This was back in 2004, after an order comes in from Amazon, I autograph and ship from home, Marty
Mac and his Yellow Jacket Boats
Left to Right: John Miller, Roy Rogers and Mac McDerby (colorized photo on cover of second edition displayed, first edition none colorized)
Mac And His Yellow Jacket Boats” is the accumulated history of the Yellow Jacket Boat Company of Denison, Texas and its president, Mac McDerby. Mac, a licensed boat captain, started his career in New Orleans in the 1930’s and aspired, with his company, to become one of the nations largest manufactures of wood boats in the mid-to-late 1950s. The Yellow Jacket company had a very good chance to survive, due in part to one of its investors, and vice presidents, namely Roy Rogers of cowboy actor fame. Roy was an avid boater who also liked to race boats. Roy was given a Yellow Jacket boat, and in turn Roy said he would promote Yellow Jackets. The very first race he entered with the Yellow Jacket he took first place. Shortly after that race, Roy paid a visit to the Yellow Jacket plant and decided to become a major investor and in turn was made a vice president. Mac and Roy became friends; they both loved racing boats and enjoyed the rivalry between each other. The Yellow Jacket Boat Company had everything going for itself - it had built up a reputation as a fast, safe, family boat.
The hard cover (first edition) and soft cover (second edition) coffee table style books are for sale at Amazon. They have 122 pages and over 150 photos and Illustrations.