Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

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The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing.

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Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 206.764.9453
FAX: 206.766.9620
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Hours

Open: 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.  Open till 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Admission
General Admission:  $10
Seniors (60+) & Students under 16:  $5
Members & Children under 6:  Free

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Gerry K. commented on Dale Fugier's blog post The Man Who Builds The Thunderboats
""Good reading - Thanks, for sharing.""
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Gary E. Santos is attending Jim Mesick's event
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San Diego Bayfair at Mission Bay

September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014
More than 75 of the world’s fastest boats will converge on Mission Bay Friday for the 50th annual San Diego Bayfair, the largest family fun festival in the city of San Diego.About 100,000 people are expected to attend Bayfair over three days, which runs Friday through Sunday in Mission Bay Park. In addition to the on-water racing, 22 bands will be playing live on the main stage at Ski Beach, there’s an expanded kids’ zone and a large vendor area featuring food from around the world.See More
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Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"(Update, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA - 07/29/2014) Dear Phil, happy to announce a favorable telecon with Ms. Fran Muncey at approximately 4:30 this afternoon. She was genuinely surprised that someone other than herself and son Ed, was sincerely…"
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Mira Slovak and I

""Lucky!" Just finding out about Mira and regret learning he lived in my back yard here in San Diego County. Never met him but feeling the loss of an early pioneer in the sport, who paid his dues and later became an ambassador of the sport.…"
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Gerry K. commented on Ginny Lea Lyford's photo
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Green Lake, Seattle1956

"Is that "Miss Take" painted on Ginny Lea's hot rod? A driver with a sense of humor - I love it!"
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Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Took one look at the photo of you w/ the steering wheel and immediately made a note to myself that "I wanna meet this guy!" You posted close to midnite - thunderboats got you up late too? This Muncey Project is self-inflicting its toll on…"
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Jim Mesick updated an event
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Albert Lee Cup at Seafair at Lake Washington

August 2, 2014 to August 3, 2014
Join us at Seafair for our Hydroplanes 101 exhibit.  We will have the 1975 Vintage Oh Boy! Oberto and the 2009 Boeing U-787 hydroplanes on exhibit.  Bring your friends and families by and teach them how these boats fly!The World’s Fastest Race Boats – Unlimited Hydroplanes- have been gathering on Lake Washington in early…See More
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Phil Lampman replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Thanks for the heads-up and the appeal. Several of us up here have been wondering what's going to happen to this memorial and, I'm sure, many would like to support the effort. That said, how can the members of this website do so without…"
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Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego

The Bill Muncey Memorial is more like a shrine to those that knew the man. And well deserved. His impact on Local and International levels of Hydroplane Racing is legendary. The Memorial is in needy disrepair. We need help with all phases of the project. If you have access to a speedy process through the Permitting. Or are a Bonafide Contractor, or . . . contact our Committee as soon as possible. We have five weeks. See More
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RACING IS MAGIC - GALA/AUCTION

 Racing Is Magic

Join us for The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Gala/Auction July 31st at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA

Join us as we come together for an amazing meal, celebrate another great year and raise money to support the continued operations of the Museum. This year's Fund a Need will benefit the Museum's new Warriors on the Water Program (WOW).  The auction features many new and exciting items like a private cruise with legend Chip Hanauer in "The Boat Guy," custom 27 foot Ranger Tug boat.

The date is: Thursday July 31st 2014. Doors open at 5:30pm. First silent auction closes at 6:30. Program starts at 7:15. Located at: Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th Street Bellevue, WA 98004

Click on the picture above to purchase your tickets today!

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Please join us at SEAFAIR as we run Bill Muncey's Atlas Van Lines in Vintage Heats Aug. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.

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Blue Blaster Tested!

Posted by Dale Fugier on July 25, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

On July 17, 2014, the team for the Atlas Van Lines hydroplane, in preparation for the vintage hydroplane races at Seafair 2014, tested the waters at American Lake Park in Lakewood, Washington.…

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MIra Slovak Obituary

Posted by David D. Williams on June 19, 2014 at 10:05am 3 Comments

Mira J Slovak, passed away Monday, June 16th at 7:47am peacefully at his home in Fallbrook, CA.

Mira was born in Cifer, Czechoslovakia on October 25th 1929. When Mira was only 9 years old, the Nazis overran Czechoslovakia and Mira and his family had to live with the horrors of the Nazi…

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Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego 3 Replies

The Bill Muncey Memorial is more like a shrine to those that knew the man. And well deserved. His impact on Local and International levels of Hydroplane Racing is legendary. The Memorial is in needy…Continue

Started by Gerry K. in Restorations. Last reply by Gerry K. 7 hours ago.

Slo-mo IV picture 22 Replies

I have a question for all of you Slo-mo-shun fans.  I am currently working at the Detroit Historical Museum entering photographs of hydroplanes to their collections database which will eventually be…Continue

Started by Tim Matyn in General. Last reply by Randall E. Roe Jul 14.

Sunny Jim 1 Reply

What year did the U-22 Sunny Jim have the notch tail, and what year did it have the straight tail with the peanut symbol on the tail?Continue

Started by Gregory W Calkins in History. Last reply by Robert B. Frank Jul 10.

Trot Along 4 Replies

Can anyone post a photograph of the 1954 Trot Along, which a year before was Such Crust V>Continue

Started by Gregory W Calkins in History. Last reply by Robert B. Frank Jul 10.

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