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Gary Laws
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  • Seattle, WA
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  • Jim Mesick
  • Bradley Haskin
  • Tom Butler
  • Randy Mueller
  • Kevin Glenn
  • Steve Compton
  • Jim Sharkey
  • Lon Erickson
  • David D. Williams
  • Hydroplane Museum

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Gary Laws commented on David D. Williams's event 2016 H1 SEASON PREVIEW - Rescheduled!
"Always a good time, went last year........was fun and informative."
Jun 10
Gary Laws is attending David D. Williams's event

2016 H1 SEASON PREVIEW - Rescheduled! at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

June 11, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm
At the request of several race teams we are rescheduling the Season Preview to Saturday June 11th to avoid conflicting with outboard races in Everett and inboard races in Tri Cities.  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…See More
Jun 10
Gary Laws replied to Timothy D. Hines's discussion Squire Shop colors
"I tried Tim, waiting to hear back from David Newton as well."
Jul 2, 2015
Jim Sharkey and Gary Laws are now friends
Aug 14, 2014
Gary Laws replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"I think the series needs to have the fans more actively involved, and not by treating the sport as a weekend event. Fans should given the opportunity to be involved in the racing activities themselves (within reason), this can be done by means…"
Jun 2, 2014
Gary Laws commented on Jim Mesick's event Hydro Fever 2013
"You know I'll be there....."
Apr 1, 2013
Gary Laws is attending 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 1, 2013
Gary Laws commented on Randy Mueller's photo

Miss M Seat 041

"Very nice!!!"
Mar 4, 2013
Gary Laws posted a status
"The 1979 Squire Shop hull is coming home to the museum family......read all about it www.79squireshop.weebly.com"
Mar 4, 2013
Gary Laws commented on David D. Williams's event Couch Racing with Chip Hanauer
"Me and all my Casper racing buddies will be there........perhaps Chip will race with us after the event."
Mar 24, 2012
Gary Laws is attending 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 24, 2012
Gary Laws joined Glenn D. Raymond's group

1958 Miss Bardahl

This group is dedicated to all the former drivers and anybody who likes the first successful Miss Bardahl. Photo of Billy Schumacher driving at Seafair 2001 by Jon Osterberg.See More
Feb 5, 2011
Gary Laws commented on Gary Todd's photo


"It's the 1975 Atlas Van Lines, U-71 designation. I have a better picture that shows the hull  from above (looking down).  "
Jan 21, 2011
Gary Laws commented on Don Mock's blog post Blue Blaster 101: Year ID
"I still think the 1981 version should be the decision, but what do I know."
Jan 11, 2011
Gary Laws commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Don posted awhile back about asking us fans what configuration the Blaster should be restored to? As far as I can tell, I was the only one who commented (through the link anyway). Has a decision been made yet?"
Jan 8, 2011
Gary Laws joined Steve Compton's group

1977 Atlas Van Lines

Construction updates as the famous "Blue Blaster" is restored to her original racing condition. Updates by Don Mock and Phil Lampman - Photos by Phil LampmanSee More
Jan 8, 2011

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What is your favorite hydroplane?
1984 Atlas Van Lines & 1979 Squire Shop
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Chip Hanauer
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