GMT 18, DEL TACO COR MOD VP RACE BOAT.

Well as much as I don't want to do this, here is probably the most well know Mod VP boat ever raced by the Del Taco sponsored racing group and driven by Greg Foster who pretty much cleaned up in every race he entered.

This is a race purpose built Kevlar hull made only to race( even though I have titles to boat and trailer),was stored inside its entire life and is really nice shape. The trailer has been completely re done, and comes with everything you need minus motor, includes the cable steering and wing plates, jack plate bracket,gas tank, and everything else.

I looked for this boat for 10 plus years, nothing runs like this thing..i promise.

007's picture

Del Taco GMT for sale... Great boat. Would be difficult to find better race boat. Good luck with the sale.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Great pics, interesting to look over another one since I have never seen one other than mine. Whats the aluminum plate on the left under the bow next to the dead pedal?

Also, any idea why there is an access hatch on the bow?

STV_Keith's picture

Deck plate on the bow...my guess is to get to the bow eye.

Keith-

hiline's picture

Access on the bow is so you can pick up the boat off the trailer,and the plate was used for mounting something,but not sure what was there,Ill have to ask Greg.

hiline's picture

Someone is going to get the best COR boat on the planet, lots of calls should be sold soon I hope it stays in this group.

hiline's picture

Tons of " I want it, but still no money, boat is killer, if your going COR racing nothing will touch this one.
Call me for the best deal ever on this boat.
Tony

Capnzee88's picture

Last time we talked you planned on running at Salt Springs! No better way to sell the best COR in the country than by wupp'n up on the "fleet" most of which should be there. Come by for a beer! Rod

Capnzee88's picture

Have been talking with a gent by the nome of James Dietrich (sp?) He said he would be at Salt Springs--has cash--would like to see your boat. He is interested in COR racing. Tom, your GMT going to be their? We are not bringing a back up engine, sorry but we will be running it. We will have the necessary tools to check your engine out. Wit 165 lbs of compression I am certain the block is solid. Rod

hiline's picture

Have him call me to meet up.
Tony 916 933-5750
Thanks

hiline's picture

Boat has been sold, staying in N Cal.
Thanks

007's picture

Congrats on the sale. Who is the proud new owner? Jim or Lonnie?

hiline's picture

Wow Mike your well informed..well its one of them but I promised that he could introduce himself.
Great guy to have aboard with you all, had several people wanting it but in the end I held out to keep the boat local.

007's picture

Word is out. The #5 boat is now in Region 12, getting ready for her first race.

STV_Keith's picture

What's her new number going to be?

Keith-

007's picture

If the starcraft is retired, we would like to keep the #5.

05's picture

The #05 Starcraft is taking a break only, " can only drive one at the time " the #04 will be at Bakersfild and the # 9 is recovering from the Parker 336

Capnzee88's picture

Is 05 and 5 the same number or can it be considered different numbers? It could add to confusion by the officials or maybe not. I have often seen a difference made by simply adding an (X) to one of the numbers, why not a (0), as in 05 versus plain 5. Just a thought to keep all involved "happy" when we need to work together as much as possible to re-group the COR "family". Rod

Propman's picture

Our rules are specific on this point:

"Zero numbers such as 04, 004 and 4 are recognized by the APBA and COR as the same number “4”, so no duplicate numbers will be allowed."

I guess if Mike really wants to keep the 5 on the boat, he might negotiate with Emilio for the right to put 5 on the Del Taco GMT.

flying finn's picture

That is correct. It could be #050 or #500 but why make for confusion. Emilio has the right to #5. But Emilio might sell the number?????????

007's picture

I am not worried either way. Question to the chairman, If emilio wanted to collect points all year, can he do that under three different numbers for national points or just local points?

Capnzee88's picture

At one time I believe the points went to the boat/owner. It was considered to be an unfair advantage to the owners who owned only one boat if another could simply haul out a back-up boat at any time. To take it a step farther once the competing boat was replaced by a boat with another number , it could be put back in the water and continue to earn points under its own number only. An owner with multiple boats and multiple numbers, eg 04, 05, 06 could earn points separately with each number but could not combine them. Driver's points were different. The driver could earn points in any boat he competed in. Can't say for sure if these rules have changed since going "national" or not. To my knowledge there is no longer a "local" points system except for what will be in place once the Sportsman class becomes active. The Sportsman will earn both national pts as a COR and local points as a Sportsman. The local points will in no way conflict with or be tallied by national headquarters. In fact, no one on the "official" stand needs to know that there is a Sportsman running as they will be running under the COR rules and supporting the COR class. Rod

Capnzee88's picture

88 Boat has protective bars installed and is ready for pick-up. #5 Boat, I believe you are next.

007's picture

Congrats Rod. I feel like a kid inline for the dentist to get my braces.

Propman's picture

With the current rules (which Mike wrote) the points go to the driver, or more specifically the drivers member number.

"7. Points go to the driver’s member # as stated on the entry blank. Single Event APBA Members are not eligible for APBA points."

So no matter what boat number the driver races with, the national points will be awarded to his member number. Apparently, Emilio could race a different boat at each race he attended, and his score would be tallied according to his APBA member number.

007's picture

Excellent clarification. Thanks!

Capnzee88's picture

The 88 boat has been picked up and Johnny Soaries did a great job of building the protective roll bar. I just dropped it off to get powder coated and decided on a international orange/red. I thought it might be an added protection if the roll bar could be seen through a rooster tail or what ever. I may even tie a flag to it. Sorry for the mix-up of the rules concerning points. Rod

007's picture

Take a look at nice piece of equipment going into the #88 Hydrostream.

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