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The Hobbit by Krazy Kolors

Sharp Shooter

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Chuck Boyd wanted to circle race his flat bottom boat in the late 60's. The classes available were Super stock (427 ci) SK (400 ci) and E (small block). None of those classes allowed larger engines or superchargers which is what Chuck wanted to race with. So Chuck got with Steve Earl and a few others and they petitioned APBA for an unlimited Flat bottom class. They ended up reviving a class that had existed in the past but fine tuned it for modern flat bottoms of the day. The K racing runabout class was born. Chuck named his boat after his Night club and took on the world for 3 decades enlisting top drivers along the way. Chuck went through many boats in 30 years and even had a factory Sanger sponsorship at one time.

Chuck has since passed on, but his son Chuckie decided he wanted a tribute to his dads racing legacy. He enlisted Billy B. of Krazy Kolors to see the project through. The paint work has all of the past boat colors in it as well as an airbrushed image of Chuck Sr on the deck and the fabled Hobbit character that was on the past Hobbit boats.

Hobbit History
’69-’71
Started in 1969 with a Hallett
Drivers: Walt Dollum,
Don St. John,
Phil Bergeron (He said while laughing, Phil crashed like 4 0ut of 5)
They tried to work with the hull, but it was prone to flipping from sharp chines.
1971 Hallett Hobbit High Points Champion and Kilo record holder. 109.52

’71-’72 Hondo
Drivers: Vic Van Ella (briefly)
Don St. John (1972 National Champion)

’73-‘74 Eliminator
Driver: Paul “Grich” Grichar (1974) SCSC KRR Driver of the year).
Eliminator had business trouble so a switch was made to Hondo.

’75 Biesemeyer
Driver: George McDougall US#1

‘75-‘76 Double Eagle
Driver: George McDougall

July ’76-’82 Sanger
Drivers: Paul Grichar (Crashed 1st Sanger Hobbit out for year with leg injury)
Bob Long – 7 year Sanger sponsorship. Bob (Sundown Marine) was a Sanger dealer for Jack Davidson and wasn’t paying Jack. This contributed to the sponsorship dissolution.

’82-’90 Daytona hulls
Drivers:
Tom Stolarz
John Grijalva
George Stratton
- Boats had delamination issues

’90- ’00 D’Cucci hulls
Drivers:
Gordon Jennings
Lance Faulkner
Heath Culp
Duff Dailey

Paul Whittington
Jim Gregory


If any one has anything to add please do.

This is Chuck's wife and Chuckiies mother Holly sitting in the boat at Long Beach this last weekend.

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Here's some past photos going all the way back.

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DWC

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Great story, awesome boat. What a great tribute to a parent.
Billy’s work is next level. We moved the boat in the Needles storage the first month it opened. It was one of the highlights every trip to see what he was working on and the process he went through to get it finished.
 

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wow.. just amazing!! Thanks for posting Jerry

just curious is the Biesemeyer a newer layup ?
 

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2 things that I noticed.

The linkage at the hat, I assume it slows down the throttle response and give a bit more drivability? Pretty cool, Id like to see some more detailed pics of it.

There is a date in Billy's logo, 8-19-08, did this project really that that long to complete?
 

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2 things that I noticed.

The linkage at the hat, I assume it slows down the throttle response and give a bit more drivability? Pretty cool, Id like to see some more detailed pics of it.

There is a date in Billy's logo, 8-19-08, did this project really that that long to complete?

Yes, that is a progressive linkage and no thats not a project start date. Lol
 

Sharp Shooter

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The numbers indicate August 2019 and 8th boat since the Krazy Kolors move to Needles.
 

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jerry theres a pic u took floatn around somewhere hobbit daytona n my garage with billy and rcl sitting in it ....funny back n day
 

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That's just to damn pretty to get wet, should be in a museum- what a beautiful boat
 

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From what Chuckie told me that boat will not get wet


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That turned gold pinstripe is what really set off the entire thing to me. Gorgeous paint, but that pin stripe is what immediately grabbed my attention. To me, details like that, that pop so much that they draw your eye in is a real testament to the overall work.
 
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