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The World According To Lee

A Close-up Look at the Career of Lee Schoenith and how He Changed Boat Racing Forever By Steve Garey Gale, formerly the third Notre Dame and Miss Frostie was the first boat Lee Schoenith drove. It wa… View »

The Water Monsters

Reprinted from TIME Magazine, August 17, 1959. The world's fastest racing boats are the unlimited hydroplanes. As much airplane as boat, they are bellowing giants powered by World War II fighter-plan… View »

The Wanderer Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Fred, what do you remember about that strange-looking boat from California--THE WANDERER--that crashed to the bottom of Lake Washington about… View »

The Ventnor Three-Pointers

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The now-defunct Ventnor Boat Works of Ventnor, New Jersey, occupies a special place in hydroplane history. It was there that the modern three-point des… View »

The Vanquished (1955-1963)

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian From 1955 until 1963, MISS THRIFTWAY from Seattle, Washington, set the standard for excellence in the APBA Unlimited Class. With Bill Muncey driving, t… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2007 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Erick Ellstrom's MISS E-LAM PLUS would not be denied in 2007. Owner/crew chief Ellstrom and driver Dave Villwock, claimed a second National High Point… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2006 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian If one word can summarize the 2006 EnviroPly Unlimited Hydroplane Series tour, that word is competition. Quite simply, there was more boat-to-boat… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2005 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian If the 2006 American Boat Racing Association season is anything like the 2005 season, watch out. Of course, the circuit was without a MISS BUDWEISER hy… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2004 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The 2004 Unlimited hydroplane season shaped up as a farewell tour for the legendary MISS BUDWEISER (U-1) racing team, which was ending its involvement… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2003 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The 2003 season will long be remembered as a year when the mighty Unlimited hydroplanes lived up to their reputation as the world’s most spectacul… View »

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