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Hi my name is Steve, I am looking for info on a Hondo that I baught. The previous owner told me it was a speed record holder in California during the early 70's. It was previously named " black power" or "Blackpower". Does anyone in here have have any info on this. When we purchased it from a friend named Frank Vonderwall it was named "Midnight Special".

Thanks for your help.
 

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early '70s I saw the "Black Power" dragboat in a detail shop being waxed in san jose. but wasn't Sunny Jones out of Reno ?

I don't see no pics ?
 

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Black power

Wencome & cngrats on your new toy! Chris [church mouse] would be right! Sonny was a top competer & in the 70,s & 80,s i think a hondo dealer in reno nv. I also think your toy would value if restored like mike is doin with ray casellis,s panic mouse with the help from dave sammons & billy b! & sonny,s son racing a taf [back in black] hope this helps! Andy:)
 

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Thanks Sharp Shooter, thats great. Do you have idea what year that is. Do you have idea what motor Sunny was running?

Thanks again, thats petty cool.
 

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Man....I cant find nothing about the Black power boat on the internet. The is alot about Sunny's boat the "sis"
 

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Man....I cant find nothing about the Black power boat on the internet. The is alot about Sunny's boat the "sis"
Are you kidding me??!!! I googled "Black Power" and came up with a whole bunch of crap.... shock.gif
 

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black power?

the question, is this the real deal or someones selling point, which happens a lot . I talk to greg jones and he was going to try to contact the person that he knew still had the boat a few years ago
 

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IT WOULD BE REAL INTERESTING IF IT IS THE "BLACK POWER"....
BE COOL TO HAVE THE PANIC MOUSE AND THIS BOAT RESTORED!
OWNED AND DRIVEN BY ONE OF THE TOP 5 FLATBOTTOM DRIVERS IN HISTORY!
DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON IT...LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP!
DAVE








 
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