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    Default The coolest video yet: Havasu 1972

    I'm not sure if this one has been posted here yet, but this one is even better than the previous clips from the Outboard World Championships = because this one has SOUND! As well as added commentary to help identify the teams. Massimo Scotti just sent me the link....

    Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g3Cv...eature=related

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    Awesome!
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    I like the original version. Same video but with cool music. This video started out with "Wild Thing" by The Troggs.

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    Like what Sam said: Awesome!
    Thanks for pointing out this video.
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    Would anyone happen to have a copy of the 1972 Johnson demo film high lighting Johnny Sanders as the world champ? The Torid Texan from Abelene Marine they called him.....

    OMC had it in a contiuous loop type film on a portable TV display at the 1973 Chicago boat Show. We awesome. It talked about how that night, Sanders crew decided to install the club foot version of the OMC race gear case because it was heavier to anchor his boat in the windy conditions. Then it flashed to a scene where the boat was sponson walking over the waves.

    They had a copy of Sanders boat and Stinger GP at the show as well on a turn table.

    The video up top brought back all those memories for me. One question though. What's a Johnson Super Stinger? There were Super Stranglers for Evinrude, never heard of the Super Stinger before.
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    Default Scotti Won Havasu, 1969 With Twin Evinrudes

    The first part of this video says Scotti won 1969 with a single...No single ever won Overall untill they went to singles only in 1972. Singles ONLy ended an ERA of Outboard Racing that is gone for ever.....A "BACK ROOM DEAL", made in Galveston, Texas without considering the spectator....

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    The correct name of the Johnson race model is just "Stinger GP"

    The progression from 115 up for Johnson models is, GT-115, GT-115 (99ci), Stinger and Stinger GP

    For Evinrudes, X-115, X-115 (99ci), Strangler, Super Strangler


    The change from Stinger and Strangler does seem like the Johnsons were shortchanged
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    Default GT-115 and X-115 Production Engines

    GT-115 and X-115 were 89.9 cubic inches. The Stingers and Stranglers were 99.9.

    89.9 became OI class in UIM and the 99.9 were ON in UIM, I think!

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    Correct, early 115's were 89. Later 115's, that were actually 125+ hp, were 99ci, but still said 115 on the covers.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    Default A Lot of Work in That 1972 Video....

    Watching that video, brings back memories...What ever happend to Dick Summerfeltd from Canada? A nice guy, I once sold him my number 2 D Runabout prop at Essex, Maryland, 1967.

    Mike Wallace was driving a Scotti in this Video, he had a Schultz the year before.

    Hard to believe but we RACED for four hours each day....Races and positions were decided in the last minutes every year...

    Renato passed Wallace the year before on the last lap for the single engine win...

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