Thread: Molinari Racing Boat History and Information

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    Renato Molinari and his brother Giorgio. I guess a victory lap with Evinrude power..

    Thanks Sean Barnard for the pictures
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    Renato Molinari..Good news for the Great Italian boat racer.

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    I remember the Molinari family building smaller outboard fiberglass pleasure boats in the early eighties powered by Evinrude
    Back then Ital-Marine was the distributor for Evinrude in Italy.
    I remember going to Ital-Marine and talk to Mr. Serrotti if I remember right. (Not sure about the spelling of his name.)

    Again Marcello Curioni helped me out with pictures and info.
    Thank you so much.
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    Hi Lars Strom,
    I send you some pics of the trip from Pavia to Venice organized by Angelo Molinari, Sergio Selva, Livio, Rasini and other friends for following the race of Renato Molinari.

    Marcello Curioni
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    Renato Molinari #165 Tecnocar/Molinari/ Evinrude F1-V8 in Holland 1981
    Picture by Bert Huffener

    PS. Ital-marine was the Evinrude distributor in Italy back then.
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    Default British drivers Bob Spaulding & Tom Percival begin piloting Molinari in early 1970's.

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    The World ON championship race 1972 was in Skokloster, Sweden.

    Here is some info from the race. Renato was the winner and I was there racing the SE class.

    A link for more including race program and other info.

    http://svera.se/blogg/smorgardsbord/...plett-program/
    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 the other makes.

    Fortunate for Bob, he started piloting Molinari hulls at the bigger races in the early 1970’s. Mercury European race manager, Roy Ridgell, later signed up Bob’s British mate Tom Percival to the Mercury squandered (in 1971 if memory serves me correctly).

    Tom jumped from OMC power to the Mercury factory team Molinari boats. And he left behind a race boat that had a bad case of porpoising in acceleration, and then level out getting near top end speed. I do not remember what make of boat he had, and it is best left unresurrected and slandered.

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    No Gold at Mercury’s Final Rally.. Evinrude/Molinari wins in Bristol 1980


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    Default F1 Champion Jackie Stewart tours Como Race Shop, while staying at the Villa d'Etse.

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    Not sure what year but this is Renato´s shop around 1970 I guess.
    “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 world champion— Jackie Stewart a tour of the Lake Como race shop. I am inclining to believe Stewart did not notify anyone at the shop that, he was going to stop by the shop. Giorgio and I did not have any pre-knowledge of his impending arrival. I think his visit might have been 1971.

    Starting on the bottom floor, where the rigging and engine room were. Roy gives Sir Jackie a tour, and proceeds later to the floor above where the carpenters crafted the Molinari wooden hulls (I do not remember if Renato Molinari was present at the time). The one thing that sticks in my mind is, Roy telling Sir Jackie, if we want to go faster then we add another outboard engine to the race boat. And if we need to go even faster, then we clamp-on a third Mercury engine to the transom. (I attached two photos which show the tunnel boat, equipped to handle three engines, which Roy referred too).

    After Jackie and Roy went upstairs (maybe even eventually to Roy’s office which was on the third floor), I went to the dock outside. This is where Jackie entered the building, from the lake, and not from the road entry on the third floor. And there sitting patiently in an 18 foot fiberglass runabout, was a pretty blond and two young boys. In retrospect, I have to think, Helen Stewart has waited patiently many times with their two sons in tow, as husband Jackie goes on his inquisitive adventures. I am almost certain Jackie rented the pleasure boat, for a family outing on the picturesque Lake Como, from the Villa d’Este. And then he and his family later motored over to the Como Race Shop.

    I attached a photo of Villa d”Este where Jackie Stewart likes to stay, prior and/or post the Monza Formula One Grand Prix race. He stated his pleasure staying at Villa d'Este in his journal dated September 2, 1970, page 127, of Jackie’s book titled; Faster! a Racer’s Diary.

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    Jackie Wilson takes credit for arranging that visit by Stewart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lake X Kid View Post

    *** I wanted to attach some photos to accompany this post’s text, but this site kept giving me invalid image errors. So sorry!
    YES..I have the same problem..??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    YES..I have the same problem..??
    Let me try one

    Lars, I get the same message saying "This is not a valid image file"

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