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"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."
I was wondering if it was original and like most people, I'm sure, but that paint really does make a statement and won a bunch of people over! I was in Oakland at the Estuary the day that Ray lost his life. Very sad day for all of us. Good luck with the restoration. The boat is in good hands...
Last edited by Roaddogg 4040; 11-14-2010 at 08:09 PM.
You wonder why someone would ever change it from its original origin?? They want to make it their own, but why!!
The attached photos of "PANIC MOUSE" were taken back in mid 1973 after Bob Morgan purchased the boat from Ray. When Bob bought the boat it was as if Ray stepped out of the boat and Bob stepped in. At the time Bob bought the boat from Ray, Bob was running the blown gas flat class and was looking to jump up to the fuel flats. Ray advised Bob to take it easy getting use to the boat and not to take it to the races until he was able to get into the throttle and stay there through the quarter mile, and what ever he did do not stab the foot pedal , get out of it and get back into it because the boat would kill you! After getting use to the boat Bob ran the boat for approximately two years until retiring "Panic Mouse". Looking at the head on picture you can see the fuel pump driven off of the Mag drive and the location of the fuel tank located to the right of Bob. Notice the "Boat News" sticker on the front of the fuel tank. (Too cool!!!)
Last edited by LOTOFLATBOTTOM; 11-19-2010 at 01:33 PM.
NOW it all makes sense...Saw these pictures a few years back...Here's a couple shots of Caselli in the 002 boat "Morgans Raider" after Morgan bought the boat. Photos are from a race in Texas. Boat in far lane in the second pic is Schwabenland in the "Jokers Wild"
Couple shots from Long Beach in Late 1973 of Bob Morgan in the Panic Mouse/Morgans Raider...Boat in the far lane is "Bad Moon Risin"
So did Bob Morgan change the number and the name of the Hondo after he bought it from Ray?