Lauterbach Unlimited

Lauterbach U-5According to his facebook page, Larry Lauterbach looks to be traveling back to the Lauterbach shop with this gem in tow.
A lot of fans will be glad to see this hydro come back in it’s racing form, if indeed that is it’s future. The word on Facebook is – this was the hull that Bill Sterett had and was reworking and planning on converting to the infamous, Chrysler Crew.
Regardless of whatever configuration is in the future for this hull, let’s just hope it will be — a rare Unlimited class Lauterbach restored.

Photo credit:  Hank Kosciuszko              Miami, Florida

Above photo came from Hank’s photo album posted on Unlimited’s Detroit

APBA V&H Lifejacket recertification issues

From APBA V&H Chief Inspector – Rich Evans:

There seems to be a great deal of consternation at the moment about re-certification of lifejackets.
Three areas that cover lifejackets are the manufacturing standards as rewritten in 2013, the General Safety-Racing Rules, and the Vintage By-Laws Article VI Paragraph 13.B. The By-Laws may be found on the APBA website.
At points in the past, it was required to re-certify your jacket on a regular basis. This is no longer required unless (a) you wish to do, or (b) your inspector feels that your safety would be best served by re-certification.
The reference in the Vintage By-Laws to a re-certification date is made simply to establish the fact that, if the jacket is re-certified, it is properly labeled by the person who did the work.
Vintage By-Laws are found at:
General Safety-Racing Rules:
Lifejacket specs are at:


New Year…New Calendars

Happy 2016 from The Irishman

Monthly Calendars are done & will be posted for the year. However, only one photo calendar has been put up (above, for January).
After I receive the APBA V&H 2016 Schedule, I will add in the dates on each monthly calendar and post the rest of the calendars. I’ll add in pics as I get them.
If you would like to contribute a photo for inclusion on a future monthly calendar, PLEASE email it to me.
Hope everyone has plans for a HAPPY NEW (Vintage) YEAR!