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    Default 40 Years ago

    New Champion september 1981 Shawn
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    Default Re: 40 Years ago

    That is an awesome picture. Thank you so much for sharing some of your historical stuff. It inspired me to go through the archives on reports.airrace.org and I love how in the early years they have specific notes about what was happening in each heat. i wish they had that from the races in the 90's.

    Really appreciate you posting photos like these!

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    Default Re: 40 Years ago

    Awesome! I was there. I was only 8 but?

    It was a short lived reign. What became of her?
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Default Re: 40 Years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Awesome! I was there. I was only 8 but?

    It was a short lived reign. What became of her?
    "Galloping Ghost"
    remember the Oogahonk!

    old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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    Default Re: 40 Years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by PowerByPackard View Post
    That is an awesome picture. Thank you so much for sharing some of your historical stuff. It inspired me to go through the archives on reports.airrace.org and I love how in the early years they have specific notes about what was happening in each heat. i wish they had that from the races in the 90's.

    Really appreciate you posting photos like these!
    The reason RARA has detailed notes about what happened in each of the races for each of the classes up to 1984 is that one man cared enough to get the information straight from the pilots'/crews' mouths and record it in the records.

    RARA started to keep minimal records of its own in 1985... That's when context went away and with it a good deal of history. Fortunately that same man kept meticulous records until about 2004. So there is more detail... just not from RARA.

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    Default Re: 40 Years ago

    We are all in debt to that man. Jan -- why do your posts link to another Jan's (very nice) web site?

    Neal

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    Default Re: 40 Years ago

    Howdy Neal, and thanks for the kind words.

    I suspect that my posts somehow connect to that website because sometime in the past Wayne confused my board name with the name of the other Jan. Might be as simple as that.

    I hope Birgitta's well. Send me or Eric an email and let us know how you're doing.

    Cheers.

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