweat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    And here is a shot with some relevance to this thread. This is from the year that Tsunami broke the qualifying record by 10 mph with a speed nobody remembers because Tiger had broken it by more a few minutes before.

    So an easy mini-quiz. Who are these people and how do you think the conversation is going?

    I have no real memory of taking this -- I was shooting a lot of photographs in those days. I don't know when during the week it was taken or where on the ramp. I do think it's a very cool shot from a fascinating year at Reno...

    Neal
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