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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    And he spent a small fortune to get those trophies. Almost not enough money to meet payroll at the plants, and he is out racing cars -

    Like the Jag XKD race car, it was money well spent. The investment is still providing returns.

    The original point was to get into the south/southeastern US market where Mercury had little brand recognition and market penetration. OCD took over and in the long run it paid off with his frustration giving him the door to quit car racing.

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    ...and something to do with an "iron fist"......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    And he spent a small fortune to get those trophies. Almost not enough money to meet payroll at the plants, and he is out racing cars -
    Wow.....that's scary! Now wonder the Brunswick acquisition was almost a disaster.

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    ...you can certainly say, they have come a long way since then. hope your enjoying the photo's fella's......

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    ...and still number one...

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    ...power by merCruiser hi-performance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterZebra View Post
    Wow.....that's scary! Now wonder the Brunswick acquisition was almost a disaster.
    That was MUCH later. I think he had been out of NASCAR about 4 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUJIMO View Post
    Mr Bob Grubb. One of the best known collectors in the east. Huge variety of outboards from the beginning thru the 60's.

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    Kiekhaefer Mercury teams up with Baird Hardware Co.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark75H View Post
    Like the Jag XKD race car, it was money well spent. The investment is still providing returns.

    The original point was to get into the south/southeastern US market where Mercury had little brand recognition and market penetration. OCD took over and in the long run it paid off with his frustration giving him the door to quit car racing.

    Baird Hardware was the main entry point into the Florida market.


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    FUJIMO for President, for ALL he has given this website..!!!

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