Ben Johnson Posing with Outboard Motor

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    chris-p
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    #8407

    I bought out the collection of an elderly gentleman that worked at the Peterborough Plant for OMC back in the day.

    In his collections, was a box of negatives, showing athlete runner Ben Johnson posing with different outboards. Must have been a promotional thing. After searching the old interweb though, cannot seem to find anything regarding this? Anyone remember seeing any advertising like this?

    I would post a picture of what I have , but have never had one developed. I will, and will post once I do.

    kevinrude
    kevinrude
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    #65816

    Could be the scandal occurred before the ads ever ran? MIght make it one-of-a-kind?

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    jw-in-dixie

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    #65825

    Which Ben Johnson was that and what was the scandal? Thx ā“ ā“

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    wedgie

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    #65827

    Canadian Olympic sprinter busted for steroid use. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Johnson_(sprinter)

    Ken Smith
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    #65899

    I remember the ads well. They were in alot of the weekend magazines that the newspapers put out at the time.As I recall they were put out just prior to the Olympics and quickly dropped after the steroid scandal.

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    chris-p
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    #65900

    Great thanks Ken. Now to find these ads to go with the negatives!

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