Algernon Arthur Lee Guinness

06/20/03

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Sir Algernon Lee Guinness

Speedboat Kings :
American Wins The Harmsworth [1920] The British International (Harmsworth) Trophy is the Victoria Cross of powerboating.

The English had three boats ready for the start-Sunbeam-Despujols, built in the Sunbeam plant at Wolverhampton, England, and piloted by Sir Algernon Lee Guinness; the Maple Leaf V, owned by Sir Mackay Edgar and powered with four Sunbeam engines, two amidships and two astern; and the Maple Leaf VI, powered with two RollsRoyce engines placed amidships and piloted by Harry G. Hawker, one of England's famous war aces. The Maple Leaf V was said to have traveled over sixty miles an hour in a trial spin. The Maple Leaf V and VI were built at Cowes, Isle of Wight, by S. E. Saunders and Company, Ltd.

 

1922 - Won the Isle of Man 1500 Trophy (Talbot Darracq)

 

 

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