Miss Nehi racing team

Jim and Al Retif’s Miss Nehi racing team also based out of New Orleans. All of the Nehi’s were first class and very competitive. The naming of the hydros was not random. The Retif family owned the RC Bottling Company in Baton Rouge and the Nehi brand was one of the sodas bottled at their plant. I’m not sure if there was any sponsorship money involved but the Nehi brand sure got a lot of great exposure. Two great Louisiana race teams, both with a unique soda pop connection.
From Joey Nolan posting on Facebook
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UNJ

The latest Issue of the UNJ is available on our website.  The May issue is packed with stories and news, starting with a shakeup within the U-1 Miss Homestreet Bank/ Madison race team, We remember H1 Historian Fred Farley, Part 2 of our exclusive visit with hydro broadcaster Steve Montgomery, the Time Capsule takes you back 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago, News from the Coeur d’Alene Silver Cup and the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest, and the latest race team news in the HydroFile report.

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Enjoy your spring everyone, racing is right around the corner.

The staff at the UNJ

Dayton 2016

All photos courtesy of our good friend, Phil Kunz.

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Everybody ready to roll

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Gordon Jayne brings out the Chesapeake Lady J-12

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Last minute check list on the White Lightning

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How does Kunz get an all female crew?

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Nice to see the Hire Voltage back on the water

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Looks like a beautiful day and good water conditions to prep the boats for summer fun.

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Lauterbach & Wickens’ hulls shine bright.

The Dayton pits

S-12 & N-116

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White Lightning CE-52

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Very rare Cunningham hull beautifully restored by John Jenkins.

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Fools Gold S-12 We need to see more pics like this of the next generation handling the old boats.

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Helter Skelter & Barracuda

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Sir Ron III, E-4

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Something Special J-322

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Heavy Duty & Barracuda

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