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1 Trivia on Wed 31 Mar 2010, 11:04 am

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At what location did Gar Wood set a Water speed record? (20 September 1932)

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2 Re: Trivia on Fri 16 Apr 2010, 1:52 pm

Admin wrote:At what location did Gar Wood set a Water speed record? (20 September 1932)
earth..lol Laughing havnt got a bloody clue..

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3 Re: Trivia on Fri 16 Apr 2010, 1:55 pm

Admin wrote:At what location did Gar Wood set a Water speed record? (20 September 1932)
what about .the st clair river. lol!

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4 Re: Trivia on Fri 16 Apr 2010, 2:10 pm

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ieven googled it to see and couldnt find a correct answer..... 0_o

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5 Re: Trivia on Fri 16 Apr 2010, 2:16 pm

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ok i looked with some intrest and yes very interesting.... im sure he could have put 6 engines it tho.... Miss America X was 12 metres long, and was powered by four supercharged Packard aeroplane engines. On September 20, 1932, Wood drove his new monster-boat to 124.860 mph (200.943 km/h). It would prove to be the end of an era. st clair river

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6 Re: Trivia on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 8:33 am

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Little easy ay Torkan?
Your up.

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7 Re: Trivia on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 11:38 am

what style of race boat was a boat called "tempest"

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8 Re: Trivia on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 1:15 am

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"Tempest"

was a 16 foot round nose rear seat hydro, the forerunner of "Torkan"

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9 Re: Trivia on Mon 19 Apr 2010, 11:39 am

that was way toooooo easy.bob..you could have waited a little longer.. your up..

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10 Re: Trivia on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 8:40 pm

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How many generations of the Jones family have been designing and building Hydroplanes in the USA? What are their names?

This should be easy.

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11 Re: Trivia on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 10:18 pm

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3 Generations, Ted Jones, Ron Jones Sr, & Ron Jones jr.

http://www.thunderboats.org/history/history0258.html cheers

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12 Re: Trivia on Thu 22 Apr 2010, 9:03 am

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Loved the article

Now its your go

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13 HENRY LAUTERBACH on Thu 22 Apr 2010, 11:56 am

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What was Henry Lauterbach's fastest boat and what was its averaged speed on a two-way straightaway run? scratch

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14 henrys fastest on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 4:14 am

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Reckon Advance United a GP at 170 mph. Kent Hitchcock blew it over on an attempt to lift this mark. Being pedantic as a boat built from a frame kit by the Knights might have been faster!!

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15 Re: Trivia on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 4:54 am

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Welcome to the forum cheers


Sorry not the Answer im looking for bounce

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16 henrys fastest on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 7:27 am

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OK then, The Boss built from a Lauterbach frame kit by the Knights, 177.5 mph. If not these then I'll bite! ( and politely ask for proof positive)LOL.

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17 nhenrys fastest on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 7:37 am

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OK then, The Boss built from a Lauterbach frame kit by the Knights, 177.5 mph. It not these then I'll bite (and politely ask for proof positive) LOL

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18 Re: Trivia on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 9:07 am

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Correct Very Happy
Henry's fastest boat was The Boss, which averaged 178 mph on a two-way straightaway run, reaching almost 200 pmph at one point.

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http://www.lauterbachboats.com/henry.html



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19 Re: Trivia on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 9:07 am

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Your up

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20 Re: Trivia on Sat 24 Apr 2010, 7:38 am

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Since records were kept who is the youngest person to have held the outright Australian water speed record?

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21 Re: Trivia on Sun 25 Apr 2010, 10:55 am

heres a guess craig bailey..

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22 Re: Trivia on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 7:25 am

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Nice try. Did Craig ever hold the outright Oz record? Dont think so. Anyway it was way before and younger than Craig would have been if he did, can gaurantee that.

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23 Re: Trivia on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 7:34 am

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Craig was the youngest Australian to break the 100mph

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24 Re: Trivia on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 10:07 am

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Would it have been Ernie Nunn?

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25 Re: Trivia on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 4:33 am

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Not Ernie and while that may be true for Craig the record had long passed that speed.
This is a truly nasty question so will throw in a few clues; there has been power boat racing in Oz for over 100 years and the APBA was formed in 1929.

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