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Commentary: Who’s Coming with Me?

Between the e-mail I received yesterday from the Florida Powerboat Club thanking the sponsors and showcasing the participants for the 22nd annual Key West Poker Run to the long list of Countdown to Key West stories Matt Trulio and I have been compiling on speedonthewater.com, I’m getting more excited about my travels to Key West, Fla., next week on a daily basis.

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Gino Gargiulo is doing the Key West Poker Run in his stunning 48-foot MTI, which features a Lamborghini appearance inspired by his special Aventador built to commemorate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. Photo by Jay Nichols/Naples Image

You see there’s no tiring of the performance-boat industry’s version of “speed week” in the southernmost point in the continental U.S., which also happens to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the country. And here’s why—the people. I know it’s really the boats that bring us all together. But behind every boat is a person who has a passion for designing, building, racing, powering, painting or just plain drooling over the exotic and innovative machines that show up for both the poker run and the world championships produced by Super Boat International.

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