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Video Vault Additions - 11-Dec-2015

Hope everyone in the Northwest is enjoying the soggy December. Here are some new videos to hopefully brighten your day:1956 Seafair Trophy - Seattle WA1958 Gold Cup Time TrialsBlue Blaster at 2015…Continue

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Thunderboats are impressive, even without the thunder

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, August 5, 2016Sketched Aug. 3, 2016The thunderous hydros are meant to be watched as they glide over Lake Washington during Seafair. But, for a quieter experience, you may want to see them up close at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent.The exhibit grew from a private…See More
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Bill Wurster - Then and Now

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane HistorianAs the story goes, Bill Wurster was sitting in his pleasure boat tied to the log boom at Lake Washington in 1967, watching the Seattle Seafair hydroplane race. He made a bet with his brother that one day he would pilot one of those awesome machines--an Unlimited hydroplane.…See More
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Speed King – Meeting Chip Hanauer

August, 1982 – Hanauer brings home the gold at the Emerald Cup on Lake Washington less than a year after Bill Muncey’s death. Photo by Bob Greenhow.Words & New Photos: Ozzie Wiese Reprinted from Northwest Yaching MagazoneThe chance of anybody beating Chip Hanauer’s record-setting seven consecutive Gold Cup…See More
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Hydro Fever at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

May 28, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
Hydro Fever is the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's annual open house. FREE admission. Come iew the progress on the restoration of the 'Winged Wonder', 1973 Pay'n Pak. There will be a Hydroplane memorabilia auction at 12 noon. Hot lunch available. Casper model racing for the kids.See More
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Hydro Fever at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

May 28, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
Hydro Fever is the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's annual open house. FREE admission. Come iew the progress on the restoration of the 'Winged Wonder', 1973 Pay'n Pak. There will be a Hydroplane memorabilia auction at 12 noon. Hot lunch available. Casper model racing for the kids.See More
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"Hey! I remember the Aronow!!  We were in Howard Arneson's shop installing the KB Hemi's. ( at the time I worked for Howard)... Howard allowed me to take a leave of absence to haul the Aronow to all the races. ( We went to Tri-Cities…"
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Thunderboats are impressive, even without the thunder

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, August 5, 2016

Sketched Aug. 3, 2016

The thunderous hydros are meant to be watched as they glide over Lake Washington during Seafair. But, for a quieter experience, you may want to see them up close at the…

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Bill Wurster - Then and Now

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 10:10pm 0 Comments

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian

As the story goes, Bill Wurster was sitting in his pleasure boat tied to the log boom at Lake Washington in 1967, watching the Seattle Seafair hydroplane race. He made a bet with his brother that one day he would pilot one of those awesome machines--an Unlimited hydroplane.…

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Speed King – Meeting Chip Hanauer

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

August, 1982 – Hanauer brings home the gold at the Emerald Cup on Lake Washington less than a year after Bill Muncey’s death. Photo by Bob Greenhow.

Words & New Photos: Ozzie Wiese

Reprinted from Northwest Yaching Magazone

The…

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Aronow Introducing Unlimited Catamaran

Posted on January 3, 2016 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

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…

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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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