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Hydroplane Museum's News – January 2015 Archive (2)

Fastest Craft Afloat Made More Stable

By Joanne A. Fishman

Reprinted from The New York Times, June 6, 1982.

The conditions were perfect. The lagoon was as smooth as a sheet of glass and there wasn't a whisper of wind. In the third heat of the world championships last fall, Bill Muncey, driving the thunderbolt Atlas Van Lines, shot into the lead. But while accelerating down the backstretch, his boat rose into the air, flipped and landed upside down, killing the man who had dominated the sport for 20…


Added by Hydroplane Museum on January 18, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

A Blast from the Past

What do you do with the shattered remains of the greatest race boat ever built?

Reprinted from http://www.atlasvanlines.com.

"The last time this boat was in the water, it was upside down, broken in half, she was a mangled wreck, and Bill was being raced to a hospital. People…


Added by Hydroplane Museum on January 15, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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