Inventor and speedboat racer, Gar Wood, shakes hands with two men welcoming him at a boat slip in Biscayne Bay, Florida, in 1935. Scene shifts to Gar Wood and members of his racing team standing by his boat, "Miss America Tenth,"in a slip. Hoisting chains are suspended beside the boat's hull, and its engines are exposed with covers and exhausts removed. Wood talks with boat designer Nap Lissee, who is wearing a cap and white coveralls, with "Packard" written on its back. Lissee is pointing toward the engine compartment. Change of scene shows glimpse of Gar Wood and his mechanic, Orlin Johnson in their racing attire with goggles. Next the "Miss America Tenth" is viewed from a point overlooking Bicayne Bay, as the boat skims over the water at 118 miles per hour. View from an overflying airplane that shows the speeding boat moving faster than another airplane (a Stinson straight wing version) tracking it at lower altitude.
View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.
The Florida Derby, an American thoroughbred horse race, at the Hialeah Park Race Track in Miami, Florida. The Hialeah Park Race Track. Horses on the track and people around the track. People buy tickets from counters. The horses are released from chutes. Riders ride the horses on the race track. Spectators watch. Black Helen, an American thoroughbred race horse, wins the race.
A documentary titled: 'Hurricane Circuit' on Weather Bureau's Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. View of the Caribbean Sea. People standing at a harbor. Several boats anchored at the harbor. The people load their produces in the boats. Men and women standing on a pier. A car passing on the pier. A woman carrying a container on her head walking along. The Caribbean Sea and Florida located on an animated map. Florida is known for its forests, phosphate industry, farms, cattle and winter sports. Key West, Tampa and Miami located on the map. Aerial view of houses and buildings along a sea shore. Animation shows the movement of a hurricane. Rubbled houses and buildings. The Capitol building in the foreground. Buildings of the Navy Department. The building of the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami. Men and women working inside the building. A woman and a man typing a document on tele typewriter. Animation shows how and from where the weather information is received. Cloud and sea condition, parametric condition, temperature and pressure conditions are analyzed.
Models pose wearing beach skirts and hats of a new fabric at the Roney Plaza in Miami beach, Florida. Models walk at beach.
Buccaneer pirates run night club in Miami Beach, Florida. Club staff dressed as pirates prepare for arrival of guests. Door is opened and guests walk into the club as they smoke cigarettes and are greeted by the pirate cast. Men and women dance in the club. People dressed like pirates cheer inside the club which has a dinner theater type of atmosphere.