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August 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Ken Maurer Remembered

By Fred Farley - H1 Unlimited Historian

Since 1966, the Tri-Cities of Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington, has been a mainstay on the Unlimited hydroplane calendar. From Day-One, the Tri-Cities race has set the standard for a well-organized aquatic festival that brings credit and prestige both to the sport and to the community that hosts it.

The man most responsible for this great success is Ken Maurer, who passed away on August 4, 2014, at his home in Pasco,…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on August 14, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Ole Bardahl In Motorsports HOF

Reprinted from the Madison Courier, August 8, 2014.

Ole Bardahl, one of the most successful owners in Unlimited hydroplane history, was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in Detroit on Wednesday.

Bardahl, who died in 1989 at the…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on August 14, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Chip Hanauer Joins WA Sports HOF

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class, which includes hydroplane racing legend Chip Hanauer.

The class includes such high-profile inductees as Seattle…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on August 7, 2014 at 7:22pm — No Comments

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