One of the founders of our hobby, Roger Newton, would have turned 80 years old this past December.
So the return of the Roger Newton Memorial RC Boat Show couldn't be better timed.
This year's show is officially set for Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent (5917 S 196th St., Kent, WA 98032).
"This will be a great opportunity to remember Roger and ponder everything he did for unlimited hydroplane racing throughout his life," said David Newton, Roger's son. "He wasn't just an RC racer. He was instrumental in the museum's founding and some of its early restorations, and he spent lots of time working on the racing circuit as well. This will be a wonderful recognition of his 80th birthday, being able to bring together model racers from across the Pacific Northwest. He'll definitely be with us at the museum that day."
With that, the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is proud to announce that it will again host the annual show this year - once again in person! This will be the first time celebrating the model show since February 2020, just before the Covid pandemic shut down the world on March 13, 2020.
There will be a lunch of burgers, chips and pop available for sale at $10.
Please bring a model or two to showcase as there will be a Best of Scale competition with the top five being recognized with a plaque and gift certificate to the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum gift shop.
Please bring your own table and chair (will not be provided), and consider making a donation to the museum as a kind gesture.
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