This is footage my uncle, Richard Mitten, shot of his hometown, Akron, Ohio in 1957. It was rare that an amateur like my Uncle Dick was using a 16mm camera at that time. This is footage of the speed boat races at the Portage Lakes.

The music is a track called “Whirl-L-Gig” by the Afro Celt Soundsystem.

More info on Portage Lakes Speed Boat Race; Akron, Ohio 1957

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