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March 2011 News Posts (8)

The Dean Chenoweth Story

By Fred Farley - H1 Unlimited Historian

Dean Chenoweth drove Unlimited hydroplanes from 1968 until his death in 1982. Like few drivers before or since, Dean could guarantee results. And in so doing, he raised boat driving to the level of an art form.

Known primarily for his championship exploits with Bernie Little's MISS BUDWEISER team, Chenoweth won 25 Unlimited races. He captured the Crown Jewel of APBA competition, the Gold Cup, four times in 1970, 1973, 1980, and 1981. Dean…


Added by Hydroplane Museum on March 27, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth to be honored by the Hydro Museum

Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth will be inducted into the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Hall of Champions on Saturday May 14th.

Legendary boat racers from different eras will be…


Added by David D. Williams on March 24, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Miss Canada kit build by Osborne Models

Follow our build of Miss Canada here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/classicwoodenboatmodels/


Check the messages folder for the build articles.

Added by Mike Van Volkenburg on March 19, 2011 at 7:36am — 2 Comments


By Fred Farley  -  H1 Unlimited Historian

The 2010 H1 Unlimited tour featured a battle royal for National High Point honors that began over the Fourth of July weekend in Madison (Indiana) and concluded with stopovers in Detroit, Tri-Cities (Washington), Seattle, San Diego, and Doha (Qatar).

A total of twelve teams, thirteen hulls, and sixteen drivers saw competitive action during 2010.

When the roostertails subsided after the last race of the season at Doha, OH BOY!…


Added by Hydroplane Museum on March 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment


Your Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is marketing an attractive collector's set

of 3-inch cloisonne hydro pins. They reflect the unlimited hydroplanes that the Museum

has restored to running condition.. Pin #7, the Griffon Miss Budweiser is now in stock and

available for order. Earlier boats in the series are Hawaii Kai III, SloMoShun IV, SloMoShun V,

Miss Burien, Miss Thriftway, and the '58 Miss Bardahl. Your Series pin number is recorded

for the opportunity to puchase… Continue

Added by Bob Senior on March 7, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

1958 Miss Bardahl

I added pictures to the 1958 Miss Bardahl boat repair section and started a new album 1958 Miss Bardahl engine repair.

Added by Glenn D. Raymond on March 6, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

I added 8 more pictures to Miss Bardahl Boat Repair.

I added 8 more pictures to Miss Bardahl Boat Repair.

Added by Glenn D. Raymond on March 6, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Museum Update 3-6-11


Wade & Paul loaded up all of the parts to be painted except the engine block and took them to Wade's cousin Vince. I would expect all the parts back possibly next weekend then we can reassemble the accessory housing.

My plan is to strip the engine block paint next Saturday.

I have a plan for somebody to make 2 cylinder hole covers for the block that we can use while stripping paint and painting the block.

If the shim stock…

Added by Glenn D. Raymond on March 6, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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