Buckley - owner/driver
Buckley restored this Grand Prix hydro last Winter/Spring, and displayed the boat at our Madison Regatta in July. Then in August, the boat
was finally ready for sea-trials at our Clayton Vintage Regatta, where the above
photo was taken. The boat ran great and Jeff (Capt Nemo) put on quite a show. This monster is running a
full blower motor with lots of
cubic inches and make lots of wonderful noise !!!
Below are some photos of the restoration process.
But alas, during the restoration project, Jeff was called up for active duty - and
was "over-there" defending our beloved USA. He sent these photos and captions for posting - on
Here's my "Wing" and my latest vacation photos.
Mt. Etna as I'm on the
way. My luxurious resort village.
And most important of
all--for all the racers out there:
"Rookie Camel Racer in Training".
Another update was sent by Jeff on
Acmed Rajii "FastBoy" Jeff here from the front....Thought I'd share a few photos with you...to show you where your tax dollars are being spent.....Regarding racing: As I mentioned to somebody earlier this week---I took 5 seconds off the local camel track record after switching to the new composite camel shoes I was developing in my sleep...
Here's a few for you:
My pit crew at our "day job".
(Achmed at the far right of picture)
You always gotta check your "Goods" before you go and taunt the neighborhood. In this instance, I was checking my nitrous gear and ink-cloud
equipment in the event "Wild Man Fisk" pulled up on my tail. Note club support sportswear.
A lighter moment before the flag falls.
Previous tax dollars:---really what happened here I was told, was the dude was working on a "DINOMYTES beater" and the blower separated after a runup....amateurs, I tell you.....
Bring out all the gear (using the moonlight and starlight enhancing tools) to find "Moonshine's" cowling after it blew off in the heat of battle..
Racers always try to go cheap (they gotta pay for fuel).....camel racers are no different....this is team headquarters and hospitality tent beside the track for one of the hometown boys...
Oman from the air....site of next year's regionals....track barely
discernable in background. My Uncle Samuel won't let me send you photos of the
races in progress...or the sites...thus insuring that nobody can acquire or develop an
Hope you enjoyed the second installment of "my vacation".
All is fine here and we're just doing our job as usual.... From the Front"....This is "new boy on the block" reporting from trackside,
Achmed Rajii "FastBoy"---"watch him go"---Jeff
Buckley returned home safely last spring, and was busy getting Executif3 ready for the summer's Vintage
Please take a moment,
and send Jeff an E-mail:
An update on -
We finished all the spraying last night, it looks
great, just like when it was new and setting all those world records. Jeff
picks her up tomorrow, then somebody else can work till the wee hours on her
to make it to Madison.
These pics were taken when Jeff picked her
up. One step closer to Madison. Tell everyone to get their snorkels ready. The CCRT will be a force to be remembered !!!!!
Blower motor pictures - 8/20/2002 !!!
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