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Since the closure of the Basildon Motor Boat Museum, which was the only museum dedicated to powerboat racing here in the UK, I've been mulling over the idea of setting up a museum dedicated to circuit powerboat racing. During the 60s through to the early 90s, Britain not only produced many of the top drivers and boat builders in circuit racing but also held what was probably the most memorable premier powerboat event - The Bristol Docks Grand Prix - which ran for 19 years.

For the past three years I've been running and developing the fastonwater website (www.fastonwater.co.uk) with very positive feedback from drivers and fans, past and present. So far we have quit a large archive but only one boat - The Seebold 2-litre cat which won at Bristol in 1986. 

I'd be very interested to hear anyone's views on the trials and tribulations of getting such a project off the ground. When I first discovered the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum's website I was green with envy and very impressed. It would be fantastic to aim towards such a Museum here in Britain.

Roy Cooper, Oulton Broad.

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