Thread: Molinari Racing Boat History and Information

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    Default MS meaning on Renato boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    I wonder if anyone knows for sure.

    Lars??? What do you know about MS on Renato's boat?
    Hi there, MS stand for Monopoli di Stato and was the name of a popular cigarette brand from the state own tobacco company at the time

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    Default "Molinari monster"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    Thanks TBuck2003,

    The most controversial Saffa/Molinari/Evinrude race boat was the "Molinari Monster" 1979..

    I did a complete story about that last year..please click on the link below and read..

    The Molinari “Monster”..the real story


    http://svera.se/blogg/molinari-monster-the-real-story/
    Idroscalo Milano 1979
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    Default Auronzo 1976

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    This is my own notes/memory watching this race from the shoreline in Auronzo, Italy the summer of 1976..

    This was also the first and only time I did see Renato Molinari "play tricks", well not really Renato but his second boat driven by Zoppi I think his name was.
    Zoppi sank Cees VD Velden in his Velden /Johnson V-6 on "purpose" by running in to his boat at the start of the race.. just in front of us at the far end of the race course.
    Velden sank and Molinari ended up winning both OE and ON. Well..not really in a proper way in my opinion.. (ON)
    Hi Lars
    Just adding some pictures of Auronzo, thanks to have started this tread it brings back memories good job.
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    Default Auronzo Italy 1976

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    This is my own notes/memory watching this race from the shoreline in Auronzo, Italy the summer of 1976..

    This was also the first and only time I did see Renato Molinari "play tricks", well not really Renato but his second boat driven by Zoppi I think his name was.
    Zoppi sank Cees VD Velden in his Velden /Johnson V-6 on "purpose" by running in to his boat at the start of the race.. just in front of us at the far end of the race course.
    Velden sank and Molinari ended up winning both OE and ON. Well..not really in a proper way in my opinion.. (ON)
    Yes I agree despite being a young fan of Renato I remember well that occasion also my father wasn't impressed...
    Here is the "Flying Dutchman" Cees Van Der Velden before race, one of my favorite in the years.
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    Default Molinari twin Evinrude

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    Thanks TBuck2003,

    The most controversial Saffa/Molinari/Evinrude race boat was the "Molinari Monster" 1979..

    I did a complete story about that last year..please click on the link below and read..

    The Molinari “Monster”..the real story


    http://svera.se/blogg/molinari-monster-the-real-story/
    Some pictures of the race in Milan 1979 when Renato used the twin powered boat against the strong Mercury team. I remember they used the impressive fast cornering Earl Benz trying to trick Renato in an early start. Very nice spectacular race, Seebold was fantastic as usual, Renato was faster but struggled in turning with the bigger boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    Not my picture but very interesting..

    I young group of very good drivers..Renato to the left, Cees Van Der Velden center and Cesare Scotti to the right..Looks like the AZ desert in the background..maybe not if you look at the truck..Italy??
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    Thanks for the photos and your memories. Very good. Keep them coming.


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    Default Auronzo 1976

    Quote Originally Posted by Paolo Mazzocchi View Post
    Hi Lars
    Just adding some pictures of Auronzo, thanks to have started this tread it brings back memories good job.
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    A rather worried Renato overlooking his brother Giorgio working on the engine...
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    Tears? More likely the champagne in his eyes..
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    Default Renato Molinari 1972 Raid Pavia Venezia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    Renato Molinari in his Saffa / Evinrude 3 liter V6 looper in the Pavia to Venezia marathon race 1978.

    A 415km long river race and average speed of 187 km/h

    Picture by Stefano Rancati
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    Renato With no mustache at the re fuel stop isola Serafini 1972 Raid Pavia Venezia
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    Default Renato/ Reggie Fountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    Renato in Paris maybe 1976..not sure
    Same boat on test at lake Como Renato/Reggie Fountain
    One beautiful boat

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