17 Responses to “Miss America VIII Starts Up! There Is A God, And He Likes Big Motors.”
  1. Texx

    Jimmuh – It’s a good day to be in Woodyboaterville, wouldn’t you say?

    • Jimmuh

      16 is a very good number…..(32 will be even better)
      I could have wished for the camera not to be in the next county over though….sitting in the co-pilots seat would have been about right.

  2. Scott Ales

    Standing next to that engine when it fired was one of the greatest thrills on my bucket list. Man, it is beyond cool. I cannot express how fortunate I feel to have been there. The first time either one of those engines were started in that boat for more than 80 years.

  3. Anders

    I heard the Miller sound over to Sweden. Lovely. But soon we will fire up our two V12 Meteors in the MA VIII-killer Sverige… Not as fun as Millers, but good enough… 🙂

  4. The Central Scrutinizer

    I’m a little surpised this did not turn up at Barrett Jackson. The bidding there gets insane on one of a kind items like this. I think being on TV makes some egos swell just a wee bit. They also like to start them and let the sound a smell get the audience all revved up.

  5. Scott Ales

    Mecum is live TV on Velocity Wednesday through Saturday. We are setting a world record for the most cars at one event, over 2100! We are gunning for $ 50 million in sales at this single Florida auction. No auction house has sold more classic boats in dollars than Mecum Auctions. In just two years over $7 million. We sold the most valuable American car two years ago, $6.6 million for an original Daytona Cobra coupe. I’m just sayin!