Colour movie with sound (5.97 MB, AVI format, 1 min 33 sec playing time)
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, 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 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.
|Black & white movie with sound (5 MB, AVI format, 58
sec.) [May not play without the correct codec; use the RealMedia version
RealMedia version also available (lower resolution). (1.45 MB, RM format, 58 sec.)
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.
Note: If you don't have the QuickTime plug-in for your browser you can get it here:
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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