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January 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Thunder On The Bay

Biscayne's waters shivered to the opening of the unlimited-hydroplane racing season as a new winged marauder called 'Pay 'n Pak' awed and eventually overcame Bill Muncey, the suffering 1972 champion.

By Dan Levin

Reprinted from Sports Illustrated, May 23, 1973.

The noise of the big boats set knees and spines humming Sunday in Miami's Marine Stadium, but the shock waves were even more intense. Out on the roiled water of Biscayne Bay a…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on January 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Help Restore Bill Muncey's Atlas Van Lines

Join the Blue Blaster Booster Club and help restore Bill Muncey's Atlas Van Lines.

Dues are $100.00 per membership. These funds go directly to help the current Atlas Van Lines restoration project.

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Membership benefits include:

  • Dynamic Blast From The Past BBBC…
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Added by Hydroplane Museum on January 19, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

4th Annual R/C Model Show

The 4th Annual Roger Newton Memorial scale model unlimited hydroplane show will be held at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent, Washington on Saturday, February 11th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Admission is just $5.00 for the general public and is free to all Museum members. A pizza lunch will be available.

Come and learn about the exciting sport of scale model unlimited hydroplane racing from some of the nation's best model builders. Over 50 of these beautiful…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on January 19, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Museum Closure -- Keep Up Your Skills

I hope fellow volunteers are using this down time to maintain their restoration skill levels.  Since shop time available for most of us is limited, we need to keep our minds sharp for the time when we return to 'action' next week.

Here is my practice at the future resto of Miss Madison; she is running again, rounding that final buoy heading towards ...

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Added by Randy Mueller on January 19, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Slo-Mo-Shun V - magazine promotion for Mobiloil 1955

Hi. Just found this promotion for Mobiloil in a technical magazine in Sweden in 1955. This is nice showing that the unlimited hydroplanes were famous in Sweden even though we didn´t have unlimited in Sweden. Since I have been furtunate to meet Ron Jones Jr last year at the Hydroplane Museeum this is special to me.... Hope to be back soon...…

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Added by Hans Larson on January 13, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

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