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WIRED Magazine features Russ Wicks on Cover

News Extra: Brian's Overview

WIRED Magazine

The March issue of WIRED Magazine features a cover story about Russ Wicks and the American Challenge effort to return the World Water Speed Record to the United States.   The article includes eight full pages and covers the history of the 25 year-old record, as well as the modern technology that American Challenge is utilizing.

Author, Carl Hoffman, wrote an entertaining and informative piece about the players in the current fight for the World Water Speed Record.   This issue has a variety of speed related stories.

Russ won the "cover boy" competition, and Ken Warby was victorious in the "colorful comments" category with brilliant insights like "It's a boat, not an airplane" and gems such as "...I call it eyeball engineering, and I could drive it in a jockstrap and sandals".   I'm not totally clear whose eyeballs he's talking about, but I don't need to see that.

Nigel Macknight successfully maintained his standing as a distinguished English gentleman, refraining from both name calling and threats of improper dress.

WIRED is the country's foremost technology magazine, with a monthly circulation of about three quarters of a million.

For more on WIRED Magazine:   www.wiredmag.com

The online version of Carl Hoffman's story can be found at:   www.wired.com

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