By: Aaron Olden
|For those that were not
able to attend the Lloyd Hamilton Memorial, held at his
hangar in Santa Rosa, CA.on the first day of the new
century, I can report it was very moving experience.
Lloyd was a man that had big heart on the race course or
any where else. We will all miss him
that smile he
had. There was lots of great food on hand and Hamilton
stories to match
many humorous, just like the man
himself. Lloyd's eulogy was delivered by none other than
Sandy Sanders and some of Lloyds close friends. To show
much he was liked, the Chino gang flew up in their
A missing man formation was launched. "Ridge Runner", "Straw Boss", "Dreadnought" and the Sanders', stock Sea Fury took to the sky in tribute to our fallen friend. As the formation flew by the Sanders' Fury pulled up into the heavens with smoke streaming from each wing. Shortly thereafter a hundred or so red and gold balloons were released by those in attendance.
Fly high, friend!
Story and images copyright © 2000 Aaron Olden
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