THRILLS & SPILLS OF 1933 From an unfortunate motorcycle rider to speed boat races, strike riots, crashing planes and more cameras capture some of the most thrilling moments and horrific crashes of 1933.
MOTORBOAT RACES ON SCHUYLKILL RIVER Racing motorboats kick up the placid waters of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River. Lewis Carlisle is presented with the coveted Sir Thomas Lipton Cup after coming in first.
GAR WOOD DEFEATS KAYE DON - 1932 Speed demon Gar Wood and his speedboat Miss America X race to victory over English challenger Kaye Don and his boat Miss England II, which develops engine trouble. No records are broken although both boats reach speeds of close to 100 miles an hour.
NEW ONE-MILE WATER SPEED RECORD SET - 1932 Aerials and more of Gar Wood setting a new world water speed record for the one-mile hydroplane boat race with his Miss America X at Algonac, Michigan. Former rival and record holder Kaye Don and his boat Miss England III are on hand for the great event. After it's all over the two rivals pose together.
SEIZURE OF CANADIAN LIQUOR BOAT The seizure of a Canadian liquor boat by Coast Guard in New York, NY. Officials of three nations organize inquiries into the capture of Josephine K, with two barges and a speedboat, after a chase and bombardment by U. S. Patrol, outside New York Harbor. The Skipper of the craft, Capt Cluett, of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, dies of injuries incurred in encounter, causing British and dominion envoys to enter case.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:12:00, No Audio
"BLUEBIRD" SPEEDBOAT SINKS - 1955 Lake Mead, Nevada is the scene of a setback to Donald Campbell whose jet-engined speedboat "Bluebird" sinks at the dock after test runs dashing his hopes of attempting to beat the world's speed mark on the water.
Date: October 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, With Audio
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