In my opinion – prettiest photo I have ever seen of a FORD SOHC 427. That boat is a 1964 Sanger owned by John Vermeesch (Ford Engineer who developed the infamous motor). Nice tow rig too!
© F. Peirce Williams – Quake at the Lake 2010.
This and other great photos available for purchase.
Clayton as viewed from a drone copter
Even as flames from the massive Carlton Complex fire came dangerously close to his home, Dale Burnison ignored warnings to evacuate.
Play the photobucket link…play it in reverse, if possible.
Look what I found (after six years of searching for it)….
1934 Garwood Speedster Replica.
83′ of water/56 degrees/1′ visibility.
Built by Tom Lang and Mark Weinberger
Sunk: September 2003 at the antique boat show in Charlotte, NC.
Recovered: July 9, 2014, high noon by Jeff Buckley
Location: Lake Norman, NC.
Here’s a photo recently located that shows a different view of Tom Watts hydroplane than those I previously posted. Lots of engine, not much boat. Lots of courage required.
Regards Graeme Morley
A youtube video has come online of Exciter:
Phil just added over 75 more photos to his Scrapbook on his website. I do believe his Scrapbook has more historical photos of hydroplanes and raceboats that are published on the internet than anywhere in the world. The Scrapbook starts in the 1920 and goes to the 1990s. Most photos after 1952 were taken by Phil, himself. So grab your favorite beverage and sit back — and browse through some boat racing history.