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We have a lot to be thankful for at the Museum

Its Thanksgiving at the Museum. Great Food, wonderful friends, fantastic volunteers. . .

and a few amazing boats too!…

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Added by David D. Williams on November 22, 2016 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Remembering Fred Farley

Fred Farley Remembered.

Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Fred Farley passed away at 3am on April 15 at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana where he was recovering from open heart surgery that he had had on March…

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Added by David D. Williams on April 15, 2016 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Mira Slovak Obituary

Mira J Slovak, passed away Monday, June 16th at 7:47am peacefully at his home in Fallbrook, CA.

Mira was born in Cifer, Czechoslovakia on October 25th 1929. When Mira was only 9 years old, the Nazis overran Czechoslovakia and Mira and his family had to live with the horrors of the Nazi…

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Added by David D. Williams on June 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

MIra J Slovak

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Added by David D. Williams on June 17, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Learn the secrets of Layout and Patternmaking

Learn the secrets of Layout and Patternmaking from professional patternmaker and veteran vintage racer Rob Wheeler!

Here is a unique opportunity to learn an important skill from a…

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Added by David D. Williams on September 24, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Show your hydro spirit!

The fourth of July is just a few weeks away, here is a great way to wave the flag and show some hydro spirit at the same time!
 
This year our Picture Tack celebrates Bill Muncey's bright red white and…
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Added by David D. Williams on June 13, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

R/C Hydro Modeler Contest

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum has a lot in common with the R/C Scale Hydro Community. Both communities are passionate about the sport of unlimited racing. Both groups have a keen interest in the history of the sport, and both groups owe a huge debt to Roger Newton for playing such a big role in…

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Added by David D. Williams on January 29, 2013 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Uncle Al remembered by long time friend and crew member Dave Woelfert

Uncle Al, remembered by long time friend and crew member Dave Woelfert.

On May 19, 2012, unlimited hydroplane racing lost one of its…

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Added by David D. Williams on January 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lots to do at the Hydro Museum!

There is something for everyone at the Hydroplane Museum! 

The next few weeks are very busy with a wide range of activities

7:00PM the evening of Saturday Jan 19th we will bring back our popular “Movie Night” and en…

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Added by David D. Williams on January 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

What a Wonderful few Days!

It is one of the quirks of the Hydro Business that there are long cold months during the winter when little or no activity is taking place, and then for a few days at the end of July and start of August we are so incredibly busy that there is hardly time to blink. (I often tell my friends that I know what it must be…

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Added by David D. Williams on August 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

ANother Great Doha Party!

Over 80 hydro fans showed up at the Hydroplane Museum last night to watch H1 Unlimited’s live stream of the Oryx Cup UIM World Championship. The crowd enjoyed a festive party atmosphere and some great racing. As has become our tradition, a fantastic homemade breakfast of eggs, bacon, French toast and sausage patties was…

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Added by David D. Williams on November 19, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Help!

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…

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Added by David D. Williams on September 8, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

1967 Gold Cup Crash

There has been a lot of traffic on the blogs this week about the Notre Dame and Harrah's Club crash in heat 1A of the 1967 Gold Cup. Here are a few photos from our archives that may clear up a few questions. (All photos are from the collection of the Hydroplan Museum  Many were taken by Rich Ormbreck)

 

1. The Notre…

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Added by David D. Williams on July 1, 2011 at 12:46pm — 3 Comments

2011 Hall of Champions

 

Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth were inducted into the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum’s Hall of Champions on Saturday night the 14th of May.

The…

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Added by David D. Williams on May 19, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Hydro Fever Saturday May 28th!

 

 

 

Save the date - Saturday, May 28th from 10 am to 4 pm for HYDRO FEVER at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum. 5917 South 196th Street   Kent, WA 98032

  

It's the annual Open House, and admission is FREE.HYDRO FEVER will include a Live auction of hydroplane memorabilia at…

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Added by David D. Williams on May 7, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth to be honored by the Hydro Museum

Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth will be inducted into the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Hall of Champions on Saturday May 14th.…

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Added by David D. Williams on March 24, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Snow again!

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Musuem will be closed today, Febuary 24th due to snow. We will be open tomorrow Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th.

 

Added by David D. Williams on February 24, 2011 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

The Museum Gift Shop is open for last minute holiday shopping.

The Hydroplane Museum Gift Shop is open from 10 AM to 8 PM today, December 23rd and will be open tomorrow Dec 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM for last minute holiday shopping. We still have a complete inventory of boat models, Tee shirts, books and DVDs for the hydro fan in your life. Stop in and mention that you saw this post and you will get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more!…

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Added by David D. Williams on December 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Holiday Hours

The museum will be closed on Saturday December 25th and Saturday January 1st.

Added by David D. Williams on December 22, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Dave Villwock will be the Guest Speaker at the Museum Annual Meeting on Dec 4th!

Future Hall of Fame driver Dave Villwock will be the guest speaker at Saturday Nights Annual dinner meeting.

Villwock is currently tied will Bill Muncey for all time unlimited wins with 62!…

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Added by David D. Williams on November 30, 2010 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

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