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Ken Olson left a comment for John Wiener
"If you're ever interested, a couple of us go run our model boats on the Spokane river near Felts Field in Spokane Valley (once it warms up again). As close to driving the real ones as I'll ever get. Ken"
Feb 3, 2013
John Wiener replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"In the last couple of day we have seen more ideas coming in. Keep them coming, it is great to read what other people think about the sport. One day event for sure, but let people come down on Saturday for free to watch…"
Apr 15, 2012
John Wiener replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Jim is right on, his point proven with the twin automotive ULIMITEDS of the past. They sounded great and went fast, just not as fast as a turbine or a Rollsroyce V12, they also had problems with reliability in a 15 mile heat. With the tech age this…"
Apr 12, 2012
John Wiener replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"  I do not expect nor am I suggesting teams throw out there turbines and start over. The sport will need to have them for now. I have been a fan since. What I have noticed since the turbines took over, is the sport has become boring. When…"
Apr 12, 2012
Jeremy Tellesbo Sr. left a comment for John Wiener
"yes I got to ride on a limited class hydroplane when I was a little kid at baker lake several times and now I am trying to do some research on hydroplanes and see what I got at a garage sale if it was ever a race boat or if it was advertisement"
Apr 12, 2012
Jeremy Tellesbo Sr. and John Wiener are now friends
Apr 12, 2012
John Wiener replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"  We have the technology, we have the speed, we have great young drivers, we don't seem to have the innovators in the sport. With out innovation this sport has become boring, same year in and out. Remember the days of…"
Apr 11, 2012
John Wiener is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Dec 17, 2010

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Col. Warner Gardner

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At 8:08am on February 3, 2013, Ken Olson said…

If you're ever interested, a couple of us go run our model boats on the Spokane river near Felts Field in Spokane Valley (once it warms up again). As close to driving the real ones as I'll ever get.

Ken

At 5:42am on April 12, 2012, Jeremy Tellesbo Sr. said…
yes I got to ride on a limited class hydroplane when I was a little kid at baker lake several times and now I am trying to do some research on hydroplanes and see what I got at a garage sale if it was ever a race boat or if it was advertisement
 
 
 

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