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The following is selected information on my father, George Yeakley, who lived in Decatur,Il. George started racing in the late 40's with an A class hydro and later in the early 50's raced C-Service hydro and runabout and in the free for all class. He drove a Neal conventional hydro and later found the Neal 3-point hydro was more competitive. He worked on both his speedi-twins and won many Midwest races. He raced against some of the drivers that you have named on your website including Bill Seebold, Ellis Willoughby and his close friend Allan Locke. He is also pictured with Allan, Ellis, Bill and O.F. Christner at an annual awards banquet in 1951. George had to retire from racing, after becoming the Midwest Johnson outboard dealer, as he had to devote more of his time to the business. George passed away in 1964 on his 47th birthday. Darrell Yeakley

Midstates Outboard Racing Association Awards Banquet - mid 1950's


See below for full list of awards winners in the photo. First person, front row, left side is George Yeakley. Back row, far right is O.F. Christner.

Awards Banquet - Names