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In case you missed, a good read on the Seattle Times web this morning:…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…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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Started Jun 8

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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Museum Vintage Exhibition at Seafair

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 then. A postage stamp is…See More
Wednesday
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Silent Seafair Thunder U-95

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 by many, this writer included, that the U-95 will perform some…See More
Jul 13
Hydroplane Museum posted a blog post

Madison Has A Hometown Team Like No Other

By Aaron LynchReprinted from h1unlimited.comThe 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 through it all there have been one of the…See More
Jul 1
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1974 Pay 'N Pak

1974 Gar Wood Trophy Hydroplane Race, Detroit, with George Henley at the wheel.
Jul 1
Hydroplane Museum posted a discussion

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
Jun 28
bob schott liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post Team Spokane’s Humble Start Stirs Memories Of Hydro Fever
Jun 19
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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
Jun 8
Mark Douty liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post Team Spokane’s Humble Start Stirs Memories Of Hydro Fever
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Jun 6
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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
Jun 4
Scott Peterson liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post First Unlimited Hydroplane Race on the Columbia River
Jun 3
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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
May 26
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May 26
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…"
May 21

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Museum Vintage Exhibition at Seafair

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 8:53pm 0 Comments

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…

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Silent Seafair Thunder U-95

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

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…

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Madison Has A Hometown Team Like No Other

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

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…

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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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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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