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Mahogany & Merlot 2023 was an amazing weekend and a wonderful opportunity to make some dreams come true! We want to thank every one of you who attended, participated and volunteered for this event - You are Wonderful!…Continue
Added by David D. Williams on October 11, 2023 at 12:35pm — No Comments
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO THE HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM'S 2023 GARDEN GALA & AUCTION
BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINK:…Continue
Added by David D. Williams on July 25, 2023 at 5:18pm — No Comments
ONLINE MEMORABILIA AUCTION IS OPEN NOW!
THERE ARE TONS OF COLLECTIBLE, ONE OF A KIND OR JUST DOWNRIGHT AMAZING ITEMS AVAILABLE IN OUR CURRENT ONLINE MEMORABILIA AUCTION - HERE'S A PEEK AT A COUPLE OF ITEMS UP FOR BID:…Continue
Added by David D. Williams on June 21, 2023 at 1:44pm — No Comments
Added by Leannette Holmes (Belgarde) on June 21, 2023 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Added by David D. Williams on March 16, 2023 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Added by David D. Williams on March 16, 2023 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Thank you for the add, I live in West Australia, so do not have a lot of knowledge of these boats, my main reason for joining is to find more information about “Miss Thriftway Too” I’m about to build a Roger Newton plans (DOUBLE SIZED), as I have already done this to “Miss Smirnoff” some years ago that…Continue
Added by Tim Sandover on August 31, 2021 at 10:55pm — No Comments
Added by David Hailwood on August 11, 2021 at 1:35pm — No Comments
My main reason for contacting your organization is to comment that I am the guy who physically built the two Pride of Pay ‘n Pac’s back in the early 70’s while working for Ron Jones when he had his manufacturing facility on 17th st in Costa Mesa CA. I worked for Ron for about 4yrs as a carpenter and during that time I also built Notre Dame, several 7litres, racing tunnel hulls, a pleasure tunnel hull he was trying to develop as a commercial project with Phil Anthony of…Continue
Added by Daryl Stoneham on February 24, 2021 at 11:21pm — No Comments
I just got done reading Doug Ford's book
What were they thinking", and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Being from Detroit and having started following the Unlimiteds in 1969, I had some familiarity with many of the boats but this added a lot of information I didn't know. I appreciated how Doug did somewhat of a root cause analysis of each of the boats at the end of each chapter.
I also learned about some boats that were before my time.
I have been in Dave Bartush's…Continue
Added by James Piteo on December 30, 2020 at 9:16am — No Comments
Putting the “Unlimited” into Hydroplanes
Kirsten N. Johnson
Gar Wood's great niece…Continue
AS WE TAKE TIME THIS THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER WHAT WE ARE THANKFUL FOR, ALL OF US AT THE HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR WONDERFUL DONORS, MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS.…Continue
Added by David D. Williams on November 27, 2019 at 1:15pm — No Comments
HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM
HOLIDAY HOURS AND CLOSURES…Continue
Added by David D. Williams on November 27, 2019 at 10:05am — No Comments
We will be running four boats at Tri Cities this weekend July 26, 27 and 28. The Museum will be closed until
we return on Tuesday July 30th. We apologize for any…Continue
Added by David D. Williams on July 25, 2019 at 8:14am — No Comments
THE HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM
WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, JULY 4TH
Added by David D. Williams on July 3, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments
In the ‘50s, males 18 and older had three choices: Be drafted for two years, enlist three to four years or try to find work. In spite of the impending draft I landed a job that offered excitement like meeting well-known personalities and becoming part of hydroplane racing at Stan Sayres Inc. Stan Sayres Inc. was a Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/Desoto…Continue
Added by Hydroplane Museum on April 3, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments
By, Timothy Ramsey / HaRM
This past weekend, August 24th – 26th, many witnessed a lot of activity within the vintage unlimited scene as there were events stretching from Kent Washington all the way to Detroit Michigan that involved unlimited class race boats of all shapes and sizes. Below are just four events that we were aware of and there…Continue
Added by Timothy Ramsey on September 1, 2018 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Our 4th annual Hydro's and Hot Rods Car Show brings attendees from around the northwest - featuring a large variety of beautiful vehicles and vintage hydroplanes on display, this FREE and Family-Friendly event also offers Live Music, assorted Food Vendors, Games and much more!
Doors open at 10:00am and the event runs until 4:00pm this afternoon, see you there..
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032
Added by Timothy Ramsey on June 3, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
David Williams left his real-world job to live his dream. He occasionally drives hydros and works as executive director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent.
Seafair's hydroplane races don't hold the same place in Seattle's…Continue
Added by Hydroplane Museum on April 23, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments