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Bruce Menz
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2014 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Car Event at Chelan Waterfront Park & Lakeside Marina

October 4, 2014 to October 5, 2014
The 2014 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Show is a ‘on-the-water’ boat show and FREE Family Friendly event!  NEW this year, classic cars will be showcased along with Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes from the Hydroplane And Raceboat Museum in Seattle, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes, and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating.Video of event Click…See More
Jul 2
Phil Lampman and Bruce Menz are now friends
Jun 6
Bruce Menz might attend Jim Mesick's event

2014 H1 SEASON PREVIEW at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

April 19, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm
Come hear current drivers, plus; owners, officials and crew chiefs discuss team changes, new race sites and their plans for the upcoming season. Boats will be on display Opportunity 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 early and we will be firing up one or two of our vintage engines.  Come early and hear the Thunder. See More
Apr 18
Bruce Menz might attend Jim Mesick's event

HYDROS & HOT RODS at The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

June 7, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum welcomes Hydros & Hot Rods Saturday, June 7th from 10:00am - 4:00pm.Come and hear Live Music and see Hot Rods next to your favorite Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes.We will have a cackle fest and trailer fire a Thunderboat along with a Hot Rod and you will feel the Thunder.The Museum will be open to tour, free for Members and a special $5.00 fee for non-members.If you would like your Hot Rod included, please email the Museum at:…See More
Jan 29
Bruce Menz might attend Jim Mesick's event

VOLUNTEER FAIR at The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

March 8, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
VOLUNTEER FAIRMarch 8th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm Visit The Museum and learn how you too can get involved. Presentations on… Multi-Media:  Do you have talents in Photography or Video Production, this is your opportunity to put your gifts to use in the world of motorsports.Restoration Crews:  Have you ever wanted to be part of a Crew restoring your favorite Unlimited Hydroplane?Tour Guide:  Explore your talents as a Docent and share the History of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing.Gift Shop:  We need help…See More
Jan 29
Bruce Menz might attend Jim Mesick's event

6th Annual Roger Newton R/C Model show. at The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

February 8, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Roger "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 Musuem Members and $5 for nonmemebrs. Doors open at 10 AM. Pizza lunch will be avaliable.…See More
Jan 16
Bruce Menz might attend Dale Fugier's event

Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup at Lake Coeur d'Alene

August 30, 2013 to September 1, 2013
The Diamond Cup and H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d'Alene Labor Day weekend, 2014.  Drivers and Teams from all over the Country will be battling for the National High Point Championship on one of the fastest race courses H1 has to offer. The sanctioned race will be located along Coeur d’Alene's Lakeshore Drive in the Silver Beach area. The first year drew 70,000-90,000 spectators over that three day period. Don't miss out on this Summer's most exhilarating event. See More
Apr 2, 2013
Bruce Menz might attend Dale Fugier's event

Albert Lee Cup at Seafair at Lake Washington

August 2, 2013 to August 4, 2013
For the drivers and teams on the Air National Guard Hydroplane circuit, there is no bigger stage than the Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seafair Weekend.It’s the chance to race before family and friends and a rare opportunity to showcase the sport on live television. And because many of the Air National Guard teams are based in the greater Seattle area, winning here can make the season for drivers and team owners.This year marks the 64th running of Seafair on Lake Washington and Oh Boy! Oberto…See More
Apr 2, 2013
Bruce Menz might attend Dale Fugier's event

Lamb Weston Columbia Cup at Columbia River

July 26, 2013 to July 28, 2013
The 2012 Lamb Weston Columbia Cup will mark the 47th time Unlimited Hydroplanes have raced on the Columbia River.  This year’s event, like the inaugural in 1966, will most likely have 12 Unlimiteds in attendance.  But the modern Unlimited Hydroplane has very little in common with those first boats that churned the waters of the Columbia River.  The hydroplanes of 2012 are almost more plane than hydro.  They are thirty foot long, 7,000 pound wings that glide over the water with only the bare…See More
Apr 2, 2013
Bruce Menz might attend Jim Mesick's event


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 2, 2013
Bruce Menz might attend Jim Mesick's event

Hydro Fever 2013 at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

May 25, 2013 from 10am to 4pm
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is happy to announce our annual Hydro Fever Open House. Admission is free!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, Hurricane IV and Miss Budweiser.Hydro Fever includes a live auction of hydroplane memorabilia at 12 noon, with proceeds benefiting the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum.Casper model hydro races for the kids takes place all day. And a hot lunch…See More
Apr 2, 2013
Bruce Menz posted a status
"loved the couch racing with Chip"
Apr 23, 2012
Bruce Menz liked Randy Mueller's blog post Museum Closure -- Keep Up Your Skills
Mar 17, 2012
Bruce Menz might attend David D. Williams's event

Dixon Smith's Racing Development of the Merlin from the 1950's thru the 1990's at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

May 19, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
This is a comprehensive history of modifications to the Rolls Royce / Packard Merlin for boat racing and airplane racing. The topics include internal modifications such as quill shafts, crankshafts and cam shafts. Also included is a discussion of Nitrous Oxide, ADI (Water methanol) injection and Nitro Methane. There will be actual Merlin parts to examine. The presentation will be technical in nature, but also will be of interest to the average Vintage Unlimited fan. The presentation will…See More
Mar 17, 2012
Bruce Menz might attend David D. Williams's event

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 17, 2012
Bruce Menz commented on Tom Butler's blog post New Starting procedures
"make it a timed event , that way it does not matter how they finished or started the winner is based in the total overall time for the heats and the final race"
Sep 22, 2011

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