May 21, 1985 |
Pepsico said Monday that it had agreed to sell its Wilson Sporting Goods unit to Wesray Capital, a privately held investment banking firm. Terms weren't disclosed, although Pepsico said the sale would "have no material effect" on its financial results. Pepsico had said in February that it was considering the sale of Wilson as part of a restructuring plan aimed at allowing the company to concentrate on its largest operations--soft drinks, snack foods and restaurants.
June 29, 1999 |
What: "Roostertails '99: Four Decades of Hydro Racing," compiled by David D. Williams. Publisher: Williams Publishing, Seattle. Price: $19.99 plus $4 handling, available from www.hydros.org. "Roostertails '99" is the definitive story of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing," writes Bob Gobrecht, president of the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Assn., in the preface, and that about tells the story.
September 13, 1985
Chip Hanauer, driving the locally owned Miller American craft (formerly known as Atlas Van Lines), will attempt to win the world championship of unlimited hydroplanes at this weekend's 19th annual Miller High Life San Diego Cup event on east Mission Bay. Hanauer, whose boat is owned by Fran Muncey--widow of former championship driver Bill Muncey, of La Mesa--has won the last four races on the national hydroplane tour.
September 18, 1994 |
They make a strange couple, Smokin' Joe's and Miss Budweiser, the two boats battling for the unlimited hydroplane championship in today's Bayfair '94 race on Mission Bay. With two events remaining, here and Oct. 16 in Honolulu, Miss Budweiser leads by 66 points, 8,288-8,222. There are 1,600 points available in today's three heats and five-lap final.
August 4, 1985 |
The Gold Cup, unlimited hydroplane racing's Kentucky Derby, Super Bowl and Indianapolis 500, has had a long history of dramatic confrontations. For years, it was Detroit vs. Seattle, a war on the water between cities. Then it became a battle of personalities--Bernie Little, the flamboyant boat owner, vs. Bill Muncey, the owner-driver who won eight Gold Cups before his death in 1981 in a race at Acapulco, Mexico.
April 30, 1986 |
Someone new is in the driver's seat at Avis Rent a Car System, which seems to go through owners faster than some people go through cars. The nation's No. 2 car rental company is being sold to Wesray Capital Corp., a New Jersey investment firm headed by former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, it was announced Tuesday. Wesray's bid for Avis apparently topped a $175-million cash offer from Warren E. Avis, who founded the firm in 1946 and sold it eight years later for $8 million.