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Title: A blast from the past..
Post by: U-33 on January 31, 2013, 10:25:39 AM
Anyone remember racing multi boats at Shoreham way back when?


Just found this ancient photo of my old MRH (Model Racing Hulls) Silak 60 with a Webra .61 motor...one of those rare times when I made a good start.




Rich



Title: Re: A blast from the past..
Post by: Danny on January 31, 2013, 03:09:07 PM
Ha - bet it was a handicap start  {-)

In Nottingham, we used to be swamped by onlookers!
Too busy to go "darn Sarf"  {-)

Cheers

Danny

Chairman BMPRS
Title: Re: A blast from the past..
Post by: Danny on January 31, 2013, 03:13:12 PM
Course that wasn't me!  Not 'posh' enough  ;)

I had an Isotope with a Webra 40 - (in the middle with the red/blue jacket) :P

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: A blast from the past..
Post by: spearfish99 on January 31, 2013, 08:18:33 PM
Happy days,

 multi racing wasn't really my thing but my club in the early 70's (Avon Cosmetics ,Northampton) was quite keen.

 I had a Silak 60 with a webra 61R, a Jaguar with an HP40 and a Mini Jaguar with a Taipan 3.5.

 Never did much good with them! Still have a small collection of engines from the 70's. Might reappear in BMPRS sometime



P.S.  Have you moved Danny?
Title: Re: A blast from the past..
Post by: U-33 on January 31, 2013, 08:27:28 PM
The good old days...I wasn't much good at it, but it was good fun for a few years.
Title: Re: A blast from the past..
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2013, 10:19:28 PM
 
Come on everyone dig your old photos out!    O0
Title: Re: A blast from the past..
Post by: Danny on February 01, 2013, 08:28:03 AM
Hi Spearfish,
I think there were only about a dozen who were good in those days - I certainly wasn't one of them %)
I've raced at Becketts, but not on the river where I believe Avon used to run.
Ah, happy days - except for the blisters from two hours with the pull cord!
Still, I did have "killer" sideburns!!  Eat your heart out Wiggins  {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny (from his new residence on the sunshine coast)  :-))