Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: Fountain #47 And WarPaint US-1

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Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: Fountain #47
Yeah, I can't get enough of these monsters... so keep coming back, I still have a few more photographs of the offshore racing powerboats that showed up for the Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship.

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Awesome boats, fun to look at, exciting to drive... but if you're like me, you can only afford the toy versions.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: AMSOIL #77

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Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: AMSOIL #77
This thing is absolutely over the top! Can you say 'belly of the beast'? I love it! So wide, so awesome, they gotta ship it leaning up on edge! Did you get down there to the Baystar Village and check it all out? With a little time, you could walk all around the place and check out some serious offshore powerboat racing machinery! I mean, talk about unlimited!! This is AMSOIL #77, a whole lot of serious boat!

I snapped this shot while prowling the Brighthouse 2010 Clearwater Super Boat Championship Festival 'dry pits' last Friday. It was really amazing to wander around all these high performance race boats. It was a very different world. I got lots more pictures from that evening, so check back if you want to see more of them. Scroll down for the last few posts about these boats.
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: Dick Landy Racing Team

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: Dick Landy Racing Team
If you had a chance to get down to the Brighthouse 2010 Clearwater Super Boat Championship Festival, and if you were taking pictures and photographs, you might have caught these cool Dodge race cars in your frame. These are two cars of the Dick Landy Racing Team. Dandy Dick, I think I saw on one of the license plates. You might have to click the pic to see it larger if you want to read it.

It was really cool to see these hot rod muscle cars in amongst all the offshore racing powerboats. But maybe hot rod muscle cars is the wrong term? On the Official Dick Landy website, it has good information about him and the cars he built and raced.

They had two more vintage Mopar race monsters there and, of all things, a very hot, sleek, completely different Lamborghini! But that is for a different day. Yes, that's right, you'll just have to come back and see it later! :p

But in the meantime, you might find it interesting to know that Dick Landy was quite a name in Pro Stock Drag Racing. I mean, you can even go to Amazon.com and buy a Photo Archive book with a picture of him racing one of his cars, on the front cover! And to top that off, Hot Wheels made a model of his 1965 Dodge Coronet!
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Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: SuperHeat #52

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: SuperHeat #52
What is it about a Super Boat (Superboat?) that inspires people to ham it up and become super boat show models? I dunno, but I'm pretty sure it's contagious! What a hoot. Everyone was having a good time, checking out these enormous, powerful offshore race boats. It was really amazing. This is SuperHeat #52. What an awesome boat.

This was the scene Friday evening at Coachman Park, on the Clearwater waterfront, where the super boats were staging in their 'dry pits' before race day. Lots of people running around getting things ready, and probably resting from whatever long drive they just completed to get down here for the races. I can't imagine what it takes to get into, and then sustain the effort of, offshore racing. Wow.

The girls and the daddy seemed to be having more fun that some of us. But it was fun watching them 'strike a pose'. Kids, ya gotta love 'em. In case you're wondering, I figure this boat can go about a gazillion miles an hour.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: Stihl #13

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Clearwater, Florida: Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: Stihl #13
Can you say SUPER BOAT? Can you say STIHL CHAINSAW? Or is it SUPERBOAT? Either way... What a whole lotta boat!!! These things are monstrous! Better Half and I headed down to the Clearwater waterfront Friday evening to check out the staging of the super boats for the Super Boat National Championship race. Again I say "WOW!"

I was thinking, you gotta really want to show off that million dollar boat to have a special trailer that leans it up like that, so we can all see it better. Then I realized that it is up on edge like that because it is so freaking wide that it can't be driven down the road when in the flat position! Wow, again.

Today, the super boats will be tearing around the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach in the second and final day of racing. I hope you got a chance to check it out. Blogger Dearest (me) was not able to be there. Oh well. I had a great time checking them out in the 'dry pits' before race day. Very cool, and I got a lot closer.

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