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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

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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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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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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 with the water, as opposed to a normal vessel…See More
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"BOEING’s “AQUA-JET” HYDROFOIL RESEARCH HYDROPLANE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE "HTS" HYDRODYNAMIC TEST SYSTEM) From 1961-1966, the Boeing owned and operated Aqua-Jet provided a continuous "water tunnel” between its…"
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Engineer Ted Jones harbored a lot of creative (even radical) ideas about boat design, which spawned one of Seattle’s most storied traditions — unlimited hydroplane racing.By David Eskenazi and Steve RudmanEvery summer thousands of Puget Sounders flock to Lake Washington to witness — from the shore, rowboats, yachts, cruisers, tug…See More
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Reprinted from www.enginebuildermag.com.There are three amazing numbers that would seem to make this giant powerplant pretty much incomparable with motorsports use. The numbers are 12, 1710, and 1600. Certainly a little explanation is needed.First, there’s the 1710 number, which is part of its official name the V-1710 engine which actually is the number of cubic inches it displaces. The 12 is the number of cylinders, while the 1600 specifies the…See More
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The Legend of Lauterbach Boats

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

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 with the…

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Ted Jones Launches a Seattle Tradition

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Engineer Ted Jones harbored a lot of creative (even radical) ideas about boat design, which spawned one of Seattle’s most storied traditions — unlimited hydroplane racing.

By David Eskenazi and Steve Rudman

Every summer thousands of Puget Sounders flock to Lake Washington to…

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Aqua Allisons

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Reprinted from www.enginebuildermag.com.

There are three amazing numbers that would seem to make this giant powerplant pretty much incomparable with motorsports use. The numbers are 12, 1710, and 1600. Certainly a little explanation is needed.

First, there’s the 1710 number, which is part of its official name the V-1710 engine which actually is the number of cubic inches it displaces. The 12 is the number of cylinders,…

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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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