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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

Started Dec 11, 2015

Giving Tuesday is December 1st!

GIVNG TUESDAY is a Global Day dedicated to giving back. On this day, people around the world will come together for one common purpose ... to support the causes that are important to them.This…Continue

Started Nov 29, 2015

Video Vault Additions - 29-Nov-2015

The Video Vault is thrilled to finally present the epic, 3-part interview with legendary hydroplane designer and builder Ted Jones.Ted Jones InterviewAdditional new videos:1957 Hydro Hilites1978 APBA…Continue

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Started Nov 29, 2015

Video Vault Additions - 16-Nov-2015

New videos - great for a rainy November day.1958 Thriftway / Coast Guard Incident1961 Gold Cup - Pyramid Lake, Nevada1997 Columbia Cup - Tri-Cities, WAAtlas Van Lines 1971Mini-Hydros - Ranger Charlie…Continue

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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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Aronow Introducing Unlimited Catamaran

Buck Thornton was the driver of the Aronow Unlimited in this photo published on Aug. 1, 1982.By Joanne A. FishmanReprinted from The New York Times, June 28, 1981For 17 years, Don Aronow has been the biggest kid on the block. And why not? It's his block, after all, the swampy stretch of 188th Street in Florida's North Miami Beach.…See More
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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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Marion Cooper Inducted Into Kentucky Motorsports HOF

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

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.

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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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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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