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August 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Australian legend & champion race boat driver, Joe Cooper was inducted into the Australian APBA hall of fame at a well attended reception held at the Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne Australia. …

Australian legend & champion race boat driver, Joe Cooper was inducted into the Australian APBA hall of fame at a well attended reception held at the Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne Australia. A great night for all, with a lot of old mates catching up over a few beers a great meal and sharing a few stories with us all. A well deserved inductee to the hall of fame as Joe has been involved with boat racing for decades. As a previous owner of one of the worlds most famous hydroplanes,…

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Added by Glenn Wilson on August 27, 2013 at 4:02am — No Comments

Quaint articles

I came across the attached articles in a book entitled "Tales & Talks about Children" published by Blackie and Son, Ltd, London (1923).

You may find it amusing, or at least quaint.

Attributes the invention of the hydroplane to "Rev. C.M. Ramus, vicar of Playden, near Rye."

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Added by Art Harding on August 19, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

At Hydroplane Museum, Vintage Boats Tell Tales of Sport's Heyday

By Gary Crawford

Reprinted from http://www.kplu.org

In the years before the Mariners, the Sonics, the Seahawks and the Sounders came to the Pacific Northwest, there was just one big time spectator sport in the region. And it came every summer to…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on August 7, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

Seafair - Damned if they do and damned if they do....

I just logged on to the museum website just to see how many members had something to say about last weekend's event. I have thus far seen no criticism or whining about anything. I suspect all of you have some opinion about what might reasonably be considered one of the least attended and most criticized events ever. Your restraint, at least on this forum is pretty classy. forgive my poor spelling and punctuation, but my broken fingrs from falling off the truck on Thursday have yet to heal or…

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Added by Phil Lampman on August 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Seven Who Shaped Seafair

By Danny O'Neil

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, August 8, 1999

What Ted Jones lacked in formal education, he compensated for with an unwavering belief he could build the world's fastest boat.

He showed his son, Ron, the blueprints.

"If something happens to me," he told Ron, "this can take care of the family."

Instead, the boat took care of a whole city.

Anchor Jensen built the Slo-mo-shun IV, and Stan Sayres owned it. But Jones designed it…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on August 1, 2013 at 6:08pm — No Comments

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