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Twin-Engine Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: In the 1950s and '60s, did THRIFTWAY TOO ever compete with twin power plants? What other teams raced with twin power during that era? - Kevin… View »

Twin Automotive Pay-N-Pak Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Fred, can you give us some of the history of the Twin Automotive Pay-N-Pak what it became and what happened to the hull? Also would you give… View »

Turning on to Turbine Power

Reprinted from the 1981 Pay 'N Pak Media Kit When the U-95 turbine-powered unlimited hydroplane sank in the north turn of the Sand Point Lake Washington course after scattering one of its two engines… View »

Turbines vs Pistons

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian I truly miss the piston boats. But the turbines have created their own level of interest in the sport, which I appreciate. There just wasn't enough GOO… View »

Triple Engine Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Was there ever a boat in the Gold Cup or Unlimited Classes that used three inboard engines? - K.M. Brien ANSWER: To my knowledge, only one su… View »

Toughest chicken afloat

Czech refugee Mira Slovak may think himself timid. If so, his record as the nation's top hydroplane racer proves that he is the toughest chicken afloat. By Hugh Whall Reprinted from Sports Illustrate… View »

TomyAnn Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: I remember seeing a boat called TOMYANN. Was that a 7-Litre or an Unlimited? - Andy Kunz ANSWER: TOMYANN was an Unlimited hydroplane, which w… View »

Tommy Fults Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Please explain the driving history of Tommy "Tucker" Fults, including his stint with George Babcock's RECORD-7. - Steve Clark ANSWER: Tommy F… View »

Tom Martin Remembered

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The Unlimited hydroplane sport lost one of its veteran participants on August 27, 2002. Tom Martin, who raced Unlimiteds during the 1970s and early '80… View »

Tom D'Eath

By H. L. Dewey Reprinted from the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Tom D'Eath has won national championships in nearly every class of hydroplane racing. He's driven the vaunted "Miss Budweiser" an… View »

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