These 2 pics (above and the opening pic) are from photos of the vintage hydros and flatbottoms taken and posted by Ross McCracken on the Vintage Hydroplanes – Skiffs & Outboards – Canada’s Facebook page. The photos are from the 79th running of the Valleyfield Regatta this last weekend. Ross posted he will be posting more as the week progresses. Very cool and worth checking out!
New Wanted Poster over at Phil Kunz Photography features a driver who went on to win just about everything.
The July issue of the UNLIMITED NewsJournal is now online
July Edition of the NewsJournal Is Jam Packed
- Start with our exclusive in-depth reports from the Guntersville Testing session and the Tri-Cities session
- Chairman’s Comments from H1’s Doug Bernstein
- Remembering Chuck Lyford and Jim Hendrick
- 2017 H1 Boat Roster – What & Who’s Running and Who’s Not
- Watching the Hydros On the Radio by Lon Erickson
- Branding Done Right by Chris Tracy
- HydroFile by Lon Erickson
The pre-season testing sessions are wrapped up and the Madison Regatta is in the books now. We have a quick recap and will feature an in-depth race report from Madison in the next issue.
Later this month brings the start of competition towards the National Points Title race. See you at the races in the Tri-Cities and the HAPO Columbia Cup!
Editor’s note: I received this email and pics from Roy Cooper. If someone has any knowledge, please respond here or let Roy know.
I was wondering if anyone might know anything about a British hydroplane class dating from the 1930s known as Whippet Class racing. Please see pic of magazine article from that period.
Also, an engine known as the Whippet from the same period (please see other two pics courtesy of Time and Tide Boats). We have been offered to purchase the Whippet engine but have little idea of its rarity or value.
Any assistance you can give on this would be much appreciated.
Kind regards, Roy Cooper
Fast On Water 2017
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Above two photos copyrighted by Time and Tide Boats Ltd.
Nice 3 minute video in the pits posted on YouTube from the New Martinsville Regatta.
New Martinsville is running vintage hydros this weekend. The events Facebook page has updates here.
John Behrens checked in with us. He is the owner of Who Cares A-104.
He still has the Who Cares A-104 boat. It is in storage in my barn in the loft. I have a Ford Flathead V-8 60hp engine for it now. I hope to do some more restoration on the boat in the near future.
Folks is this a very early Rich Hallett built hydro?