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Jim "FLASH" Johnston
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  • Richard Eggleston
  • gordon ryun
  • scott carson
  • Stephen Payne
  • Joshua Hyatt
  • Dane T Sorensen
  • Phil Lampman
  • Mark Knox
  • Larry Fuller
  • Glenn D. Raymond
  • Jere Heiser
  • jim mckeon
  • Steve Compton
  • James Lucian Hausske
  • Patrick Gleason

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Jim "FLASH" Johnston and Richard Eggleston are now friends
Apr 1, 2012
Jim "FLASH" Johnston is attending Bob Senior's event

ANNUAL MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY at At the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

December 10, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 10th. 6 pm Social. 7 pm Dinner.8 pm Guest Speaker. 8:30 pm Election & Awards.$15.00 per person. Please RSVP for head count. Contactthe Museum office by December 7th. Thank you.See More
Dec 3, 2011
Jim "FLASH" Johnston is attending David D. Williams's event

Doha Slumber Party at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

November 18, 2011 at 10pm to November 19, 2011 at 7am
Unlimited Hydroplane Racing returns to Doha Qatar on November 18th. It you can't travel to Doha, the next best place to watch the race will be at the Hydroplane Raceboat Museum's 3rd Annual Doha Slumber Party. Doors open at 10PM the evening of the 18th. We will provide snacks and soft drinks. The live internet feed from Doha will be project 20' x 10' on the Museum wall. Racing starts at midnight. Bring you PJ, sleeping bags and air mattresses. We will serve a hot, “home cooked” breakfast of…See More
Oct 30, 2011
Jim "FLASH" Johnston joined Joshua Hyatt's group
Feb 19, 2011
scott carson and Jim "FLASH" Johnston are now friends
Dec 16, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston 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
Dec 15, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston and James Lucian Hausske are now friends
Dec 15, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston 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
Dec 2, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston joined Jere Heiser's group

1967 Miss Budweiser

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's 1967 Miss Budwieser was built by Les Staudacher in 1962 for Shirley Mendelson McDonald. She ran in 1962 and 1963 as the Notre Dame. In 1965 the boat was renamed Shu-Shu.In 1967, the 4th Miss Budweiser crashed in Tampa Florida, killing Bill Brow. Bernie Little bought the Shu-Shu and turned her into the 5th Miss Budweiser. She was driven by Mike Thomas and won the British Columbia Cup in Kelowna BC. The boat was replaced by the famous Ed Karelsen-built hull…See More
Dec 2, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston is attending David D. Williams's event

14th Annual Museum Gala at Hydroplane Museum

August 4, 2011 from 5pm to 10pm
The biggest and best Hydro party of the year. This annual dinner auction is the Museum's biggest fund raiser. It often sells ouit so be sure to make your reservations early
Nov 24, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston is attending David D. Williams's event

2nd Annual Mahogany & Merlot at Lake Chelan, Washington

September 30, 2011 to October 2, 2011
Great food, great wine and great boats! A running exhibition of vintage unlimiteds and limited inboards along with beautify classic runabouts in the heart of the Washington's wine country at the hight of the wine crush.
Nov 24, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston is attending David D. Williams's event

2011 Diamond Cup at Lake Coeur d'Alene Idaho

July 22, 2011 to July 24, 2011
The vintage unlimteds return to Lake Coeur d'Alene Idaho.
Nov 24, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston and Mark Knox are now friends
Nov 22, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston and gordon ryun are now friends
Nov 14, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston is attending David D. Williams's event

Orxy Cup Slumber Party at Hydrplane Museum

November 19, 2010 at 10pm to November 20, 2010 at 5am
Thanks to a very generous sponsorship from Peters and May, H1 will stream the Oryx Cup from Doha Qatar in High Definition on the H1 website. In conjunction with H1 and Peters and May, the Hydroplane Museum in Kent will host their second annual Doha Slumber party to allow fans in the Northwest to gather together and see the race live.Because of the time difference, the race will air in Seattle Late Friday night and early Saturday morning.Peters and May will also sponsor the Museum’s party,…See More
Nov 5, 2010
Jim "FLASH" Johnston joined Ryan Smith's group

1962-65 Miss Bardahl

1963-64-65 Gold Cup & National Champion1965 World Champion57 Consecutive heats completed (record still stand for a piston powered unlimited)Lap, heat & race records which stood for over a decadeFirst use (along with Miss Exide) of Nitrous OSee More
Nov 2, 2010

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At 6:44am on December 16, 2010, scott carson said…

Hey my friend, I hope the season finds you well.  Have been too busy of late to get down to the museum as much as I would like but really like the progress you all are making on the displays and the restorations.  Happy holidays to you and yours!


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