Miss America VIII
The pursuit of the “land” speed record on water is the kind of thing only a crazy man participates in. It would be like heading to North Korea with construction plans for a Liberty Statue tucked tightly under your arm… Only, your odds of survival on the water are much worse. Since the record category was established in 1928, something like 40% of all that have tried for glory have died in their efforts. I guess they all had it coming.
The first American to really get down with the idea of going fast on water was a guy by the name of Garfield Wood. And his fastest and best boat was the Miss America VIII.
I know, I know… So What! Boats have nothing to do with hot rodding – right? Maybe so, but good god man… You have got to watch this: