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July 2012 News Posts (3)

Fifty Years and Still Flipping

By Dixon Smith

Reprinted from www.h1unlimited.com.

Question 1: Can a raceboat be made that will not flip?

Answer: Probably.  

Question 2: Can that unflippable boat be a consistent winner?

Answer: Yes, but as one pundit said many years ago about another program, “when  the Boeing Board of Directors changes the basic laws of Physics or gives us an…


Added by Hydroplane Museum on July 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Regarding Bill Muncey's Store on Mercer Island

I believe that the following article, which I have a copy of and have re-typed here, was published in a local community newspaper, but I have not been able to identify the paper. Nevertheless I find it interesting.




By Terry Burt

Everybody knows Keith. You can often find him between the canned beans and the household cleansers dusting the macaroni at the…


Added by Glenn Landguth on July 14, 2012 at 3:23am — 2 Comments

The Race That Nobody Remembers

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian

The 1971 Madison Regatta will never be forgotten for as long as men race boats. That, of course, was the year when Jim McCormick guided the community-owned MISS MADISON to victory in the race of races--the APBA Gold Cup--before the hometown crowd.

But as memorable as the 1971 regatta was, no one seems to want to remember the race that followed it in 1972.

In lieu of the Gold Cup, the city of Madison hosted a World's…


Added by Hydroplane Museum on July 2, 2012 at 8:39pm — No Comments

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