MORE THAN CRUISING AT ALTON, MO!
For those of us who hadn't seen the mighty
Mississippi River at the Lincoln Shields Recreation Area, many
stood in awe at the rolling waves of the working river, while
others simply boarded their hovercrafts with passengers and
struck out to have some fun in the sun.
I was still awed by that beautiful bridge and
its work of art. Temps were in the 90s most all day long, leaving
this Hovernaut with a sunburned lower lip. (I
must learn to wear that cap!)
Michael Murphy, St. Louis Hoverides, had just
purchased an OFO a couple days earlier and brought it for all of
us to help with comments before its refurbishing. Incidentally,
OFO stands for Oval Flying Object, a hovercraft built in the
early 1990s and seldom seen anymore.
Here's a picture of an OFO that showed up at the
Portage, WI, National Cruise a few years back.
is really a piece of art!
But not to be confused with this UFO built by Verdon Weber.
Mike's shown giving rides in this photo; in
fact, passengers were always lined up to get a ride in that
Cecil Scalf brought along No. 13 and sold it on the spot!
Some lucky kid is having fun tooling
around the back yard tonite in that craft!
Among the StarCruisers attending were: Ken
Markham and family, Jack McKinney and family, Bob Carter (and Pat
Murphy!), Verdon and Linda Weber.
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