INTERVIEW

IN MEMORIAM — SKI RACER, DANNY CHURCHILL

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It was October 22, 1972 and world speed ski record holder Danny Churchill was attempting to up his own mark of 126 miles an hour in the quarter mile on a single ski.  Danny was being pulled by Mac Christensen’s blown hydro at Long Beach Marine Stadium in front of nearly 10,000 fans.  And Danny’s […]

INTERVIEW — HARLAN ORRIN — Part 2

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In Part 1, we chronicled Harlan Orrin’s amazing influence on the development and innovations of the west coast custom boat building business since the mid-1950s.  This month we’re focusing on Harlan’s most recent project, the building of a replica of the Rich Hallett built world record setting blown fuel drag boat, “Banzai.”  On March 31, […]

INTERVIEW: HARLAN ORRIN — Part 1

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Anybody remember the old saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?”  Well, feast your eyes on this.  Tucked away in the hilly back-country near Fallbrook, California, resides Harlan Orrin, on a five acre parcel of land with a modest house and a separate barn out-back he built himself over 30 years ago.  From the […]


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