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Have not seen any pictures of this boat that held a top speed record for many

years in the 60s beat all of the Allison powered boats in its day with the Griffin power plant

they used in early Spitfires and Hurricanes, before the Merlins came along please send me some input here.

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Thanks Dale where did you find the pics I have been searching for ones like this

for a long time is there any indication of who is running with CA3 in the first picture

or  we could take an guess at it. I am just finishing the build of my 4 foot RC

gas thunder boat am installing drive shaft and strut bearings and lining up the engine

and turn fin will be testing soon will send pics.

Thanks

Gord

Here are a few pics of CA3 at a show last year there not great but

they might give you a look at the shape she is.

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the picture is of miss supertest lll and maverick from the 1959 harmsworth trophy race in detroit. mr. jim thompson and a mcfarland have websites with some really great photos. i'm sorry but i do not know their addresses. perhaps someone could help.

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the larger Rolls Royce Griffon engines were not placed into production until well AFTER the Merlins.

Your right Gary I had it backwards.



Gordon Main said:

Thanks Dale where did you find the pics I have been searching for ones like this

for a long time is there any indication of who is running with CA3 in the first picture

or  we could take an guess at it. I am just finishing the build of my 4 foot RC

gas thunder boat am installing drive shaft and strut bearings and lining up the engine

and turn fin will be testing soon will send pics.

Thanks

Gord

hello, i said earlier that the boat running with miss supertest lll in the maverick. there are many pictures of these boats racing. it was the harmsworth trophy in detroit in 1959. i remember, i was there. i was nine years old and live right across jefferson street. the pits were a wlk to the river. i also have a few pitures from this race. i know how to send them to email addresses. if you would like some send your email address.

Would love some pics of the race at Detroit Tony, I was in Picton Ontario for the Harmsworth Trophy race 1960 I was 16  Supertest won  that one I believe it was one of her last races its to bad she had such a short career.

My e- mail  gbmain@rogers.com

Thanks Gord

Thanks dale I was always under the impression that the Allisons where supercharged to keep up with the griffons

I have a DVD of the 1960 Harmsworth that Tony Bugjea sent me  and Gale 5 and Nitrogen 1 @ 2 seemed to be able to keep up  until the last 2 turns but they always seemed to go into the turns wide and Supertest would hook inside them after about 2 turn they lost a lot of ground they did not look that much slower but htey where smaller and lighter than Supertest. Don't know if you have seen it but I could send you a copy if you give me an address.



Dale Fugier said:

If you don't have it all ready, the book "Roostertail: The Miss Supertest Story" by John Kelly does a terrific job of telling the Miss Supertest story. It's filled with B&W photos and was clearly a labor of love. It's available on Amazon.

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