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Video Vault Additions - 23-Mar-2015

We've uploaded the following new videos for your enjoyment:1960 Diamond Cup - Footage1967 Gold Cup - Seattle1990 Budweiser Thunderboat Regatta - San Diego2001 PEMCO ClassicDean Chenoweth…Continue

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Video Vault Additions - 15-Mar-2015

Soggy day in Seattle. A good day to check out these new additions to the Video Vault:1985 Spirit of Detroit- Stroh's ThunderfestClose Call Testing with Mark Tate 1997Eagle Electric - 1968Keeping The…Continue

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Started Mar 15

World's smallest supercharged V8 enters production

Unless you're into model cars, you may not have heard of Conley Precision Engines. That's a shame.Why? Because they build the Stinger…Continue

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Started Oct 3, 2012

Quicksilver Accident Footage

The World Series of Motorboating, the 1955 Gold Cup Race, held in Seattle, Washington. Men seated in a motor boat. The motorboat gets underway and moves through water. People watch the race. The…Continue

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Started Mar 5, 2011

 

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Video Vault Additions - 23-Mar-2015

We've uploaded the following new videos for your enjoyment:1960 Diamond Cup - Footage1967 Gold Cup - Seattle1990 Budweiser Thunderboat Regatta - San Diego2001 PEMCO ClassicDean Chenoweth 1938-1982Miss Thriftway Dumas ModelsPay 'N Pak Straightaway Attempt 1969Schultz Films 1970Schultz Films 1971Schultz Films 1972Schultz Films 1973If you are not a member of the Video Vault, find out how to become one. Enjoy!See More
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Video Vault Additions - 15-Mar-2015

Soggy day in Seattle. A good day to check out these new additions to the Video Vault:1985 Spirit of Detroit- Stroh's ThunderfestClose Call Testing with Mark Tate 1997Eagle Electric - 1968Keeping The Thunder AliveSlo-mo-shun IV Seafair 1990Rough Footage #3 1957- 1959Silent Thunder - The U-95 StoryTesting the Slo-mo-shun IV 1950Testing the Two-Wing Budweiser 1995Time Lapse Building Pay 'N PakIf you are not a member of the Video Vault,…See More
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The New Unlimiteds

By Jack Schmale Reprinted from MotorBoating, February 1967Six 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 cursed as the blackest season in…See More
Mar 13
Hydroplane Museum replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"Bill, check your email - you were sent an invitation... "
Mar 13
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The New Unlimiteds

By Jack Schmale Reprinted from MotorBoating, February 1967Six 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 cursed as the blackest season in…See More
Mar 13
Hydroplane Museum replied to Steve Ruedy's discussion What happened to the History section?
"Hi Steve, The "static" history page was the last hold over from our old web site. All of the historical articles have been moved over to this site (http://thunderboats.ning.com/page/page/list). And while there is no single page that you…"
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Video Vault Q&A

What is the Video Vault?The Video Vault is a private Group, on our web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades.Why a Video Vault?The Museum’s mission is to inspire and motivate learning and achievement while honoring, celebrating and preserving the legacy of Unlimited Hydroplane racing. By providing access to our massive video archive to our membership, we hope to continue with…See More
Mar 9
Hydroplane Museum posted a blog post

Video Vault Q&A

What is the Video Vault?The Video Vault is a private Group, on our web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades.Why a Video Vault?The Museum’s mission is to inspire and motivate learning and achievement while honoring, celebrating and preserving the legacy of Unlimited Hydroplane racing. By providing access to our massive video archive to our membership, we hope to continue with…See More
Mar 9
mark ryan commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post The Legend of Lauterbach Boats
"there will never be two more better boat builders than the LAUTERBACHS!!!!! craftsmanship and speed nobody even comes close!!! "
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The Legend of Lauterbach Boats

By Rick FrankeReprinted from http://proptalk.comIf it is accurate to call two generations a dynasty, then Henry and Larry Lauterbach are the dynasty that dominated powerboat racing design and construction for more than 60 years.Henry, a high school dropout who never went to college, never formally studied engineering or naval architecture, was a self-taught genius who read everything he could about boat design and construction and improved upon it. He started…See More
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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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Video Vault Q&A

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

What is the Video Vault?

The Video Vault is a private Group, on our web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades.

Why a Video Vault?

The Museum’s mission is to inspire and motivate learning and achievement while honoring, celebrating and preserving the legacy of Unlimited Hydroplane racing. By providing access to our…

Continue

The Legend of Lauterbach Boats

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am 1 Comment

By Rick Franke

Reprinted from http://proptalk.com

If it is accurate to call two generations a dynasty, then Henry and Larry Lauterbach are the dynasty that dominated powerboat racing design and construction for more than 60 years.

Henry, a high school dropout who never went to college, never formally studied engineering or naval architecture, was a self-taught genius who read everything he could about boat design and construction…

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Good Intentions, Bad Results

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Pushing the hydroplane envelope didn't always work.

Reprinted from Hemmings Motor News, February, 2013.

The world of Unlimited hydroplane racing is extremely dangerous stuff under even the best circumstances. The drivers who race hydros make Sprint car jockeys and those souls who strap into Top Fuel projectiles look like geeks. The principle of these wildly overpowered racing boats is to balance them atop planes at full speed, limiting their contact…

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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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