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Old 03-19-2003, 01:10 PM
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I think I have some photos of your boat from the origianl Hennesy/Benihanna Grand Prix.
One of the interesting stories about your boat was that during one of the NJ Races, the thottle cable became disconnected, so Smitty (Smith) tied them so the boat ran at full throttle for the remainder of the race. Obviously the boat was taking some wild leaps for the remainder of the race.
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Old 03-19-2003, 01:53 PM
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I BOUGHT THE OLD 32 SKATER NAMED AGITATOR I AM SURE YOU GUYS ALL KNOW THIS ONE. IT WILL RACE THIS YEAR IN EITHER P1 OR PX IN THE APBA. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN RESTORING THE BOAT TO AS NEW CONDITION
 
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Old 03-19-2003, 02:49 PM
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Robert,
Your just a regular Offshore Historian. This guy knows where all the old race boats are located!!!!!!! This guy has more offshore history in his head then most of the books that have been written to date.

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Old 03-19-2003, 03:01 PM
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Bulldog,

I remember seeing the "Soxcess" Scarab up at lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire about 10 yrs ago. It was at Channel Marine in Laconia, If I remember right, the owner donated the boat to some charity for a tax deduction???

Cool piecs of history!!!

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your boat must be the one sold on ebay a couple months back. I had been following it! Would have loved to bought it, but it`s better that you did! How about some more pics!!!!!!

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Thanks for the info. and picks. I will have to post some pics here soon. Thanks James
 
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Yup- that's right. It went from Hirshberg to Associated Marine, an outfit that helps rehabilitate 'ornery young un's' as we say down here.

I am hoping to put together a 'timeline' of when and where it was. I am REALLY curious about the time frame when it was run as the Michelob Light boat.

I think I saw it at the LA Superdome boat show. I was at the show in spring 1982 and remember seeing an offshore raceboat on display, but not sure if it was the Michelob light boat. I do think the hull was white- the advertisement jpeg I have shows the hull quite well. I remember looking at it thinking 'that lucky SOB.....'

Thanks for the help, and keep it coming. The boat comes out of hibernation this weekend, so maybe I can post pics.

Thanks again!
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Bulldog,

I have a Michelob press release for the Betty Cook scarab. Several black and white photo's (one of the boat running, one of Betty and Bernie Little, others), and some letters describing the history of the racing season.

I will dig out the press packet tonight and scan some of the photos and letters.
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