The first picture is from Auronzo in northern Italy 1976.
Birger Halsaa in his lay-down boat with Merc T2x in-line 6 power.
Renato Molinari in his #165 Molinari/Merc V6 2 liter.
This was the ON and OE World Championship race and Molinari won both classes.
I was watching from the shoreline.
Thanks to Roberto Bigi for this unique picture. — with Cato Halsaa, Roberto Bigi, Rich Luhrs and Mercury Racing.
Birger in the lay down boat Bristol 1976 to the right.