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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.
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 :eek: ), but most likely not on a national level, so nobody seems to recognize it.
 

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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.
Charley,

Here is the HIN,

RI200133F581

I bought it from Angel Martinez in Miami, he bought it from Dave Bennett in Stratford CT, word is that it sat in a Warehouse in Viginia before that, and before that it was raced, possiblu in some divisional stuff either around Virginia, or the New england area.

Rick
 

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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.
Thanks for the help Charley,

now for my next question, how original does it have to be, I was going to modernize the boat, since it is already torn down, and I have all of the parts, but I can do the paintwork any way we need to, it was originally white with purple and blue stripes around the hullsides(I can see traces of this when I sanded it down), then at some point, it was painted black with the Bad Company. I was going to do it as "Flashback", White boat with silver Hullsides with Purple writing, and Pantera eyes towards the back.

If Pepe comes back with Definite info on what it looked like, I will do it any way the man tells me :D

Rick
 

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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
and I see the sink, and cooktop are still in ther, just in case you get thirsty, or hungry :laugher: :laugher:

Thanks again Charley,

I'll finish her as planned, and see when we get to an event, may not make it up North, but we are definitely in for anything here in the south, and Key West for sure.

Rick
 
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