Thread: Molinari Racing Boat History and Information

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    "Chasewater 500" 1970 was very interesting reading for me.

    Back then I was working at Heidi Blomberg Marine outside Stockholm.
    As a 16 year old boy I was watching my boss Bengt Blomberg and his wife Heidi racing those nice Schulze cats with Merc engines.
    Heidi was born in Austria next to Dieter Schulze and I remember Dieter visiting the marina in Sweden where I was working.

    Reading that my boss Bengt Blomberg crashed out Renato in Chasewater 500 1970 was a surprise. Bengt never told me that.!! Well..maybe he was a better racer than a boss.!!..
    I remember quitting the job.. before he went out of business later 1970.

    After some digging I found the letter "working ratings" (Resumé) from Bengt Blomberg.

    My new job was for another boat racing Swede..in the outboard business..
    Kenty Sjöholm was his name...that is another long story.

    Here is a few pictures of Bengt Blombergs Schulze cats and the letter from him to me..
    You can see Heidi, (Bengts wife) driving the yellow OI 19 cat..
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    Bert Huffener of Holland was not only organizing the famous 3 hour race of Amsterdam..
    ..he also raced a Molinari boat with a Merc T2X..sold and prepered by Cees Van Der Velden of Boxtel

    I raced a few times myself in Amsterdam 3 hours with good result.


    Bo and I teamed up for our first trip to England & Amsterdam 1975

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    Renato Molinari and Bob Hering win Bristol 1973 in a brand new Molinari "picklefork" design with a Merc 6C

    Please read this long race story below:
    Rudi Hersel of Germany died crashing his Schulze/Evinrude 24 minutes into the race.
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    Not really sure what this is..
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    Well..I am sure you are right largecar91..I don't know much about the Merc in line six race engines.


    Here is a picture from the F1-V8 race in Drammen, Norway 1982..You can see Renato in his Martini boat..but more interesting is the black Molinari with #191..I think that is Jimbo McConnell.

    Photo by Per Simonsen..Thank you.
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    Default Rouen 24 hour race 1984

    Renato Molinari was leading (boat #95) the 1984 Rouen 24 hours with many laps when Jean-luc Izard crashed him out of the race.

    The power of Renato's boat was a Mercedes-Benz diesel..

    This was his last Rouen 24 hour race.

    Picture: French Phil..Thank you.
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    Default Rouen 24 hour race 1984

    From my Facebook page today about the post above..!!....written by the French driver that was involved in the crash..

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    Jean-luc Izard.. in fact, the co driver of Renato crach in my boat, i was driving a V boat and after a big wave near the place of "Villetard" my boat changed of line on the left and the boat passed on the left board of mine, about 30 cm of my head ! he had a hole on the 1srt meter at the front of his patin, he would have continued but he stopped in the middle of the circuit, crying and chaouting...!

    Jean-luc Izard.. When renato came see me to have an explication, i told him what happened and after a look on the boat, he agreed with me that the pilot should not have stop and get back to the pit to repare the hole witch was 30 cm long and 1 to2 cm hight. the boat was about 6 meters long, it was possible to come back and repare

    Jean-luc Izard The engine was a Mercedes 3 liter diesel turbo preparation by NANNI Diesel for a marine use. The boat was near 6 meters long ! and very fast before to crach in my boat !

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    I don't know how the race is run this year Ron.

    More Renato Molinari history..
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    Renato on top.. the F1-V8 race in Como 1982.

    Roger Jenkins left and Cees Van Der Velden rig
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    Photo: Marcello Curioni
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    I don't know if Molinari ever made a small hydro..but here is Renato looking at a König..Not sure where and when..
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