If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 42
  1. #11
    Charter Member Charter Member Hauling Trash's Avatar
    My Boats:
    22 Hustler
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Beachwood N.J.
    2014 OPA-APBA National Champion Class 7 .Hauling Trash 725.

  2. #12
    Registered PhantomChaos's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Formula FASTech 382 Sunseeker Apache 45
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Bell Canyon, CA
    The SCOPE HotShot of the week is an older race boat........... It was the former race boat known as Ohio Steel, and speed record holder!


  3. #13
    Registered Bulldog's Avatar
    My Boats:
    79 Larry Smith Scarab 'Kaama'
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Abita Springs, La.
    Oh well.....

    I have a 38 foot Larry Smith Scarab. The boat had all the candy so I plunked down...

    Heres some info from an email sent to John Conner:

    38' LARRY SMITH Scarab Ex-Raceboat, staggered fresh 540's, #3 speedmasters, Patterson marine headers, 3 man cockpit, no cabin, Kaama external steering. Hull ID #TSC101380379. All white.

    After sending this email, I was washing the boat and on the starboard side fairing I saw some stencilled writing which was painted over but still visible. First I saw OO, then OOK and then

    ' DRIVER'???
    BETTY COOK' !!

    The port side has


    I called John Conner back, and after explaining the lettering, etc. he confirmed the boat to be Betty Cook's second 38 Scarab. He said they won the worlds in Key West with that boat.

    I spoke to Larry Smith and he agrees that this was Betty Cook's boat. The last three digits of the ID indicate March, 1979 manuf. date. The gentleman I purchased it from, Ed Medley, said it belonged to a man who had named it socksess and was in the garment business (socks). Larry Smith thinks Ron Hirshburg was his name, and that he had purchased the boat from Betty Cook.

    I am collecting any Betty Cook or Kaama race boat stuff- I spoke to Mell Riggs, and he is sending some autographed pictures of the boat.

    I am close to finishing a re-gelcoat of the deck, and will soon have new fuel tanks fabricated. This boat turned out to be the biggest suprise of my life, and I am going to restore her as accurately as possible.

    Bulldog AKA Ronnie

  4. #14
    Racer Racer Ryan Beckley's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1987 24 Skater, 2006 30 Skater
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Sarasota, Florida, USA
    Is it still all black, Ron Hershberg ran it at the Key West worlds in Superboat Class in 1985. I am pretty sure it was called Revenge then? I remember it stuffed really bad and was pretty torn up. I think it only raced on the west coast after that. I might have a old bad pic of it at the office somewhere.

  5. #15
    My Boats:
    Offshore Racing, Classic Magnums
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Toms River NJ
    What a Kool story. I have pictures of your boat but don't have a scanner, maybe I can find the negatives and send you copies, send me your address.
    Bob G.

  6. #16
    Registered Bulldog's Avatar
    My Boats:
    79 Larry Smith Scarab 'Kaama'
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Abita Springs, La.
    From what I see, it was originally white gelcoat. Larry Smith made a new nose for it which was grafted on, and the gelcoat was blended. The deck and sides were later painted all white. I carefully stripped the deck, and it had no other color than white.

    I can vaguely see where the race number rectangle was on the side- the light has to be just right to see it. The bottom is the original white gelcoat.

    And I think I remember someone telling me it raced as Socksess and also possibly Revenge. Mr. Hirshburg? was hurt badly in that accident and possibly renamed it Revenge the second time around...

    I was also told Betty Cook raced it for a time as the Michelobe Light- I have a poor Jpeg of an ad which appears to be the same boat. If that was in 1982, I think I saw it at the La. Superdome.

    Robert- Thanks, I appreciate it- I need to try to go to Conner Marine with my scanner- Mr. Conner has loads of pictures I need.

    If you could get your pictures scanned I will pay for it or if you could trust me with them I can do it and send them back.

    My info:
    Ronald E. Byrd
    22351 Main Street
    Abita Springs, La 70420
    H 1-985-893-3831
    W 1-228-688-3414

    Thanks for the info
    Bulldog AKA Ronnie
    Last edited by Bulldog; 03-19-2003 at 12:18 AM.

  7. #17
    I remember that boat too.....KAAMA #89 became REVENGE #286...that black, white and orange paint scheme was cool.

  8. #18

  9. #19
    I am currently rerigging the original 35ft Benihana Cigarette which started life as Hal Shalmans spirit boat. If any body has some old pics or some history on the boat, I'm all ears. James

  10. #20
    Registered BODYSHOT1's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Thoroughbred/Velocity 32'
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Freehold, NJ. USA


    check out the njppc library for some pics...

    great boat!

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Old race boats
    By Top Banana in forum Magnum Marine
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 12-10-2015, 11:01 AM
  2. OLD RACE BOATS - Where are they now?
    By Chatim Racing in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 383
    Last Post: 11-04-2010, 09:08 PM
  3. 24 race boats
    By TeamSaris in forum Superboat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-14-2006, 07:36 PM
  4. Looking for old race boats
    By Top Banana in forum Pantera
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-12-2006, 12:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.