New Hydroplane Speed Record In Florida 1938

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Florida, United States of America (USA).

Various shots of Hugh Gringras in his hydroplane boat 'Grey Goose' making two runs along a stretch of water in trying to beat the world record for hydroplane speed. He makes more than 73 (miles per hour?) on his second run, beating the record. C/U of...

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Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
17066
Sort Number:
38/036
Time in/Out:
01:25:09:00 / 01:26:01:00
Canister:
38/36
Film ID:
963.15
Issue Date:
05/05/1938

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  • Sir:

    Thank you for the most interesting video. For, you see, that was my Father. He set that record about 5 months before I was born.

    I have sat in that boat more than once. My Dad had many wins in his career, back when it was an "amateur" sport. Boats and speeds have certainly changed since those days.

    This video was the very first time I actually saw my Dad on the water in this capacity. I was too young to remember prior to WWII and he did not race after leaving the Navy upon conclusion of the War's end.

    Thank you for preserving the bit of history.

    Peter Gingras

    PS: The correct spelling of the last name is GINGRAS vice GR---. A most common error which was probably in a newspaper or something. In any event many thanks.

    admgus 19th Dec 2012

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