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Get Your 2023 Garden Gala Tickets Here!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO THE HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM'S 2023 GARDEN GALA & AUCTION

BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINK:…

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Added by David D. Williams on July 25, 2023 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Our Online Auction is OPEN - Lots of great items to be bid on!

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:…

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Added by David D. Williams on June 21, 2023 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Thunderboats Video Launches on YouTube!

Added by David D. Williams on March 16, 2023 at 3:26pm — No Comments

2023 Mahogany & Merlot

Added by David D. Williams on March 16, 2023 at 3:07pm — No Comments

1979 Circus Circus Restoration

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Added by David D. Williams on March 16, 2023 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Putting the “Unlimited” into Hydroplanes

Putting the “Unlimited” into Hydroplanes

by 

Kirsten N. Johnson 

Gar Wood's great niece…

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Added by David D. Williams on January 11, 2020 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

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.…

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Added by David D. Williams on November 27, 2019 at 1:15pm — No Comments

MUSEUM HOLIDAY HOURS

HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM

HOLIDAY HOURS AND CLOSURES…

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Added by David D. Williams on November 27, 2019 at 10:05am — No Comments

Museum will be closed while we run boats in Tri Cities!

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…

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Added by David D. Williams on July 25, 2019 at 8:14am — No Comments

Holiday Hours & Closures

THE HYDROPLANE & RACEBOAT MUSEUM

WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, JULY 4TH

IN…

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Added by David D. Williams on July 3, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

Pay 'N Pak in a pool!

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum worked with a Hollywood production company to film a commercial for T-Mobile using Ken Muscatel's beautifully restored 1973 Pay 'N Pak hydroplane.

The boat along with four museum volunteers traveled to Los Angeles on March 5th and 6th. The theme of the Commercial is that "Speed shouldn't be contained" so they put the Pak into…

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Added by David D. Williams on March 21, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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 17th at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana. He…

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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 occupation followed by the equally bloody Russian…

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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 professional and give the Museum a hand at the same time! The Museum is…

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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 blue Miss US. Our photo tack is a…
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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 getting us started. That is why the Hydroplane Museum is proud to announce our…

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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 most ardent supporters when Eldon “Uncle Al” Thoreson passed away.

Al started as a crew member and builder of Bob…

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

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