Thread: Molinari Racing Boat History and Information

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    London GP 1984 - Team Molinari/Martini/Evinrude F1-V8
    #18 Renato Molinari, #19 Kicco Vidoli and #35 Barry Woods.
    Barry Woods won the race over Billy Seebold in his Seebold with Mercury big bore T4 power and Johnny Sanders driving a new Burgess with the Mercury Wizard.
    Yes..its the facts.
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    what is this???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerabout View Post
    what is this???
    I was there..in Auronzo, Italy 1976 watching the OE World championship race from the shore.

    Renato used this 3 cyl. Merc and I did see the engine. Not sure about the powerhead but it was a fuel injection.
    This OE World Championship was not a big deal that year.
    Renato was the only Merc driver with a good engine.
    OMC/Paul Kalb made every OMC OE driver angry that year so they was not racing.
    There was only two OMC drivers in the race using the new OMC OE racing mid section/gearcase with the FT-19s powerheads Bo Nilson and I used in Sweden for the SE Championship race.
    Jenkins left OMC a few weeks before the race and drove a Burgess/Archimedes/Konig.
    Molinari won and here is some info and result.
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    With that bolt on port cover it might be an early Caldwell....lol
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    HeeHee I don't really remember but I think it was a regular Merc 650/700X with fuel injection..not very fast but still the winner because of poor competition..and lots of unapproved testing at very high attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    HeeHee I don't really remember but I think it was a regular Merc 650/700X with fuel injection..not very fast but still the winner because of poor competition..and lots of unapproved testing at very high attitude.
    thats even funnier, OMC beats them with 2.0 carby xflow in one class so Merc put injection on 3 cyl xflow to beat the OMC loopers in another class?
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    Well Yes and No,
    Renato won both the ON and OE World title that weekend.
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    A wrote this story long time ago at Svera.se..

    http://svera.se/blogg/racing-histori...tles-in-a-row/

    "Bo and I made a plan to fly to Auronzo, Italy just to watch the OE World Championship. The ON World Championship was at the same time.
    Paul Kalb was not happy to see me there and Roger Jenkins was upset with Paul Kalb to, so Roger Jenkins was racing the Volvo Penta/Konig at this race.
    This was the first time the Volvo was doing really good and Roger Jenkins was leading the race when something went wrong.
    Well, my brain started to spin: Me – Volvo – Sweden – Problem with Paul Kalb – OMC kicking out Billy Huzell who really was behind my success in racing
    The drivers Paul Kalb picked was way behind in the race and I was smiling.
    Remember that OMC was using laughing gas to go faster, but that did not help.
    This was also the first time I did see Renato Molinari play dirty, well not really Renato but his second boat driven by Zoppi I think his name was. He sank Cees VD Velden on purpose by running in to his boat just in front of us at the far end of the race course. Molinari ended up winning both OE and ON at that race, but not really in a proper way. (ON)
    Paul Kalb had a bad bad weekend, and after the Race he apologized. Now he wanted Bo and Lars to race Amsterdam and Rotterdam with one of the OMC factory OE boats"
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    Renato Molinari on the way to victory in his Molinari F1-V8 OZ class racer in Nottingham 1981.
    Powered by an Evinrude 3.5 liter V8 2 stroke looper carb model.
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    Bristol - Embassy GP 1977
    Bob Hering #3 first and Renato Molinari #2 behind. Both driving Molinari/Saffa/OMC V6 2.448 liter cross-flow.
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