Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

We're racing through history!

Don Mock
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share

Don Mock's Friends

  • David D. Williams

Don Mock's Groups

 

Don Mock's Page

Latest Activity

Randall E. Roe commented on Don Mock's photo
Thumbnail

140Lap1980

"Notice how the wing fairings are squared up on the backside ? I don't remember  anyone else using this style.  "
Jul 9, 2013
Don Mock commented on Jim Mesick's blog post Happy 93rd Birthday Uncle Bob Burd
"A few of Gail's photos from Bob's birthday party...... "
Apr 6, 2013
Don Mock's photo was featured

140Lap1980

First lap over 140mph in San Diego 1980 Muncey/Atlas
Mar 15, 2013
Paul Brooking left a comment for Don Mock
"Thanks for that info don. I'll get right on to it."
Jan 1, 2013
Paul Brooking left a comment for Don Mock
"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?"
Dec 30, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Blue Blaster Atlas Update Oct 21, 2012         Part 1   (site will only allow 4000 words, so this report is broken into three parts with three sections of photos - Don Mock) The month of October has been very productive…"
Oct 21, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Blue Blaster Atlas Update         Part 2   A few months ago, we got a jump on the wing assembly by restoring the two vertical fairings and the A-frames. They were fairly easy to finish and now are ready to be painted. But…"
Oct 21, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Blue Blaster Atlas Update         Part 3 Only a week ago I was stumped on what we were going to do with the huge amount of stuff on, under and around the work bench and under the boat. A restoration like this generates tons of…"
Oct 21, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"   "
Oct 21, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
" "
Oct 21, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"See report below photos........."
Jun 26, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
" "
Jun 26, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"June 27,2012 Update As we begin our third summer with the Blue Blaster project, a lot has been accomplished on the boat the past several months. Most of our attention has been working on systems installation in preparation to add the deck. Along…"
Jun 26, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Two photos from Thursday by Gail Richardson. Atlas cowl with air-scoop plug test fit. And the arrival of the Pak/Madison at the museum.  "
Apr 14, 2012
Don Mock commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"April 11, 2012 Update A quick update on our recent progress. First off, welcome to you new members of the “Blue Blaster” group. And a special thanks to the members of the Blue Blaster Booster Club. Two great things showed up at the…"
Apr 11, 2012
David Ginder liked Don Mock's blog post 30 Years Ago Today............
Jan 21, 2012

Profile Information

What is your favorite hydroplane?
Atlas Van Lines
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Bill Muncey
Share your own web site.
http://82atlas.com

Don Mock's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Don Mock's Blog

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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. 

 …

Continue

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…

Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum to add comments!

Join Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

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, Hydroplane Museum 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
 
 
 

© 2015   Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service