link to Ernest Threlkeld's 3 wings from the past ........
(Kiekhaefer) owned the rights to all 40 18 foot
Switzer Wings produced.
He did, in fact, have them in a warehouse....... but that cache is long gone.
Back then after 2-3 years Mercury basically wrote off and destroyed all
hulls in their possession...from hydros to Offshore hulls. The exceptions were
those that Merc employees and friends were able to get out the back
door...or buy outright. These 18 footers that are appearing here
and there and a few others are probably from that stash.
The 20 footer wings were produced and sold to racers by Switzer directly.
( those highlighted in red have been restored and running )
( click on #) to go to photos of this boat )
|#)||Boat Name / Race #
||Owner / Driver
Diablo III T119
Originally run by Ken Kitson
|2)||"Dust'n the Wind"||Darren & Rich Luhrs||New Jersey||20'||Black|
|3)||Boynton Beach Wing||Boynton Beach Wing, previously owned by Ted Miller, now in a midwest collection||20'||Cream yellow|
|| Ted Boyd
originally run by Ed Doyyat
Jerry Jackson / Valley Supply
|Minnesota||20'||Black & gray primer|
||John Sherlock's "Wing on
Now owned by Rick Connolly
|8)|| #T20, T140,
|Rick Connolly (located by Ron Hill in
Bob Massey Bellflower Marine
|9)||In a collection in Dayton, Ohio||Ohio|
|10)||In a collection in Dayton, Ohio||Ohio|
|11)||In a collection in Dayton, Ohio||Ohio|
originally run by Gene Lanham
||Mertens family Wing....................||18'|
|Now owned by Ed Brown
|15)||Barry Cohen's Wing .. now
|16)||Wing in New Mexico rigged with 2 x 65's.....||New Mexico||18'|
|17)|| 108 T
||GEORGE GUSTAFSON owner who had it stolen from Austin,Tx .. search continues (bought from Pete DeLackner in Ft. Worth)||unknown
|18)|| JJ 88
||Steve Cox's Wing The
came from Ohio.
Purchased from Jerry Book, before him the owner was Richard Clark.
Known as the Valley Supply "Double Eagle"
|19)||Fort Lauderdale area Wing........||Florida||20'|
Boyd, gray/silver wing with enclosed canopy
driven by Ken Kitson & others . rigged with
3 engines at one point. under restoration
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