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2006 UIM World Championship

San Diego’s Mission Bay was the setting for the most recent installment of the UIM World Championship series. In terms of boat-to-boat action, the 2006 race produced some of the finest competition im… View »

2004 UIM World Championship

The World Championship series resumed in 2004 after a 20-year hiatus. In contrast to 1984, all of the entries in 2004 were turbine-powered. Madison, Indiana, the host city, had staged a World Champio… View »

Miss Budweiser (T-4) Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Over the years, there have been a number of radically designed unlimiteds. One of the most interesting, from a design perspective, is the 199… View »

A Notre Dame Identity Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Mr. Farley, I was a fan of the NOTRE DAME boats, which Shirley Mendelson McDonald campaigned between 1962 and 1973. In reading one of your ar… View »

My Sweetie Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Fred, do you know what Horace Dodge, Jr., did with the original MY SWEETIE? - Dick Degener ANSWER: Regarding the original MY SWEETIE, the… View »

Dead Heat Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: I was wondering if there ever was a dead-heat finish in an Unlimited hydroplane race. If so, how was it scored? - Glenn Winter ANSWER: Exhibi… View »

Andy Miller Remembered

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Andy Miller was the third of five drivers to play "musical cockpits" with Bob Fendler's LINCOLN THRIFT'S 7-1/4% SPECIAL in 1973. The other four were Ge… View »

Miss Busch Bavarian Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: I have a question about the MISS BUSCH BAVARIAN, a four-seat hydroplane. Was this boat ever used in competition? Also, did a lot of people go… View »

Miss Golden Gate Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Mr. Farley, I have a photograph of an old-time hydroplane from 1938 named MISS GOLDEN GATE with two men in the cockpit. Could you fill m… View »

Lauterbach Family Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Fred, I know that former Unlimited driver Larry Lauterbach is the son of the late boat builder Henry Lauterbach. Is he any relation to Norman… View »

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