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Thundering Toward Another Title

Bill Muncey soaked it to them for the third straight race, winning the Gold Cup in his drive to regain the unlimited hydroplane championship. By E. M. Swift Reprinted from Sports Illustrated, July 10… View »

Thunderbolt Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Fred, in a recent column, you mentioned an early forward-cockpit hull named THUNDERBOLT. Do you have any details regarding this boat? Did it… View »

Thunderboats "Down Under"

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The years following the end of World War II saw a tremendous revival of interest in Unlimited Class hydroplane racing the world over. The United States… View »

Thunderboating - A Personal Memoir - Epilogue

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian I’ve now attended more than 200 Unlimited races. And I'll keep right on attending. In my younger days, I used to get all worked up as race day neared.… View »

Thunderboating - A Personal Memoir - Chapter 9

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian When I wrote my account of the 1971 Gold Cup for RACE BOAT & INDUSTRY NEWS, I admit to being caught up in the emotion of the moment. The article wa… View »

Thunderboating - A Personal Memoir - Chapter 8

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Getting back to the 1971 Madison Gold Cup… Race day, July 4, dawned bright and warm. Ten boats had qualified. MISS BUDWEISER with Dean Chenoweth and AT… View »

Thunderboating - A Personal Memoir - Chapter 7

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian As a first-time visitor to the city of Madison, I began to get acquainted with the townspeople. Don Wallis was the President of Madison Regatta, Inc.,… View »

Thunderboating - A Personal Memoir - Chapter 6

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian As race day neared, I familiarized myself with the town. I stayed at the famous old Broadway Hotel, which is located within walking distance of the pit… View »

Thunderboating - A Personal Memoir - Chapter 5

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian I shall deal at some length on my first visit to Madison, Indiana, for reasons that will become obvious. In the popular song ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH, John… View »

Thunderboating - A Personal Memoir - Chapter 4

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian In the spring of 1971, I was newly graduated from the University of Washington, unemployed, broke, and recently detached from the Seafair committee. I… View »

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