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Old 01-13-2007, 01:03 PM
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I am sorry to report that we have found the final resting place of the 32 foot Cary that Don Aronow raced as "The Cigarette".

He sold it to two brothers from Australia, the Carr brothers, and they were killed while racing it. Arnold Glass then bought it and raced it in Australia. He sold it and it sat around until the mid 80's, it was in pretty bad disrepair by that time.

Someone patched it up enough to make a 36 foot plug out of it and pulled a mold off it.

Once the mold was finished..THE CIGARETTE WAS DESTROYED.
A very big thank you to two HORBA members in Australia who have been tracking this down for the last several months for us. We passed along every bit of info we had and they worked like detectives following every lead, until they spoke to the man that made the mold from it.

We hoped we could find it and bring it back and restore it.

We still have hope for the other 32 foot Cary that Vincenzo Balestrieri bought and raced as Black Tornado. Is that still around somewhere in Europe?
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That's depressing........
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:09 PM
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I am sorry to report that we have found the final resting place of the 32 foot Cary that Don Aronow raced as "The Cigarette".

He sold it to two brothers from Australia, the Carr brothers, and they were killed while racing it. Arnold Glass then bought it and raced it in Australia. He sold it and it sat around until the mid 80's, it was in pretty bad disrepair by that time.

Someone patched it up enough to make a 36 foot plug out of it and pulled a mold off it.

Once the mold was finished..THE CIGARETTE WAS DESTROYED.
A very big thank you to two HORBA members in Australia who have been tracking this down for the last several months for us. We passed along every bit of info we had and they worked like detectives following every lead, until they spoke to the man that made the mold from it.

We hoped we could find it and bring it back and restore it.

We still have hope for the other 32 foot Cary that Vincenzo Balestrieri bought and raced as Black Tornado. Is that still around somewhere in Europe?
Thanks mate for printing what we found..However one person involved in the mid 80s mould of a 36 ft boat still has that boat and still owns the motors and legs of the old Cig.Hope to catch upwith himnext week when he is in Melbourne.Of note he also owns a Allison engine late 50s hydro and a boat powered by a chev know as "Air New Zealand' a famous hydro of the 70s all restored regards Rob Bailey.
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:12 PM
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Do you know if any boats were produced from the mold ?? Under what brand name?
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Do you know if any boats were produced from the mold ?? Under what brand name?
yes their was.willfind out more but the ex owner talks a lot and it takes time to get to the point.He did say that he raced his 36 ft boat,will ask name agin of race boat.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:47 PM
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Maybe they could use some of the original parts and "re-body" the boat......kind of like an old Ferrari or Cobra.

At least we'd have an accurate replica with some original parts...

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Old 01-14-2007, 03:53 AM
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Maybe they could use some of the original parts and "re-body" the boat......kind of like an old Ferrari or Cobra.

At least we'd have an accurate replica with some original parts...

Aaron
even if it is a36 ft.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:57 AM
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Oh....I misunderstood.......I thought they had a 32 foot hull.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:32 AM
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that rubs
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:28 AM
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What a sad tale. If only they knew what they had.
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