This is the newly rebuilt Packard almost ready to go back in the Antique Boat Museums 48 foot “runabout” Pardon Me. She simply purrs now at a 400 rpm idle. About 1650 HP and burns 50 gallons of AVGAS at 2100 rpm. Look at the camshafts. Design on this monster engine started in 1934. She weighs in about 3950 lbs including gearbox
1912…Pretty Dam Quick II owned by A. G. Miles testing at speed on the St. Lawrence River just off Alexandria Bay. Winner of the 1912 Gold Cup at 36.8 MPH.
I can see his former summer home from my office window.
Regards, Dave Richardson
My name is Pierre and I work for the Rights & Clearance department of Getty Images.
Could you please kindly help me with identifying two clips of speedboats referenced # 254-34 & 254-28 on Getty Images?
Please view the video footage here: They were filmed in 1997.
Ideally, I’d like to get in touch with the makers of both boats. Thanks in advance for your precious help.
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My brother is a Powertrain Engineer at GM and forwarded me these pics of a rare 1960’s motor GMC made very few of. Not boat rrelated, but you gearheads might want to check out the spec sheet the owner posted and notice Torque to HP numbers. Interesting. Would of made a neat lil tugboat powerplant.
Fran Coneeny raced in nearly all the limited classes. He started in the 48s and worked his way to the J class. Many of his boats carried the name Ulua Kai. Fran is one of those drivers who doesn’t get the recognition he justly deserves. A very competitive driver, Fran kept his boats in pristine condition.
webmasters note: I highly recommend everyone checking out these pics / news articles in detail. There is much history here. I especially enjoyed seeing all the different tow vehicles he had over the years. Awesome equipment. Sure would be great to add most of these pics to our database so the search engines can find it better. If someone can get the family’s permission, would like to do that. Anyways, for now – I placed a link on our LINKS page to get to this photo album under the vintage boats & folks, under Mr. Conenny’s name.