Antique Race Boat Regatta - 2004
August 19-22, 2004
Many thanks to our hosts Marv and Kevin Hart for a very well run, and very fun
APBA Vintage Event. The fun started on Thursday night - just after we arrived -
when Marv and Kevin fired that Chevy big block blower motor - what a sound
On Saturday morning "Vagabond" ran in the first heat.
Jim Thompson passes the APBA Vintage Safety Inspection !!!
Photos by Bill DeGlopper
Please take a moment to reflect upon these two photos - this is very serious
stuff. During the Friday morning skiff heat, Bill Mehan and Bryan Milazzo had an
accident - but both were wearing Bell helmets and Lifeline jackets, and both are
OK. And on 8/23/2004 our APBA Vintage Chairman (Tom Bertolini) made a rule
change, effective immediately, REQUIRING "a bright orange/bright red helmet and
a racing life vest".
And a special thanks to Brian Small and his APBA Rescue Team - job well done.
On Saturday afternoon, we crane launched Marv Hart's latest creation -
and fired that blower motor again. The sound - magical !!!
At the Saturday evening dinner/dance, the Daniel J. Murphy Memorial Trophy
was presented to Bill John - for his spirit and "a person exemplifying the
romance and flavor of power boating past".
On Sunday morning, Wolfeboro locals Len Finithy and Gerri Prusko head out for
a heat of Jersey Speed Skiffs. Oh no, is Gerri really a skiff-head, where did I
go wrong !!!
And on Sunday afternoon, time to leave, and a few parting shots of our
beloved Clayton Antique Boat Museum.
For locals, please join our:
Saturday Morning Gatherings
Monthly Fun Run &
Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit
Some related vintage race
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