Bernel, stopped coming to LO when Norm Manson had a new Spirit in '76. They were good pals and after, I think 3, Lake Ontario Internationals and a few LYRA's decided the trip wasn't worth it. Spirit had a sistership, Terrier from RCYC with Gordon Fisher, the 3 of them would sit below Spirit, which had cushions and get snot drunk together after the finish.
Al joined us for the east coast '79 SORC races, his decision to skip the west coast races worked out as we broke Spirit bad in the FLL race and had to pull out at Ft Myers. Word had just come over the VHF about Obsession. It was a tough