Less than one year after the end of World War II, speedboat enthusiasts resumed their passionate affair with the sport. The two nations at the fore of this renaissance were Italy -- where gentlemen racers capitalized on their proximity to exotic engines from Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo -- and the U.S. -- where skilled engineers and an abundant surplus of aircraft engines helped spawn a new breed of speedboats: the unlimited. This marvelous followup to Classic Speedboats 1916-1939 (MBI Item #125483AP) examines the birth ...

Classic Speedboats 1945-1962 2000, Motorbooks International

ISBN-13: 9780760309162