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Author Topic: Another Lil' Fox driven by Sid Goldfinch  (Read 2822 times)
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« on: May 08, 2008, 08:33:29 PM »

Despite the demize of Pickle Fork, Sid was determined to claim the Australian record. Mercury had just released a new rece motor. It was based on the 140hp platform. It was known as the Twister II. It didn't have quincy pipes (bloody Greenies) instead, 6 carbies throwing down gallons of juice into the thirsty beast.
Sids new boat was just as successful around the racing circuts as his previous tunnels and in those days, just as unpredictable.
During Easter 1974 I was at Lake Albert in Wagga Wagga NSW, for the Australian Outboard Championships, when I witnessed Sids most horrific accident of all.
Earlier that day, Lil' Fox kept all it's condenders honest by winning it's class. During the run to the first turn bouy of the Arch Spooner Gold Cup, Lil'Fox was in front by many boat lenghts. Without warning, Lil' Fox violently flipped twice before landing on Strangler, driven by Bert Hines' (54yo)
Sid (37yo) was thrown out of Lil' Fox during the second flip. Sid suffered massive injuries and both drivers were away from the racing scene for some time.

Below is a photo of the second Lil' Fox in front of Strangler (Bert Hines) and Rebel (Gordon Atkinson) during a St George club event prior the accident.


* Sid_with_TII__Bert_and_Gordon.JPG (16.92 KB, 448x317 - viewed 440 times.)

It's perfectly safe.. unless something goes wrong!
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