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Buck Thornton was the driver of the Aronow Unlimited in this photo published on Aug. 1, 1982.
By Joanne A. Fishman
Reprinted from The New York Times, June 28, 1981
For 17 years, Don Aronow has been the biggest kid on the block. And why not? It's…Continue
By Fred Farley – APBA UNLIMITED HISTORIAN
The late Marion Cooper of Louisville, Kentucky, was inducted into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame, on October 24, 2015, in ceremonies at Owensboro, Kentucky.
The Hydroplane Museum Celebrates Seattle’s Hydroplane History!
This year’s Seafair hydroplane race will be the 65th year that we have raced Unlimiteds Hydroplanes on Lake Washington. When the first race was run back in 1951, Seattle had a population of 467,591. Harry Truman was President and a postage stamp cost three cents. A gallon of gas cost 20 cents. You could buy a new car for $1,500 and the average household income in the US was $3,515. A lot has changed since…Continue
Reprinted from The Guide, July 31, 1973.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s, it’s Super-boat! Where? Why where else, on the course for the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Trophy Race. You may not see a big red S on its side, but you can tell it by its number. It is, and mark this well, the U-95.
Actually nobody yet really knows what exactly to expect from the worlds newest entry in the field of unlimited hydro racing. But it is expected…Continue