10/11/2017: HYDROPLANE NEWS AND MEMORABILIA AUCTION (Bob Senior)
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NEW DATE. 2017 H1 UNLIMITEDS AWARDS BANQUET. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th, 2018.
I earlier sent out an incorrect date of December 9th. The January 27th event will be held
at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent, WA. Details will be sent your way when known.
MAHOGANY AND MERLOT. LAKE CHELAN. OCTOBER 7TH AND 8TH. Heavy wind caused cancellation
of the Saturday program. The weather was good on Sunday. The five vintage Unlimiteds that ran
were Pay'n Pak, 1958 Miss Bardahl, Oh Boy! Oberto, Miss Wahoo, and Mitch Evans' Breathless III.
Almost 20 vintage Limiteds were also a colorful part of the show. Classic and antique boats and cars
also delighted the large crowd in attendance. Kudos to the Museum Food Team for the scrumptious
bar-b-q that was held on Saturday night.
On the last run of the day Miss Wahoo, driven by Mike Hanson, hit some sort of floating debris and
lost a prop blade. The out of balance prop broke the strut and pulled about four feet of the bottom loose.
The boat began taking on water. Quick action by Region 10 Rescue had the boat back on the trailer in
32 minutes, She had nearly, but not completely sunk. The hull damage was limited to plywood and aluminum on the bottom. Mike Hanson has offered to head the repairs. The engine did get submerged. The motor team drained the fluids and is working to dry it out.
NEWCOMERS JOIN THE UNLIMITED FLEET. Eric Petring and an unnamed partner from the Tri-Cities, WA
have purchased the former Leland hull last known as Central Coast Airbrush. This is the boat which
experienced two flips in 2013, Ryan Mallow in Detroit and Kelly Stocklin in Tri-Cities. The damage photos
show no deck on the boat. It is now in Tri-Cities with no trailer, sitting on the ground. Petring is the
owner of the Central Coast Airbrush business. Good luck ahead, fellows!
PHOTOS BY RUSTY RAE. Last week I gave you a link that some folks said they could not open. Better to
go to www.photobyrustyrae and search through the Galleries. You will enjoy!
ROOSTERTAILS AND ALES. THE HYDROPLANE AND RACEBOAT MUSEUM'S ANNUAL OCTOBERFEST.
Saturday, October 21st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Enjoy an evening of beer tasting, bratwurst, pretzels and live music. $10.00 gets you 5 tickets and admission. Trade tickets for food and beer. Additional tickets can be purchased. Information: (206) 764-8453.
EARLY SHOPPING IDEAS FOR THE HYDRO FAN ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST. Visit the Hydroplane Museum
web site at www.hydromuseum.org Click on the SHOP button near the top right. You will find a very
wide selection of gift ideas that are sure to please.
"WINNINGEST" by Wil Muncey. For over 30 years Bill Muncey held the record as the "winningest" driver in Unlimited hydroplane racing history. The author watched the entire story unfold. He has chronicled memories of his dad in this book, which hydroplane fans will find a fascinating read. Muncey's son tells the complete story of Bill's life and career as a boat racer, musician, broadcaster and family man. The book contains many great family photos as well as boat racing photos. 'Winningest" can be ordered by mail,
postage-paid, for $30.00. Make your check payable to Wil Muncey P. O. Box 41 Papaikou, HI 96781
"BEST OF THUNDERBOAT RACING" by Stephen A. Garey. Little-known facts and rip-roaring stories from the fascinating archives of the fastest racing boats in the world. Over 100 amazing photos. The book sells for $24.95 postage-paid. Make your check payable to Stephen A. Garey P.O. Box 989 Mt. Clemens, MI 48046.
That's it for now. See you next week.