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Old Nov 21, 2010, 04:25 AM
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Golden Age & Vintage Air Racing

This is the place for all types of Golden Age and Vintage Air Racing. Here you will find pictures, plans and info on some of the most colorful airplanes of the day.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 05:38 AM
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A large comper swift would be nice.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 06:10 AM
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The trophies from the Golden Age air races. The Schneider Trophy was for seaplanes in a closed circuit race over water,The Thompson was for a closed circuit mass launch pylon race, The Bendix was for a trascontinential point to point race and The Pulitzer was a closed circuit pylon race.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 06:26 AM
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Wow the trophies are beautiful, talk about art deco. Thanks for the pictures

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Old Nov 21, 2010, 06:26 AM
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From the late 40's Shoestring Goodyear racer.
I'm scanning a set of Goldberg plans currently, will post when they're done.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 06:34 AM
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A few more plans
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 06:36 AM
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Paul you Da Man I have been waiting for that one for about 30 years

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Old Nov 21, 2010, 10:51 AM
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There's a great book on this subject, titled the "Golden Age Of Air Racing"
I bought mine at Oshkosh, and it is autographed by the late Steve Wittman.

I also have the book "Race With The Wind" and also the "Great Air Races"

Also "September Champions" and another book "A Season Of Eagles"
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Paul you Da Man I have been waiting for that one for about 30 years

Scott
Thanks Scott. It will be a couple of days. The plans are in two very large sheets and I have to trace the die cut ribs and formers.

I also have an affinity for the Shoestring.
I got to fly a full sized one 30 years ago.

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Old Nov 21, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Lovely plans, thanks for sharing.

What is the gold racer in that picture? It suggests to me that it's the radial version of the Wedell Williams but it seems a bit "stubby". Or is that just the nature of the picture?
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 08:15 PM
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I took this picture at San Jose, California. The plane is Sky Baby the twin to Art Chester's "SweePea.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 08:25 PM
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It looks like the pilot is still in the cockpit. Is that Reid-Hillview airport?

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Old Nov 21, 2010, 10:45 PM
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It looks like the pilot is still in the cockpit. Is that Reid-Hillview airport?

Scott
Correct on both counts. I lifted the plane so the pilot (Lud Kding the K of K&B) could get out. He was not hurt and the plane only had minor damage.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 11:19 PM
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That's a great shot, I wonder what happened to Sky Baby?
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