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Terry Edwards
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Terry Edwards replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"James makes an interesting point about using or adapting large truck engines. I had thought of this many times in connection with diesel engines, especially the Detroit Diesel 12V71 which was a V12 and sounded wonderful in a truck. I did however…"
Apr 13, 2012
Terry Edwards replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
""Standardization" of components is a bit of a slippery slope. You may end up with the NASCARization of unlimited hydro racing, where the "show" is all for the "fans". You end up with "standard" bodywork and…"
Apr 12, 2012
Terry Edwards replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"I disagree, I don't think the difference between piston noise and turbine noise will increase the popularity of unlimited racing. But why don't you pursue your idea and approach Rolls-Royce (who incidentally now own Allison) and see if you…"
Nov 26, 2010
Terry Edwards replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Tim, Thanks for your thoughts, and I agree with most of what you have said. Regarding TV, yes I know there isn't any except the Seattle race, and I'm old enough to remember when in was carried live on three of the Seattle stations, I used…"
Nov 1, 2010
Terry Edwards replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"I have been a fan since the late 1950s and my favorite hydroplanes from that era are Miss Thriftway and Miss Bardahl. I built gas powered models of both plus Miss US5 (yeah, I know, EASTERN boat). I have watched the heyday of piston powered boats…"
Oct 30, 2010
Terry Edwards is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Oct 30, 2010

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What is your favorite hydroplane?
Miss Thriftway, Miss Bardahl, U-37
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Jean Theoret

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