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The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum would like to sincerely thank Chip Hanauer for the high quality band saw and table saw he recently donated to the museum. The saws are a huge boost to the museum’s shop and will go a long way in helping maintain boats, trailers, display projects and restorations. Chip offered the saws in memory of his father Stan, who was a fine craftsman and built many of Chip’s first outboard hydros. Stan was also one of the first board members of the original Unlimited…Continue
Added by Don Mock on September 28, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments
Two days of hydro racing end with four hospital cases, three retirements and no real winner.
By Emmett Watson
Reprinted from Sports Illustrated, August 22, 1960
The sport of hydroplaning, in which the sight of burning boats, crippled drivers and squabbling officials has become commonplace, degenerated into a grisly parody of itself at the Seafair Trophy races in Seattle last week. The regatta produced a winner (of sorts) in Miss Thriftway, driven…Continue
As I’m sure you know the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is a member supported not for profit corporation. We operate a real brick and mortar museum that houses a dozen or so of the fastest, most historic vintage unlimited hydroplanes in the world. Restoring and running the boats is very expensive. For the past two decades we have been supported by almost seven hundred dues paying members who contribute financially to the museum via their yearly dues…Continue
Added by David D. Williams on September 8, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Would it be possible for anyone who remembers or has pictures of the
Tahoe Miss that had a Buick or Olds V-6 engine driving the aux stage
blower please forward any information on this unique application to me. I saw the boat in Detroit in the late sixtys.
I believe the name of the Crew Chief was Harry Volpe. Additional information would be appriciated.