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Thread: Molinari Racing Boat History and Information

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    I got this post on FB today..better here..Thanks OVE.

    "Nice history you have written Lars .. about Molinari ..He knew how to build and race boats .I would have liked to see him today , I belive the he look like a Italian traditional grandpa ,with all the good italian habits Perhaps he also ride scooter yet!"
    Thank You.
    OVE from Norway.



    Edit..Well Ove..This is Renato a few years ago
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    Molinari´s F1-V8 aluminum boat 1982.

    This boat was extremely nice built and very expensive.

    I remember other drivers was worried about the advantage Renato had if he touched
    a wooden boat on the race course.

    Lots of F1-V8 drivers did not want to go down the same road with very expensive
    aluminum boats.
    OMC stepped in and asked Renato to drive a similar boat (wood) to the one he sold to his race customers.

    The same year David Burgess built a very good F1-V8 boat for Roger Jenkins
    and he later won the World Championship that year..(1982)

    All the pictures is from the F1-V8 race in Como 1982 when Renato won with the aluminum boat (#165)..and the maestro himself.
    1982 was also the last year Renato used his famous #165..1983 and after he used #18.

    One more thing..I was there in Como 1982 racing the F-3 class...dreaming of one day race F1-V8..
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    I raced a Saffa sponsored Molinari for Renato with a 2 liter Evinrude V-6 looper 1978 at Idroscalo..Finished second after Renato in a similar boat but ahead of all the ON Mercury drivers.!!
    This was a test race for me to get ready for Paris 6 Hours 1978.
    I drove the Saffa OZ Molinari/Evinrude2.4 liter team boat for Renato there, together with Angelo Vassena.

    Working on this story and it is ready pretty soon..

    Not the boat I raced but same paint job.
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    Bob Hering and Renato in the late seventies. I guess between 1977 -79. That was the time for the Saffa paint job.
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    Renato in the Stockholm GP 1983..My hometown.
    This race was a enormous success..hundreds of thousand spectators showed up for the late Saturday afternoon race..I think the start was 7 PM..

    Here is a very good racing video from Swedish TV..sorry for Swedish..Some is filmed omboard my F1-V8 Aspen/Burgess/Evinrude.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UylWSQjJYw
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    Renato changed the design on his F1-V8 boats 1983 when he also started to use #18.
    The main sponsor was Martini and many boats was in his team..Most of the time three.
    Bob Spalding drove the #11 and Kicco Vidoli drove # 19..

    Some said that Porsche helped Renato design the 1983 and -84 look..I know for sure Renato drove a white sporty looking Porsche 911 Turbo at that time..
    More pictures soon..takes time to dig them up..
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    The list of F1-V8 drivers in the Stockholm GP 1983

    More here:..http://svera.se/blogg/f1-v8/stockhol...-race-program/
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    Back two years..Nottingham 1981..

    This was the first year of the Evinrude/Johnson V8 racing engine..I can see Renato have the Italian distributor for Evinrude as a sponsor..Italmarine did many good things for racing.
    Renato used #65 here and his teammate I think his name was Columbo #61

    Here is a link to a long story about the Nottingham race in Powerboat & Waterskiing..Yes..you can also read about the Swede winning the F-3 class there..
    http://svera.se/blogg/the-winners-ar...ttingham-1981/
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    More from the 1981 race season..

    Renato Molinari won the first ever F1-V8 race in Germany 1981

    A link to the story of this race.. World debut of V-8.. by Powerboat & Waterskiing.
    http://svera.se/blogg/f1-v8/forst-till-bojen/
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    Not sure who is driving this nice Saffa/Molinari/Evinrude V-6 looper 3 liter..Race # 197..The picture is from 1979 and my guess is from maybe Parker or Havasu..??
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