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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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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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