Miami 75 or 76November 7 2006 at 11:05 AM
|Jason (Login jasonpomerleau)|
from IP address 220.127.116.11
Does anyone remember the boats that were in the 280 heat that David Sooy was killed? I bought a jones cabover that I was told at one point was called Sagitarius or Sagitarian owned by Glen Wilson. He was supposedly in that heat with this boat. I'm hoping someone out there has a picture or can remember who owned it after that. Help please. The boat is in fantastic condition. I'm removing the Auld cell and I have the original set of cowlings that are going to go back on. I spoke with Phil Kunz and he doesn't have a record of it after 76. At the time I think the number was E 143. Jason
Chris Hall, Jr.
I remember a couple...........
|November 7 2006, 11:24 AM |
It was January 1977. David Sooy in his boat, The "ShinDig" whicjh is now the "Don't Tell Mom", Rookie Woodruff was driving another boat which name escapes me now.
I remember a couple...........
|November 7 2006, 5:00 PM |
George Baker in the "Daytona Miss" was in the heat I believe. Wasn't Skip Gillam driving the Shindig?
Chris Hall, Jr.
I think you are correct
|November 7 2006, 5:52 PM |
i think it was Skip. I'll never forget that day..............
|November 8 2006, 8:27 PM |
I found out today from Skip Gillam that the boat that I bought was once Siracusa's "Macaroni", then "Irish Mist" owned by Tom Sheehe(sp) then
"Sagitarius" owned by Glen Wilson. After the accident in that heat, Skip hadn't heard from Glen and didn't know what had happened to the boat. Phil Kunz lost track of it after '77. I would love to hear if anyone knows where the boat went after that. Thanx, Jason
The Name is Perfect!!!
|November 8 2006, 8:31 PM |
Jason Parmigiano and the Maccaroni!
|November 8 2006, 8:37 PM |
I don't remember if it was the Macroni or Pepperoni that Little Joe lost his life driving.....
|November 8 2006, 9:19 PM |
Joe was killed in the Macaroni. Joe went out over the front and was run over by the Macaroni. Elroy Schaub's "Crimson Tide" was destroyed when it nosed in (he and Joe were running together)yet nothing happened to Elroy. Elroy was able to swim over to Joe to try to help. If only we would have had the Mercury kill switches back then.
I'm not so sure now.....
|November 9 2006, 9:32 AM |
The only connection between the boat I have and the Macaroni is the fact that the prior owner claimed that the boat was once called Sagiarius or Sagitarian and was involve in the same heat as mentioned before. The time line would then lead to the Irish Mist and Macaroni if this is true.
Phil Kunz tells me that the someone in Louisiana claimed to have the boat and it was still running a few years back under the name "Hurricane".They were planning on restoring the boat and putting it in a museum. If this is true then the boat I have can't be the Macaroni because Jim Davison had this boat from the early 90's until his passing last year.
Jim called the boat Captain Crunch and the number was E 94. The boat was mostly painted white with red/yellow. I would be very interested if anyone remembers Jim and maybe remembers where Jim got the boat back then. I'm trying to connect the dots guys and could use all the help I can get.If I can't definatively claim the boat is "Macaroni", then I'll probably put it back to the Captain Crunch until I can prove otherwise. Thanx , Jason
Can anyone remember a Jones 280 between 1977 and 1990 that had the number E 94 or E 143???? Pics??????
What year did Joe get killed?
|November 9 2006, 9:39 AM |
Joey , If I know what year Joe was killed , it will help me pin down which boat it was. There were two boats called
Re: I'm not so sure now.....
|November 9 2006, 10:22 AM |
I don't believe that Tom Sheehy's Irish Mist was the same boat as the Macaroni. In the 80's I believe that E-143 was either Bob Fields' General C, or the Miss Patco.... Little Joe lost his life the year before the Country Boy was sold to Weiner....
WHICH Jim Davison
|November 9 2006, 10:24 AM |
Not the Jim Davison from Havre de Grace......
According to Phil Kunz and Skip Gillam....
|November 9 2006, 11:47 AM |
Skip Gillam told me that a friend of his Wes, said yesterday that he had driven down to Morgan City on behalf of Tom Sheehy to pick up the boat from Siracusa and it was the macaroni and it had light wood and yellow trim with the number E 143. Joey Nolan is trying to find out from John Siracusa what year Joe was killed but he thinks that he was killed in the 143 boat that became the Irish Mist.
I've heard of Bob Field's General C before, was it E143? and when???? We're getting closer...Jason
|November 9 2006, 11:48 AM |
Yes , it was Jim Davison from Havre De Grace. He called it Captain Crunch and maybe Northwind earlier. Jason
Why did you say, Not Jim from Havre De Grace?
Re: According to Phil Kunz and Skip Gillam....
|November 9 2006, 12:41 PM |
I thought the Macaroni was Maroon, maybe that was Pepperoni.
Jim @ the Northwind
|November 9 2006, 12:52 PM |
WOW , I can't believe it!!! I thought he was younger than me !!! Jim was a great guy , and a good competitor. HE raced with us, back in our 145 DAYS [ Late 60's and Early 70's]. HE was a low dollar operation like us , and did everything himself,except build the boat [ we did that too]. HIS dad was a damn good machinist. I remember that boat now. HE showed it to me at Essex, When we had the 2-wing boat there. TO be honest , I didn't take much notice of it [ too much on my mind].
|November 9 2006, 1:03 PM |
I remember that day very well. I think it was in 1977. The boat that hit Sooy was driven by Skip Gilliam but I don't remember the owner.. If you want all the details: contact
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|November 9 2006, 1:09 PM |
I am fairly sure Joe was killed in 1973 in Morgan City. I was in Europe at the time and found out about it when I returned.
|November 9 2006, 1:14 PM |
I remember now that the boat was the ShinDig and was owned by Bud Shin
Chris Hall, Jr.
Bob Field's Boat
|November 9 2006, 2:25 PM |
Bob Field's boat, the General C was a light blue 280. Norm Berg built it? I think? It was later the "Papco", owned by an Air Traffic controller. Somewghere I have a picture of it.