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2003 HS Inductees

Bill GilesGiles saw his first boat race in 1945 and bought his first Mercury engine, becoming the “terror of the Taunton River.” He has held every Region and club responsibility.  Nationally, he has served as Chief Referee at the 1995 Stock and Modified Nationals, Stock Outboard VP, Stock and Modified commissioner, an APBA Council and on various committees. Giles has raced every Stock Outboard class, plus PRO, Mod and OPC winning numerous championships. Among his awards are the A.C. Kiekhaefer Trophy, the Gulf Hall of Fame, Gulf Gold Cup Driver of the Year and the John & Flora Blank Trophy. Bill has built over 200 race boats, some have won National Championships. Few have dedicated so much of their lives to the sport of boat racing as Bill Giles.
Steve GreavesGreaves has lived and breathed APBA boat racing for 40 years. He began in Stock Outboard but soon became a PRO racer through and through. Steve won nine National Championships, 24 APBA National High Point Championships and 30 National and World records. He has received the Col. Green Round Hill Trophy and the George Townsend Medal five times; and has been inducted into the APBA Hall of Champions seven times. Steve was a member of the PRO Commission for 10 years prior to being elected Chairman. He has published the PRO Technical Manual for years and created the PRO website.  Steve also served on the APBA Board of Directors, and on the Junior Classes Committee. A member of the Seattle Outboard Association for 40 years, he has served on the SOA Board for over 15 years; treasurer; and newsletter editor.  He has been Chief Inspector at most Northwest record races, as well as helping in inspection at the PRO Nationals. Steve has loaned equipment, mentored many and represents the best in this sport.