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2000 National Championship Gold Unlimited Race

AAFO.COM Photo Feature
07/06/2001
by: Birgitta and Neal Nurmi
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A Reno Unlimited Gold Race is one of the greatest of modern motorsports spectacles. In some ways the Reno 2000 Gold was a disappointment — three great Champions crippled and on the ground and only one seasoned and proven

Champion actually flying. The contenders had shown promise, but were probably not quite there yet.

However, it was still a Reno Gold, and there is no such thing as a bad Gold Race. As always, this one had drama, glamour, disappointment, and exaltation. As always, it had the power to stir the emotions of all who were there.

It also gave one of Air Racing’s great photographers the chance to do her thing. Birgitta Nurmi has a unique ability to capture the human and mechanical drama that make Reno so special. Over the next few weeks, AAFO.Com will be featuring the Reno 2000 Unlimited Gold as seen through her eyes (along with a few shots by her husband and partner.)

Enjoy …

To Be Continued

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