Here are some shots of Ghost Rider at the NY Show. Barry Cohen, in the left of the picture on the right, has stored this boat for over forty years. He just had it restored in his own shop and brought it the the NY Show for this exhibit.
I wish I could explain in some way what this boat meant to racers in the 60's. This boat was like combining the Callan, Bacardi and Arneson boat into one boat. It just blew the competition away both in the United States, Bahamas and Europe, winning every race it entered in 1966.
It could run at 87 mph, but won most of the races cruising over the courses at an average speed in the 60's. So many people who saw the boat in NY, could not believe it is made out of wood....whoever heard of making a high performance boat out of wood?