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  1. History of Motorboat Racing - The Championships

    After 30 years of research I have finally decided to publish the first 3 volumes on the History of Championship Motorboat Racing.

    These cover the podium places of the 215 circuit championships...
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    This is a photo I took of the 6-cylinder racing...

    This is a photo I took of the 6-cylinder racing Fuji motor located at the Yamato factory in 2018. 70587
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    Sticky: Jackie - is this you ? If so, why the unusual...

    Jackie - is this you ? If so, why the unusual race number and year.

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    They are playing CONKERS ! Conkers is a...

    They are playing CONKERS !
    Conkers is a traditional children's game in Britain and Ireland played using the seeds of horse chestnut trees—the name 'conker' is also applied to the seed and to the...
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    Steve - this must be the hat that Doug gave you !...

    Steve - this must be the hat that Doug gave you ! Where is the rest of the boat ? Berlin 1986.64543
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    Sticky: Hello Steve - Just came across of some pics of...

    Hello Steve - Just came across of some pics of you and Ralph (who I saw in Tarben this year) taken in Berlin a few years ago - I will send them on to you both.
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    Sticky: The first UIM European Championship won by a...

    The first UIM European Championship won by a Konig motor was the OA championship at Berlin-Grunau in 1954 by Siegfried Gotzinger.
    Dieter Konig himself won the first World Championship in class OC at...
  8. WORLD MOD-VP CHAMPIONSHIP I am trying to...

    WORLD MOD-VP CHAMPIONSHIP

    I am trying to compile a set of results for the 'World' Championship held in the late 1980's for MOD-VP. Not sure if these were one-off events or a series - this is what...
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    Sticky: Jackie crewing for John Hulme in "Gemini". Frank...

    Jackie crewing for John Hulme in "Gemini". Frank Holmes in 34 "Sea Mistral". Mid-1960's ?

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    Sticky: Peter Thorneywork R.I.P. 57670

    Peter Thorneywork R.I.P.

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    Sticky: Another pic from my archive - Jackie co-driving...

    Another pic from my archive - Jackie co-driving with Don Ross at the 1969 (or 68?) Paris 6 Hour Race.
    Forgot to mention Jackie, met KIM at a LOBMBC Publicity Meeting here at Oulton Broad a few weeks...
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    Sticky: I think Tom may have taken some measurements...

    I think Tom may have taken some measurements because the following year he built this craft at his Horning boatyard which just happens to look similar to your Molinari !

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    Sticky: Jackie preparing to launch for a race at...

    Jackie preparing to launch for a race at Southampton in 1969 - not health and safety issues in those days !

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    Sticky: 56872 Grahame Burton and Jackie Wilson at the...

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    Grahame Burton and Jackie Wilson at the 1964 Chasewater Regent 3 hour race with their 16ft Blufin Mr Keikaefer built by John Merryfield and fitted with a 100 Merc.
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    Sticky: Another pic from my archive. The caption reads:...

    Another pic from my archive. The caption reads: "Jackie Wilson competing in the 1966 World EU Championship at Palamos, Spain in his König powered Bristol".

    Surprisingly the event was dominated by...
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    Sticky: A photo from my archive taken at the 1987 Bristol...

    A photo from my archive taken at the 1987 Bristol Grand Prix.

    L to R: Jackie Wilson, Don Ross, ???? , Charlie Sheppard, ????

    There are 2 faces I do not recognise !!

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    Sticky: Archie Rolls

    Pic of Archie Rolls in "Rollo"

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    Sticky: In a previous thread, Jackie mentioned that he...

    In a previous thread, Jackie mentioned that he did not know the whereabouts of Rick Frost. I happened to sit next to him at the K7 dinner at the Windermere Motor Boat Club last November. He is...
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    Sticky: Do you remember when race boats were less...

    Do you remember when race boats were less sophisticated, had names and fun to race? You could also have a conversation as your overtook your fellow competitor!

    Jackie (22) racing runabouts c.1962
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    Sticky: Came across this pic from Bristol Docks of Jackie...

    Came across this pic from Bristol Docks of Jackie chatting to Gary Garbrecht.

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    In 2000 there was a 2 x 2 hour race held on 6-7...

    In 2000 there was a 2 x 2 hour race held on 6-7 May.

    Winner was Todd Bowden, 2nd. Garry Vogel, 3rd John Marles.

    Was this not classified as a Parker Enduro event ?
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    Sticky: Below is my version of the Outright Speed Records...

    Below is my version of the Outright Speed Records for Outboards which I obtained from the original documentation deposited in the UIM archives. These are virtually complete although many of the...
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    Sticky: Jackie Wilson's Cosworth

    The Ford Cosworth outfit pictured above returned to the UK following its outing at Parker in 1979 and was displayed at the Motorboat Museum at Pitsea until it closed its doors in December 2010.

    I...
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    Honda Class

    At the Coniston Kilo Attempts 2 weeks ago a 250hp Honda outfit could only achieve 68.24 mph in good conditions, although this was a new British record.

    This category is not recognised by the UIM,...
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    UIM World Championships

    I am now finalising a 600 page project to produce the results of every UIM World (and European) Championship staged since the 1930's.

    However i have a few problems concerning OPC races held in the...
  26. Thread: Larry Connor

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    Many thanks for such a rapid response!!

    Many thanks for such a rapid response!!
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    Thanks Jeff, another piece of the jigsaw in...

    Thanks Jeff, another piece of the jigsaw in place.

    I have one more for anyone who can remember, what hull did South African Tom Jones races to 3rd place in the 1978 World OC Championship at...
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    Thanks for your efforts Wayne. After 15 years I...

    Thanks for your efforts Wayne. After 15 years I am finally winding down the project which I plan to publish soon. Just a few loose ends to finalise - for example, I am still looking for the 3rd...
  29. Thread: Larry Connor

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    Larry Connor

    Does anyone remember what hull was raced by Larry Connor to 2nd place in the 1986 World OC Championship at Ypsilanti?
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    Michael Werner boat

    Michael Werner raced a OE/F3 craft built in England by Dave Burgess and powered by a specially modified Mercury outboard, possibly the lower half of a model 6C. He won the UIM World Championship at...
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    1992 World SST.120 Championship

    I am lookin g for information on the 1992 UIM World SST.120 Championship which I believe was held at Kansas City and won by Johnny Travis.

    Also, the result of the 1992 World SST.45 Championship at...
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