There lies the problem, I cant find the history, I am sure it was raced(I am restoring it, and I can see the scars ), but most likely not on a national level, so nobody seems to recognize it.HORBA said:As long as it has a real race history and is older than a 1991...Pantera's are very acceptable...they are great race boats and have an excellent reputation.
Charley,HORBA said:That is exactly why I put together the people on the Advisory board that I did.
One of the people is Pepe Nunez, who built that boat. If it raced anywhere, he would probably know about it and that is all we would need to get you in.
If you can give me some background info, such as the HIN off the transom, I'll ask Pepe and see if we can help you with the search for info, maybe even find some past owners.
Thanks for the help Charley,HORBA said:I spoke to Pepe and he said that boat was raced, he will try to dig around and find more info as to where and when and by whom, but it is a former race boat......and that means that it does qualify for memberhsip in HORBA.
and I see the sink, and cooktop are still in ther, just in case you get thirsty, or hungry :laugher: :laugher:HORBA said:Rick, the main thing is that you have fun......with the real famous boats, like KAAMA or Benihana, we would really discourage someone from taking one of those and painting it red and pink and calling it Satan's Spawn.
Everybody else, if the boat is a real racer, come and enjoy yourself and let the people see where the sport came from.
The boats from the 60's were so primitive, it is hard to believe the crew didn't get killed in a normal race.
Here is the cockpit from Ghost Rider. The little blue gauge on the side of the console was the speedometer. The boat could run in the high 80's with the turbocharged engines, but raced mainly in the 60's