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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, 2015

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, 2015.

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, 2015.

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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Phil Lampman commented on Timothy Ramsey's group 1979 Squire Shop
"Do you still need the Heavy Duty Shop vac, or are you waiting for the boat to dry out? I was going to bring mine down, but unless you need it this weekend, I'll plan on bringing it down on Turesday morning."
Nov 24
Phil Lampman joined Timothy Ramsey's group
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1979 Squire Shop

The 1979 Squire Shop will begin restoration sometime this Fall based on when the Pay n Pak will be completed. Drop us a note to share any stories on this early Chip Hanauer driven race boat. See More
Oct 30
Phil Lampman is attending David D. Williams's event
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The Squire Shop Racing Team Reunion at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

October 8, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
Please join us for a celebration of all thinks Squire Shop at ourSquire Shop Race Team Reunion. Meet all of the greats that made this memorable team such an important part of our sports history. There will be autographs, raffles, a silent auction and much more!Admission is free! See More
Oct 7
Phil Lampman liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post Speed King – Meeting Chip Hanauer
May 29
Phil Lampman commented on David D. Williams's blog post Remembering Fred Farley
"Like many, I am distressed to hear of Fred's passing. In many ways he was a direct link between what is and what was. He will be more than missed. Yet, by way of some of the publications that continue, like UNJ, I am hoping some of the talent -…"
May 3
Phil Lampman shared their photo on Facebook
Dec 22, 2015
Phil Lampman commented on Phil Lampman's blog post How's the Sport Doing?
"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…"
Oct 19, 2015
Robert B. Frank commented on Phil Lampman's blog post How's the Sport Doing?
"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,…"
Oct 19, 2015
Phil Lampman posted a blog post

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
Oct 15, 2015
Phil Lampman is attending Jim Mesick's event
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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
Oct 11, 2015
Phil Lampman posted a discussion

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 the Blue Blaster. You'll see her work on Don Mock's video of the restoration and rebirth of the boat.This is a video of Shelby's older daughter, Scarlett, in action during "phase 1" of Thunderboat enthusiasm. How could this grandfather be more proud?…See More
Jun 5, 2015
Phil Lampman is attending Jim Mesick's event
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DOUG FORD BOOK SIGNING AND JONES LECTURE at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

June 20, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Come to the Museum June 20th and hear author Doug Ford read excerpts from his latest Book The "Wizards" of Speed on the Water - The Greatest Raceboat Designers in boat racing history.  Doug will also be signing books.Meet Ron Jones Sr., and Ron Jones Jr.  They will be taking questions from the audience during the presentation and will be happy to autograph copies of Doug's book too.Doug Ford's latest book gives a detailed looks at the evolution of hydroplane racing through the accomplishments…See More
May 22, 2015
Phil Lampman is attending Jim Mesick's event
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HYDROS & HOT RODS at The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

June 13, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's 2nd Annual Hydros & Hot Rods Saturday, June 13th from 10:00am - 4:00pm.Come and hear Live Music and see Hot Rods next to your favorite Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes.We will have a cackle fest and trailer fire a Thunderboat along with a Hot Rod and you will feel the Thunder.The Museum will be open to tour, free for Members and a special $5.00 fee for non-members.If you would like your Hot Rod included, please email the Museum at:…See More
May 16, 2015
Phil Lampman 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.
"Well, I didn't get an overwhelming response to my mini-poll. Hardly anything that might be considered statistically  valid, but the few responses I did receive lead me to my belief that for the sport to increase its fan base is not so much…"
May 8, 2015
Phil Lampman liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post A Blast from the Past
May 6, 2015
WhitemoonG 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.
"Muncey"
May 2, 2015

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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.

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…

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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 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…

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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…

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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…

Phil,

 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!

Thanks,

Gary

At 4:02pm on December 8, 2010, George C. Deering said…
Phil,
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…
Phil,
Thanks for including me in your inner circle.
Scott
 
 
 

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