Monday, May 23

Miami Marine Stadium: Motorboats and Paint Cans

In the vibrant Miami of the 1960s, no sports venue witnessed as many high-speed chases and boat crashes, or hosted as many noisy parties as Miami Marine Stadium. Motorboats buzzed through the cerulean waters at breakneck speed, colliding with one another and throwing splintered wood across the sky. The runners catapulted into the air and crashed into the waves. The acrid stench of gasoline lingered in the humid air and the vibrating anthem of the engines reverberated off the concrete supports and the cantilevered roof. If you were looking to have a good time in Miami, a boat race ticked all the boxes. And if you wanted a boat race, Miami Marine Stadium was your place.

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