Provocative, outspoken, driven, successful and unique, it seems like everyone has a Reggie Fountain, Jr., story to tell. What’s yours?
Whether you are a Fountain Powerboats boat owner, a fan of Reggie’s hall-of-fame racing career, family, a friend or a boating industry associate, to commemorate the upcoming 40th anniversary of Fountain Powerboats, the Washington, N.C., company wants to hear your take on the man or the impact his boats have had on your life.
Do you have a great Reggie Fountain, Jr., story to tell? With Fountain Powerboats’ 40th anniversary coming up, here’s your chance.
There are no rules or guidelines. Everything from a few sentences to several pages will work. So do selfie-style videos. Inspiring, funny, heartfelt, trivial or memorable, the choice is yours.
Send your submissions and videos to [email protected].The author of the most impactful story will choose either $350 in Fountain Sportswear or an autographed framed sports memorabilia classic showcasing Reggie’s 1976 World Championship “Team Mercury” race uniform under glass. Additionally, top submissions will appear weekly on Fountain’s social media platforms and website, as well as on speedonthewater.com.
To kick things off, we asked Fred Ross, IMG Managing Director, to share his most memorable “Reggie Story” (see the YouTube video at right). Listen in as Fred’s story is not what you’d expect—but nothing about Reggie Fountain ever is.
Editor’s note: A former Powerboat magazine editor and marine industry publishing veteran, Mark Spencer handles public/media relations for Iconic Marine Group, the parent company of the Baja Marine, Donzi Marine and Fountain powerboat lines.