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William Black
  • Neosho, MO
  • United States
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William Black commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post Is there a future for automotive power for unlimiteds?
"Doug: Great Idea.  This sport is Entertainment....and there is currently an unused resource to fill in at the races...that being several "race ready" vintage unlimiteds including a couple of the dreaded Detroit boats that have the…"
Apr 9, 2011
William Black replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"The photo was in Tri-Cities. I liked your blog about failing wood shop etc...as I am certainly NOT a pro wood worker or metal worker for that matter but as you can see with persistence and a lot of calls to the Thriftway crew we amatures in Joplin…"
Mar 10, 2011
William Black replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Phil,  Just as a little tease...here is the first picture of the Thriftway and GALE V together since 1956. Bill"
Mar 9, 2011
William Black replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Tim, As I found out taking one of these boats cross country is not cheap. I know the Seattle guys would be interested in coming to Detroit if their expenses were off set. Perhaps we could find a series sponsor for vintage unlimiteds and make the…"
Mar 5, 2011
William Black replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Tim, Not ALL of the vintage unlimiteds are in Seattle. The Miss US is in Detroit and my GALE V replica is in Neosho Missouri. The vintage unlimiteds have matured to the point that five or six could get together and put on a really good show. Bill"
Mar 3, 2011
William Black replied to Faison Thomson Peters's discussion Gale V
"From what I see, the boat on the right is the 1954 GALE IV."
Mar 3, 2011
William Black replied to Faison Thomson Peters's discussion Gale V
"That is indeed the 1954 version of the GALE V. The next year the sponson transom was changed to a more conventional configuration. I doubt this was the boat that "flipped" as that usually destroyed this type of hydro. This boat was…"
Dec 21, 2010
William Black joined Glenn D. Raymond's group
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1958 Miss Bardahl

This group is dedicated to all the former drivers and anybody who likes the first successful Miss Bardahl. Photo of Billy Schumacher driving at Seafair 2001 by Jon Osterberg.See More
Dec 17, 2010
William Black joined Steve Compton's group
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1977 Atlas Van Lines

Construction updates as the famous "Blue Blaster" is restored to her original racing condition. Updates by Don Mock and Phil Lampman - Photos by Phil LampmanSee More
Dec 4, 2010
William Black and Glenn D. Raymond are now friends
Nov 15, 2010
William Black is now friends with Larry Fuller and Steve Compton
Nov 9, 2010
William Black is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Nov 9, 2010

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What is your favorite hydroplane?
GALE V (1st)
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Mira Slovak

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At 10:39am on December 4, 2010, David D. Williams said…
Of course! You can set it up your self or
send it to me.

 I've got three or four events lined up
 for 2011. Will you be ready to run!
 
 
 

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