Pulling a fast one

Davis, Brian
October 2002
Engineer (00137758);10/25/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7614, p36
Profiles Nigel MacKnight, a watercraft racer. Career history; Goal of breaking the world water speed record; Achievements. INSET: THE COMPETITION.


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