THIS RACING HULL IS WANTED IN CONNECTION FOR IT'S PAST HISTORY.
One - 266 cubic inch class hydroplane.
This wanted was 16' long and running a Chevy 265 engine.
Wanted was owned and campaigned by the infamous Earl Wham.
This hydro "Lil Merion Bluegrass" (aka "Holy Smoke") was a very
formidable runner. It was owned and driven by Earl Wham in the mid 60's.
A For Sale ad was placed in the APBA magazine. Leads are needed:
For Sale - F-19 Holy Smoke,
266 class. Fastest running 266 in the country. 85 mph running 1-2/3, and
129 mph kilo. Most dependable. Only failed to finish or start 2 times in
the last 2 years. Won 60 of the last 68 heats run, finished in all but
3 in the last 2 years, including 4 combined races including 7 litres, Second
in National High Point 1962, First in Region 10, Engine Chev. 395 H.P.
Dry sump oil fuel injection roller cam, forged custom pistons. Will turn
10,000 rpm with no engine damage. Most powerful, unsupercharged engine
ever tested in southern California. One of the most beautiful hydros running,
custom fiberglass cowling. Epoxy paint on boat. All hardware stainless
or chromed, custom pin-striped, epoxy coated trailer. Complete $4,000..Quitting
class. Earl Wham.
REMARKS: CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY FAST!
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION
REGARDING THIS RACEBOAT,