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Powerboat Racing World enters its 4th year

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It was 3 years ago that Powerboat Racing World was launched here and on Facebook, and I thought it may be interesting to look back at the most viewed articles.

Our report that John Travolta was currently filming the movie, ‘Cigarette’ in Puerto Rico, was far and away the most popular article.

We described the movie that was eventually released under the, ‘Speed Kills title’:

The 63-year-old movie star was in character as Ben Aronoff, a thinly-veiled version of Cigarette founder Don Aronow.

Director John Luessenhop (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Takers) is helming the fictionalised biopic, which also stars Matthew Modine and James Remar.

Brooklyn-born Aronow, was murdered in 1987. He built boats for President George H.W. Bush, the Shah of Iran and drug runners.

Travolta’s fame helped him into our second place, when in October of last year we posted the release date of the movie, looking back now, perhaps we shouldn’t, as ‘Speed Kills’ has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!

Unfortunately, our articles that have informed of death or serious injury dominate the top 30, however, ‘Buzzi sets Guinness Diesel Water Speed Record at 277.5 Km/h‘, sits proudly in fourth place.

Yesterday using his Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) powered three-pointer, he set a Guinness Record* of 277.5 Km/h (172.12 mph) on Lake Como.

Buzzi beat his existing record by 25.5 km/h, (he set a UIM ratified record of 252 km/h (156.76) mph back in 1992).

I took a trip with Silvia Borgonovi our Jet-Ski and European Editor, to visit Fabio Buzzi in July, 2017 when he told us, ‘Powerboating innovation isn’t dead’ as he showed us his new FTP powered hydroplane.

In March, 2018 he certainly proved that powerboating innovation was alive and well at Lake Como.

Our articles will now continue into our 4th year of reporting, can I thank you all for reading and our contributors for writing and snapping. 

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