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My Sweetie Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION:   Fred, what is the lineage of Horace Dodge, Jr.'s, MY SWEETIE boats? - Sam Winer   ANSWER:   The original MY SWEETIE and driv… View »

Reno Regatta Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: When did the Reno Regatta start and end? - Les Bretthauer ANSWER: The Reno Regatta started in 1959. The event was actually a continuation o… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2010 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The 2010 H1 Unlimited tour featured a battle royal for National High Point honors that began over the Fourth of July weekend in Madison (Indiana) and… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2009 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The 2009 H1 Unlimited tour will long be remembered. And with good reason. The fans witnessed some of the finest competition in the long history of th… View »

George Henley Remembered

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Unlimited hydroplane racing has lost another of its all-time greats. George Henley, one of the top drivers of the 1970s, passed away on December 14,… View »

Miss Madison: A 49 Year Timeline (1961-2009)

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The community-owned MISS MADISON from Madison, Indiana, is the oldest continuously active team in Unlimited hydroplane history. The city has had a boa… View »

Bob Schroeder Remembered

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Unlimited hydroplane racing has lost another of its most celebrated participants. Bob Schroeder, one of the sport’s top drivers of the 1950s and 1960s… View »

The Unlimiteds - 2008 in Review

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Competition was the key word to describe ABRA Unlimited hydroplane action in 2008. There was plenty of it. And no one team won a majority of races. W… View »

Baby Bootlegger, The Gold Cup Champion

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian One of the most beautiful race boats of all time, BABY BOOTLEGGER achieved fame as the winner of the APBA Gold Cup in 1924 and 1925 and the Dodge Memo… View »

David "Salt" Walther Remembered

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Former Unlimited hydroplane driver David "Salt" Walther of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on December 27, 2012. He was 65. Walther qualified as an Unlimit… View »

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