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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Poole ModVP View Post
    Over here it is the insurance industry that is killing everything. To put it in perspective, can you imagine trying to bring back the Bristol Grand Prix or the Paris six hour?....both with F1 boats?
    Insurance has long been a problem for Boat racing promototors. Most of it was managed under the “OLD PALS ACT”. Friends who were in the insurance game !!!!!!!!!!
    Bladinaire was the instigator in Paris and Charlie Shepherd in Bristol. Both punched well above their weight arranging insurance cover.
    Steve KERTON did a hot lap as a “special” for a re-union at Bristol—-without insurance—-just about killed off any mention of the word POWERBOAT within a thousand miles of Bristol for all time. There will never ever be another BRISTOL ——-it is impossible to get insurance cover..
    WILL have to get CHRISTIAN TOLL to tell us how he manages to get insurance for the COWES/TORQUAY !!!!!!!!!
    Again , i am quite sure this is no ordinary insurance set up, but something created by a small group of dedicated low profile powerful individuals .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Poole ModVP View Post
    Over here it is the insurance industry that is killing everything. To put it in perspective, can you imagine trying to bring back the Bristol Grand Prix or the Paris six hour?....both with F1 boats?
    Insurance is an issue. But two fatal accidents in four years at the Long Beach Marine Stadium, has currently shut down racing by the City of Long Beach California.




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    We had five fatalities at The Bristol docks race over the years. I know of at least one at each of the UK race sites. LMBRC at IVER.
    FAIRFORD. [peter Inward].
    CHASEWATER ——-and Carr Mill.
    several Hydro drivers also lost their lives.
    Power boat racing has always been a dangerous sport and many lives have been lost through the years.
    Insurance has always been compulsory=-hard to find and expensive. But isnt that the name of the insurance game anyway ????????

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    Our generations accepted that motorsports were inherently dangerous. We mitigated these dangers to a certain extent and simply went with the rest. These days people expect that no one should get hurt or killed doing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2us70 View Post
    Our generations accepted that motorsports were inherently dangerous. We mitigated these dangers to a certain extent and simply went with the rest. These days people expect that no one should get hurt or killed doing anything.
    Ain’t that the truth——-goes against the grain to swig out of a communal pop bottle ———or a hosepipe ——————use a swing made from an old truck tyre.
    Ride a bike without a helmet—-knee pads—-elbow pads and gloves !!!!!!!!!!
    Go out in the rain without a Mackinaw.
    Then again i wouldn’t dare answer my sainted mother back.
    Times were important——- i knew exactly when i could be out and when i should be home .
    Cleanliness was next to Godliness———.
    Manners maketh man ——— it all stood me in good stead over the years . Parents were respected as well as feared .
    Wasn’t that i was afraid of my parents —- just my sainted mother had the hardest hands i ever encountered which in turn commanded respect anyway .
    I never ever once had an hour off from being a father to any of my five kids ———- nowadays , parents want 6 months off to get over a birth.
    will have to stop this here a-bitchin and a -moaning —— folk will think I’m serious !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackiewilson View Post
    Ain稚 that the truth覧-goes against the grain to swig out of a communal pop bottle 覧熔r a hosepipe 覧覧覧use a swing made from an old truck tyre.
    Ride a bike without a helmet-knee pads-elbow pads and gloves !!!!!!!!!!
    Go out in the rain without a Mackinaw.
    Then again i wouldn稚 dare answer my sainted mother back.
    Times were important覧- i knew exactly when i could be out and when i should be home .
    Cleanliness was next to Godliness覧.
    Manners maketh man 覧 it all stood me in good stead over the years . Parents were respected as well as feared .
    Wasn稚 that i was afraid of my parents - just my sainted mother had the hardest hands i ever encountered which in turn commanded respect anyway .
    I never ever once had an hour off from being a father to any of my five kids 覧- nowadays , parents want 6 months off to get over a birth.
    will have to stop this here a-bitchin and a -moaning 覧 folk will think I知 serious !!!!!!
    Lost another in ski racing in OZ
    Several state coroners got them to slow down so its all limited to 120mph now
    https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/southern-80-annual-water-skiing-race-cancelled-following-tragic-death-of-skier-luke-wentworth/news-story/609618de9c9b77b1da50775ca31339be



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    UNFORTUNATELY there have always “ doom mongers” ——— bad news is always the best news they have ever heard, a fatality is manor from heaven

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    If it wasn't hard and sometimes dangerous everybody would do it.

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    My grand daughter and her spouse Gary Stray get up to all sorts of nonsense in the offshore powerboat world ——- stuff like running the “GEICO”. team for years out of JUPITER !!!!!!!!
    Last year they campaigned the “HUSKI” TEAM “ as well as Johnny Tomlinson and “POTHOLE HEROES”This year is no exception —they do have an exciting line up of drivers and boats with Carlos and Johnny T. In the “POTHOLE HEROES”. PLUS a new to the USA offshore scene VICTORY boat.
    He is also working on a RIVA with a pair of V12 FERRARI ENGINED FI MOTORS !!!!!
    AN ALL SINGING AND DANCING 30’ ALL ELECTRIC HOME GROWN BOAT!!!!!!!
    FIVE WILL GET YOU TEN IT WILL BE QUICK !!!!!!!

    If anyone wants to run an offshore raceboat—remember it costs a lot of money and has to be paid for .

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    Managed a couple of hourClick image for larger version. 

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    Put the finishing touches to a new fashioned all metal offshore tunnel. New format I haven’t tried before . For a new client . Impressed myself . Still life in the old dog yet

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    #22 UIM ON class 2 liter Jackie Wilson Hodges/ Cosworth
    London 1977.

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    Rest In Peace Jackie Wilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob V View Post
    Rest In Peace Jackie Wilson

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    Such sad news, condolences to his wife and family..

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    Wow thats sad. Is this official because I haven't heard anything on the jungle drums. I thought it strange he hadn't posted for sometime.

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    Time waits for no man. What an excitement filled, adventurous life he lived. Thankful for being able to communicate with him on here. RIP.
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