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Video Vault Additions - 27-Jun-2015

Hey everybody, we hope you are enjoying the beginning of summer. Here are some new videos make it even better.1957 Mile High Regatta in Color - Lake Tahoe1963 Diamond Cup- Coeur d'Alene1966…Continue

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VIDEO VAULT ADDITIONS - 8-JUN-2015

Hope everyone in the Pacific Northwest is enjoying the fabulous weather. If its too hot outside, you might want to say indoors and watch the latest editions to the vault.1957 Apple Cup Part 1 - Crew…Continue

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Video Vault Additions - 1-Jun-2015

June's first videos are now available:1955 Silver Cup - Detroit1958 Mile High Regatta - Lake Tahoe1958 Silver Cup - Detroit1969 Gold Cup - San Diego1973 Seafair World's Championship - Seattle2004…Continue

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Started Jun 2

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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Video Vault Additions - 27-Jun-2015

Hey everybody, we hope you are enjoying the beginning of summer. Here are some new videos make it even better.1957 Mile High Regatta in Color - Lake Tahoe1963 Diamond Cup- Coeur d'Alene1966 Sacramento Cup - Folsom Lake, CA1982 Thunder in the Park - Seneca Lake, NY1987 APBA Gold Cup - San Diego1988 Indiana's Governor's Cup - MadisonBardahl TV Ads - 1960'sIf you are not a member of the Video Vault, find out how…See More
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VIDEO VAULT ADDITIONS - 8-JUN-2015

Hope everyone in the Pacific Northwest is enjoying the fabulous weather. If its too hot outside, you might want to say indoors and watch the latest editions to the vault.1957 Apple Cup Part 1 - Crew Interviews1958 Gold Cup Final Heat ABC BroadcastHydros Up-Close 1957 Miss BardahlPay 'N Pak Crew Lecture - 2015Salt Lake Regatta and Boatnik 1950What's The Record? 1950If you are not a member of the Video Vault, …See More
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Team Spokane’s Humble Start Stirs Memories Of Hydro Fever

Reprinted from The Spokesman-ReviewIt was a perfect fit from the start.The Pacific Northwest, the self-styled boating capital of the world, and unlimited hydroplanes, the world’s fastest fleet.It’s a union that spawned hydro fever and in the fall of 1957. It spread from Seattle to Spokane, where the Miss Spokane - the U-25 Lilac Lady - rose out of a local fund drive.The Miss Spokane was campaigned for four seasons of near-misses from 1958 through 1961 with Dallas Sartz, Norm Evans and Rex…See More
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Video Vault Additions - 1-Jun-2015

June's first videos are now available:1955 Silver Cup - Detroit1958 Mile High Regatta - Lake Tahoe1958 Silver Cup - Detroit1969 Gold Cup - San Diego1973 Seafair World's Championship - Seattle2004 Chevrolet Cup Final Heat - SeattleDriver Interviews 1967 With Bill MunceyDriver Interviews 1968 with Bill MunceyHydros Up-Close 1957 Shanty-1Hydros Up-Close Miss Seattle 1956-57Miss Thriftway 1960 Speed Record AttemptTeamwork - 1974 Pay 'N PakIf you are not a member of the Video Vault, …See More
Jun 2
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First Unlimited Hydroplane Race on the Columbia River

On July 24, 1966, the first Unlimited Hydroplane Race occurs on the Columbia River at the Tri-Cities. Bill Brow in the Miss Budweiser wins the race. On this warm and windy day, Miss Budweiser wins both of her qualifying heats and qualifies for the final race. At four o'clock this afternoon, Miss Budweiser rips through the water and beats out her competition with an average speed of 92.402 miles per hour.Crowds Line the ColumbiaThis year was the first time the big boats raced on the…See More
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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
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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
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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 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
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Team Spokane’s Humble Start Stirs Memories Of Hydro Fever

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

Reprinted from The Spokesman-Review

It was a perfect fit from the start.

The Pacific Northwest, the self-styled boating capital of the world, and unlimited hydroplanes, the world’s fastest fleet.

It’s a union that spawned hydro fever and in the fall of 1957. It spread from Seattle to Spokane, where the Miss Spokane - the U-25 Lilac Lady - rose out of a local fund drive.

The Miss Spokane was campaigned for four seasons of near-misses from 1958 through 1961…

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First Unlimited Hydroplane Race on the Columbia River

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

On July 24, 1966, the first Unlimited Hydroplane Race occurs on the Columbia River at the Tri-Cities. Bill Brow in the Miss Budweiser wins the race. On this warm and windy day, Miss Budweiser wins both of her qualifying heats and qualifies for the final race. At four o'clock this afternoon, Miss Budweiser rips through the water and beats out her competition with an average speed of 92.402 miles per hour.

Crowds Line the Columbia

This year was the first time the…

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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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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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