Racing returns to the Miami Marine Stadium

April will see the Miami Marine Stadium open its doors to powerboat racing action for the first time since its closure in 1992. Click here to read more. According to APBA Oct 1963 Propeller:  The new stadium will be used for the first time for the APBA sanctioned Orange Bowl …

Monthly Calendars

Happy New Year!  Monthly calendars will once again be available for 2018. I only have January’s done for now. If the APBA V&H folks send me a schedule of their 2018 events this year, I will mark those dates on the calendars.

Ken Warby

Ken Warby receives from Dan and Debbie Joseph THE HENRY E. LAUTERBACH EXCELLENCE IN POWER BOAT RACING award last September at the Wheeling Vintage Race Boat Regatta. Ken Warby has held the World Water Speed record since 1978 when he drove his Spirit of Australia boat to 317 mph. That’s …

Madison Vintage Thunder

PRESS RELEASE – Upcoming Sports Event Announcing the second annual “Madison Vintage Thunder” – hydroplanes in Madison, Indiana. A group of Vintage Hydroplane owners formed a club called “5ToThe5” that will put on the second annual “Madison Vintage Thunder”.  Come to see these refurbished hydroplanes that raced over the years …

2017 Vintage – Regates de Valleyfield

Vintage – Régates de Valleyfield Le temps gris vous rend nostalgique ? Voici un autre souvenir des Régates, cette fois avec ces belles d'autrefois, les embarcations vintage. Posted by Régates de Valleyfield on Monday, July 24, 2017

79th Valleyfield Regatta

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 …

May and June Calendars

May and June Monthly 2017 Calendars are posted. Pics for both months from our good friend, Phil Kunz. No Vintage Regatta events are listed on these monthly calendars (no vintage schedule given to me). Check the APBA website.

Hydro PinUp gals

Buffalo, NY is home to a group of ladies who provide a unique service at local events. The name of the group is “Pin Ups for a Cause”. The ladies dress up in period costumes and attend a variety of events like boat races, boat shows, motoramas, car shows, etc. …

Mahogany & Merlot 2016

Many thanks to Alan Ganger (1st two pics) and Calvin Sallee for the great photography! Check out 659 more pics on Chris Denslow’s Digital Roostertail’s Facebook page.

Madison Vintage Thunder

PRESS RELEASE – Upcoming Sports Event (For Immediate Release) R. Harsin, 9-5-2016 Announcing the first annual “Madison Vintage Thunder” – hydroplanes in Madison, Indiana. Dave Johnson wanted to honor two special friends that passed away recently and so he assembled a few vintage hydroplane owners forming a club called “5ToThe5”.  This …


All 2015 monthly calendars now have photos. Our best to all the teams heading to Wheeling!

Dayton Testing 2015

Saturday’s weather was cold and rainy and only about 7 or 8 boats plus the APBA school boat getting some laps in before the rain came. Some boats left after Saturday’s testing and more hydros arrived on Sunday. The weather improved Sunday with sunshine and about 15 degrees warmer.
Overall, it was a very good weekend for both testing and a lot of new APBA school students getting their first chance to drive an inboard hydroplane.
These photos were taken as I walked through the pits on Sunday morning.
Phil Kunz

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Monthly Calendars

May through August posted. Many thanks once again to Phil Kunz for sending in some photos to use for these calendars. I noticed that every photo used for the 2015 is HIS photo (even if I forgot to put a copyright image on them). Remember folks, I am ALWAYS looking …

Detroit Autorama

Jack Hines’ Miss Peg and Paul Poledink’s White Lightning vintage hydroplanes will wow the car buffs attending Detroit Autorama this weekend.

2015 APBA V&H posted

The 2015 APBA Schedule of Events has been posted. Also minutes from the National Meeting are posted in the APBA V&H section.

Monthly Calendars

They are back for 2015. Please note – as soon as I get the 2015 APBA V&H Event Calendar from the APBA VH folks, I will add the dates to these monthly calendars.


2013 Patrick Gleason
Gleason Racing Photography
John Leach’s 280 vintage hydro BUCCANEER being put through the turn by his son David, at Black Lake, Olympia, WA 2013

Ford Cammer —- in a boat.

In my opinion – prettiest photo I have ever seen of a FORD SOHC 427. That boat is a 1964 Sanger owned by John Vermeesch (who worked on the Ford motor development team). Oh….and you can’t just tow this boat with just any car. You’ll need a woodie station wagon. …

racer cheats death at 130mph

Astonishing moment powerboat racer cheats death at 130mph in spectacular crash on same lake where Bluebird pilot Donald Campbell was killed Keith Whittle had just set a new record for Formula 2 class in 200hp boat But his boat flipped one and a half times through the air in Lake …