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70s Andy Muntz book
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Mister Pastor and all others:The Andy Muntz book from the 70s is an excellent overview of Unlimitedhydroplane racing of the era. And it is For Sale right therein the Hydroplane Museum gift shop!-Bob…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Pastor Jul 5, 2013.

 

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Bob Senior and Bob Sawicki are now friends
Jul 23, 2013
Tony Pastor replied to Bob Senior's discussion 70s Andy Muntz book
"Thank you Mr. Senior.  I recently had the pleasure of a direct contact from Mr. Muntz himself, and now have a copy of the book."
Jul 5, 2013
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70s Andy Muntz book

Mister Pastor and all others:The Andy Muntz book from the 70s is an excellent overview of Unlimitedhydroplane racing of the era. And it is For Sale right therein the Hydroplane Museum gift shop!-Bob Senior See More
Jul 4, 2013
Bob Senior is attending Jim Mesick's event
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2013 H1 SEASON PREVIEW at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

May 11, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm
Come hear current drivers such as; Kip Brown, J. Michael Kelly, Ryan Mallow, Brian Perkins & Jon Zimmerman, plus; owners, officials and crew chiefs discuss team changes, new race sites and their plans for the upcoming season. Boats will be on display:  U-48 Snoqualmie Casino, U-54 Air National Guard, U-787 Ellstrom/BoeingOpportunity for AutographsWe will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers available for purchase.Event is Free to members, $5.00 to non-members.Please RSVPMembers Only, come…See More
Apr 11, 2013
Bob Senior is attending Jim Mesick's event
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THE RISK TAKERS AND RECORD BREAKERS! A LECTURE BY DOUG FORD at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

April 6, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Come to the Museum Saturday, April 6th and meet author Doug Ford and get your copy of “The Risk Takers and Record Breakers” signed by the author.  As an added bonus hear a great new lecture by Doug!He will talk at length of those that tried, and sometimes paid the ultimate price as they chased the Absolute World Water Speed Record.April 6th, at 7PM Free to Members, $5 for Non-Members.See More
Apr 4, 2013
Bob Senior commented on David D. Williams's event Couch Racing with Chip Hanauer
"I wouldn't miss it for thr world. I've always wondered how Jim Kropfeld's rent-a-car ended up in the lake!"
Mar 16, 2012
Bob Senior is attending David D. Williams's event
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Couch Racing with Chip Hanauer at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

April 21, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm
 Unlimited Hydroplane Legend Chip Hanauer will tell where "all the bodies are buried" in this exclusive, tell all lecture and webcast on Saturday April 21st. Chip will "spill the beans" on the funny, wacky and unbelievable things that happened in his 30 year career driving race boats.  The show starts at 2 PM PST and is free to dues paying Museum Members and costs $5 for nonmembers. It will be broadcast live on our website for out of town members who can't get to Seattle. Don't miss it!…See More
Mar 16, 2012
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4th ANNUAL ROGER NEWTON R/C MODEL HYDRO SHOW at HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM

February 11, 2012 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday, February 11th at the Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE for museum members and only $5 for the general public. A pizza lunch will be available. Come and learn about the exciting sport of scale model unlimited hydroplane racing from some of the area's best model builders. Over 50 of these beautiful creations nwill be on display. See More
Feb 10, 2012
Steve Bishop is attending Bob Senior's event

4th ANNUAL ROGER NEWTON R/C MODEL HYDRO SHOW at HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM

February 11, 2012 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday, February 11th at the Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE for museum members and only $5 for the general public. A pizza lunch will be available. Come and learn about the exciting sport of scale model unlimited hydroplane racing from some of the area's best model builders. Over 50 of these beautiful creations nwill be on display. See More
Feb 4, 2012
Ken Olson might attend Bob Senior's event

4th ANNUAL ROGER NEWTON R/C MODEL HYDRO SHOW at HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM

February 11, 2012 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday, February 11th at the Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE for museum members and only $5 for the general public. A pizza lunch will be available. Come and learn about the exciting sport of scale model unlimited hydroplane racing from some of the area's best model builders. Over 50 of these beautiful creations nwill be on display. See More
Jan 30, 2012
Dale Fugier might attend Bob Senior's event

4th ANNUAL ROGER NEWTON R/C MODEL HYDRO SHOW at HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM

February 11, 2012 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday, February 11th at the Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE for museum members and only $5 for the general public. A pizza lunch will be available. Come and learn about the exciting sport of scale model unlimited hydroplane racing from some of the area's best model builders. Over 50 of these beautiful creations nwill be on display. See More
Jan 27, 2012
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4th ANNUAL ROGER NEWTON R/C MODEL HYDRO SHOW at HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM

February 11, 2012 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday, February 11th at the Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE for museum members and only $5 for the general public. A pizza lunch will be available. Come and learn about the exciting sport of scale model unlimited hydroplane racing from some of the area's best model builders. Over 50 of these beautiful creations nwill be on display. See More
Jan 17, 2012
Profile IconMichael Opel and Britt Mercer are attending Bob Senior's event

