• Mercury Racing Blog: Rendezvous in Havasu

    I just got off the phone with our National Sales Manager, Kevin Skiba. Kevin is on his way back from Arizona after the Lake Havasu Boat Show. It sounds like the show was a resounding success. Kevin and drive technician Dave Vehrs represented Mercury Racing at the show. Other Mercury reps included Brad Hammel from Mecury Repower and West Coast Technical Area Manager Michael Scott.

    Lake Havasu is a Mecca for performance boating. It’s only natural to have a boat show and the upcoming Desert Storm Poker Run there. Performance boat exhibitors for the boat show included Advantage, Conquest/Group 1, DCB, Hallett, Eliminator, Howard, E-Ticket, Doug Wright and MTI.

    New boats making their Havasu debut included Nordic’s sporty new 24-foot catamaran powered by a single 565 sterndrive and Frisini Motorsports’ new SCX 43 cat with twin 1350s.

    It’s going to be a crazy, fun next couple of days. Kevin and Dave brought our truck over to Oregon Custom Marine (OCM) Monday to unload engine displays for the Desert Storm Poker Run open house and Kruzin’ for Kids silent auction on Wednesday evening. We are supporting the kids by donating two CNC Cleaver Prop Covers and a certificate for Lab Finishing or repair of one set of Bravo I propellers. Our indoor display will feature a 565 — painted Devil Red-Eye (one of 10 color options available for the 8.7 liter big block). We’ll also display a 1350 engine package along with a variety of Mercury Racing Propellers and Accessories.

    The Mercury truck in position at the Lake Havasu Boat Show. Photo credit: Bob Brown.
    The Mercury truck in position at the Lake Havasu Boat Show. Photo credit: Bob Brown.

    Thursday morning, we’ll be busy setting up Racing’s truck for the 6th Annual Desert Storm Street Party. We like to reference 1350 McCulloch Boulevard as our temporary address at the largest street party of its kind. “All hands on deck” for the street party and poker run: Fred Kiekhaefer, Erik Christiansen, Mike Griffiths, Scott Reichow, Jeff Krueger and Dave Vehrs and I will be on-site to meet and greet customers and fans. Our merchandise supplier Threds will once again debut a Desert Storm event T-shirt. They will be selling the latest and greatest Mercury Racing merchandise throughout the three-day event.

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