We're racing through history!
As many of you know, Seattle's Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) has long been the home of the Slo-mo-shun IV, unlimited hydoplane racing's "Grand Old Lady". Well, MOHAI is moving from it's long time location at McCurdy Park, near the University of Washington, to the Naval Reserve Armory Building at Lake Union Park.
Slo-mo’s radical “flying” three-point hull design and unmatched speed refined boat racing, and inspired the design of every hydro that followed. After a devastating wreck in Detroit in 1956, Slo-mo was cosmetically restored for display at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) beginning in 1959. In 1990, she left MOHAI for a complete structural and mechanical restoration, by the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum, and was ultimately put through her paces on Lake Washington one last time. Slo-mo returned to MOHAI in 2001.
Below are some photos of the MOHAI staff preparing the Slo-mo-shun IV for her move across town.
(Photos courtesy of the Museum of History & Industry)