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[a href="http://www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/rally/10838/"]Link to SpeedTV Piece[/a]

A great take on the state of the sport and where it should go. And some nice words about a few people who frequent this board.
 

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Sure do! It was nearly 3 decades ago when he covered the 100 Acre Wood. Now THAT was an interesting assignment for Bill!

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Maybe one of our old-time photogs(or MM) has a pic. Extra credit if you can have one that includes Tim Kline, Martin Holmes, Su Kemper, and Cam Warren.
 

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TimMartSuCam?

Sounds like an order @ the Chinese take out.:+

Sorry, I don't know them but it read funny to me.

Bernie
 

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I believe all of them covered 100AW...I know Martin was here for the snow year in '76, and Cline came down with the Northern Indiana crew annually and I believe Su and Cam were here multiple times as well.

If anyone hs pics from those days it would probably be one of them whose job it was to take pictures.

Joe, you're just too damned old!

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Do I get extra points if I say that I know Su & Cam?
They still live here in Reno and bring their Porsche in for service, I'm sure Su has plenty of pictures from the old days.

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I reintroduced myself to Bill Wood without even knowing it right after Oregon Trail last year, but I did so by posting a note in response to a piece Scatt Mann Caruthers did on the SpeedFreaks show of which he is part ...

http://img.www.theracingreport.com/speedfreaks_guys.jpg

Scatt Mann/Bill is the dude on the far left ...

We exchanged a bunch of emails and reminisced quite a bit. He wanted me to ask DeMotte about the negotiations he entered into with the Missouri still owners to make the first series of 100 Acre Wood rallys happen in the 70s/80s!

Check out these shots of Bill's
http://www.theracingreport.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=6420
http://www.theracingreport.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7118
http://www.theracingreport.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7115

Halley ...
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http://www.realautosport.com
 

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Caught me again...just making sure everyone's on their toes....actually the '76 event ran out of Hermann, MO and was called the Durchfuhrt Mit Wasserspritzen. IT was a prototype stage rally that Eric Jones won...and was NOT the snow year and was NOT the year Bill Wood ventured into rural Missouri. First 100AW was '77.

Bell not rung last weekend.....just getting fuzzy on the ancient history. SOME of us don't spend as much time as you thinking about the good 'ol days....we're more into the here and now!

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Gentleman's name was Travis Holcomb....and we had to stop by for a sip on each and every pass....dirt floor cabin...80 year old Travis, 40 some year old companion and 16 year old daughter....all dirt poor and proud. The cabin has been abandoned for probably 20 years. Near the start of the Rockadillo Stage in northern Shannon County (we don't currently run in Shannon County). Yup, remember him well....but then ask Bill about his adventures on the press stage with local rural Missourians!

I guess Bill was at OTPR.....we need to meet again.....if he monitors this I'll be at RIM (I think!).

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RE: Those who used to cover ProRally

>All right, folks. I know there are a bunch of you out there
>who remember Bill Wood.

I've run into Bill at the Rim of the World the past few years. We are about the only two journalists who got something resembling an interview with Petter Solberg.

Back in the hey-day of PRO Rally, late 1970s --> early 1980s, Bill Wood was part of the Press Pack that covered rallying in the U.S.

Cam Warren and Su Kemper did stories and photos for Road and Track, Dusty Times, RALLYE and others, Tim Cline covered the sport for AutoWeek. You forgot to mention photographer Phil Berg, who went to most of the events in his "Ever Reliable Press Beetle" that carried enough spare parts on board to rebuild nearly anything should it ever fail. He turned that gig into jobs at AutoWeek and Car-and-Driver.

Woods did video, and I asked him if it could be turned into something that could be used today. He would need a 3/4" (or was it 1/2") tape machine to make it happen. I located some for him, but they may have been sold by the time he got to them.

TW
 
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