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.


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

Phone: 206.764.9453
FAX: 206.766.9620
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Open: 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.  Open till 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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




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Gary E. Santos is attending Jim Mesick's event

2014 Summer Gala "RACING IS MAGIC" at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

July 31, 2014 from 5:15pm to 10pm
Click Here To View MenuCome and celebrate Racing is Magic at our Gala July 31st at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.Tickets are $125 per person with a $25 discount if you buy before July 25th.Doors open at 5:30, and the program starts at 7:15.The food will be great, the company is legendary. Auction items will include a…See More
Jul 17
Gary E. Santos is attending Jim Mesick's event

Albert Lee Cup at Seafair at Lake Washington

August 2, 2014 to August 3, 2014
The World’s Fastest Race Boats – Unlimited Hydroplanes- have been gathering on Lake Washington in early August since 1951, making the Albert Lee Cup at Seafair one of the longest standing events of its kind anywhere in the world.See More
Jul 17
Ginny Lea Lyford posted photos
Jul 16
Bill Wurster and Richard Cole are now friends
Jul 16
Randall E. Roe commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Don, it would be interesting to see what it weighs now, John Walters told me it only weighed 5400 lbs.brand new !"
Jul 16
Michael Lamberson and andrea bozzi KHAFRA are now friends
Jul 15
Rick Most joined Steve Compton's group

1977 Atlas Van Lines

Construction updates as the famous "Blue Blaster" is restored to her original racing condition. Updates by Don Mock and Phil Lampman - Photos by Phil LampmanSee More
Jul 15


 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!


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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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…


Mira Slovak - "The Flying Czech"

Posted by Dale Fugier on June 18, 2014 at 8:40pm 0 Comments

By Fred Farley - H1 Unlimited Historian

Jack Regas with Mira Slovak in 1960. Photo provided by Mark Douty.

Beyond doubt, one of the most colorful characters ever to jockey an Unlimited hydroplane was Mira Slovak, "The Flying Czech," who was to boat…



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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

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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

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

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Another old photo


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