Race Boat Shop
Annual Meeting - 2005
Vintage & Historic Division
January 28, 2005
The first challenge at Atlanta was the ice storm, and
getting to the Westin Hotel when none of the taxis or
shuttles were running. But "Super Dave" Yeager saved the day
with his brand new Ford Duelie Supercab truck,
and rescued some of the stranded, vintage hard-core.
Our APBA Vintage & Historic meeting ran for 3 hours, and we
thoroughly discussed all the items on the agenda that Tom
Bertolini and Alan Radue prepared. As you can see in the photos below, this was
a very open, round table discussion group.
We also had some inboard legends participating in our
discussion - including Steve David, Larry Lauterbach, Buddy
Byers, and Mike Weber. Brian Small was also very helpful,
lending his safety and rescue experience, as was Kent
Fauntleroy from Lifeline. Did you know that Lifeline sells
used/reconditioned racing jackets - for half price ???
Check out their Website at
www.lifelinejackets.com or call them at
Later that evening,
it was cocktail time, followed by the big APBA Reception and Dinner. And with
just a titch of alcohol, all the hydro guys and gals, the
gold cuppers and the skiff-heads got along just fine.
Tom Bertolini with
Steven Hearn - our APBA President.
Jacq Bertolini &
And a very special honor, Steve David was inducted
into the APBA Honor Squadron - APBA's highest honor.
Please be aware, the purpose of our APBA Annual Meeting was to
discuss the current state of our Vintage & Historic Division and
to thoroughly review all suggestions and concerns submitted by
our membership. We also listened intently to the "words of
wisdom" from experienced APBA veterans/champions that were part
of our round-table discussion group - Steve David, Larry
Lauterbach, Mike Webber and Buddy Byers. Our focus continues to
be on safety and to ensure that all sanctioned APBA Vintage &
Historic events are properly organized.
Although additional safety measures were strongly recommended,
it is important to note, no additional rules or regulations were
put in place during the Atlanta meeting. Our APBA Vintage
Chairman and Vice Chairman will now take all recommendations
under advisement and publish our updated Vintage & Historic
Bylaws in the March issue of Propeller magazine.
Yup - in
Atlanta our APBA Vintage & Historic Division had a very productive
business meeting, some lively discussions, and a fun social gathering.
Special thanks to those who made it happen:
- APBA Vintage & Historic Chairman
Alan Radue -
APBA Vintage & Historic Vice Chainman
For locals, please join our:
Saturday Morning Gatherings
Monthly Fun Run &
Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit
Some related vintage race
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