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What is your favorite hydroplane?
Atlas Van Lines
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Bill Muncey
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30 Years Ago Today............

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

 

Thirty years ago today, October 18, 1981 in Acapulco, Mexico, the legendary careers of Bill Muncey and his Blue Blaster Atlas Van Lines came to an end. It was an awful day not only for friends and family of Bill Muncey, but for the other drivers and crews involved in the final-heat crash. Muncey was leading after a brilliant start when the Atlas blew over on the first lap. It was one of the lowest points for the sport of Unlimited Hydroplane racing.

So much of the direction…

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Saws Donated by Chip Hanauer

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 7:09pm 0 Comments

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum would like to sincerely thank Chip Hanauer for the high quality band saw and table saw he recently donated to the museum. The saws are a huge boost to the museum’s shop and will go a long way in helping maintain boats, trailers, display projects and restorations. Chip offered the saws in memory of his father Stan, who was a fine craftsman and built many of Chip’s first outboard hydros. Stan was also one of the first board members of the original Unlimited…

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Stan Hanauer

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 8:49pm 3 Comments

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is sad to announce that Stan Hanauer passed away last evening at 8pm. His family was with him at the time. Services will be announced soon. Stan was 90 years of age. 

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Blue Blaster 101: Year ID

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 10:30pm 3 Comments

As we have progressed on the restoration of Bill Muncey’s Atlas Van Lines at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, the topic often comes up on which year of the boat should we recreate. To the casual observer, the Blue Blaster looked pretty much the same throughout its illustrious career. But like most race boats, the Blaster underwent subtle changes from its…

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At 10:44am on January 1, 2013, Paul Brooking said…

Thanks for that info don.

I'll get right on to it.

At 6:12pm on December 30, 2012, Paul Brooking said…

Thank you for that photo of the U-95 Cockpit Don.

Do you have any idea where I could get one of the dashboard layout of all the gauges?

At 5:06pm on October 26, 2010, Dale Fugier said…
Hi Don,

I just elevated your account to the role of a "Crew Chief". Now when you login, more site management options will be avaiable to you, including:

Blog: Tag, feature, and delete blog posts. Delete comments. If blog moderation is on, approve pending blog posts.
Events: Feature or delete events. Delete comments. Send message to guests.
Forum: Access to Manage Forum page, including ability to add, edit, and delete categories and change discussion style. Tag, feature, close, and re-open discussions. Delete discussions or replies.
Groups: Edit and delete groups. Send message to group. Manage group members. If group moderation is on, approve pending groups.
Photos: Delete, tag, feature, and rotate photos. Delete and feature albums. Delete comments on photos and albums. If photo moderation is on, approve pending photos.
Videos: Delete, tag, and feature videos. Delete comments. If video moderation is on, approve pending videos.

Let me know if you have any questions.

- Dale
 
 
 

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