By Robert Little, Nor Cal/Lake Tahoe Chapter
I own my dad’s 1962 Besotes, but my story isn’t about my boat, but the cool pictures my dad captured in 1958 when he was probably 17 or 18. My family has lived in Stockton CA for a long time.
In 1958 a “boat racing regatta” was held at the Port of Stockton ship basin. My dad, George Little, captured 50 to 60 photos of that event and developed the pictures as 35 mm slides.
During Christmas of 2021 I began transferring boxes and boxes of slides and I found these gems. Many boats are home made runabouts, outboards, hydro-planes, and some inboard racers.
The photos are classic and too good to not share with your readers. I wish I could add more technical details but I wasn’t even born when the pictures were taken.
I have many more pictures of this event, boats in general, and some late 50’s pictures of unlimited hydroplanes racing at Pyramid Lake outside of Reno, NV. Readers can contact ACBS if there is interest in these historical pictures, and we will pass the message along to Robert.