It was not long after I moved to Oshkosh, Wis., in 1995 that I found myself in the office of "Boots" Spellman at Spellman's Marina on the Fox River. Located just two blocks from my house, Spellman's was handy when I needed to make a photo for a magazine story – portable outboard fuel tanks on the gas dock, the VIN sticker on a boat trailer – and Boots was always accommodating. This photo of the Switzer Craft Wing race boat #T-125 Wet and Wild was hanging on the wall in the office, and when I inquired Boots told me it was a Mercury factory race boat, was fast and scary as hell. What he never told me was that he was in the cockpit at the Parker Enduro when this photo was taken. I didn't figure that out until a few years ago.