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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

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Hydro Fever 2017 at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

May 20, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is happy to announce our annual Hydro Fever FREE Open House.Come and tour our gallery featuring such vintage unlimited hydroplanes as Slo-Mo-Shun V, Miss Bardahl, Miss Wahoo, Atlas Van lines, Oh Boy! Oberto, and Miss Budweiser.Check in on our current restorations: the 1973 Pay 'N Pak and the 1979 Squire Shop.Hydro Fever includes a live auction of hydroplane memorabilia at 12 PM, with proceeds benefiting the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum.Casper model hydro…See More
Feb 10
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10th Annual Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Hydro Show at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

February 11, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Hydro ShowRoger "The Czar"  Newton was the father of the R/C unlimited racing. This yearly gathering of the regions R/C clubs helps us remember Roger and the sport that he loved so much.There will be six R/C clubs attending with hundreds of models on display.Admission is free to Museum Members…See More
Feb 10
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10th Annual Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Hydro Show at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

February 11, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Hydro ShowRoger "The Czar"  Newton was the father of the R/C unlimited racing. This yearly gathering of the regions R/C clubs helps us remember Roger and the sport that he loved so much.There will be six R/C clubs attending with hundreds of models on display.Admission is free to Museum Members…See More
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The Saga of Ron Jones

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane HistorianUnlimited hydroplane racing owes a lot to Ron Jones, the Seattle area boat builder, who has revolutionized the sport so dramatically over the years.If anyone has any doubts about the contribution of Ron Jones, Sr., to big-time boat racing, the outward appearance of the hydroplanes themselves should suffice. The boats of yesteryear were, for the most part, rather narrow, quite box-shaped, and less streamlined. They had forward engines and rear…See More
Jan 19
Russ McElroy commented on Hydroplane Museum's event Hydro Fever 2017
"Will try to make it - wanna see the 73 Pak - the photos I've seen sure look great!"
Jan 17
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Hydro Fever 2017 at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

May 20, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is happy to announce our annual Hydro Fever FREE Open House.Come and tour our gallery featuring such vintage unlimited hydroplanes as Slo-Mo-Shun V, Miss Bardahl, Miss Wahoo, Atlas Van lines, Oh Boy! Oberto, and Miss Budweiser.Check in on our current restorations: the 1973 Pay 'N Pak and the 1979 Squire Shop.Hydro Fever includes a live auction of hydroplane memorabilia at 12 PM, with proceeds benefiting the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum.Casper model hydro…See More
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"Great story and photos Don!   Thanks for sharing!  Steve Ruedy"
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H1 Unlimited Champions Gala at Seattle Marriott Waterfront

January 14, 2017 from 6pm to 11pm
The 2016 H1 Unlimited Champions Gala is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 6:00-11:00 PM at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2110 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121.The evening will start with a cocktail hour from 6pm to 7pm, Dinner & Awards 7pm to 10pm and a 1 hour social hour after the event.Tickets are available for $85 each or a table of 10 for $800 and include a dinner of Chicken, Salmon or Steak.…See More
Dec 10, 2016
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"Dale: Please feel free to reformat the Norberg article so that it works best for your needs. Thanks for the kind words about the piece as well."
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1979 Squire Shop

Restoration of the 1979 Squire Shop unlimited hydroplane is under way. Designed by Dave Knowlen and built by Norm Berg, this was the boat that legendary driver Chip Hanauer used to scored his very first Unlimited victory.Follow the progress of the restoration here and by visiting the 1979 Squire Shop Restoration Blog.See More
Dec 8, 2016
Hydroplane Museum's blog post was featured

The Famous Bill Muncey Dunking of 1979

By Don Mockt was the 1979 Jack-in-the-Box Regatta on San Diego’s Mission Bay where an interesting, yet little known event took place. But it wasn’t until 35 years later that the story became even more interesting thanks to a photo that surfaced from photographer Bill Osborne. Besides a few lousy shots I took with a little cheap camera, this is the only other photo I’ve ever seen of Bill Muncey and the Atlas Van Lines…See More
Dec 8, 2016

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A Ron Jones Introduction - A Century of Gold Cup Racing

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The recently published book, A CENTURY OF GOLD CUP RACING by Fred Farley and Ron Harsin, is dedicated to two extraordinary men: Ted Jones and his son Ron Jones, Sr., whose trend-setting designs defined state-of-the-art in Gold Cup racing in the second half of the 20th Century.

Ron was asked to write the introduction to A CENTURY OF GOLD CUP RACING. It contains a moving tribute to his late father. Due to space limitations, Ron's preface had to be shortened for…

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The Master Speaks - An Interview with Ron Jones Sr.

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

By Anne McRayde. Reprinted from Skid Fin Magazine, 2003, Vol 1, No. 1

How did you first begin building boats?

You could say I was born with it. My father was Ted Jones, who invented the three-point hydroplane, as we know it today. As a little boy, I was able to go with Dad, and my three sisters, and Mom to the lake and watch Dad test. When he was out testing my three sisters, who are marvelous people, screamed and hollered. I stood there very stoically…

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The Man Who Builds The Thunderboats

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

By Bill Ames. Reprinted from Science & Mechanics, August, 1974.

The Unlimited Division of the American Power Boat Association is the smallest active racing class of that group. This elite coterie fields less than two dozen boats each year, to compete in about ten races. Yes these few…

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The Saga of Ron Jones

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 6:55pm 0 Comments

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian

Unlimited hydroplane racing owes a lot to Ron Jones, the Seattle area boat builder, who has revolutionized the sport so dramatically over the years.

If anyone has any doubts about the contribution of Ron Jones, Sr., to big-time boat racing, the outward appearance of the hydroplanes themselves should suffice. The boats of yesteryear were, for the most part, rather narrow, quite box-shaped, and less streamlined. They had…

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At 1:04pm on December 9, 2016, Stephen Shepperd said…
Dale: Please feel free to reformat the Norberg article so that it works best for your needs. Thanks for the kind words about the piece as well.
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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