Thumbnail of Miss Supertest II (4441 bytes)Miss Supertest II CA-1 [1954-61]

"Canada's only unlimited, Miss Supertest is owned by J. Gordon Thompson of London, Ont., Canada. She was designed by Les Staudacher and built in 1954 by Mac Craft Industries in Sarnia, Ont. Powered by a Rolls Royce Griffon engine, she hit a kilometer record of 184.449 miles per hour in 1957 and held it for 28 days before Hawaii Kai III broke it. In 1956 she challenged for the Harmsworth Trophy, but was defeated by the United States defender, Shanty I. She is the present holder of the Canadian and British Empire speed record for propeller-driven craft. (In 1959 the third Miss Supertest won the Detroit Memorial Race.) She is 31 feet long, 12 feet wide and weighs 7,000 pounds. Her colors are mahogany, orange, and white."

(Reprinted from This is Hydroplaning by Paul Lowney [1959])

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