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    Sticky: Overhead view of Roy Ridgell driving the Molinari...

    Overhead view of Roy Ridgell driving the Molinari hull boat# 888. Finishing 6th overall in the Miami to West Palm Beach race 1966, and back to Miami the following day.
    After the impressive finish by...
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    Sticky: Molinari hull debut in USA 1966, piloted by Roy Ridgell, Mercury factory race driver.

    The single powered Mercury outboard impressed the competitors and media. After this 1966 race, eventually begun Mercury Marine Racing interest to partner with Renato Molinari. A winning partnership...
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    Sticky: This map shows the approximate locations of the...

    This map shows the approximate locations of the boat racing rival shops, of cousins Renato Molinari and Cesare Scotti.
    Lake Como one of the picturesque areas of northern Italy, where wooden tunnel...
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    Sticky: Champ winner in Merc power Molinari gives Lake X Kid a ride home, after Auronzo win.

    The Porsche was cornering hard, and tire grip was squealing with tension /
    On Como mountain curve, the driver was leaning the car on its suspension /
    The road trip started at, Auronzo (quick,...
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  6. Sticky: Steven Ridgell watches his dad Roy, hog-tie Gator at Lake X, Florida.

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    Big Gators are a real concern, for race drivers bobbing in the waters of Florida.
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  7. Sticky: Steven Ridgell watches his dad Roy, hog-tie Gator at Lake X, Florida.

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    Big Gators are a real concern for race drivers bobbing in the waters of Florida.
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    Sticky: "OMC told Renato to use the engine the way OMC built it."

    Albeit another reason OMC told Renato to race the engines as supplied, is Now the Velden hull is competitive and the Molinari hull is not the sole dominate hull, as it once was maybe in the past. As...
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    Sticky: F1 Champion Jackie Stewart tours Como Race Shop, while staying at the Villa d'Etse.

    “Do you know who that is?” Giorgio Molinari asked me, with some excitement in his voice.

    I do not know if this was a prearrange visit, or a schedule tour. Roy Ridgell gives —3 times formula one...
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    Sticky: British drivers Bob Spaulding & Tom Percival begin piloting Molinari in early 1970's.

    When I met Bob Spaulding in 1971 he was racing this boat - on post# 311 (I think it was a Miles Master). One of the obvious distinction was the cockpit was closer to the bow’s front, than a lot of...
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    Sticky: Lake X Kid wearing his Scott Gillman racing T-shirt.

    Referring to the picture of Scott with Renato on Post# 300.

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    I retrieved this Scott Gillman racing tee-shirt from my storage bin. A pretty blond on the Gillman race team gave this shirt to...
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    Sticky: Is it time for Safety Capsules to be Mandatory, on all high speed race boats?

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    In light of the circumstantial evidence above (photo), regarding boat collisions, I am incline to support safety capsules. The walls of a safety capsule between an enclosed pilot, and...
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    Sticky: Boat racing is Fraught with danger, like when a boat drives over the top of another.

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    Notice bent rudder in one of the 4 images.
    This is the aftermath of Ty Newton and Dave Bryant race boats colliding, at the San Diego Bay Fair 1999. The yellow-helmeted driver (in the...
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    Sticky: Did Renato Molinari have a pre-race preparation technique?

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    In observing some photos of the past, I saw a trend which I did not recognize in real time. Renato has a pre-race trait –when and if time, and the situation presents itself. He seems to like...
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    Sticky: Roy Ridgell and Dave Beier at Paris 6 Hour race (maybe 1973 photo).

    I cannot contest the notion that Bill Welch is not better looking than Dave Brier. :)
    But Dave did come over from the States to the European circuit. See the attached photo taken in Europe with...
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    Sticky: On the long boat (with the three-engine transoms,...

    On the long boat (with the three-engine transoms, on Post# 255) when Don Pruett drove it at the Paris 6 Hour, Carlo Rassini was teamed-up with Don. Size wise those two drivers, Don and Carlo, were...
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    Sticky: Giorgio Molinari, Steven Ridgell, Dave Brier, Bob Hering, Rick LaMore at Como shop.

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    This is the bottom floor –rigging area- of Renato Molinari’s race boat shop, in Como, Italy during the early 1970s.

    At the bow of the race boat in the foreground is Giorgio Molinari...
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    Sticky: (Roy Ridgell) Race on Sunday, (to Don Aronow) Sell on Monday.

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    “The first American showing of this three year old Italian design was old number 888 which Roy Ridgell of the Kiekhaefer Mercury team drove to a smashing sixth overall with a single engine...
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    Sticky: Renato gives Lake X Kid a ride home.

    I did get invited to Renatos home for dinner..here is the story..[/QUOTE]

    Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    A fun memory about a visit to Renato...

    I was at the Molinari factory...
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    Sticky: Renato lived in the smaller residence. Post# 243 photo.

    I believe it was 1973 when Renato took possession of the Yellow Villa. Renato moved into the smaller residence which is the building to the far right hand of the photo (on the north side of the...
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    Sticky: Renato and Roy Ridgell anticipate the Molinari Picklefork race hull preparation.

