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Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
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The Bill Muncey Memorial is more like a shrine to those that knew the man. And well deserved. His impact on Local and International levels of Hydroplane Racing is legendary. The Memorial is in needy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry K. Aug 12, 2014.

 

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Jim Sharkey and Gerry K. are now friends
Aug 14, 2014
Gerry K. joined Steve Compton's group
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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
Aug 12, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"The latest on the Bill Muncey Memorial restoration . . . as of this date, and after brainstorming the project these past few days with all interested parties, its ended up reaching the "getterdun!" stages involving contractors and funding.…"
Aug 12, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Really regret having to break the news to Fran here in a minute. Having difficulty wrapping my head around the profound impact this will have on our celebration. In my grandeous scheme I saw the cooperation between two Thunderboat regattas as a…"
Aug 11, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Quick answer, Phil - "not today". However, I'll have account information after talking to  Bob Davies, probably around five pm today. He might need to provide numbers that may take til tomorrow to come up with, so long answer,…"
Aug 11, 2014
Phil Lampman replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Is theere a special fund account at some bank to which would send contributions to via, say Paypal or by way of credit card? Or does the .0rg address handle that sort of thing?"
Aug 11, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"(11 Aug. 2014 - Muncey Memorial Restoration, Update, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA) Greetings! From warm, sunny, and wonderful Mission Bay, here in beautiful San Diego. This memo goes out to the players involved in the upgrade, and every Thunderboat…"
Aug 11, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Steve - please call me. What I have to share is too complicated for my little tablet and I'm not up to speed on my new MacBook pro. My cell is 619-646-4705. Call anytime, friend. "Warm Wishes and Happy Hydroplaning!" G."
Aug 7, 2014
Steve Compton replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Gerry - Spoke with both Fran and Edward last Friday/Saturday.  After discussion, Fran offered that she knew a few stucco/tile people that could give a quote for the project.  I suggested that needed to be the first step in order to see how…"
Aug 6, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Yes! Got the green light and stamp of approval from Bayfair around 5pm today to proceed with the restoration project on the Bill Muncey Memorial. We have a list of generous contributors that continues to grow. Each of you will be contacted. Still…"
Aug 5, 2014
Gerry K. liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post Seattle's Deadly Farce
Aug 2, 2014
Steve Compton replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Gerry - We were in San Diego last year (the first time ever) and was very disappointed at the condition of the memorial. I too am glad to see an effort made to refurbish it. I will be seeing Fran today at the Blue Blaster dedication and will mention…"
Aug 1, 2014
Gerry K. commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post The Man Who Builds The Thunderboats
""Good reading - Thanks, for sharing.""
Jul 29, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"(Update, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA - 07/29/2014) Dear Phil, happy to announce a favorable telecon with Ms. Fran Muncey at approximately 4:30 this afternoon. She was genuinely surprised that someone other than herself and son Ed, was sincerely…"
Jul 29, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Took one look at the photo of you w/ the steering wheel and immediately made a note to myself that "I wanna meet this guy!" You posted close to midnite - thunderboats got you up late too? This Muncey Project is self-inflicting its toll on…"
Jul 29, 2014
Phil Lampman replied to Gerry K.'s discussion Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
"Thanks for the heads-up and the appeal. Several of us up here have been wondering what's going to happen to this memorial and, I'm sure, many would like to support the effort. That said, how can the members of this website do so without…"
Jul 28, 2014
Gerry K. posted a discussion

Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego

The Bill Muncey Memorial is more like a shrine to those that knew the man. And well deserved. His impact on Local and International levels of Hydroplane Racing is legendary. The Memorial is in needy disrepair. We need help with all phases of the project. If you have access to a speedy process through the Permitting. Or are a Bonafide Contractor, or . . . contact our Committee as soon as possible. We have five weeks. See More
Jul 25, 2014
Gerry K. might attend Jim Mesick's event
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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 on the shores of Lake Chelan in Central WA!  AGAIN 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 Here!Event ScheduleSaturday, October 4, 2014     7:00 AM    Large Unlimited crane arrives and last Unlimiteds go into the pits     8:00 AM    Drivers meeting – ALL BOATS, ALL DRIVERS     9:15 AM   All ACBS boats back to docks.  Water closed to  ALL ACBS boats.     9:15 – 11:00 AM    Course is open for Unlimited Vintage with passengers     11:00 - 11:30 AM    Course opens for LIMITED VINTAGE     11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Course opened to  Vintage Unlimited Hydro…See More
Jul 1, 2014
Gerry K. commented on Jim Mesick's event 2014 H1 SEASON PREVIEW
"Please, please, take a video of the evening's events. Especially the drivers and administrators, and firing up an old work horse. Looking forward to seeing the clip soon. Thanks for sharing. take a video of the event"
Apr 18, 2014
Gerry K. replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
" God bless you Tim, for your passion and keen interest towards the greatest watersport ever! People don't know - what they don't know. Its up to us to introduce them to H1 and the sport in general. Only "blanket coverage and…"
Apr 3, 2014

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What is your favorite hydroplane?
#57, #1, #95
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
N. Mark Evans, Bill Muncey, Steve David

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