The 1976 were billed as the 50th Nats, an anniversary celebration to go along with Bicentennial of the United States. Held at three sites in central Ohio, the 1976 Nats was a busy one – there was the traveling back and forth between locations for different events, as well as spending time with the 2000 or people present (competitors, helpers and officials).
The Nats was so busy that the program had lengthened to more pages than could comfortably be scanned for this blog post. Thus, check out just the highlights of the program by clicking the picture below.
The 50th Anniversary theme was proudly displayed everywhere – the program, of course, as well as hats, t-shirts, stickers and this patch.
What did one have to do to compete? Well, fill out the entry form – on time! – for starters (an early promotional article for the Nats stressed the need for timely returns of the forms. Apparently there had been issues with late entries at previous Nats).
Bob Sifleet didn’t do too well competing in the Control Line events, but Chris Scott, flying the Little White Mouse, and helped by his mechanic and father Frank H. Scott, won 1st place in 1st place CL Mouse Racing Jr/Sr.
Chris’ trophy looks pretty familiar –it is just a little smaller than Bob’s.
Stay tuned for the concluding post of #SifleetFriday next week! And, don’t forget, you can see Bob’s trophies in person at the museum between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2018.
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