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  • That video reminds me of a James Bond flick
    • Paul (no login)
      Posted Jul 19, 2010 3:06 PM

      I think those 16' Donzi models used small block Ford power, and I'm sure the Secret Service could have contacted a chicken rancher in Texas who could have made one run faster.

      You're right about the CC models, they were not in the high performance league, always maintained safety as a rule, and let others go faster. Of course, when it came to racing in the old days, Chris Craft won it all, and apparently did not think they had to prove it all over again. It wasn't until the advent of the XK boats with 300+ horse small blocks did CC get back into the higher performance speed arena.

      Paul
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