second run for a very famous boat that had 11 starts and 10 wins. Unfortunately on the 11th start it crashed and has been in mothballs for almost 4o years. Bought back to life by David Pagano and many many hours of labour
John Dodd's Beast on Top Gear
John Dodd's rolls royce merlin spitfire aeroengined beast on BBC's Top Gear
Programme. John Dodd may be contacted at his Automatic Transmission
Business located beside Malaga airport in Spain on: (0034)952 62 22 75 or
mobile: (0034) 609 502 932 email: email@example.com
1960's Merlin V12 powered thunderboat "Aggressor" back in the water and
making a run after more than 30 years.
Scripps V-12 startups, very large and nice 3 cockpit GarWood, Hacker or
Chris, the video is about 8 years old. Great sounds, 894 cid Flathead
v-12 with twin ignition, gorgeous engine, gorgeous boat, gorgeous sounds!
Dispatch 33' Garwood- (She starts around :55) V-12 Rolls Royce engine
Gathering of the Garwoods - August 2009
Dispatch does not actually fire until about :55 seconds into the movie.
What you hear before that is a 28' Garwood in front of her with a V-12
Scripps Motor. The noise prior to the firing is the fuel pump.
1931 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Gar Wood 33-foot triple cockpit runabouts are considered some of the finest
runabouts produced by the famous boatbuilding firm in Marysville, MI.
Elegant and powerful, these craft were offered with either a Scripps V-12
or a Gar Wood Liberty V-12 engine and were capable of exceeding 50 mph.
Manufactured in 1931, the runabout appearing on the stamp has a 650-horsepower, 12-cylinder
Rolls Royce engine. Named Dispatch, she is owned by Tom and Maurine Turner
of Carnelian Bay, CA. Her Lake Tahoe berth is next to Turner's Gar Woods
Grill and Pier Restaurant.
Video by Steven Martini