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The Third Generation of Thunderboat "geeks" Shows Her Stuff

Just wanted to share with you all some evidence that the Thunderboats are still something this family holds dear. The video was taken by my daughter, Shelby Reynolds, Museum member and on the crew of…Continue

Started Jun 5

That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
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Well, despite my doubts and criticism about this idea, I had an opportunity yesterday to tour the studio and production facilities with Don Mock. That was not my original intent; I was simply trying…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Ruedy Mar 13.

Thanks for Hosting my Party!
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I simply wanted to thank the staff at the Hydroplane Museum for providing the venue for my "surprise" birthday party last Saturday. As many members or readers of this Website might realize, I am an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Lampman Feb 24.

Here's a Bit of Trivia For You

Guess which notable Detroit restaurant was shown in the recent film, "Jersey Boys", directed by Clint Eastwood?Hint: It is located on the Detroit River and features a large stylized "R" on the side…Continue

Started Nov 17, 2014


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"Thanks, Rob, great response, though as you note, the definitive answer continues to allude us. Someone noted to me recently that "Our Sport" began many years ago and even into the 50's and 60's was comprised mostly of what some…"
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"Doha, in my opinion, was a good race for a few years.  But, in the long run, given their political and humanitarian problems, I never felt it was in the best interests of our sport.  If they can "clean up their act", so to speak,…"
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How's the Sport Doing?

With reference to a blog posted over 3 years ago by Tim Maytn, together with several responses I wanted to bring this up again for discussion, especially since we've acquired a lot of new members.http://thunderboats.ning.com/profiles/blogs/well-whadda-think-about-unlimited-hydroplane-racing-lately.We didn't have a lot of response to the original blog, but we did get some…See More
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World Straightaway contender -Alfa Romeo Powered

This boat had been purposely made to break the world water straight-away speed record of the SLO MO SHUN (178.497 MPH). Fitted with two Alfa Romeo supercharged engines borrowed from the current Grand Prix (Formula One) race cars, LAURA 3 was built…
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Roostertails and Ales. Oktoberfest Beer Tasting At The Museum at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

October 24, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Please join us Saturday October 24th at 6 PM for "Roostertails and Ales", the 4th Annual Beer Tasting at the Hydro Museum. $10 Advance Purchase ($15 night of, at the door) gets you an evening of beer, bratwurst, soft pretzels and live music. Several local NW microbreweries will be offering samples of their finest brews.LIVE MUSIC!$15 gets you five tickets and admission to the event. Once you are in you can trade your tickets for food and beer.1 ticket gets you a beer sample2 tickets gets you a…See More
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How's the Sport Doing?

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 3:47pm 2 Comments

With reference to a blog posted over 3 years ago by Tim Maytn, together with several responses I wanted to bring this up again for discussion, especially since we've acquired a lot of new members.


We didn't have a lot of response to the original blog, but we…


Indulge me here. I'm trying to prove a point I made the other day to some friends.

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:02pm 5 Comments

Okay, here's a question:

When you think about Unlimited Hydroplane Racing during the period from, say 1955 to 1970, what comes first to mind?

1. A Driver 

2. A Boat

3. An Event

No essay answers, please. Just tell me which of the 3 choices comes immediately to mind. It's easy to pick all 3 I realize, but I just want to know what you think of first.

Just curious. Thanks for indulging…


This is Important, Updated From Original Blog Post - August 12, 2012.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I'm sure many of you read the original post which I submitted over a year ago. We've acquired a great many new Website Members since that time and I think the message is still relevant and important. Perhaps even more so with the projects and activities we have planned. Please Join Us!

I was at the Museum this morning helping Don Mock work on the horizontal…


Seafair - Damned if they do and damned if they do....

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

I just logged on to the museum website just to see how many members had something to say about last weekend's event. I have thus far seen no criticism or whining about anything. I suspect all of you have some opinion about what might reasonably be considered one of the least attended and most criticized events ever. Your restraint, at least on this forum is pretty classy. forgive my poor spelling and punctuation, but my broken fingrs from falling off the truck on Thursday have yet to heal or…


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At 11:03am on May 9, 2014, Steve Muncey said…

Phil.... Thank you and THANK YOU for keeping me informed on the "Blaster"...  My gosh what you you guys pulled off is just un-describable..... I'm literally at a loss for words....  I keep the rest of the family informed and cant wait to see her again. 

At 10:45am on February 20, 2011, kent snowden said…

Hey Phil!

Good to hear from you. I'm still frothing at the bit to get over and do some more "work" on the blaster. It's been an honor to participate in this project, and weather permiting, I'll be able to continue. (bonus, working with you guys has been a hoot!) See ya soon.

At 11:49am on January 12, 2011, Gail Richardson said…


 Thank you for adding me to your list of  "friends". Working with you and the other guys on the 77  Atlas has been,  and will continue to be, a great experience. I look forward each week to continueing our project to restore the "Blue Blaster". With Don's enthusiasm and knowlwdge it has been a fantastic ride and we have'nt even hit the water yet.

                                                                   Gail  Richardson

At 4:31am on December 12, 2010, Gary Todd said…

Philip, That's what its all about, Sharing. I have always enjoyed photographing the boats and I hope everyone enjoys them. More to come!



At 4:02pm on December 8, 2010, George C. Deering said…
I am a little new at this. I sent my response to your normal email. George
At 6:22pm on November 9, 2010, scott carson said…
Thanks for including me in your inner circle.

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