The Jaguar XK120 ruled the road: Doris Day and Cary Grant were Oscar nominated. It was a time of peace, and optimism was unbridled. It was then that Rivas roared across the Lago di Como and skimmed the Mediterranean waves off St. Tropez. Thunderboats (also called Hydroplanes) racing with each other at record speed. Stateside, the luxurious Chris Crafts were de rigeur with Hollywood elite.