ANNUAL MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY at At the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

December 10, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 10th. 6 pm Social. 7 pm Dinner.8 pm Guest Speaker. 8:30 pm Election & Awards.$15.00 per person. Please RSVP for head count. Contactthe Museum office by December 7th. Thank you.See More
Dec 8, 2011
Steve Compton is attending Bob Senior's event

ANNUAL MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY at At the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

December 10, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 10th. 6 pm Social. 7 pm Dinner.8 pm Guest Speaker. 8:30 pm Election & Awards.$15.00 per person. Please RSVP for head count. Contactthe Museum office by December 7th. Thank you.See More
Dec 4, 2011
Jim "FLASH" Johnston is attending Bob Senior's event

ANNUAL MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY at At the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

December 10, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 10th. 6 pm Social. 7 pm Dinner.8 pm Guest Speaker. 8:30 pm Election & Awards.$15.00 per person. Please RSVP for head count. Contactthe Museum office by December 7th. Thank you.See More
Dec 3, 2011
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ANNUAL MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY at At the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

December 10, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 10th. 6 pm Social. 7 pm Dinner.8 pm Guest Speaker. 8:30 pm Election & Awards.$15.00 per person. Please RSVP for head count. Contactthe Museum office by December 7th. Thank you.See More
Nov 28, 2011

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MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP EQUALS FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 2:29pm 1 Comment

This newly-revised Museum web site kicked off on October 19h 2010. We are now up to 423 "members", from all over the U.S. and even International. It is an amazing "blog", with lots of photos, videos, and hydro racing history. It also provides  the ability to follow all of the Museum restoration progress. But it is important to point out that the 423 are members of the "blog" and not literally members of the Museum itself. Museum membership indicates financial support, which helps us pay the…

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HYDROPLANE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP "TIP OF THE MONTH"

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 9:10pm 0 Comments

Museum Executive Director David D. Williams has written four books about Unlimited hydroplane racing that belong

on every hydroplane racing fan's bookshelf. They are "Hydroplane Racing in Seattle", "Turbine Racing in Seattle". "Hydroplane Racing in the Tri-Cities", and "Hydroplane Racing in Detroit". They can be ordered via the Museum

by visiting the Museum STORE button and then clicking on BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. You will also find numerous other publications on boat racing that…

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MUSEUM GIFT SHOP "TIP OF THE MONTH"

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 5:22pm 0 Comments

Your Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is marketing an attractive collector's set

of 3-inch cloisonne hydro pins. They reflect the unlimited hydroplanes that the Museum

has restored to running condition.. Pin #7, the Griffon Miss Budweiser is now in stock and

available for order. Earlier boats in the series are Hawaii Kai III, SloMoShun IV, SloMoShun V,

Miss Burien, Miss Thriftway, and the '58 Miss Bardahl. Your Series pin number is recorded

for the opportunity to puchase… Continue

AMAZING BOOK, "HYDRO'S WHO'S WHO", 1946-2008, By Jim Sharkey

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 9:37am 1 Comment

I recently purchased Jim Sharkey's amazing book, "HYDRO'S WHO'S WHO, 1946-2008". It lists all of the boats, all the drivers who drove them and what year(s) they raced. There is a chonological listing of a) all the Unlimiteds and their name changes; b) all the drivers and all the boats they drove; and c) a yearly breakdown as to how each boat finished in each race. The book is absolutely amazing with all the infomation and details. If you need to know about a hydro hull,…

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At 9:20pm on February 16, 2011, Mark Douty said…
Hi Bob. I just saw that this pin was sold on ebay last month. Man, I want one. Do you have one? M
At 8:42am on February 4, 2011, Linda Reynolds said…

Hello Bob,

I remember you well :)  My address is sunie3550@yahoo.com if you happen to come across the Madison race video.  I am not looking for anything professional.  If someone happened to tape it from their TV that would be just fine.  Thanks for your help!

 

Linda

At 11:38pm on December 2, 2010, Laurie Eriks Gowin said…
Awww, that's so neat to know! Howcome you never told me before? I was on the Unlimiteds on Down site for a couple years, but found Facebook, and moved toward spending too much time there. I was my Daddy's girl growing up, but when my Mom passed away in 1993, our relationship went south, and is at a point where we don't even talk :( However, I do "keep tabs" on him through other family and friends. He had a scary bout with pneumonia a couple months ago, but got well again, and is back down in Havasu where he resides over the Winter. I'm really glad you told me that information. It's fun to know! - Laurie
At 3:56pm on November 1, 2010, Jordan L. Butler said…
I'll try to be there. I went to the library the Sunday after the Seattle race, but the receptionist said there was no meeting.
 
 
 

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