Note: Here you will learn about the design specifics and differences for each of the two 1979 Norberg hull trailers. You will see how they looked when they were initially built and how they may appear today. Enjoy!
Scroll further down to see the up close details that made The Squire Shop trailer different than the Circus Circus...........and every other trailer made by Service Welding. To the best our knowledge, The Squire Shop trailer built in 1979 is the only one of its kind ever built as shown.
The Squire Shop: original 1979 trailer
Note: This trailer was also used in 1982 while underneath the former Circus Circus hull, which ran under The Squire Shop namesake that year.
The Squire Shop: 1979 (Hull ID: 1979-02)
The Squire Shop: 1980 (Hull ID: 1979-02)
The Squire Shop: 1981 (Hull ID: 1979-02)
The 1979 "The Squire Shop" original trailer appears to have undergone no noticeable changes throughout its life while as a Squire Shop
The Squire Shop: 1982 (Hull ID: 1979-31)
Based upon close examination of the evidence from various photos from the 1982 and 1983 seasons and with email discussions with current owner Michael Rutkauskas (and his brother Lawrence), this is the trailer that was sold to Jerry Shoenith and his Miss Renault racing team during that time. This information is current as of August 28, 2017.
This trailer appears again in 1991 underneath the Edge Shaving Gel hull in later years, which is the same boat).
This trailer has been in stored inside since 1991 in Pasco, Washington. Our initial inquiries into possibly obtaining this trailer for the restoration have not been successful, as the owners are not interested in parting with it at this time. Perhaps as we get closer to finishing up the hull restoration itself........Mike and Larry will reconsider.
Miss Renault: 1983-1984 (Hull ID: 1983-03)
Edge Shaving Gel: 1991 (Hull ID: 1983-03)
Miss Budweiser: 2004 (Hull ID: 1996-01)
Note: The trailer was only used to transport the "T5" Miss Budweiser hull center section to the Rutt brothers shop, it was not actually used with the boat.
"Side by Side" comparison between the 1979-1982 The Squire Shop and the 1983-1984 Miss Renault, and the 1991 Edge Shaving Gel trailer versions............they are exactly the same.
marker light extension and sponson cutout design (Squire)
hull saddles design (Squire)
rear bumper design and unique tapered R/H extension (Squire)
bottom step tapers under the step itself (Squire)
backside of trailer, floor supports, hydraulics, etc. (Squire)
sloped rear top flat section of back bumper (Squire)
there is no step ramp installed under between the rear bumper and wheel well steps (Squire)
marker light extension and sponson cutout design (Renault)
hull saddles design (Renault)
Note: Notice how there appears to be 2 holes on the side of the saddle support pyramid shaped structure.......likely where the padded carpet section was screwed into the side as shown on the Squire Shop picture.
This also helps to prove it was originally from The Squire Shop.
rear bumper design and unique tapered R/H extension (Renault)
bottom step tapers under the step itself (Renault)
backside of trailer, floor supports, hydraulics, etc. (Renault)
sloped rear top flat section of back bumper (Renault)
there is no step ramp installed under between the rear bumper and wheel well steps (Renault)
Circus Circus: original 1979 trailer
This trailer was used from 1979-1981, and then again in 1983. We have no information after that in terms of where it was used and where it ended up afterwards. The rumor is that either Mike Jones or the Evans brothers (Mark and Mitch) may have it........and were working on trying to valid if the "rumors" are true or not.
Circus Circus: 1979 (Hull ID: 1979-31)
Circus Circus: 1980 (Hull ID: 1979-31)
Spirit of the Air Force: 1981 (Hull ID: 1979-31)
The Squire Shop: 1983 (Hull ID: 1979-31)
The Squire Shop: 1984 - 1986 (Hull ID: 1982-00)
"Side by Side" comparison between the 1979-1980 Circus Circus, 1981 Spirit of the Air Force, and 1983 The Squire Shop trailer versions............these too are nearly identical as well*.
*there appears to have been a design change on the rear bumper, which I assume was to add strength (unconfirmed). I will show a close up of the area I'm talking about below.
1979 Circus Circus bumper design
1980 Circus Circus bumper design. Modified bumper and added step plate between the wheel well steps and the rear bumper.
1981 Spirit of the Air Force bumper.
1981 Spirit of the Air Force step platform.
1980-1981 Circus Circus hull support saddles/structure
1983 The Squire Shop hull support saddles/structure
1979 Circus Circus "omitted" step platform underneath the sponson.
1980-1981 Circus Circus "added on" step platform underneath the sponson.
1983 The Squire Shop bumper.
1983 The Squire Shop step platform.
1981 Spirit of the Air Force hull support saddles/structure
Current status, condition, and location: unknown
"Side by Side" comparison between the original 1979-02 The Squire Shop and original 1979-31 Circus Circus trailer versions............they are exactly the same, except with design changes as noted/shown below.
Note: The only significant changes between the two 1979 versions is that The Squire Shop has both the extended marker light and step platform structure...............the Circus Circus has neither. Both bumpers appear to be nearly the same design, but the Circus Circus' was changed in 1980.