• Short Summary

    A Canadian-owned beat, Miss Spertest, skims across the water at Pi???ton, Ontario, to set up?

  • Description

    A Canadian-owned beat, Miss Spertest, skims across the water at Pi???ton, Ontario, to set up a new record for propeller driven speedboats.

    Driving the beat is 36 year-old Arthur Asbury of Oxtongue Lake, Ontario. The hyrdr plane beats a new tailplane for the record breaking run across the calm waters of Lake Ontario Bay of Quinto.

    The first run - in a southerly direction - was the faster of the two. Skimming over the water at 187 miles per hour, the boat covered the course of five eighths of a mile in just under 12 seconds.

    A little slower on the return trip when the beat clocked 181 miles per hour. But fast enough to combine with the first speed for a new record of just over 184 miles per hour.

    The beat used a special fuel mixture of alcohol, benzine, acetone and high octane aviation gasoline for the run.

    All members of the crew came in fore congratulations after the sleek beat had shattered the old world mark. Speaking about the new record, Asbury told reporters that he hoped to top the 200 m.p.h. mark in the future.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2835L89XOFOF4RPXSBUSIYOAH
    Media URN:
    VLVA2835L89XOFOF4RPXSBUSIYOAH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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