Facebook video courtesy Tom Hendricks:
(7-28-18) One of the largest crowds in Celina Lake Festival history saw what they were looking for last night at the ‘Hot Water Hole’…the amphicars are back in town.
75 amphicars are needed to beat the old Guiness World Record record, last evening 63 cars participated in the big splash for the official start of the annual Lake Festival. Tonight we will find out how many will show up today, Amphicar officials are predicting 77 amphicars will be on hand to beat the record
International Amphicar Owners’ Club is celebrating their 50th anniversary of the last Amphicar to make its way off the assembly line and the 2018 Lake Festival’s theme of “Amphifun for Everyone“. The IAOC has adopted Grand Lake and Celina as it has hosted its annual gathering at the Celina Lake Festival for almost twenty years.
Facebook video courtesy Jim Hendricks:
Photo courtesy Steve Wurster
Updated 7-28-18 – after original posting
72 amphicars showed up on West Bank Road Saturday afternoon , plus 2 WaterCar Panthers of the newest addition to the world of cars who also can act as a boat.
Did you know….
- travel at 7 mph in the water and 70 mph on land
- are moved in the water by twin nylon propellers. A special two-part land-and-water transmission built by Hermes – makers of the Porsche transmission – allows the wheels and propellers to be operated either independently or simultaneously.
- possess a four-speed-plus-reverse unit similar to those found in the old Volkswagen Beetles for land transmission and a two-speed featuring single forward and reverse gears for water transmission. In the water, the front wheels act as rudders.
- are convertibles and were originally offered in only four colors: Beach White, Regatta Red, Lagoon Blue and Fjord Green (aqua).