Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Boatloads of Speed 

Why do men race? Shoot, you may as well ask why we scratch the unmentionables – it’s in the genes, baby! You can run your boat flat out and get yer jollies, but you won’t really know if your boat’s any faster than that guys’ boat unless you and him have at it. ´Course, it’s not safe to run ´n’ gun on a public lake – unless you’re at the Saint Louis Championship Grand Prix. These guys are pros and their boats are top-of-the-line Champ Boats, capable of hittin’ 100 m.p.h. in about 3 and half seconds. Raw, wet, nasty speed – gotta love that! The Grand Prix has been a St. Louis tradition for 36 years, raising money for the Lions Club and proving who’s got the fastest rig – and the steeliest nerves – every summer. The Saint Louis Championship Grand Prix starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (August 4 and 5) at Creve Coeur Lake in Creve Coeur Park (2143 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Creve Coeur). More information is available at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation