Outboard Motorboat Steeple Chase



The stuff with the girls in the first video is charming. But the insane part is the motorboat steeple chase race.





Apparently, a version of this is still practiced in--where else?--Australia. Although they seem to have eliminated the airborne part of the race.



Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 09, 2017
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Death, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, 1950s, Australia, North America





Comments
This reminded me of the speed boat chase in "Live and Let Die", one of the best chase scenes in the Bond movie series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upQ-MXF_ZgI
Posted by Fritz G in Soudan Level 27 on 07/09/17 at 06:57 AM
^ One of the best chase scenes ever, bar none.

Also, is it any accident that each of the segments in the Movietone newsreel features pretty girls in swimsuits??
Posted by Brian on 07/09/17 at 01:40 PM
With sherrif Jay Doubleyou Pepper!
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 07/10/17 at 11:29 AM
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