Gar Wood sets a new salt water speed record with his "Miss America Tenth" boat in Miami, Florida.
Miami Florida USA Date:1935 Duration:30 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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