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December 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Vale John Skube aged 94

John Skube for many years was involved in unlimited Hydros.

He died at Yakima on 21 December just a few days short of his 95th birthday.

A couple of years ago he dictated his hydroplane memories  

 to his daughter, Jane, my wife.

I have posted them here for all to reflect of his involvement in those early days.. .

RECOLLECTIONS OF MY YEARS IN  UNLIMITED BOAT RACING

By John F. Skubé…

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Added by Max Lamb on December 27, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Hallowed Hydros

The roars and risks, the heroes and heat of the race - a band of fans would revive the thrill of it all

By Richard Seven

Reprinted from Pacific Northwest magazine, July 22, 2001

Dust smothers the ankle-high black racing boots Bill Muncey used to wear.

In fact, the museum itself is off to the side in a South Park industrial complex of connecting warehouses full of airplane parts and electrical supplies. Even the sport, for…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on December 19, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

The History of Hydroplanes and Folsom Lake

By Fred Farley - H1 Unlimited Historian

Unlimited hydroplane racing returned to Folsom Lake this May 31 - June 2 2013 as part of “Big Wake Weekend” at Granite Bay in Sacramento, California. The world’s largest and fastest racing boats last appeared on Folsom Lake in 1966 and 1967. The event was known as the Sacramento Cup in those days.

The fleet of boats that showed up for those early Folsom Lake races had almost nothing in common with their modern…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on December 19, 2013 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

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