Nice pics, love that old history. Wish I could have seen it in person.
Been reading about the early boats and drivers in Crouse's "SeaRace". Great book, can't put it down.
Those old wood boats must have been absolute beasts to be able to take the pounding they were given.
Did they have a fiberglass skin or surface? I can's see how they could possible mold those beautiful strakes from wood.