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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

Looking for a pair of these for the Blue Blaster Restoration
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Among the many obsolete or hard to find parts we need to complete the restoration of the 1977 Atlas van Lines hydroplane are a NOS or near perfect pair of access hatches made by PHYI in Wilmington CA…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall E. Roe Apr 25, 2013.


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PAY 'N PAK ORIGINAL CREW LECTURE at The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

May 30, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We are pleased to announce that Saturday, May 30th we will be having our first Pay 'N Pak Crew Lecture in our year long celebration of the Legacy of Innovation the Pay 'N Pak story.The 1975 "Winged Wonder" U-25 Pay 'N Pak is privately owned by Ken Muscatel and he is having the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum restore the hull, headed up by Mike Hanson and Jere Heiser and Museum Volunteers.The Museum is excited to be doing a lecture series and bringing a mobile exhibit to the Tri-cities as they…See More
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Gold Cup Returns - HAPO Columbia Cup - Water Follies at Columbia River

July 25, 2015 all day
The Gold Cup returns to the 2015 HAPO Columbia Cup and it will mark the 50th time Unlimited Hydroplanes have raced on the Columbia River.  This year’s event, like the inaugural in 1966, will most likely have 12 Unlimiteds in attendance.  But the modern Unlimited Hydroplane has very little in common with those first boats that churned the waters of the Columbia River.  The hydroplanes of 2015 are almost more plane than hydro.  They are thirty foot long, 7,000 pound wings that glide over the…See More
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Steve Cernich commented on Phil Lampman's blog post Indulge me here. I'm trying to prove a point I made the other day to some friends.
"Driver: Bill Muncey Boat: 1968 Checkerboard Miss Bardahl Event: 1966 President's Cup"
Mar 14
Steve Ruedy replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"I'll agree with everyone else, the videos are amazing.  Tons I have not seen before along with some ones that I have.  What a treasure trove of hydroplaning history.  Thanks to the museum for making it available to us. Steve R."
Mar 13
Hydroplane Museum replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"Bill, check your email - you were sent an invitation... "
Mar 13
William W Zuppe replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"Please let me know what, if anything needs to be done to get me into the vault. Bill Zuppe birdeye59@comcast.net "
Mar 13
Steve Cernich replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"Just "re-joined" mainly for this video archive. Waiting with great anticipation to the release of some 1960's Local Seattle TV coverage! Great stuff, something that has been long overdue for this fan-base. "
Mar 13
Jim Mesick replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"As usual, Phil has the prudent suggestion! It's easy for me to promise, Don has to do the work not me. We will not make this public but, something to explore! Keep the suggestions coming! "
Mar 12
Phil Lampman replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"Thanks Jim, for taking care of that question. If I may be so bold as to offer an opinion, from what I've seen thus far of the amount of raw material in the archives and what the production crew is doing with it, I think the opportunities are…"
Mar 12
Jim Mesick replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"If you see a movie you would like to have, contact us and we can sell you a copy.  Not sure how much we will charge from 1 offs.  info@thunderboats.org"
Mar 12
Gary Finn replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"Will any of the Video Vault be for sale on DVD??"
Mar 12
Don Mock replied to Phil Lampman's discussion That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
"You aint seen nothin yet!........news from the Video Vault. I wanted to give you some additional info about the museum’s video vault. As one of the video archive producers at the museum, I am really excited about the incredible shows that we…"
Mar 9
Phil Lampman commented on kent Lund's blog post Model Tether Boat Racing at Detroit Water Works Park and Belle Isle
"This reminds me a lot of what, in scale model race cars, might be called "Spin Dizzies". Am I close? They too were largely tether-controlled racers. For discussion's sake, dos anyone on this forum remember the Strombecker series of…"
Mar 2
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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 3 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…


The Sammamish Slough Races - a Rememberance and Show

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

Among the most popular outboard-hydroplane events during Seattle area summers were the races from Redmond to Kenmore by way of the Sammamish Slough, now considered to be a "river" since Microsoft moved into town and property values reached the point where the term is no longer acceptable to local real estate agents.

But to most of us hanging out on this website, it was always "The Slough". This annual event was a thrill to watch, especially near the Bothell Bridge. Though the races…


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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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