That is VERY COOL!!!
RACE: Saturday's UNLIMITED Bronze Heat 3C (9-19-09) - Outer 7 Pylon
Veteran race pilot- Jimmy Leeward's havin' way too much fun racing his pal- Doug Matthews' classic F4U-4 Corsair - Race #24! Wait a second- it just gets better...
It's a veritable- 'Floridian 3-Way Duel' goin' on, in a close fight for 2nd-Place! Jimmy manages to keep BOTH- Fred Cabanas' P51D #52-'American Beauty' AND Doug Matthews in Sea Fury #117-'Bad Attitude' at bay ("Jimmy- You're not supposed to beat me w/MY AIRPLANE, man!")
Leeward finished the 6-lap heat in 2nd @ 315.891-av/mph, w/Matthews in 3rd @ 315.687-av/mph & Cabanas in 4th @ 315.121-av/mph! THAT'S GREAT RACIN'!!!
AND... all this action's happening BEHIND- 1st-place finisher- John-Curtiss Paul's Curtiss P-40N Race #17-'Parrothead' (321.549-av/mph)!!! (Jimmy Buffett would be damn proud about all this, I just KNOW IT!)
Now, how cool is THAT, huh?
That is VERY COOL!!!
That second shot is pretty amazing
Fantastic Bucky! Thanks for sharing them here.
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You donīt know me for sure, but at least through this forum, I can thank you for all your cool threads with pictures illustrated with a piece of racing history.
Happy 35th Reno birthday
You never cease to amaze me Bucky, awesome spread!!!!
"dont believe ANYTHING you hear and about HALF of what you see"...................J. Mott 1994
RACE: Sunday's UNLIMITED Gold Final (9-20-09) - Outer 4 Pylon
Hunting 4 Gold - "The Pack at Yer Back"! Here's a photo detail- capturing the view young Steve Hinton flying #7-STREGA might've seen during Sunday's UNLTD Gold Championship, while holding onto the lead at the start of Lap-1, (IF- #7 had a canopy fitted w/twin Spit mirrors, ala-WW2 ETO P51s, that is ): Will Whiteside in #5-Voodoo, John Penney in #77-Rare Bear, Dan Martin in #20-Ridge Runner III & Sherm Smoot in #86-Czech Mate, are all running at Hinton's heels like a pack of hungry wolves 'on the scent'! (Talk about- "Makin' the Coffee Nervous"...!)
Probably best Steve DIDN'T have any mirrors to distract from his cockpit chore list! No worries... Hinton never looked back ever & jumped ahead of everyone else- stretching his lead margin for the entire race to take the checkered flag & the Reno 2009 NCAR Championship title- as the youngest champion in air racing history. OH YEAH!!!
P.S. Thanks everyone for your kind kudos!
Last edited by BuckyD; 10-09-2009 at 07:27 PM.
That is soooooo cool. Bucky, can you print a copy of that. I'll gladly pay for it.
My god, that is AMAZING! Great Picture!
Now that's just "plane" BITCHIN'! Nice work from a true master of the glass! I have just one word to say, MORE PLEASE! OK that's two. Thanks Buck........
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