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Old 03-03-2004, 09:43 AM
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Last night I watched a great TV program called Inside NFL. They did a spot on the 2001 Baltimore Ravens training camp. It was a great show. In the shoot they showed Tony Serigosa (he weighs in at about 200 lbs. - give or take 500 lbs.) driving Rolling Thunder in Florida waters. I assume that is Tony's boat.

However, I remember Rolling Thunder from the 1980s back on the Great South Bay on Long island. That was some kick-ass boat. I know it was probably not the same boat as Tony's. Maybe it was an Express Cat, but it won all the races on Long Island. I can't remember the original owner either. I guess I am getting old.

Can someone bring me up to date on the history of Rolling Thunder?

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Damn, Tony's got big mits!!
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I believe the original "Rolling Thunder" was raced by Vince Rinaldi and his sons. I think they started out with a 30' Sutphen, then a 32 Cobra (V hull) then eventually a Conquest cat with 4 outboards. The last boat they ran was a 35 Jaguar cat which was later campainged out of Arnold's Yacht Basin in Point Pleasant NJ. This was off the top of my head-there could have been other boats.
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I believe the original "Rolling Thunder" was raced by Vince Rinaldi and his sons. I think they started out with a 30' Sutphen, then a 32 Cobra (V hull) then eventually a Conquest cat with 4 outboards. The last boat they ran was a 35 Jaguar cat which was later campainged out of Arnold's Yacht Basin in Point Pleasant NJ. This was off the top of my head-there could have been other boats.
...and the Baja also

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Is that Tony's "Superbowl Ring"?
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Marty-your right, they ran the Baja cat not the Jag
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Last night I watched a great TV program called Inside NFL. They did a spot on the 2001 Baltimore Ravens training camp. It was a great show. In the shoot they showed Tony Serigosa (he weighs in at about 200 lbs. - give or take 500 lbs.) driving Rolling Thunder in Florida waters. I assume that is Tony's boat.

However, I remember Rolling Thunder from the 1980s back on the Great South Bay on Long island. That was some kick-ass boat. I know it was probably not the same boat as Tony's. Maybe it was an Express Cat, but it won all the races on Long Island. I can't remember the original owner either. I guess I am getting old.

Can someone bring me up to date on the history of Rolling Thunder?

TNX,
Phil
Rolling Thunder was Vinnie Rinaldi's racing team. He and his two sons, Vince and Peter, started out campaigning a Sutphen vee in Production class. Later they put the name on a cut down Cobra vee and had considerable success with both boats.....
We Linder/ Luhrs / Adams...Conquest Marine built them a radical outboard cat which was the first and only offshore race boat to use Champ boat (tunnel hull) race engines...(see below).

Later they bought a Baja inboard cat which, after limited racing and some problems, was sold to a Marina owner in New Jersey, Arnold D'ambrosia...who has raced it ever since. He also put that name on a Jaguar cat as well.

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Thanks T2X,

Vince Renaldi was the name I was looking for. I do remember the Baja Cat.
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