Thread: Glastron Molinari Restoration
08-22-2007, 05:00 PM #31
Reggies Glastron Moli
The only 21' twin Glastron/Moli I ever saw Reggie run was a white hull with red metalflake stripes that he pulled with a similarly colored Corvette. This was the first boat I ever saw him run and I remember thinking....."Now here's a showoff".
Come to think of it, I never really changed my opinion.
T2x20 Foot Switzer Wing 2 X S3000 (Dust'n the Wind II)
18 Foot Switzer Wing 2 x 1250 BP's (Miss Diablo)
15 foot Powercat 15C (2 X Merc 1500) (The Ghost)
(Single engine boats are lacking something)
!7 Ft Molinari Evinrude CCC (Gold Dust)
(The exception proves the rule)
Obsolete and Proud of it
08-22-2007, 05:29 PM #32
Yes.......that's the hull I remember too..........this was the same hull that was in a photo inset in Mercury's 1974 product brochure
08-22-2007, 07:08 PM #33
Bob Hammond is still around in Austin. Talked to Art Carlson last week.Would be cool if we could get both of them on this site.I have Art's #,I will tell him about S&F. Lots of good memories these 2 legends could share with us.Robert Nelems
08-22-2007, 10:35 PM #34
08-22-2007, 10:38 PM #35
You & I share the same opinion about him !!
08-23-2007, 07:38 AM #36
I talked to Bob during the EAA flyin a year ago. Hadn't seen him in probably 20 years and he didn't look any different than he did then.
08-23-2007, 10:18 AM #37
Second is Reggie, Havasu 1971.....his first year of racing. It's not a color picture, but carries the #74 (not his famous #76) which makes me think this is his first boat. I don't remember a red & black and I thought he ran the traditional yellow with black at that race, but this one might be white with red. The third shot is him winning the Nationals in 1972, appears to be the same paint scheme with a number change (maybe that's when he went to white with red).
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08-23-2007, 12:13 PM #38
The 1970 Havasu boat was the one I mentioned. It was the second "Light Weight" and was white with red. I said earlier red & black but I was wrong (again) White boat w/ red stripes I think. Anyway, That was the boat we set up in April 71 and I raced it at Galveston and I think one other, can't say for sure. Bob and I got crossways about that time over my attitude toward Rudy Ramos and the race team was disolved. Bob GAVE the boat to Reggie and Harold helped him for time on setup ect.
As for Tinker, who was a class act of his own, He first drove for us at Parker in 69. He was my relief. Drove Harold crazy !!! I was 5' 10" 135# and Tinker was 6' ??" 250# + Toward the 3:00 PM mark I blew a lower unit and the trim went out on one engine. In the pit for repair Tinker was screaming "pin that engine in the 5th hole & I was screaming 2ond hole !!! Anyway we survived. Finished 6th and had a ring side seat to see Bobby Witt do his thing at the finish line. Talked to him last week and we had a good laugh about the finish. Tinker might have driven a single with Dick Sheera & Art but Gene Piehl was the single driver for the Austin factory team.
08-23-2007, 12:31 PM #39
Does anybody actually know where this hull actually is at this time? Also, I noticed that nearly all of the photos of this boat show engines with the traditional "wrap-around" cowls on the back. I'd swear that the photo inset in the 1974 Mercury sales brochure shows Reggie's boat with T2 type "drop over" cowls on the back. Can anyone elaborate on this configuration?
08-23-2007, 01:20 PM #40
Does anyone know anything about the "Wing" in the video??2005 APR FORMULA 2 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
08-23-2007, 03:23 PM #41
08-23-2007, 04:07 PM #42
Reggie's 21 - Drop On Cowls
No..........it's not the same photo..........if you look in the fishing motor brochure, Mercury brags about it's U-U & T class national championships and it shows (2) photo insets........one with Bob Hering in a wood sprint Molinari and the other is Reggie's Red/White 21 with engines that have some type of T2 drop on cowls............I'll try to find the catalog in my old keep sake outboard stuff box.
08-23-2007, 07:35 PM #43
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08-23-2007, 09:11 PM #44
I thought Bobby Massy was killed at Elsinor Ca. in 1970 driving the first "S" hook that Renato brought to Havasu ??? Some one help my memory here.
08-23-2007, 09:16 PM #45
The T414 is the one I was asking about.2005 APR FORMULA 2 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR