It’s Friday on Lake Dora, the weather is spectacular and the Chicken-on-a-Stick is tasty… Oh and the vintage wooden raceboats are on the water making noise! And yes – Alex Watson was there with his trusty Nikon snapping images fast and furious…

Are we having fun yet? HELL YA – And this is just the beginning…


Our friend Carla from Hagerty Marine Insurance was also learning the finer points of operating an 80 year-old vintage race boat from Charles Mistele aboard Miss America IX.


Stay tuned!

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10 Responses to “Are We Having Fun Yet?”
  1. Carla/Hagerty

    Although I have experienced many great rides and thrills in my 24 years in this hobby, today another “check” on my bucket list has been realized…thank you Charles for the ride of a lifetime on Miss America IX…where do I go from here – it’s all downhill, baby!!

    • m-fine

      Jet boats. The miss America boat has straightline speed, but a jet adds turning agility and the ability to stop on a dime. 

  2. Alex

    No really, each time Miss America would rip by, from her cockpit, I swear I could hear the same sound that Geico pig makes.  Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  3. Alex

    Not at all.  I was describing the owner’s glee.  Of course, it could have been transmission whine…  Or a circling heron.  Or Matt, just messing with me.