Model Builder: Campbell Boatworks

Construction: Carbon Fiber Composite

Year Built: Unknown

Motor: Himax 3630-1500 

Radio: Specktrum

Electronic Speed Controller: Turnigy Aquastar 120

Propeller: Octura X447R

Paint Colors: Red

Graphics: Vinyl

 

Notes about the Model:  This boat was one of many built by Campbell Boatworks and was raced for many years by Jerry Johnston. Chuck Murray acquired it from Jerry in 2017 and later sold it to Mick mid-season.

 

Notes about the Real Boat:  One of five nearly identical hulls built by Seattle's Ed Karelson that included the 1967 and 1968 National Champion Miss Bardahl and the 1969, 1970 and 1971 National Champion Miss Budweiser. This was originally the 1970 Parco's O-Ring Miss and was clearly the less successful of the five. It raced as the U-8 Miss Timex in 1971 and 1972 and was probably better known for a Timex TV commercial than for it's racing performance. It was owned by Jim McCormick and driven by Ron Larson.

 

Notes about 2017: Will make limited appearances this year, due to Mick's busy schedule.

1971 U-8 Miss Timex

Owner: Mick Shutt, Vancouver, Washington
Driver(s): Mick Shutt