New Year, New Look

I saw this new website look and thought this would be a nice one to freshen up our website with. If you have a REALLY neat photo and think it is “cover material” for The Vintage Hydroplanes (like the old “Photo From A Moment” we used to do a few years …

Ron Jones, Sr. passing

The memorial service for Ron Jones Sr., will be held from 11am to 4pm on March 4th at the Life Center located at 1717 S Union Ave Tacoma, WA 98405 From David Williams, The Hydroplane & Race Boat Museum on Facebook this morning (1/19/17): It is with great sadness that …

1998 Antique Race Boat Regatta at Clayton, New York

1998 Antique Race Boat Regatta is held at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York. The event is held every 2 years. Please excuse my poor use of a borrowed camcorder. Also, I always like to watch YouTube videos on YouTube. After you click on the “play” button, click …

Gold Cup trivia

Started 100 years ago when Bernard Smith, driver of Miss Minneapolis, won the race and the right to have his named etched on the Gold Cup in 1916. The rest of the other driver names etched in it (plus some other info) can be read at Wiki.

Gar Wood Quote

…..someone told Gar Wood that his boats were not gentleman runabouts to which he replied, “No gentleman would ever ride in one of those boats”.

Early Air Boats

Interesting boats and hull designs to say the least… The Author of the article states, “Information on the airboats was hard to find, but everything I found indicated they were used solely for racing (at that time in Italy)”. Some of these early Italian design hulls (due to the sponsons) …