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)