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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 Lampman

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Comment by Gerry K. on August 12, 2014 at 4:57pm

Wonderful work everyone. Congratulations! on your "Blasterpiece". Everyone agrees that in a perfect world she  would've been the center piece at Bayfair's 50th. Too bad the timing's a bit off. Regardless, she's the jewel of the fleet and you all deserve a big pat on the back for your dedication and sacrafice. "Warm Wishes and Happy Hydroplaning!"

Comment by Randall E. Roe on July 16, 2014 at 5:11am

Don, it would be interesting to see what it weighs now, John Walters told me it only weighed 5400 lbs.brand new !

Comment by Randall E. Roe on April 8, 2014 at 11:45am

Don, thanks for letting me see it while I was in town, hope you make Seafair The Paint is beautiful.

Comment by Steve Muncey on January 19, 2014 at 6:55am

Its very frustrating following the progress on the Blaster living so far away in Ohio,  especially since that's what I do for a living... repair and restore boats.  I so wish I could be there to help.  Don it was great talking to you last week..... I'd love to meet you in Detroit this summer and the Blaster again, once I compose myself and stop sobbing like a child when I get to see her again....

Comment by Michael J. Mackey on December 19, 2013 at 11:19am

These pieces are proudly displayed on my desk at work.

Comment by Michael J. Mackey on December 19, 2013 at 11:10am

WOW! Does that ever look cool! This is for me, hands down, the most awesome unlimited hydroplane of all time. Thank you all so much for your hard work to bring the AVL back. What a beauty!

Comment by Gary Laws on December 19, 2013 at 10:11am

Will bring a tear to the eyes of a lot of people when this hits the lake again for the first time. Looks beautiful from what I can see............

 

Amazing as always!!!

 

I suppose Don will yhave to try and wrestle away the 1984 Atlas Van Lines hull at some point down the road, huh?

 

Might be easier to try and find that last original screw left in her, might be all that's left of the original hull anymore.

 

:)

Comment by Randall E. Roe on December 19, 2013 at 9:16am

Very nice - can't wait till the blue windshield is in place !

 

Comment by Don Mock on December 18, 2013 at 11:32pm

Comment by Randall E. Roe on December 13, 2013 at 6:30am

Well, Don- Must be close now?

 

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