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In case you missed, a good read on the Seattle Times web this morning:…Continue
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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
By Aaron Lynch
Reprinted from h1unlimited.com
The City of Madison’s ownership of a hydroplane is like none other in racing. As a result of the community ownership, their fans are like none other.
This unique ownership draws not only those who enjoy the spectacle of hydroplane racing but also is a source of civic pride for the residents of the Madison area. In its 54 years on the Unlimited hydroplane circuit, the Miss Madison has had many highs and lows but…Continue
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…Continue