Ya the official name of the film is Giant Killers, but the term Midget Sluggers was used in the film and felt more Woodyboaterish. We are talking PT boats now. Not Higgins or even Huckins
But Elco’s! This is a very cool film that runs 30 minutes. If you have seen this on Youtube, this copy is far far better. It’s a great way to ease into a Fall Sunday. WOW!
I love this all, this was produced during the war, not some new thing, but the real propaganda deal. The type of films that would be shown in Movie Theaters before a show and get you confident to buy war bonds.
I did learn some cool stuff, like Elco was in Bayone NJ. I would love to go find where the plant was. If parts of it are still there. I have a new client there so could be a fun Extra time deal. Of course this got me digging deeper.
PT 109 was an Elco PT boat.. Also Elco built some wild sub chasers during WW1. How cool is this history? Which leads me to a interesting question.. Why in the hell didn’t Elco leverage all that brand history for slow launches. Ya ya, I know.. The launches are very cool, and stood the test of time. Cant say that about Higgins.. But.. But wow!
I want an Elco now, but would like to go over 5 mph.. When you click on the film below,Double click and it should enlarge’ Also turn out the lights and grab your loved one. Ya.. my cup of varnish coffee
A huge thanks to fellow Woody Boater Jim Sheafer for the tip on this. We also found a better color version thats the entire run from UNT See below.