With a new movie called “Speed Kills” about the life and times of Cigarette Racing Team founder Don Aronow starring John Travolta and heading into production next month, this photo from speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden was an easy choice for our Image of the Week. Boden captured the image of two Cigarette sportboats—a 38’ Top Gun and a 36’ Gladiator—idling alongside one another during the Florida Powerboat Club’s recent Tampa Bay Poker Run.
Dream boats (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Without question, the words “lifestyle” and “iconic” are two of the most overused and misapplied descriptors in the high-performance powerboat world. (We’ve been guilty of such word abuse ourselves during the years.) But as you can see from the image of above, when it comes to Cigarette Racing Team sportboats they definitely apply—even when the boats are barely moving.