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Silent Seafair Thunder U-95

Reprinted from The Guide, July 31, 1973 It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s, it’s Super-boat! Where? Why where else, on the course for the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Trophy Race. You may not see a… View »

Hydroplane Racing: Juggling Dynamite

July 13, 1987 DETROIT — In less than 12 months in 1981 and 1982, Bill Muncey and Dean Chenoweth, the two most victorious drivers in unlimited hydroplane history, died in racing accidents. The sport,… View »

A Brief History of Miss Spokane

The saga of Miss Spokane began in the fall of 1957 when a small group of Spokane, Washington hydroplane enthusiasts formed first formed a corporation and then raised a reported $13,000 to purchase a… View »

Notre Dame & Miss Exide

By Fred Farley – Unlimited Hydroplane Historian A number of recent threads have mentioned the 1963 MISS EXIDE and the 1967 NOTRE DAME. Ted Jones, who designed MISS EXIDE, told me that he disavowed th… View »

Hydroplanes 101

THE BOATS A modern Unlimited Hydroplane is the world’s fastest racing boat, capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph. It represents the product of over 100 years of evolution in race boat design and in… View »


By Fred Farley – Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The world’s only community-owned Unlimited hydroplane from Madison, Indiana, did its 13,000 owners proud in 2012. Driver Steve David guided the OH BOY!… View »

Jim Sedam Remembered

By Fred Farley – Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Former Unlimited hydroplane sponsor and owner Jim Sedam passed away August 1, 2012, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Jim and his wife… View »

Russ Schleeh Remembered

By Fred Farley – Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Russ Schleeh, one of the most distinguished men ever to pilot an Unlimited hydroplane, passed away on May 6, 2012, at his home in Mission Viejo, Califo… View »

Al Thoreson Remembered

By Fred Farley – Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Veteran Unlimited hydroplane crew chief Al Thoreson passed away this past weekend. He was 86. A generation of race fans knew him as “Uncle Al.” During… View »

New Trophy Honors Bill Muncey

One of the highlights of the Annual H1 Unlimited Awards Banquet Saturday evening at the Westin Hotel in Seattle was the first presentation of the Bill Muncey Trophy to the Season High Point Champion… View »


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