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  1. Desert Storm 2014 - Putting the Animal Back in the Cage

    I have been reading the forums, and one question that has come up several times is "Why do they do it on this weekend? StageCoach and the bike run are on the same weekend?" To answer that question I want to take you back to a little over a decade ago, when I first attended one of the AZHB Poker Run's called the "Heat Wave." Years before I attended this one I had heard they used to do a "Shotgun" start, meaning everyone would just take off heading down the lake at the same time. The...
  2. 2014 Lake Havasu Boat Show

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/91824270" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="">23rd Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/havasuproductionz">Carter Bahde</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>


    For pics of all the performance boats at the show please click here...
  3. Team OutLaw Racing going after Golden Gate to Long Beach Record!

    View attachment 597770 Tomorrow Morning Bob Russel and John Rodgers will be attempting to set TWO new World Records! The boat will be leaving at 7:00 am and making it's way south to Marina Del Ray in an attempt to break a record set by Bob Nordskog, Norm Teague and Bob Teague on September 13th 1988! The record currently is 5 hours 57 minutes with an average speed of 76 mph. From Marina Del Rey the 50' OuterLimits cat will continue it's journey to the fantail of the Queen Mary to...
  4. 67th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Pics - Parker AZ

    View attachment 597743 RDP had it's very own staff photographer Daren Van Ryte aka OCPhotographics shooting this weekend at the Thanksgiving regatta! Here are a few of the pics from the weekend.

    Note to Race Teams - All photos will be uploaded and available for purchase later tonight (tuesday). Click here to find photo's of your boat and order prints.

    http://darenvanryte.photoreflect.com/

    Photos will be uploaded into the forums over the next few days as well!...
  5. Lucas Oil Drag Boats World Finals 2013... In the eye of the beer-holder

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    Typically when I write about my experience at a given event or trip of mine I try to give everyone who wasn't able to attend a front row seat to the festivities by telling a little story and adding some of my pictures to reinforce the words. This past week a friend of mine made a post about my photography in her Blog and it got me to thinking. I usually go about my...
  6. Against All Odds... The 2013 Bluewater 336 Enduro by Teague Custom Marine

    As kids we learn at an early age that humans have a built in desire to compete with one another. We raced our Schwinn Orange Krates, challenged each other to see who could eat a slice of pizza in the least bites, got to the bottom of who could spit water the farthest, and later in life may have bloodied each other up in an attempt to impress the Prom Queen... who, inevitably, paid no attention and left the party with some senior who looked like he should have graduated 4 years...
  7. Pit Stops and Parties... It's almost Enduro Time!

    Fall brings with it thoughts of colorful turning of the leaves on the trees outside; cool, crisp morning air; smooth, glassy, water on the river; and every chick on Facebook talking about Pumpkin Spice Latte and yoga pants. Of course, in addition to the usual musings of this time of harvest comes to mind one of the best parts about this perennial turning of the seasons... 40 uncorked boats and their equally unhinged pilots decimating the quiet solitude and running wide open...
  8. Needles to Parker. &quot;The Show and Shine Capital of the Southwest&quot;

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    I've been to four of them so far this year with one more to go at Lake Havasu on November 2. So who doesn't like to look at beautifully restored high performance classics and appreciate the craftsmanship that each so elegantly displays. What I've also noticed is that each Show and Shine, although similar in concept and format, has a little different vibe which makes it just that much more interesting and definitely worth attending.


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  9. Coeur d'Alene Performance Boat Regatta 2013!

    RDP Sponsored Coeur d'Alene Performance Boat Regatta this year!

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    RD
  10. Two Weeks until the Texas Outlaw Challenge

    View attachment 597367 My story of the Texas Outlaw Challenge goes back to our trip to Miami earlier this year. It was late one night during the Florida Powerboat Club "after party" that I sat down at a table with Jim Nichols, Devin Wozencraft, and Paul Robinson. I was introduced to Paul and we had a few rounds talking about boats, events, Desert Storm and it subtly came out that he is the person that puts on the "Texas Outlaw Challenge."

    We talked a bit about Kap's...
  11. 2013 Parker International Water Ski Races

    View attachment 597325 I went down to the Parker International Water Ski Races a few weeks back (Mar 9-10), and had an absolute blast! I have been going to water ski races of all sorts for about seven years and it seems with each event there is always a different "vibe." I'm not hardcore enough into the sport to be able to tell you what dictates that "vibe" of each event, or the mood of the racers but from my limited (very limited) knowledge I would have to say that the...
  12. Nordic Boats and the Los Angeles BoatShow 2012 Part 1

    View attachment 597311 Nordic brought more boats than any of the other Performance Boat manufacturers with a very impressive line up featuring everything from Deck Boats to a 100+mph 39 Vee. The boats themselves will be "lightly" covered in the article, but I figure what better way to start then to just give you the "HIT LIST" of their booth right up front.

    1. Buck's 28SS with a GT 1300 - 148 mph!
    2. Another 28 SS with a Merc 700 - 106 mph!
    3. 39 Vee with Staggered Merc 700's...
  13. Nordic Christmas Party

    View attachment 597166 Got a text from Thane the new GM of Nordic boats Saturday afternoon inviting me to partake in their first annual Christmas party. The text was short and to the point and didn't give a lot of detail or description as to what the game plan was, all that I knew was 5:00 and something about a BBQ. A quick offer to bring something to the Que, and should I bring the wife and kids was sent back. An even shorter and borderline cryptic response "Adults only,...
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