    The house behind Renato’s white race boat and next to the Como race boat shop is where Roy Ridgell (Mercury European Race Manager) lived with his family. That is Roy idling away from shore with the...
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    Sticky: Renato prepares to test drive one of the First Molinari Picklefork race boats 1973.

    This is Renato Molinari leaving the Como, Italy race shop to test drive this picklefork.
    Later that year in the 1973 fall season, the pickleforks became the dominate Molinari race boats that were...
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    Sticky: Giovanni Pelliolio and Renato as teammates.

    If memory serves me correctly, I was at that race and I was unimpressed with the racing site. Especially compared to one of my favorite’s race sites like Bristol, England. That Chasewater race seemed...
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    Sticky: Location of Renato Molinari boat shop on lake Como.

    The Molinari race boat plant (separate from Renato’s father Angelo boat yard) is north of the famous luxury Villa de Este hotel, where the rich & famous stay. Lars your map’s red line (post# 197) on...
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    Sticky: Molinari boats & Scotti craft prepare to compete at Lago Di Bolsena boat race 1971.

    5473154732[QUOTE=Lake X Kid;133199]Molinari boats & Scotti craft prepare to compete at Lago Di Bolsena boat race 1971.

    Renato take's win and beats cousin Cesare Scotti who takes second place...
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    Sticky: Mike Downard comes to Italy to give Renato and Ceasare some USA competion.

    This is a early 1970's photo of a Merc powered Molinari tunnel boat.
    This photo is when we were at the big race in Aronzo, Italy in the early 1970's. Where Renato took the win in a great duel...
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    Sticky: Lake X Kid dreaming about tunnel boat speed while operating the Molinari boat lift.

    This is where the boats were lowered and lifted out of the water inside the Molinari plant on Lago Di Como. The boat lift was on the south side of the building and the open lake to the left of the...
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    Sticky: First Molinari boat to race in the USA - pilot Roy Ridgell.

    This is supposedly the first Molinari hull to be imported to and raced in the USA.
    Boat# 888 was driven by Mercury factory driver Roy Ridgell from Lake X, at the Gold Coast race from Miami beach to...
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    Sticky: On post# 64 photo, this dual engine rig (boat#...

    On post# 64 photo, this dual engine rig (boat# 68) I notice that Renato named it after his long-time girlfriend Miss Tati.
    I do not know if Miss (pronounce Tee Tee) ever got Renato to marry her.
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    Sticky: Drivers Cees Veldon, G. Pellolio, and Roy Ridgell at Como lakeside resturant.

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    Here are three boat racers who have driven Mercury powered Molinari boats.
    Roy Ridgell, Giovanni Pellolio, and Cees Vander Veldon, with the Lake X Kid far left in the photo.

    Cees in...
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    Sticky: Long-haired racers. :)

    Long-haired racers. :)
  32. Egos separate Renato and Gary G. ?

    I had been at Mercury for about a year and was still a little wet behind the ears so didn't really know what was going on but thought it was neat that I was driving Renato, his girlfriend, and dad...
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    Sticky: First Molinari boat to race in the USA - pilot Roy Ridgell.

    Roy Ridgell factory driver for Mercury Marine is driving the first Molinari boat to race in the USA. Nice single tune exhaust stack on the Merc engine. This the Gold Coast (Miami to West Palm Beach...
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    Sticky: Twin engine Merc powers Bill Sirois to Havasu win.

    Does boat #748 have three Chrysler engines?

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    Sticky: Bristol, England - magazine race photos July 1973.

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    Boat #11 riding high & dry in 1972 Paris Six Hour.

    Ron are you driving an offshore ocean boat, or is this the boat-angle you elect to drive at?
    Possibly this is to keep your self dry from the water spray.
    No wonder you finished third.

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    Paris Six Hour 1972, article & photos page 2 of 2.

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    Paris Six Hour 1972, article & photos.

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    Switzer Craft 1967

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    Another Switzer Craft.
    Who's boat and what are the engines make & model?
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    Is this Bob Hering in the white racing pants?

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    Sticky: Switzer Craft in Power Boat Magazine article August 1967, to be at Havasu Race.

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    Jimbo MCConnell and Don Pruett in Paris 6 Hour pit area.

    Photo is early 1970s.
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  43. Is this a Scotti Craft with the canard wing?

    Is that Bob Herring looking at the Merc/Molinari rig with the American flag?
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    Sticky: Windermere GP, England 1972, Yatching & Boating Weekly article & photos.

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    Sticky: Havasu Race of Champions starting line-up 1972.

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  46. Havasu Race of Champions starting line-up 1972.

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  47. Havasu Race of Champions starting line-up 1972.

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    Sticky: Havasu Race of Champions starting line-up 1972.

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    Sticky: I remember when the black boat came off the Como...

    I remember when the black boat came off the Como factory-line in 1973. It was so cool looking with the rainbow racing stripes. Previous Molinari boats that year had a tendency to be with a white base...
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    Sticky: 51913 Power Boat Magazine Aug' 1967 article &...

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    Power Boat Magazine Aug' 1967 article & Switzer Craft picture.
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