Sport: Flight over Pelican Point

Alone in his boat, the burly driver was grinning like a schoolboy. On a trial run, his speedometer had climbed past 260 m.p.h. as he shot his new jet-powered, aluminum-hulled Tempo-Alcoa over the startling blue surface of Nevada's Pyramid Lake. Driver Les Staudacher knew that the sleek water monster he had designed was ready for an official try at the world record of 260.35 m.p.h. held by Britain's Donald Campbell and his Bluebird.

Heading back to his pits, Staudacher sighted a photographer on shore, decided exuberantly to give him a good shot at the...

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