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Aronow Halter

Can anyone help with information and photos of the Seebold designed Tunnel Hull in its original configuration with two Cosworth DFX turboch…

Started by Roy Cooper

10 Jan 4, 2018
Reply by Peter Howell

Slo-Mo-Shun II Sabre Jet Connection?

Good afternoon. My father was a crew chief during the year of 1954 of a sabre FU-539. Before it was in his hands, the nose are read Slo-Mo-…

Started by Eric Yocum

0 Sep 11, 2017

1954 Gale V sponsons

I've always wondered about the rear end sponson treatment  on the 1954 Gale V. I can't recall any other boat having this compound radius fr…

Started by Tom Ormbrek

3 Jun 28, 2017
Reply by Tom Ormbrek

Pict Sweet pictures

I picked up a set of 16 Pict Sweet pics at the auction last Saturday. Happy to have them, my brother Rich ordered a set from our local IGA…

Started by Tom Ormbrek

0 May 25, 2017

Norberg Custom Boats

I recently finished an in depth article about Norberg Custom Boats and the collaboration between Norm Berg and Dave Knowlen that led to the…

Started by Stephen Shepperd

1 Oct 19, 2016
Reply by Steve Ruedy

William Metzger

     Does anyone know the real reason why william metzger did not drive Miss Detroit in the 1915 Gold Cup race that freckles Milot drove??…

Started by Mark Prendeville

0 May 13, 2016

Allison engines. What's the differance?

I have an original copy of: Unlimited Hydro Plane News, August 1, 1957. On the back it lists the statistics on the boats that raced. When t…

Started by Steve Wilkie

6 May 25, 2015
Reply by Gregory W Calkins

Old Hydroplane

I think it was middle 50's when a friend got my dad and I to get a ride in a hydroplane that had room for driver and 3 passengers. I'm sure…

Started by Rick Wise

3 Feb 21, 2015
Reply by Rick Wise

Sunny Jim

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?

Started by Gregory W Calkins

1 Jul 10, 2014
Reply by Robert B. Frank

Trot Along

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

Started by Gregory W Calkins

4 Jul 10, 2014
Reply by Robert B. Frank


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