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June 15th, 2013 from Noon - 3:00pm
Hydroplane Racing In Seattle
Stop by and say "hi" to David.…Continue
Now that the sun has finally make it's first official visit to Seattle in 2013, our thoughts turn ahead to long, lazy summer days spent at the beach, perhaps at our favorite H1 race sites. And with all that free time, what better to do than to brush on our reading. The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum…Continue
By Fred Farley
H1 Unlimited Historian
Between 1975 and 2010, the father-and-son team of Art and Larry Oberto has sponsored a total of 11 Unlimited hydroplanes under the banner of Oh Boy! Oberto.
With the retirement of the Miss Budweiser team in 2004, the Oberto family's Seattle-based meat products business became the oldest active corporate sponsor in Unlimited racing.
As of 2009, the family had eight race victories to its credit. The first two were in 1988 when…Continue
Dorothy Oberto passed away peacefully on April 1st, 2013 in Seattle. Throughout life she loved to bring people together and always found creative ways to do it. Whether it was a three day family reunion, weekend Seafair extravaganzas, '50's toga parties, or a simple cup of tea with friends;…Continue
I have been a hydroplane fan since the early 60's and have participated in hydroplane racing since 1984 so I am a huge fan of hydro history. As a Seattle native, I have been studying up on boats and…Continue
Among the many obsolete or hard to find parts we need to complete the restoration of the 1977 Atlas van Lines hydroplane are a NOS or near perfect pair of access hatches made by PHYI in Wilmington CA…Continue