1959 ANGELO MOLINARI Class LV 1300 Type... - Lot 33 - Osenat

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1959 ANGELO MOLINARI Class LV 1300 Type... - Lot 33 - Osenat
1959 ANGELO MOLINARI Class LV 1300 Type : Racer 3 points Length : 4,10 m Width : 2,10 m Weight : 350 kg Number of seat(s) : 1 Engine : Alfa Romeo 1300 Type : 4 cylinders in line Displacement : 1,3 l. Power : approx. 125 hp. Angelo Molinari, renowned for his competition hulls with outboard engines, is also very present in the inboard categories of racer, more particularly in the category of the 1300 cm3 at the turn of the years 1960. This racer was delivered new in 1959 to the French pilot René Milon, bearing the race number 54. Milon wanted to be at the wheel of a really competitive Italian boat to compete successfully in the European and French championships, first in the 1300 class, transformed in 1963 by the UIM international regulations into the LV class of identical weight and displacement. In 1959, when he took possession of his new bike, Milon was already a familiar figure on the podiums, but that year he made a brilliant demonstration of his talent. He won nine victories out of nine starts, including a first place in the European Championship in September on the Rabodange lake in Normandy. To crown this formidable season, he also won the Six Hours of Paris, raced on classic hulls. With his faithful mechanic Victor Antognoni, Milon, known as the "sorcerer of Arcueil", took particular care in the preparation of his boat and his Alfa Romeo 1300 engine. In 1961, he easily beat the national speed record for his category at 128.57 km/h on the Saint-Cloud lake. Among his outstanding international results, his fifth place in the 1300 racer at the European Championship in Omegna, Italy, in 1963, where he had to compete against the most experienced Italian pilots, used to long and always very competitive seasons, stands out. From the middle of the 1960s, René Milon gradually abandoned three-point racer racing which was in decline in France. His boat was only used again in a few national events, where the field was increasingly thin, until the category died out at the end of the 1970s. This is the first racer acquired and restored by Jean Van Praet at the very beginning of the 1990's and thus represents the beginning of the constitution of his competition collection, if we exclude the world champion runabout of his father. It should be noted that it was loaned by its owner in 1993 to be exhibited at the Paris Boat Show under the impetus of an association that was a pioneer in the conservation of racing boats of historical importance. We could count about twenty three-point racers signed Angelo Molinari in the 1300 cm3 category, produced between 1959 and 1964. Today, there are only five of them left, this one being the oldest, coming from the first year of production of the shipyard in this speciality.
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