At the Ragged Edge: Hydroplane racing and the sport's most famous competitors

* At the Ragged Edge: Hydroplane racing and the sports most famous competitors ✓ PDF Read by * A. J. Muntz eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. At the Ragged Edge: Hydroplane racing and the sports most famous competitors Along the way, you’ll also meet Chris Smith and Ted Jones, two designers and boat builders who would revolutionize the sport; Henry Segrave, one of England’s most decorated racers; and Bernie Little, a brash millionaire who spared no expense to have the fastest boat possible. He was brash, had a vivid imagination and, through his many exploits, became the first to cast national attention on the sport of boatracing. At once both cocky and self-effacing, he understood marketing and com

At the Ragged Edge: Hydroplane racing and the sport's most famous competitors

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Rating : 4.41 (694 Votes)
Asin : 1481949055
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 456 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-01-30
Language : English

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Along the way, you’ll also meet Chris Smith and Ted Jones, two designers and boat builders who would revolutionize the sport; Henry Segrave, one of England’s most decorated racers; and Bernie Little, a brash millionaire who spared no expense to have the fastest boat possible. He was brash, had a vivid imagination and, through his many exploits, became the first to cast national attention on the sport of boatracing. At once both cocky and self-effacing, he understood marketing and competed at a time when the ability to represent the sponsor was nearly as important as the ability to push one’s foot to the throttle. Driving boats capable of traveling the length of a football field in one second, without so much as a seat belt to hold him into his open cockpit, he also knew the sport’s danger, the tragedy of losing friends, and the pain of his own harrowing accidents. But, he was skilled on the racecourse, too. The focus is on the lives of two of the sport’s most famous competitors: Gar Wood was a mechanical genius and a perfectionist. Whether he was fighting off the challenges of racers from other nat

"A story of two men, and, thus, their sport" according to James Pernikoff. I alway enjoyed Andy Muntz' 197A story of two men, and, thus, their sport I alway enjoyed Andy Muntz' 1973 book "Roostertails Unlimited", one of the few books on unlimited hydroplane racing available for many years. Here Muntz tells the story of two icons of the sport, Gar Wood and Bill Muncey, one whose career was ending just as the other's was starting, and thus their story tells most of the history of the sport. The writing is crisp and readable, and I read details that I hadn'. book "Roostertails Unlimited", one of the few books on unlimited hydroplane racing available for many years. Here Muntz tells the story of two icons of the sport, Gar Wood and Bill Muncey, one whose career was ending just as the other's was starting, and thus their story tells most of the history of the sport. The writing is crisp and readable, and I read details that I hadn'. "At the Ragged Edge" according to Bruce Bergman. this book tells the story of two important men involved in the art of unlimited class boat racing. Gar Wood was racings superstar during the twenties and thirties, facing all challengers and constantly inventing what is now taken for granted in all classes of powerboat racing. Bill Muncey became the sports superstar from the fifties into 1981, when he lost his life while leading against all odds in his last . Outstanding book If you want the complete history of hydroplane racing, starting back in the late 1800's and coming up to the current turbine power, this is it. I have been a fan of hydro racing since the 1960s and was present on the back stretch when Bill Brow was killed in the Miss Budweiser on Tampa Bay in the Suncoast Cup in 1967. Well written, deep detail, but a very interesting read. Full history of Gar Wood and Bill M

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