128 mph in 2nd Gear (Oct, 1952)
That’s not very informative if they don’t tell you how many gears it actually has…
128 mph in 2nd Gear
LOOKING like a large watermelon seed, this super-streamlined auto racer is showing slick form. In the running tests for the Bonneville National Speed Trials it developed 128 mph in second gear. Powered with a souped-up Mercury engine of 250 cu. in., the car is 20 ft. long, 6 ft. wide, and 31 in. high. It weighs 1800 lbs., and the frame is built of thin wall Steel tubing with a 3 point suspension. Owner and co-builder is Harold Post (left), and driver is Doug Hartelt, both from Orange, Cal.
Motor Boat Sportsmen Race Over Merry-Go-Round Course for Thrill (Sep, 1930)
Wouldn’t the boat on the inside track always win?
Motor Boat Sportsmen Race Over Merry-Go-Round Course for Thrill
SPEEDING at 40 miles per hour in an outboard motorboat around a merry-go-round course is one of the thrill-producers of water sportsmen at Winterhaven, Florida. Each boat is attached to a rope of a different length from the others so that the boats can pass each other on the course. They circle round and round the central pole held by the ropes. The only difficulty in this sport is that you never get anywhere—you just keep on going and end at the beginning.