When we first got Stinky out her barn, it’s been a never ending fun art project. While keeping her history alive, flaws and all, we have been aware that she does in fact have a racing history. Which of course adds a fun dimension to the responsibility of ownership. Sadly, that history may have been lost, and there is a small thread of information being looked for at the home of the family that owned her since new.
Larry the person we got her from recalls the family talking about it racing. It never had a name, and there are “some papers” someplace. But that was some time ago, and we are talking about a rural area in Georgia.
We have contacted the APBA who is wonderful and if the owner was registered with them, they may?????? in the archives have some sort of paper trail. So now we are looking for that history, number and the years she was raced on Jackson Lake Georgia.
We have spoken to Charley Quimby who is a regular reader here and restored Miss Miami V who had a more documented history. I love the look. It gives the boat a tad more attitude.
So here is the question? Do I Sport her up? Or leave her alone in her clean factorish look? If she can be a proven racer? Do I add the numbers? Keeping her name? Since Stinky is her first and perfect name.
If anyone has any information on Races in the Georgia area around Atlanta, it could be a gold mine for us.
She raced on Jackson Lake GA 1945-1960
She was sold in Atlanta in 1936 as a 1937 Special Racer.
Owner name and racer was Paul Maddox
She may have had a history before that? I can not imagine we find anything on that. But there were very popular races in the 1930’s on Jackson Lake.
Like a CSI thing, any small detail could be tied to another detail.