Articles tagged GAR WOOD

Page 48 of April 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1931


TH SPORT AFLOAT -& M R. GAR WOOD resembles Capt. Sir Malcolm Campbell in that he is never too old to have another cut at a coveted record. Thus, on Friday, March 20th, at Indian Creek, Miami, Gar Wood regained for America the world's motor boat speed record with a mean speed over two runs of 102.156 m.p.h., and thus beat the record which the late Sir Henry Segrave set up in tragic...

Page 50 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, March 1931


THE SPORT A FLOAT long Mr. Kaye Don will be taking out "Miss England II" for his attempt to raise the late Sir Henry Segrave's record, which stands at 98.7 m.p.h. While he is preparing for this attempt at Buenos Aires, Mr. Gar Wood, who has for so many years been the leading exponent of speed on the water, is making preparations at Miami to wrest the record from Britain. His boat, "Miss America...

Page 35 of September 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1933


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. By our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH. Ernie Triplett Injured. ERNIE TRI PLET TT the brilliant Los Angeles racing star, won the Pacific Southwest Divisional A.A.A. Championship for both 1931 and 1932. This year Triplett held a magnificent lead for this honour over all contenders until the night of July 26th when he was the victim of a terrible crack-up on the...

Page 47 of March 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1932


THE NEW RECORD GAR WOOD REGAINS IT WITH 111.7 M.P.H. ON Friday, 5th February, the famous American pilot, Gar Wood, succeeded in winning back the water speed record. He had just previously reached a mean speed of 110.78, but this was not the required amount above Kaye Don's speed to rank as a record. However, the supercharged Packard engines had. proved satisfactory, and it was evident that Miss...

Page 48 of July 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, July 1932

The World's Speed Record.

The World's Speed Record. WH FA Miss England III went over to Lake Garda last month, everyone naturally hoped that Kaye Don would return to England with the world's speed record once again in his possession. Consequently, great disappointment was felt when the boat failed to live up to these expectations. We are in a position to state, however, that the trip to Lake Garda was only in the nature...

Page 45 of November 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, November 1934


(AYE DON THE MAN BY J. WENTWORTH DAY. pOSSESSED of a speed demon at an early age, Kaye Don has created a special niche for himself as the only man in the world to exceed 120 m.p.h. on land, air and water. Starting with reliability trials before the war, and the Air Force during the Great Unpleasantness, he returned to trials (unfortunately termed " reliability races " by the author), thence by...

Page 22 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1938


BRITAIN'S NEW RECORDS CAPT. G. E. T. EYSTON AND J. R. COBB ON LAND, AND SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL ON WATER SELDOlvl in the history of the land speed record has so exciting a duel been waged as that which took place in Utah last month between Capt. G. E. T. Eyston and J. R. Cobb. Apart from the honour of holding the record itself-or rather, the record for the mile or kilometre, whichever happened to be...

Page 48 of November 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1932


HATS OFF TO GAR WOOD COMMODORE GAR WOOD has once again demonstrated his uncanny knack of "putting it over." His "Miss America X achieved a mean speed of 124.91 m.p.h. over the measured mile, Gar Wood's success is no matter of luck. He is easily the world's finest speed boat pilot and is a first rate engineer, and designer. "Miss America" is entirely his own creation. The idea of having four...



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