Here are a few photos of Earl in Miami in '65' or '72' (or '65' AND '72') (photos got intermingled over the years - wasn't Bill Heath driving the Long Gone in '72'?) - He brought the 'Miss Merion Bluegrass' to Miami on a stake body - I think they took the freshly built cradle off the stake body & set it on the ground where the crane could reach, I don't remember them putting the boat on a yard trailer for around the pits (can anyone help me out on this?) - Earl & his crew all outfitted themselves in denim bibs (aka John Stouffer(sp) in later years) - It was the first time I had seen him run - WOW is right! - by the 2nd lap of his elimination heat (boy, those were the days) he had a half a lap lead on the Chrysler's and won the heat - It was almost a repeat in the final, but the chevy came apart a lap short of the finish line - I couldn't believe I had just watched that chevy walk ALL the chrysler's, including the ones Keith Black built!!
Miss Merion Bluegrass up on stake body
Earl Wham pauses after rigging his boat to watch Bill Heath pass by in the H-007 'Long Gone'
Earl giving an interview