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Old 09-09-2006, 12:55 AM   #1
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Cigarette Cat...yes, they built one.

We have just posted new photos again on the HORBA website.

And we will be putting up over 75 new Cat only photos next week, so stay tuned.

This was a cat designed for Cigarette by Billy Seebold.
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Old 09-09-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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Wasn't this produced at about the same time as another class 1 cat, maybe in Italy?? Was it a Molinari??

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Old 09-09-2006, 11:35 PM   #3
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Have to say that is one sexy looking Kat
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:47 AM   #4
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you avin a laugh? thats one of the fugliest things i've ever seen. and I include my own reflection in that statement
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:18 AM   #5
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Originally posted by littlenige
Wasn't this produced at about the same time as another class 1 cat, maybe in Italy?? Was it a Molinari??
Hi Nigel

In that same race(Venice World Championships 1979) another woodden cat was prapared for guido Niccolai from Molinari.
It was tested for the first time in the early morning before the race but the italian driver then choose to raced with the old mono Shead 38'.
He finished second overall after a battle on the finish line with the Cigarette 35' of Tim Powell(Doxford was aboard of Toleman's woodden Cougar cat with central cockpit).
That Dry Martini cat then was abandoned.
To beat the cats in 1980,Niccolai preferred a very light mono 35'(a Shead 38' shortened) builded that year by Picchiotti shipyards.
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