2017 Black Lake Regatta
It was David Kancianich’s last official run as the owner/ driver of Annies Dodge H-25.
Annie’s Dodge is running with Buccaneer, The Gold Streak and The Agitator.
These guys look to be running all out putting on a great show.
Video by: Digital Roostertails by Chris Denslow
Interview with George Babcock by Eileen Crimmon – Powerboat Magazine, August 1971
Over at Phil Kunz’s website a new WANTED poster is posted.
Happy New Year!
Monthly calendars will once again be available for 2018. I only have January’s done for now. If the APBA V&H folks send me a schedule of their 2018 events this year, I will mark those dates on the calendars.
Ken Warby receives from Dan and Debbie Joseph THE HENRY E. LAUTERBACH EXCELLENCE IN POWER BOAT RACING award last September at the Wheeling Vintage Race Boat Regatta.
The Spirit of American Boat Racing – The Jersey Speed Skiff is a story of how the returning veterans of WWII, the every day guy, took the boat racing world by storm and away from the rich and famous that held it for many years. There are many old pictures included in the book from the 1920s thru the late 1980s.
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The December issue of the UNLIMITED NewsJournal is now online.
The latest issue features our exclusive Season Review – A recap of the H1 racing season, statistical summary, and photos from the events.
THE 2017 SEASON REVIEW: A year of few races, small fields, and close competition by Andy Muntz.
From the UNJ VAULT – An interview with Ole Bardahl – PART TWO
One of the sport’s most successful boat owners talks about the triumphs and tragedies of his Miss Bardahl race team in the 1960s.
HydroFile Report – Race Team News from Lon Erickson
Our editor’s view in Andy Muntz’s My $0.02 Worth
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William Oliver “Wild Bill” Buntin raced the Miss Peg in the 1960’s. Bill did not own the Miss Peg (she was owned by Lawrence Farris), but all say Bill was the only one who could really drive her. He raced out of the Region 9. In Feb 1968 in St. Pete, he set the world record at 92.308 mph at the Southland Regatta. The same year in June, he won the National Championship at Tonawanda, NY in the 266 Class. Bill was and is a legend in Region 9. According to Bennie Matthews of Metairie, LA, Bill was “larger than life, the size of a lumberjack, had nerves of steel, and every time out with Bill, there would always be a surprise.
I have just published a book called “Simply The Greatest” which is a biography of his life, and it is chock full of all sorts of stories including a collage of pictures which go all the way back to his young years through his racing days.
Miss Peg was restored by Jack and Nancy Hines of Dayton, OH, and is a beautiful boat. Cindy Minoletti of the APBA provided to me authentication for the World Record and National Title, which is now on file with the MS Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson, MS. Bill is now in nomination and I hope one day he will be inducted. He so richly deserves induction.
Bill died in 1970 at age 30 of a conductive heart defect.
This book had a limited run so get your copy before they are all gone.
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WINDJAMMER is featured in this month’s WANTED POSTER over at Phil Kunz Photography website.