Gabe Boudreau?.....Gabe Boudreau? Hey! That guy owes me money!!!! (not really)
For those of you that may not remember, Gabe was the BEST announcer that So Cal ever had.
My favorite "Gabe Tall Tales" are the time that:
1) Gabe was in the announcers booth and started singing to the song being played over the PA just before the race. The song was that Gary Glitter song that goes "dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, HEY!".
Except that Gabe inserted "SLIM!" instead of HEY! The whole place came to a standstill and many racers were injured falling onto the floor laughing.
2) Gabe also got tired of guys hacking each other in stock buggy one night. After several weeks of this, Gabe had his fill. Before the first heat while the drivers were on the stand, Gabe told them that they had better keep it clean and show alittle respect for each other.
Well, as you might guess, they hacked each other to death. When the heat ended, Gabe told them they were ALL done for the night and to go home!
Some sniveler actually called Jim (owner) at home and complained that Gabe was being a big mean man. Jim came down, but didn't back Gabe.
I think that Gabe made a GOOD call!!! Maybe if more announcers had some calls like that, we would all drive cleaner and have more fun.
Well enough of the Glory days, when you coming home to race, Gabe? I like the thought of a new car. Gabe's dad was the FIRST to make a discharge cut-off switch!!!! I still have mine and the LIFETIME warrenty. Still got any of those left? Mine stopped working about a year ago.
So Cal Raceway