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Case 62    Monday 10 Nov 2014 by David Soom
John had a co-owner in the Mustang that was accused of buzzing 2 young women resulting in their crashing in a car. A civil suit found him guilty. Can anyone remember this Co-Owners Name? He was a Reno Building contractor, I keep thinking Clyde..Something.
David Soom
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Case 152    Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 by Ben Gay III
Thank you, Jeff! Good to hear from you after all these years!

With all your kind words, I know Bill (WPP) is smiling down on you . . . as are so many of the other folks who were part of our movement that have since passed on.

In my travels, I still meet people all around the world who measure their lives from before they joined us and after they joined us. Sort of like BC and AD. Me too!

As for me, it seems odd that I've gone from being "the youngest this and that" to "one of the last living links to those days and wonderful people.

All the best!
Ben Gay III
THe Closers
WWW.BFG3.COM
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Case 96    Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 by Beverly Douds
I have a photo of a airplane during WW2 and on the plane is a lady painted and the name "Miss. Florida", I do know the name of the man on the right but nothing about the pilot or the man on the left and the airplane it self. I would like to sent you the photo and get a little info on the airplane and the pilot (or the man on the left)
Let me know if I can sent you an attachment.
Thank you,
Beverly Douds
Port St. Joe, Fla.
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Case 226    Sunday 26 Oct 2014 by Enrique-Rick- Ibarguen
I sold TG-REI (N 2265P) to Terry Randol of Okla City, Okla,after flying the Mustang for 11 years, back in ´78. Terry, hired, Byron Burns (MD) to take the bird back to the U.S., ignoring my warning concerning lint on both radiators. The PUff-valve blew up after thirty minutes of flying, which froze the huge 1650-7 on Final to the Tuxtla Gutiérrez field, on a lonely morning of a date I rather not bring to my mind. Byron was badly burnt before the crash, which bought him a one way ticket in to Eternity, and TG-REI ended beyond repair. I now fly a T-28 B, N 8574 which is a wonderul flying airplane. It´s not a ´51, but more so, it´s not TG-REI. Rick Ibargüen
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Case 152    Sunday 26 Oct 2014 by Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
Hi Ben

I wanted to follow up on my post. I needed to add this. I am so grateful to Holiday Magic Cosmetics. This company was so positive. I felt strongly and was totally committed to the concepts and philosophy of Holiday Magic. There are two ways to respond to the statement “how are you today”. Not bad or very good. Why compare yourself to the word bad. Always compare your being to the word GOOD. To this day I respond “Very Good Thank You”. I was involved in Mind Dynamics and was taught the power of self suggestion is all mighty powerful and your life is shaped around how you think of yourself. God plays a big roll in it too. My experience with Holiday Magic was wonderful and positive. I started in sales and working with people in Holiday Magic Cosmetics and to this day that is my involvement. Retail Sales and Banking, two careers for me spanning over forty years and loving every moment. I want to work as long as I can and do the best I can. Holiday Magic Cosmetics was the start in my life for what I have done as an adult in sales and I often reflect on all the positive things that have happened to me because of Holiday Magic Cosmetics. If Buddy Holley had lived, he was killed in a crash with a passenger and the pilot. If William Penn Patrick had lived, he was killed in a crash with his co-pilot. If Mike Payne’s dad had lived, he was killed with a passenger and the pilot in a plane crash in southern Arizona in the early 50’s today the world would be a different and better place to live. Thank you God, thank you Holiday Magic Cosmetics, thank you William Penn Patrick for everything you have done in my life.

Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
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Case 152    Sunday 26 Oct 2014 by Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
Hi Ben.

I was a cosmetic general distributor in Holiday Magic in the early 70's and love hearing any stories you have about Mr. Penn Patrick. Please send anything you have to me in Arizona. I have kept in touch to this day with people I met in Holiday Magic. Pet Bethay has passed away here in Phoenix. I have never heard anything about Ernie Delco but would like to. My sponsor was David Tung. Mike Payne was a distributor that I met here in Phoenix and we keep in contact. Mike found me on Face Book after 40 years.

Grady Hughes who was involved then is someone I keep in touch with today. I visit him at his home and I write, on paper, to him and his sister Charles. She was named after her father. Grady is at the point in his life where he has the onset of dementia. I met Mr Penn Patrick at an HM meeting in LA at some point in time. I have a copy of the ticket I used for admission. Paul Channel was killed in an auto accident. Earl Barnett has not been around for awhile. He has either passed away or moved. Linda Larkey is a professor at ASU. Please write when you get the time.

Thank you Sir,

Jeffrey Lewis Knapp

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Case 422    Saturday 11 Oct 2014 by T J Johansen
This is Jimmie Hunt's 44-73683 N5551D "Contrary Mary". Later ended up at San Diego Aerospace Museum where it currently sits.
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Case 421    Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 by dean murphy
I believe that is Paul Mantz' Excaliber(44-14097 n1202) at orange county some time in the 70's. The 'duck' in the background is obviously from murphy's war,and still in movie dress with ripped fabric!
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Case 421    Saturday 27 Sep 2014 by William Yoak
This is in fact the late E.D. Weiner's former cross-country racer N335 (S/N:44-72902). It was painted in a black and white checker-board scheme from 1965-1967. He won the Harold's club Transcontinental Trophy dash in 1965 and 1968. It was painted in a yellow and white checkerboard scheme in 1968 as was his pylon Racer N335J (Race#49), when he obtained sponsorship from Bardahl for both aircraft. He obtained sponsorship from STP prior to Reno in 1969 for N335 (race#14). Unfortunately, he was unable to compete due to having a heart attack during race week, and he died approx. one week after the races in a Reno hospital.

This aircraft is currently in storage in Mesa AZ. It has been known in recent years as the "American Dreamer". It is still under the ownership of E.d.s widow -- Valery Bonzar.
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Case 421    Saturday 27 Sep 2014 by Roger Baker
I believe it is 44-72902. I know that the photo was taken out in front of Vern Barker's hangar at Long Beach. Just like old home week.