1950 Buffalo Launch Club Regatta Old Timers
Old Timers Race
As a novelty late in the afternoon a race was held for old-timer's speed boats, including those outmoded displacement creations built twenty or thirty years ago in the earlier days of the sport. Drivers and their "gentlemen mechanics" wore silk hats, cut-a-ways or tails and white gloves.
[Bob] Petz, in Sister Syn, won the special trophy. Runner-up was Jack Frauenheim of Buffalo in the Rainbow, a boat three decades old which sank at the finish. Wah-Wah-Taysee driven by Ray Brayer of Buffalo was third.
|Final Results - Buffalo Launch Club Old Timers|
|1||G-30||Sister Syn||Bob Petz||Grosse Pointe, MI|
|2||—||Rainbow||Jack Frauenheim||Buffalo, NY|
|3||—||Wah-Wah-Taysee||Ray Brayer||Buffalo, NY|
(Reprinted from the New York Times August 21, 1950)