• Short Summary

    Hugh Gringras beats the World Hydroplane Speed Record in his boat 'Grey Goose'.

  • Description

    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 Hugh smiling.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    963.15
    Media URN:
    17066
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:09:00 / 01:26:01:00
    Canister:
    38/36

Comments (1)

  1. admgus says

    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.

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