Chasewater F1-V8 race 1981

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Cees Van Der Velden winning and swapping power heads with the fourth place driver Tom Percival and winning again to prove a point..

Full Powerboat & Waterskiing Magazine story.

Yes, I was there racing F3.

Another fact is OMC did run the very successful F1-V8 series for nine years.

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Started 1981 and ended after the 1989 season.
Millions of spectators around the world and sometimes up to 500,000 people watching from the shore.
Many major sponsors and here is a list of some..
Cool, Aspen, Carlsberg, JPS, Benson&Hedges, Martini, Castrol, Nordica, Nashua, Denim, Champion, Trimite, Peter Stuyvesant, Gordon’s Gin, Tecnocar, Beneteau, Dole, ITC, Lasse Strom Marin, Naiu, ToTip, Stefanel and many more.

The eighties was by far the most interesting time in tunnel boat racing.

Bob Spalding in the #11 Velden Racing/JPS/Johnson V8 from 1981/82.
Probably to most famous motorsports sponsor ever.

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