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1983 HS Inductees

Ralph EvinrudeFor over 60 years, Ralph Evinrude’s name was synonymous with leadership in the marine industry and with Outboard motors. Son of Honor Squadron member Ole Evinrude, he saw the competition potential of the Outboard motor and was developed the first Outboard engine to exceed 60 MPH.  Evinrude sponsored the motors that set the first Outboard record of 114.8 MPH in 1960; then 131.05 MPH in 1966.  He was a powerful force behind the development of the V8 Outboard, which held the current record of 144.16 MPH. Sponsoring early Outboard races such as the Milwaukee-Chicago Marathon in 1931, Evinrude remained active through his support of engineering for maximum performance and his lifelong personal interest in the Outboard motor in general.
Homer Greene, Jr.As an owner/driver/officiating member since 1963, Greene racked up seven National Championships in the OPC category.  A full-schedule racer, Greene also made noteworthy contributions to the sport, serving the APBA at local, regional and national levels.  He served as APBA Council member, Region 5 Chairman (seven years) and OPC Vice President, as well as on numerous committees.  Greene devoted his time unselfishly for two decades and personally underwrote much of his region’s expenses during his tenure.
Bob WanamakerAn APBA member since 1952, Bob Wanamaker had wide experience as an owner and driver in both Stock Outboard and Limited Inboard. In addition to competing, Wanamaker served two terms as Region 2 Chairman, as Council member, Inboard Vice President, Senior Vice President and APBA President, as well as on numerous commissions and committees.  He was instrumental in bringing about the original APBA-CBF agreement.  Always a strong promoter of boat racing, Wanamaker continued to devote considerable effort to spreading the story of the sport through various media including literature, motion pictures and television.