Video Clips


Bill Stead piloting Hurricane IV on Lake Arrowhead, CA 1953
Bill Stead piloting Hurricane IV on Lake Arrowhead, CA 1953.

Colour movie with sound (5.97 MB, AVI format, 1 min 33 sec playing time)

[Note: Using MGI VideoWave I did a vidcap of the opening scenes of "Magnificent Obsession (1954)". I then re-edited the sequence, added titles and converted to AVI format. óLF]

RealMedia version also available (lower resolution). (2.12 MB, RM format, 1 min 33 sec playing time)


Slo-Mo-Shun IV capturing the world water straightaway record
Slo-mo-shun IV   capturing the world water straightaway record, Lake Washington, Seattle, June 26, 1950
Black & white movie with sound (4.84 MB, AVI format, 1 min 57 sec) [May not play without the correct codec; use the RealMedia version instead].

This video is a clip of Slo-Mo-Shun IV on her record straightaway run on Lake Washington in 1950. It's from Echoes of Thunder, Vol. 1 1950-1959 which is available from the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Seattle.

RealMedia version also available (lower resolution). (6.41 MB, RM format, 1 min 57 sec playing time)

More information on the record run can be found at Sayres Sets World Speed Boat Mark With Slo-Mo-Shun IV.


Slo-Mo-Shun V during qualifying for the 1955 Gold cup
Slo-Mo-Shun V during qualifying for the 1955 APBA Gold Cup on Lake Washington, Seattle, shortly before flipping. Pilot Lou Fageol survived but never again drove an unlimited. Original footage from a kinescope of a KING-TV live broadcast, with Bill O'Mara calling the action.
See also
Lou Fageol Retires [1953]
Lou Fageol by David Greene
Gold Cup Winner Fageol Dies

 

Black & white movie with sound (5 MB, AVI format, 58 sec.) [May not play without the correct codec; use the RealMedia version instead].

RealMedia version also available (lower resolution). (1.45 MB, RM format, 58 sec.)

Clip from Echoes of Thunder, Vol. 1 1950-1959 which is available from the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Seattle.

See also:
Shift Favors Detroit in Stormy Gold Cup
Detroit Takes Gold Cup
Gold Cup's Return Celebrated in Detroit
Detroit Steals Seattle's Pride
Final Results
Gold Cup Regatta
Slo-Mo V's Flip : A Personal Memory
Slo-Mo V : Another Perspective
Video of Slo-Mo-Shun V Flip
Jim Collier's Painting of the Slo-Mo-Shun V Flip

 



Bluebird flips during Donald Campbell's world water speed record attempt January 4, 1967.
Black & white movie with sound (3 MB AVI, 39 seconds)

[Note: I did not create this vidcap; the quality is a bit less than optimal. --LF]


Here are some external links to video I've found at other websites.

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From the Tri-City Herald website, Hydroplane Page:

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From the Spirit of Detroit Thunderfest site

"Miss Bud flying past the judges stand ('96)" (900 kb, 12 sec., video by Dan Jablonski)
Automotive-powered Grand Prix boats ('96) (1.3 MB, 18 sec., video by Dan Jablonski)

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*These clips are located on external websites. I am not the creator of the images. I am simply providing a link to the work of others.


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