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Speed Machines 
Series Synopsis: Speed Machines tells the story of eight battles to design and build the fastest car, ship, plane, boat and train. It seems that as soon as we were able to build these vehicles, there was someone who wanted theirs to go faster than anyone else's. In these stories we meet the people who tried everything they knew to beat the competition and we re-live their successes and failures. Above all, we meet the winners – the people who designed, built and then raced the fastest speed machines of their time.
The Speed Boat Kings - The story of the golden age of powerboat racing in the 1920s and 1930s, which saw gladiatorial combat on water in front of crowds of up to one million spectators. Britain relied on technological ingenuity, while their American rivals put their trust in boats powered by mighty aircraft engines in a David and Goliath confrontation to win the Harmsworth Challenge.
Original Air Date: Channel 4 2003
Recorded: Discovery Knowledge Thursday 19 February 2009 4:00pm
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