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Barry Eller
05-01-2015, 06:54 AM
I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but it is way cool...



http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/everyday-adventures-the-cigarette-and-the-beatles?autoplay=true

scippy
05-01-2015, 01:51 PM
It is way cool !!!............thanx Barry!..............who remembers Murray-the-K ?

Morgan's Cloud
05-01-2015, 02:14 PM
ok , I've seen the story of the resto on this boat before but it begs the question , did Don actually ever run a Formula named 'The Cigarette ' .
I was always under the impression that that name didn't come out until boat company number 4 .

Ghost
05-01-2015, 04:10 PM
From his day with the Beatles...that's Ringo...I'd say it's a 'yes.'

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mattyboy
05-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Don

always liked the name cigarette which he knew of as a NY kid hearing stories of the rum runner that was too fast to be caught "the Cigarette"

Cigarette, owned by Mobster Vannie Higgins, out of New York harbor, the fastest of the Rum-runners, capable of 42 knots


I know we have talked about this before but if you get to see the history channel special on prohibition and rum running it is well worth it it truly is the start of our addiction .

stories of the black duck, the artemus , fishermen buying army surplus liberty engines and hopping up their boats to go faster than the CG!

a good watch with a neat bourbon and a fine stogie

Ghost
05-01-2015, 05:23 PM
What Matty said.

mattyboy
05-01-2015, 06:28 PM
neat video of the Beatles hard to think it has been so long without them


a shipyard building boats for the Govt on one side and boats that out run them on the other??? where have I heard that before



a little clip from High Society couldn't find the mention of Cigarette but here is the start of the go fast boat


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XimvsNMC4jg

Carl C
05-01-2015, 07:38 PM
It's interesting that Ringo was the only one who truly enjoyed the boat ride and even drove a bit. And Ringo is still with us! :)

Morgan's Cloud
05-02-2015, 06:24 AM
Don

always liked the name cigarette which he knew of as a NY kid hearing stories of the rum runner that was too fast to be caught "the Cigarette"

Cigarette, owned by Mobster Vannie Higgins, out of New York harbor, the fastest of the Rum-runners, capable of 42 knots


I know we have talked about this before but if you get to see the history channel special on prohibition and rum running it is well worth it it truly is the start of our addiction .

stories of the black duck, the artemus , fishermen buying army surplus liberty engines and hopping up their boats to go faster than the CG!

a good watch with a neat bourbon and a fine stogie





Yes , I know why he chose the name 'Cigarette' but did he ever run a Formula named 'The Cigarette' ?
Not taking anything away from this guy's resto but it possibly muddies the waters of history .
I'm a bit skeptical .

Morgan's Cloud
05-02-2015, 06:26 AM
It's interesting that Ringo was the only one who truly enjoyed the boat ride and even drove a bit. And Ringo is still with us! :)


Now look what you've done .. you've got me reaching for my tin foil hat :biggrin.:

Ghost
05-02-2015, 07:33 AM
Yes , I know why he chose the name 'Cigarette' but did he ever run a Formula named 'The Cigarette' ?
Not taking anything away from this guy's resto but it possibly muddies the waters of history .
I'm a bit skeptical .

Did you watch the video of the news report, from which my pics above came? There's footage of Aronow in that Formula 233 with the Beatles. I snagged the two stills above from that footage, to show the name on the transom and at least one Beatle. But in the old film, you can see it's a Formula (logo is visible) and also that Aronow is aboard and also the name. Feels like pretty good reason not be skeptical, what am I missing?

Read a whole article on this guy's resto and it looks just like the old pics of itself. Same hull.

Morgan's Cloud
05-02-2015, 11:07 AM
ok , maybe I was missing something , but it undoubtedly is a Formula 233 and it sure looks like it had 'The Cigarette' on the transom way back then .

The thing is , in the video the newscaster/reporter refers to it as a Cigarette boat when it's obviously a Formula.
Does anyone know (of course Brownie would) if Don actually raced a 233 with the name 'Cigarette' on it . And is the boat in the video a non raced pleasure boat that Don had as a personal toy ?