Racing toward you here at something over 104 mph and throwing a watery white tornado into the sky with her prop is Miss Supertest III, Canada's entry in the Harmsworth Trophy, emblem of international motorboat racing supremacy. Somewhere back of that " tornado is the American boat Maverick that was supposed to make the 12th consecutive successful U.S. defense of the coveted cup. Maverick didn't quite make it. Miss Supertest III, driven by Robert Hayward, a Canadian chicken farmer, and owned by J. Gordon Thompson and Jim Thompson of London, Ont., broke the U.S. grip on the trophy for the first time since 1920 when famed Gar Wood won it from England. Said Gar (now 78), "We held it too long."
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Sept. 7, 1959
Important national and regional automobile races and rallies through the end of November
- By William F. Talbert
The ex-Davis Cup captain explains America's loss of the cup as a matter of mismatched moods on the part of the players and a lack of courtside help on the part of Captain Perry Jones
The sea's soft edge belongs to the young, and the only way they lose their place in that shining, protean realm between the tides is by growing up
Despite a journalistic lifetime spent with its dragons this magazine still believes there is a white knight for boxing
'Just like Dad and Uncle Dominic'