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So Long Gentry Eagle – Poker Runs America

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It’s the end of an era. Thirty-three years after setting the Trans-Atlantic crossing record, the Gentry Eagle was scrapped in a California harbor after sitting there deteriorating in the sun and salt air for years. The speed boat converted into…

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Velocity’s V-bottom Rocket – Poker Runs America

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The VR1 Carbon Fiber from Velocity Powerboats tops 115 mph with twin Mercury Racing 400R outboards By Gregg Mansfield Velocity Powerboats owner Scott McCormick keeps tabs on the used boat market and still sees strong demand for performance sport boats….

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Bringing The Thunder – Poker Runs America

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By Gregg Mansfield Photography by Jeff Gerardi/123freeze.com  The APBA National Championship Series got off to roaring start at the Thunder on Cocoa Beach.  The first race of the offshore season tends to be a shakeout as teams are still getting comfortable…

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Back Home – Poker Runs America

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The Covid pandemic and an ailing father brought a change of perspective to Spectre Powerboats owner Todd Lamb while building boats in Ohio. Years of researching and planning to relocate to Florida finally came to fruition after enduring several months…

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Guy LaMotta  – Poker Runs America

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(1942-2021)  Guy LaMotta was my personal hero and inspiration for over 45 years. He rarely took no as the final answer with any authority.                                 …

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Start ’em Young – Poker Runs America

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Some of Alex Ruiz’s earliest childhood memories are of riding in the family’s Cigarette going for brunch in the Florida Keys. Now at age 22, Ruiz is at the helm of Cigarette Racing Team and has ambitions to make the…

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Charleston Composites Molds its Future – Poker Runs America

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Long before you see a beautiful performance boat on the water, it started out as a plug and then a mold from which hulls are reproduced. If the plug and molds aren’t perfect, it reflects in the final product. That’s…

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2022 POKER RUN CALENDAR – Poker Runs America

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Dates are subject to change and cancellation because of Covid-19. Always check with promoter before making travel plans. February 24-27Miami Boat Show Poker Run, Miami, FLFlorida Powerboat Club (954) 545-1414jackie@flpowerboat.comwww.flpowerboat.com March 17-20Spring Key West Poker Run, Miami, FLFlorida Powerboat Club (954) 545-1414jackie@flpowerboat.comwww.flpowerboat.com…

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Double Header – Poker Runs America

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Poker Run in the 1000 Islands – Round 1 Story by Sarah Gregg / Photos by Paul Wright It was a Double Header in the Islands. Now in our 36th year of producing the world’s largest and oldest standing Poker…

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Formula 500 SSC – Poker Runs America

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By Zenon Bilas The innovative new Formula 500 SSC is the longest (53’4”), widest (14’8” beam), most powerful (2,400 hp) and most luxurious debut in the company’s 65-year history. The versatile 500 SSC is an ultra-spacious bow rider with plush living…

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