Sixty years of boat racing tribute for Don Kelson
Gang Green Returns  | Driver - Christina Kelson Kraus | Owners - Ed & Janet Kelson
Cat Ballou | Driver - Shawn Kelson | Owners - Dan & Debbie Gill
Cat's Meow | Driver - Jerry Kelson | Owners - Jerry & Terri Kelson

Bolam's Express | Driver - Ed Kelson | Owners - Bob & Kathy Bolam
Copy Cat | Driver - Don Kelson | Owners - Bill & Kathy Killian
The patriarch of the Kelson Family - Don Kelson is driving Copy Cat at 83 years young.
Soap Lake, Washington June 14, 2014 | Photo by Chris Denslow (click photo to see larger)
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The Vintage Hydroplanes
This website is devoted to the limited class, antique, vintage & historic hydroplanes & raceboats.Our website has many pages filled with photographs & boat racing stories. We are much more than just inboard hydroplanes. All vintage raceboat owners & fans are encouraged to participate on this website and our sport. The site navigation is full of history. Be prepared to travel back with us in time.
  • Official website of the American Power Boat Association - Vintage & Historic division - contacts, bylaws, etc.
  • APBA History - past V&H Propeller articles, speed records, National Championships and other fun things.
  • Official website of the Canadian Boating Federation - Vintage Division.
  • bulletin - place to stop in to catch the latest news, tidbits and other neat stuff that crosses my desk. 
  • boats - filled with lots of photos on these racing hulls as they appeared years ago & today. Detailed restoration work from the boat owners as they bring these beautiful vintage race boats back to life.
  • Community Center - our interactive public boards. 
  • directory - racing folks - listing some of the great people who made all this history.
  • events - reports from past vintage events from 1998 to 2010.
  • models - we even feature model vintage race boats.
  • photo albums - our website is the place to share old racing photographs from your photo albums.
  • photo from a moment - features all the incredible photographs that have graced this home page.
  • racing stories - current - current happenings taking place by vintage & historic.
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  • race programs - inboard boat racing history from past racing publications and reports.
  • where are they now? - old racing boats that folks are wondering - where are they now?
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  • Our place on the internet is an accumulation of contributed information from all of our visitors. Thanks to all the folks who have sent me info and our sponsors. We hope you enjoy your stay.
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