78’ WORLD CHAMPION MODEL WAYNE " RABBIT" BARTHOLOMEW LIMITED COLLECTORS EDITION ONLY 10 x BOARDS MADE
“Old Faithful standing the test of time”
When I came back from Hawaii in November 1972 and met Gill Glover, I began riding his board made at Hohensee in January 1973 for my first foray into the Opens, winning the first round of the Qld Titles at Burleigh vs PT, MP, and Keith Paull. Gill and I started refining the Bugs squash tail in 1973, winning the 73, 74 & 76 Queensland Title before taking on the World Tour in 77 and coming 2nd to Shaun Tomson for the Title.
So, it was already proven against the world’s best, and it all came together in 78, shaped by Gill and glassed by Hot Stuff owner Paul Hallas. Subsequently it was christened Old Faithful for the all-round high performance in diverse waves and all types of conditions.
The squash tail back corners provided great hold in hollow barrels, as I had been working towards taking the classic Queensland cutback to the next level, having been heavily influenced by Peter Drouyn and Michael Peterson. It had all come together in readiness to take on my new rivals Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Michael Ho and Cheyne Horan and win the 1978 world title.
I rode “Old Faithful” exclusively until I started getting boards as well from Al Byrne, deep six channels at Hot Stuff plus Bob Hurley twin fins, both in 81 until Simon’s thruster eclipsed the single fin.
DESIGNED & SHAPED BY GILL GLOVER, FINISHED BY HOT STUFF SURFBOARDS
LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME 5'10 1/2" 19 3/8" 2 2/8" N/A