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Video Vault Additions - 12-May-2015

And this week's new videos are...1959 Gold Cup - Seattle1960 Apple Cup - Chelan1961 Diamond Cup - Coeur d'Alene1961 Seattle Trophy Race1967 B.C. Cup - Kelowna, British Columbia1974 Gold Cup -…Continue

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Started May 12

Video Vault Additions - 28-Apr-2015

Hope you all are enjoying the great video footage. Here are some new additions to keep you occupied:1956 Gold Cup - Detroit1956 Sahara Cup - Lake Mead1962 Gold Cup Time Trials1966 Gold Cup -…Continue

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Video Vault Additions - 17-Apr-2015

This week's additions to the Video Vault, which should keep you busy this weekend, are:1957 Silver Cup - Detroit1964 Seattle Seafair Time Trials1968 Atomic Cup - Tri-Cities1968 Diamond Cup - Coeur…Continue

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Started Apr 17

Video Vault Additions - 11-Apr-2015

New additions to the Video Vault:1955 Gold Cup Recap with Bill O'Mara1958 Sahara Cup - Lake Mead1960 Apple Cup In Color1965 World Championship - Lake Tahoe1966 Atomic Cup - Tri-Cities1975 Desert…Continue

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Walt Arnsdorff commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring
"In the 50s and 60s in Savannah, Ga. an annual "Around the Island Race" was held on Wimington island, a local Barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean (the right coast). The course encompassed the island including part of the course running…"
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Video Vault Additions - 12-May-2015

And this week's new videos are...1959 Gold Cup - Seattle1960 Apple Cup - Chelan1961 Diamond Cup - Coeur d'Alene1961 Seattle Trophy Race1967 B.C. Cup - Kelowna, British Columbia1974 Gold Cup - Seattle1977 Seattle Seafair Trophy Race HighlightsHydros Up-Close 1957 Miss University DistrictHydros Up-Close 1963 Miss ExideHydros Up-Close 1974 U-95Rough Footage #5 1955Slo-mo's '54The Challenging Sea - 1969 Notre DameThe Spirit Lives On - Atlas Van Lines 1982"Wild Bill" Cantrell Interview 1969-71If you…See More
May 12
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Phil Lampman liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post A Blast from the Past
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Hydroplane Museum posted a discussion

Video Vault Additions - 28-Apr-2015

Hope you all are enjoying the great video footage. Here are some new additions to keep you occupied:1956 Gold Cup - Detroit1956 Sahara Cup - Lake Mead1962 Gold Cup Time Trials1966 Gold Cup - Detroit1967 Atomic Cup - Tri-Cities1986 Emerald Cup - Seattle1987 Columbia Cup - Tri-Cities1990 APBA Gold Cup - DetroitInboard Racing - 1987 Burley RegattaHigh GearHydros Up-Close - 1965 Notre DameThe Roaring 50'sIf you are not a member of the Video Vault, …See More
Apr 28
Hydroplane Museum posted a discussion

Video Vault Additions - 17-Apr-2015

This week's additions to the Video Vault, which should keep you busy this weekend, are:1957 Silver Cup - Detroit1964 Seattle Seafair Time Trials1968 Atomic Cup - Tri-Cities1968 Diamond Cup - Coeur d'Alene1984 APBA Gold Cup - Tri-Cities1988 Budweiser Cup - Seattle1993 APBA Gold Cup - DetroitFlying Start - Slo-mo-shun V - 2000Hydros Up-Close - 1967 Miss U.S.Puyallup Model Expo 1986-87If you are not a member of the Video Vault,…See More
Apr 17
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PAY 'N PAK ORIGINAL CREW LECTURE at The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

May 30, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We are pleased to announce that Saturday, May 30th we will be having our first Pay 'N Pak Crew Lecture in our year long celebration of the Legacy of Innovation the Pay 'N Pak story.The 1975 "Winged Wonder" U-25 Pay 'N Pak is privately owned by Ken Muscatel and he is having the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum restore the hull, headed up by Mike Hanson and Jere Heiser and Museum Volunteers.The Museum is excited to be doing a lecture series and bringing a mobile exhibit to the Tri-cities as they…See More
Apr 14
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Video Vault Additions - 11-Apr-2015

New additions to the Video Vault:1955 Gold Cup Recap with Bill O'Mara1958 Sahara Cup - Lake Mead1960 Apple Cup In Color1965 World Championship - Lake Tahoe1966 Atomic Cup - Tri-Cities1975 Desert Thunderboat Regatta - Phoenix1990 Columbia Cup - Tri-Cities1997 Bill Muncey Cup - San Diego1998 Indiana Governor's Cup - MadisonMiss X and the 1948 Gold Cup - DetroitRough Footage #4 - 1950's-'70'sTake U-4 a Ride - Mark EvansWinged Wonder Atlas/Madison - 1976 and 1978If you are not a member of the Video…See More
Apr 11
Hydroplane Museum commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring
"The Return of the Sammamish Slough Race http://thunderboats.ning.com/events/slough-race-kenmore-wa-1"
Apr 4
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SLOUGH RACE - KENMORE, WA at Kenmore Boat Launch & Log Boom Park

