Outboard Racing in 1967

This is my father racing his outboard boat in 1967. He was champion many times in the fifties and sixties. In 1968 this boat almost killed him when it flipped vertically then came down on top of him which broke a rib and punctured one lung. He damn near died which is when his driving career ended. My mother put a stop to all of it which was a good call on her part as my sister and I were very young in the sixties. When dad came home, he was hiding behind a door and surprised me! His nose looked funny from tubes being inserted to drain fluids. Ugh. Today, dad is 90 years young and healthy. Thanks mom!

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