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    The DONZI factory in 1966

    An interesting movie from 1966 sent to me by a good friend Royce Humphreys at the Donzi factory. See if you can name the guys loading and working there.
    Bert Harris



    WOW all caps because I'm pleased to comment. SHORTY, what a great guy, Roy Farmer and Gene Schoell. The black haired guy was kinda an adopted son to Roy and Gladys.

    CLICK THIS LINK TO OPEN VIDEO OF THE DONZI FACTORY FROM 1966


    https://vimeo.com/187102797







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    Very cool!

    Lots of old Eaton outdrives.

    Royce - what's the story with the Snipe?
    Any connection to the Farrar family in CT?
    They are/have been sailmakers for decades.
    1967 Ski Sporter (sold)
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    Royces words

    This was my good friends grandfather taking delivery of his 1966 Ski Sporter. Notice the cool new 1966 Toronado that they are hitching it to. They were hauling it back to Iowa. Does anyone know who the Donzi employees are?


    Jeffs grandfather sold this 1966 Ski Sporter for a new 1968 18' 2+3 in yellow with the black stripe. Jeff still has it in their boathouse along with the original bill of sale. We are trying to find out who bought the 66 as we were told that it stayed on the lake for a short time.
    Quote Originally Posted by jl1962 View Post
    Very cool!




    Lots of old Eaton outdrives.

    Royce - what's the story with the Snipe?
    Any connection to the Farrar family in CT?
    They are/have been sailmakers for decades.
    I have far too many boats, just ask my Wife.
    If you have something of great quality, and you take care of it, it will last forever.
    Never Economise on Luxuries


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    I'd love to be able to watch it but it won't play for me as it stands now . And I'm not on facebook

    Is there any other way you can load it ?
    Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away !

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    I almost got stumped by the same issues. Cut and paste the link that is posted just above the video picture in the 1st post
    Why is faster never fast enough.

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    Thanks yeller . I went back , with your encouragement , and clicked on the 'follow link' on the facebook page and it opened up .
    That was a trip back in time . Wish there had been more footage and stuff from inside the shop as well .
    Did people dress formally back then or what ? Definitely reminds me of when I was a kid.
    I was hoping to maybe see my boat , or something that could have been it , hanging around in the lot but the closest thing turned out to be a blue Hornet , not a blue St T .

    Thanks for sharing that Bert
    Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away !

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