April 11, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Kenmore Hydroplane Cup: The Return of the Sammamish Slough Race Saturday, April 11 Log Boom Park & Kenmore Boat LaunchThe inaugural Kenmore Hydroplane Cup event revs up on April 11. The event will be held on the north end of Lake Washington at the newly remodeled Kenmore Boat Launch and Log Boom Park. The timed exhibition race will feature a variety of boats including two cylinder and three-and-up cylinder boats, Native American war canoes, junior hydroplanes, and RC hydroplane…See More
Apr 4
Steve J Shaw commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring
"Lived in Seattle,65yrs., always heard of it, always wanted to attend, thought it would last forever, very sorry I mist my chance. One of the greatest events in Washington's histories."
Apr 4
Steve J Shaw liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring
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Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring

By Craig Smith Reprinted from The Seattle Times, April 15, 1994.Boats crashed into logs, bridge pilings and each other in a wacky annual race on the narrow Sammamish Slough. But when a spectator was hit in 1976, the `Slough Race' was history. This is a look back.You heard the boats before you saw them.…See More
Apr 3
Hydroplane Museum posted a discussion

Video Vault Additions - 21-Mar-2015

Busy weekend at the Video Vault. Here are the latest gems:1949-1950 Gold Cups1958 Apple Cup - Lake Chelan1965 Gold Cup - Seattle1989 Budweiser Spirit Of DetroitHydros Up-Close 1969 Miss BardahlHydros Up-Close 1970 Notre DameHydros Up-Close 1970 Pride of Pay 'N PakHydros Up-Close 1978 Miss BudweiserShultes Films 1974Shultes Films 1975Shultes Films 1976Shultes Films 1977If you are not a member of the Video Vault, …See More
Mar 31
Hydroplane Museum posted a discussion

Video Vault Additions - 23-Mar-2015

We've uploaded the following new videos for your enjoyment:1960 Diamond Cup - Footage1967 Gold Cup - Seattle1990 Budweiser Thunderboat Regatta - San Diego2001 PEMCO ClassicDean Chenoweth 1938-1982Miss Thriftway Dumas ModelsPay 'N Pak Straightaway Attempt 1969Shultes Films 1970Shultes Films 1971Shultes Films 1972Shultes Films 1973If you are not a member of the Video Vault, find out how to become one. Enjoy!See More
Mar 23

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Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

By Craig Smith

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, April 15, 1994.

Boats crashed into logs, bridge pilings and each other in a wacky annual race on the narrow Sammamish Slough. But when a spectator was hit in 1976, the `Slough Race' was history. This is a look back.…

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The New Unlimiteds

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

By Jack Schmale

Reprinted from MotorBoating, February 1967

Six months ago a miscellany of thoroughly unqualified public speakers was soap-boxing the doom of unlimited hydroplane racing. Lady Luck in 1966 had finally flown the thunderboat coop and four of unlimited hydroplaning’s drivers were lost, their magnificent speed steeds reduced to twisted hulks of metal and splintered wood - all within the swiftness of two short weeks, two successive regattas: 1966 was…

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Video Vault Q&A

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

What is the Video Vault?

The Video Vault is a private Group, on our web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades.

Why a Video Vault?

The Museum’s mission is to inspire and motivate learning and achievement while honoring, celebrating and preserving the legacy of Unlimited Hydroplane racing. By providing access to our…

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The Legend of Lauterbach Boats

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am 1 Comment

By Rick Franke

Reprinted from http://proptalk.com

If it is accurate to call two generations a dynasty, then Henry and Larry Lauterbach are the dynasty that dominated powerboat racing design and construction for more than 60 years.

Henry, a high school dropout who never went to college, never formally studied engineering or naval architecture, was a self-taught genius who read everything he could about boat design and construction…

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At 11:54am on November 15, 2010, Mark Douty said…
And this one...

At 11:52am on November 15, 2010, Mark Douty said…
Hey..It worked! Here's another...

At 11:51am on November 15, 2010, Mark Douty said…
I'm trying to show you a photo from Thunderboat magazine...

At 7:40am on November 12, 2010, Mark Douty said…
Actually there was 3 videos about the Unlimiteds on that British site. Have you seen these before? http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=34783
At 11:30pm on November 11, 2010, Mark Douty said…
Hi Dale. Here's a link to one of the videos I wanted to show everyone although it might not be possible if that code didn't work. Maybe I can just show everyone this link in a post. Do you think it's OK? http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=64568
At 10:26am on November 9, 2010, Jim Wallace said…
Just renewed my museum membership and will post more photos taken over the years.
 
 
 

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