We're racing through history!
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing.
Racing champion George Henley joined other legends, such as Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth, Chip Hanauer, Bill Muncey and Gar Wood, in the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Hall of Champions in ceremonies held on July 30, 2015 Bellevue's Meydenbaurer Center.
The Video Vault is a private Group, on our web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades. Here is how you can join!
The Hydroplane Museum Celebrates Seattle’s Hydroplane History!
This year’s Seafair hydroplane race will be the 65th year that we have raced Unlimiteds Hydroplanes on Lake Washington. When the first race was run back in 1951, Seattle had a population of 467,591. Harry Truman was President and a postage stamp cost three cents. A gallon of gas cost 20 cents. You could buy a new car for $1,500 and the average household income in the US was $3,515. A lot has changed since…Continue
Reprinted from The Guide, July 31, 1973.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s, it’s Super-boat! Where? Why where else, on the course for the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Trophy Race. You may not see a big red S on its side, but you can tell it by its number. It is, and mark this well, the U-95.
Actually nobody yet really knows what exactly to expect from the worlds newest entry in the field of unlimited hydro racing. But it is expected…Continue