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Michael Opel
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What is your favorite hydroplane?
Miss Excide
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Any man or woman that has ever strapped in or driven without straps, YOU are my favorite

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On a personal note

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 9:53pm 2 Comments

     In Feb of 2011 I walked through the doors of a place that "I've always wanted to check out". When I walked into that building, I stood there flashing back to a time in my life when I didn't have mortgages, family responsibilities, careers.....all the things that happened when I was forced to grow up. I was suddenly in a place where it was okay to be young again. As a matter of fact, the contents and the people INSIST that you bring your memories with you.

     For every story I…


Sent a letter of thanks to the mayor of Coeur d'Alene,,,,here's her nice little response.

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 9:17am 0 Comments

    The weekend seemed to be a resounding success.  I have heard from many how much they enjoyed the hydroplanes back in Coeur d’Alene.  Thanks for all of your help.

Best regards,…


Insider Report

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 1:24pm 1 Comment

     As a fan and participant of "Live Theatre" for many years, I have experienced several moments where a particular performance is just "magical". The kind of show where everyone nails their lines, hit all their marks. The lighting and the set just looks right together. After a few scenes you realize that the audience is just eating it up. The audience can't quite explain it, but they know that whatever they're seeing is cool beyond belief.

     That's what happened in Coeur d'Alene…


Unbelieveable 10 days

Posted on August 7, 2011 at 4:47am 0 Comments

     For those of you that have ever given a dollar, a days worth of work or anything else to the Museum out of the kindness of your heart.....you should be VERY proud of the show those men and women put on over the last 10 days. The 5 boats that participated in the Tri Cities, were sparkling,,,,,,I mean they glistened in the sun. Those that piloted the boats put on a GREAT show for the fans. They created a few cool formations and the photo ops were spectacular. The best part was being able…


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