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That could be the motto of Dean Chenoweth, unlimited hydroplane champion and a man with unlimited courage.
By Coles Phinizy
Reprinted from Sports Illustrated, August 24, 1981
In his workaday world 43-year-old Dean Chenoweth of Tallahassee is a near-perfect person. He doesn't smoke. He doesn't drink. He eats what he needs, takes diet supplements and runs eight miles a day. Although a model of abstinence in his ordinary life, in his…Continue
Added by Hydroplane Museum on April 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Gar Wood always wanted to build and race the fastest powerboats in the world. Finally, when nearing 40, he realized his ambition.
By William F. Nolan
Reprinted from Sports Illustrated, February 4, 1963
They all laughed when Garfield Arthur Wood challenged England for the Harmsworth Trophy in 1920. Wood was nearly 40, an age at which few sportsmen are found behind the wheel of an unlimited hydroplane. Besides, the English had held the…Continue
Added by Hydroplane Museum on April 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I knew that his days were growing short but still, it came as a personal blow to learn that Stan Hanauer had passed away last week. I flat loved the guy and I will miss him a great deal. Stan was a fine human being.
There are so many good people who will read this post that knew Stan far better than I, who can tell the great stories of his Navy days, or his hydroplane racing days. I wasn’t a close personal friend, but Stan and I were simpatico on a special level as fellow…Continue
Added by Marc Connelly on April 25, 2011 at 11:48am — 1 Comment
One Lap in the Life of the Green Dragon
By: Ryan Smith
[Ed. note: Inspiration for this account comes from…Continue
Added by Ryan Smith on April 24, 2011 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is sad to announce that Stan Hanauer passed away last evening at 8pm. His family was with him at the time. Services will be announced soon. Stan was 90 years of age.
Added by Don Mock on April 22, 2011 at 8:49pm — 3 Comments
I can almost smell the water and feel the breeze against my face, as I anxiously wait for the racing season to start. A visit
was made to the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum for quick fix of those hydroplane boats; along with a visit to Stan
Sayers Park Memorial Park to breathe in the beauty of Lake Washington. It was an unusual day for February, a special
gift from nature for those of us who live near Seattle; as that there was no rain to…Continue
Added by Valaree Weiss on April 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
By Doug Ford
Reprinted from h1unlimited.com.
There has been a lot of chatter lately about the potential of an automotive powered unlimited hydroplane--and for good reason. They are loud. They would clearly be a fan favorite. They attract an entirely different group of potential sponsors such as automotive products, motor oil, spark plugs,…Continue
Added by Hydroplane Museum on April 5, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments
By Fred Farley - H1 Unlimited Historian
Garfield Arthur Wood - the immortal "Grey Fox of Grayhaven (Michigan)" - was Unlimited hydroplane racing's first superstar. In the years prior to World War II, "King Gar" personified power boat competition in the eyes of the world.
He won the APBA Gold Cup four times as an owner and five times as a driver, and captured the Harmsworth International Trophy eight times as a driver and nine times as an owner. Gar was the first to average over…Continue
Added by Hydroplane Museum on April 5, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments
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