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    Default 64 salton sea 500 finishing order with pic's

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    Hard to read the fine print but does it mention anywhere about "Miss Marine World"? I believe it was run by Rudy/John Sofilos in '64 with the 1100 cu inch alum tank engine. I owned the "project" boat for a few years but it was beyond my $$$$ to repair. Traded it back to John a few years ago.

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    Ed Olson co drove with Rudy in the Allison powered U9 powered boat to win that race. They returned the following year to win again, over an hour faster. Rudy never drove the Miss Marine World tank powered boat in a race. That boat was usually co driven by Lon Skinner out of Oregon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakeeater ed View Post
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    CE Ed, thanks for this program. Finally found what I have been looking for for years. Finisher # 17 Jack Tice (Owner of San Gabriel drag strip) was driving the Nike hydro built by Warren Frinchaboy with the help of my father and an engine supplied by Mickey Thompsom. Does anyone have picture of this boat from the Parker races of the day. Harold Hannemann drove the boat at later races @ Berryessa. I have spoken with Warren sons and none of the picture exist today..Thanks again
    Need help finding this 1973 Sanger 18'6" bubble deck mahogany bottom and stringers I was living in Pomona when I sold her in 1979. Just wonder if she still exists

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Ed Olson co drove with Rudy in the Allison powered U9 powered boat to win that race. They returned the following year to win again, over an hour faster. Rudy never drove the Miss Marine World tank powered boat in a race. That boat was usually co driven by Lon Skinner out of Oregon.
    Ok, thanks for the info on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5akman View Post
    Ok, thanks for the info on that!
    The Miss Marine World came in second to the U9 allison boat at Berryessa one year. Then the "automotive engines only" rule was handed down, and both the U9 and the Miss Marine world were powered by twin 427 Ford Hi Risers. But that was soon "outlawed' as well, down to "one automotive engine".
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5akman View Post
    Hard to read the fine print but does it mention anywhere about "Miss Marine World"? I believe it was run by Rudy/John Sofilos in '64 with the 1100 cu inch alum tank engine. I owned the "project" boat for a few years but it was beyond my $$$$ to repair. Traded it back to John a few years ago.
    Got picture ??

    Anyone have a program from 1967 ??
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    Was Grinch in that line up or was he already retired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakeeater ed View Post
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    Does anyone have any more information about the Nike boat, finisher #17. They built one for Mickey Thompson, it was blue flake and named "Never Ready". I think it was the 65 Salton sea race where Mickey said the boat came apart, it was built real lite and then another story of him driving over another boat. I wasn't there so not sure of which story to believe. At the first Parker race in 64 I believe they had Mickey sitting in the boat while people were filming, bouncing the boat on the trailer and splashing water in his face to make it look like he was driving the boat. He did make a pass in the Nike and lost a prop. The old fellers didn't have the know how of today's ways of building something that would last more that a couple hours. Any help would be appreciated.
    Need help finding this 1973 Sanger 18'6" bubble deck mahogany bottom and stringers I was living in Pomona when I sold her in 1979. Just wonder if she still exists

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    Don't remember Thompson running a Nike. But its possible. I believe he ran a Mandella in 65. But if you look at finisher 40 (last place) you'll see its Thompsons boat. It says he hit an obsticle (part of another boat?) and it sank on the first lap. It might be a Nike, but it says its a Thompson Hull. Of course he never made his own hulls so who knows what it was.

    Its not that the Nikes were so light compared to everything else, just that you can't built a boat with a bottom like that and not built it heavier than a V bottom. Ask Maxi the strength required for a sponson boat in rough water. They want to fold right down the middle when the only thing supporting the boat is on the outside. Slam something like that across rough water enough, and it will fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Don't remember Thompson running a Nike. But its possible. I believe he ran a Mandella in 65. But if you look at finisher 40 (last place) you'll see its Thompsons boat. It says he hit an obsticle (part of another boat?) and it sank on the first lap. It might be a Nike, but it says its a Thompson Hull. Of course he never made his own hulls so who knows what it was.

    Its not that the Nikes were so light compared to everything else, just that you can't built a boat with a bottom like that and not built it heavier than a V bottom. Ask Maxi the strength required for a sponson boat in rough water. They want to fold right down the middle when the only thing supporting the boat is on the outside. Slam something like that across rough water enough, and it will fail.
    There were only two of the Nike hulls ever made. And the one they made for Thompson was very, very light at Mickeys request, and crashed or came apart in its first race which I thought was the Salton Sea race. The picture I see looks like a flat bottom. He may have had more than one boat in the race. I was just a kid helping with what I could and didn't know who the players were back then. Just a bunch of old men building thing to go fast in. Les Ritchy lived around the corner from Warren and would stop by and talk to Mickey, Warren and Dad. Mom couldn't figure why a guy like Jack Tice was so poor to always be bummin smokes. I remember the West Covina cops stopping by wondering what all the noise was being made by. Just wish I had some pictures. Last race I remember going to with the Nike was at Berryessa. That had to be the coldest water I ever been in when fueling the boat. Thank for pointing out #40 place, the printing is so poor the only reason I recognized the Nike because it was the only hydro. I remember the maiden voyage to lake Elsinore. I took the first ride with Warren. Let me tell you it scared the holy sh-t outa me. Never been in a boat before in my life and this thing hauled the mail in its day. But I guess that's why I still play with the damn things today
    Need help finding this 1973 Sanger 18'6" bubble deck mahogany bottom and stringers I was living in Pomona when I sold her in 1979. Just wonder if she still exists

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    If you double click on the pic's you can read the print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruise Brothers Dad View Post
    CE Ed, thanks for this program. Finally found what I have been looking for for years. Finisher # 17 Jack Tice (Owner of San Gabriel drag strip) was driving the Nike hydro built by Warren Frinchaboy with the help of my father and an engine supplied by Mickey Thompsom. Does anyone have picture of this boat from the Parker races of the day. Harold Hannemann drove the boat at later races @ Berryessa. I have spoken with Warren sons and none of the picture exist today..Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5akman View Post
    Hard to read the fine print but does it mention anywhere about "Miss Marine World"? I believe it was run by Rudy/John Sofilos in '64 with the 1100 cu inch alum tank engine. I owned the "project" boat for a few years but it was beyond my $$$$ to repair. Traded it back to John a few years ago.

    I am still wanting pics of MISS MARINE WORLD. It is next on my restore list. I need pics to use to build the new wood deck. I may use pics of John Morsheimers 20' RC less hatch, with the bulkhead foreward. It may get a F E instead of a tank motor, maybe 4 to 2 headers.
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