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Chad Durren
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Behind the Scenes with Gar Wood

Post by Chad Durren » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:02 pm

An interesting article for those who haven't read it before. A Motor Boating magazine story from 1935.

http://www.lesliefield.com/other_histor ... r_wood.htm
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Post by Brian Robinson » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:25 pm

Thanks Chad.

I think Tony Mollica coined this one the first "info-mercial" advertisement, made to look like an article.

There is some serious name-dropping here.

I have this 1935 issue of Motor Boating and have the article PDF'd with all of the photos. It's 12 pages long! If anyone wants it send me an email.
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Post by Chad Durren » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:43 pm

No doubt. It' a great resource for those looking into the materials/suppliers used in the GW plant. They pretty much cover everything.
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