Hornet II: Henry J. Kaiser's 1930/39 Gar Wood race boat on Lake Tahoe, V-12 Rolls Royce
Visit www.homewoodboatworks.com to learn more about Hornet II Hornet II is a stepped-hull hydroplane race boat built in 1930 by Gar Wood. It was owned and raced on Lake Tahoe (1935-1956) by famed 20th century industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. Hornet II has been powered by a number of vintage V12 aero engines, including a WWI Liberty, a rare Packard Model 1A-1237, a WWII Allison and a WWII Rolls-Royce. The 1939 art-deco aircraft aluminum deck is believed to have been built by Kaiser's friend and business partner Howard Hughes. Kaiser changed the name of Hornet II to "Fleur du Lac" after WWII.
Chris Craft V12, BPM engines, Antique Race Boats with Mindy
The Gentleman's Racer was the Theme of this Years Muskoka Lakes Association Biannual boat show of antique speed boats, the fastest boats on the lake included Miss Canada III 750hp, Palm Beach Days, Pisstd Off, Ditchburn Race Boats, Rainbow 1, Rainbow IX, Flying Ebony, BIV, Silver King, Whippet Greavette boats like Shadow, Flash, Blue B, The Jeffrey, Minett built Black Beauty, Ames built Pipe Dream, Purdy built Rascal, Butson Race boat, Miss Elly by Windsor, Miss Canada II, a Riva, some Launches like Flying lady, Lady Jayne, Jolly Roger with the curved glass windscreens, Wilmur II, Aegis VI, Greavette Streamliner. Liberty V12, BPM V12, V8 Chevy Super Charged, Sea Flea Antique outboard motors. Chris Craft, Hacker, century, donzi,riva
1955 chris craft barracuda 1st ride
time to wash off the bottom,
Thunderbird Boat starting up
The famous Thunderbird fires up one of her massive Allison aircraft motors for the crowd at the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance. See the Thunderbird in action here! :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aPTajT-q1k&feature=share&list=UULENLFBbemD _31VSvUM-pHA