Which doesn’t mean that he stopped selling the stuff. On the contrary. Business was booming and the “company” was expanding. Lanier needed a new, larger and faster boat, 65 feet. Now he went straight to the source, to Colombia, loaded up to eight tons at a time. He teamed up with speedboat driver Ben Kramer, who knew how to outrun the Coast Guard. Soon, even the newly acquired means of transportation wasn’t big enough. The two acquired a sizable armada consisting of tugs, barges and floating containers. They had long since lost count of their money.
In late 1981 Randy Lanier made his first appearance on the big stage, at the IMSA season finale at Daytona. Lanier had bought himself a seat in the cockpit of a Porsche 935. In the end, however, he ( … )