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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
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

Another old photo

Started by Anne Rock

0 Jun 27, 2014

Old photographs

I was going through a box of old photographs of my dad's recently.  He was from Beaver Falls, PA and as a young man in his 20's raced hydro…

Started by Anne Rock

0 Jun 27, 2014

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

0 Jun 25, 2014

Outboard Hydro racing circa 1950s

 Memory's for a lifetime. My father, Cotton Arnsdorff, raced D class outboard Hydro's in the 50s, 60s, and I being born in 1953 idolized hi…

Started by Walt Arnsdorff

0 Jun 18, 2014

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

5 Apr 1, 2014
Reply by Parker Jones

Ray Crawford Biography in the Works

For all who remember Ray Crawford and his hydroplane "Zephyr Fury" (U-44), you might be interested in my page that pays tribute to Ray's li…

Started by Andrew Layton

0 Jul 11, 2013

The Gold Cup Room at the Whittier Hotel in Detroit, MI

Back in the 1950's, my Grandpa was a security guard at the Whittier Hotel.  According to his stories, all the hydroplane racers used to go…

Started by Peggy Kwiatkowski

5 Sep 17, 2012
Reply by Jack Schafer


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