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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Tri-Cities Will Host 2015 HAPO Gold Cup

Posted by Dale Fugier on December 10, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

KENNEWICK, Washington - H1 Unlimited Chairman Steve David and officials of the Tri-City Water Follies have announced that the Tri-City group will host the 2015 APBA Gold Cup July 24-26.

The HAPO Gold Cup will mark the 50th anniversary…


Jon Peddie Remembered

Posted by Dale Fugier on November 29, 2014 at 3:38pm 1 Comment

By Fred Farley - H1 Unlimited Historian

Former MISS MADISON driver Jon Peddie passed away on November 25, 2014 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 71.

Jon was a larger than life figure who owned and operated…



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Here's a Bit of Trivia For You

Guess which notable Detroit restaurant was shown in the recent film, "Jersey Boys", directed by Clint Eastwood?Hint: It is located on the Detroit River and features a large stylized "R" on the side…Continue

Started by Phil Lampman in General Nov 17.

My grandpa

Hi I just found this site my grandpa (poppop) richard nelson from fox lake I'll raced hydroplanes since the 50 s he raced 280 class in mighty mouse I have lots of his trophes he was a great grandpa…Continue

Started by Jim daus in General Oct 8.

Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego 12 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. Aug 12.

Thriftway Too Restoration... 3 Replies

Several years ago someone was building a replica of the Thriftway Too...  What ever happened to this project?Continue

Started by Ted Laurila in Restorations. Last reply by Randy Mueller Aug 11.

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