Vintage Outboard Motor Boat Racing

An Illustrated History 1927-1959

Vintage Outboard Motor Boat Racing
$34.95
Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583882986
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
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Description

Rev up your engines for this Outboard Motorboat Racing story from the early years of marathon racing to the development into alky burners. Covers famous Drivers like Marshall Eldridge, Fred Jacoby, Paul Wearly, Hilda Mueller, Walter Widegren, Bud Widget, Dick Neal, Bill Tenny, Stan McDonald, Randoph Hubble, Frank Vincent, Westerman Jones, Boots Kaye Murphy, and Gar Wood Jr., and many more. Boat and Engine builders include Elsinor, Crandal, Cenruy, Penn Yan, Hooton, Ludington, Flower, Kelley-Baby Whales, Jacoby, DeSilva; Evinrude, Johnson, Lockewood, Caille, KR, SR, PR, C-Service, 4-60, X and others. Follow the evolution of the fastest boats on water through the use of vintage racing scenes, postcards, and old advertisements from prewar through postwar.

The author

His father a boat racer in the '40s and '50s, Bernie's life-long interest and passion for Vintage Motor Boat Racing has led him to some treasure troves of material and racing equipment, as he documents the early people, engines used, and how it all came together to create the modern-day sport that it grew largely into today... He has participated in American Powerboat Association racing since 1976, has won Canadian National Championship in C-Service Runabout in 1978 and '79, and U.S. National Championship for Evinrude-only C-Service Runabout in 1985 and the U.S. Championship for PR Racing Runabout in 1979. He has recently retired from racing after 35 years, but continues to participate in boat racing events as an official.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583882986
Illustrations: 140 b-w & 20 color illustrations
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in x 0.25 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm x 6.35 mm
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