1950S WATERY RECREATION AND A SPINNING BUOY People on a beach walk and play volley ball. Four water skiers lift one ski in the air. Hydroplane racing boats zoom across the water and jump over a ramp. Artsy shot as the camera holds on a cone shaped buoy sent spinning by the wake of the hydroplanes. CHARTERISTIC 1950's INDUSTRIAL NARRATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:23:00, No Audio
SPEED BOATS IN RACING CLASSIC In Miami, Florida sleek hydroplanes get away to fast starts in the annual Biscayne Bay Regatta. It's a thrilling sight as the bouncy skip-jacks zoom and turn on the watery course, with Frank Driggers driving Dolphin III to victory.
GOLD CUP HYDROPLANE DISASTER - HD Sports photographers cover the 1966 Gold Cup hydroplane championship, which resulted in an unseen disaster where racer Chuck Thompson was killed while driving the U-80 Smirnoff. Note: Mastered currently in DVC PRO HD 16 x 9 from film. Available in all HD and SD 4:3 formats.
NEW HYDROPLANE BOAT - 1932 Thomas Alva Edison Lake demonstrates his new pontoon hydroplane boat shaped like a water bug. The boat shows unusual maneuvering qualities thanks to a rear float instead of a rudder and adjustable angles for the wing pontoons.
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.
TEST FLIGHT HELICOPTER-WATER GLIDER - 1955 A combination helicopter-hydroplane makes its debut at Cypress Gardens, New Jersey. The contraption is towed behind a speed boat and reaches heights of 125 feet thrilling to its rider with a bird's eye view of the water below.
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.
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