Striving to document the history of powerboat racing.
Preservation & restoration of race boats.
Promoting our vintage race boat regattas.


In 1994 Tom D'Eath was asked to head up the new Vintage & Historic Division of the American Power Boat Association.
This newly formed division set course on building a class within the organization to help preserve the rich racing heritage of the APBA.
Old racers came out of retirement to lend a hand. Restorations with old racing hulls were becoming popular and the division started to grow.
With just a handful of members this dedicated group of determined individuals started with just an idea.
Today, the Vintage & Historic division continues to be the most rapidly growing category in the APBA since it's inception.
Please consider
becoming a member of the APBA Vintage & Historic Division and supporting the history and our efforts.

American Power Boat Association - VINTAGE & HISTORIC DIVISION
Communication
2016 APBA V&H Schedule of Events LINK
 Come see the vintage hydroplanes and race boats run in 2016!
Bylaws & Rule book
PDF

 2016 Bylaws & Rules - APBA V&H Division.

V&H Officials & Regional Reps PDF  A list of your officials and their contact information. (last updated Dec. 2015)
APBA 2016 V&H National Meeting
 PDF
 Read what transpired at the National Meeting in 2016.
Membership
 
 Link to - 2016 APBA Vintage & Historic membership.
Safety
Driver's Meeting Agenda
PDF
 Form to use for the driver's meeting.
Medical History & Physical Exam PDF
 All V&H drivers must have this completed every 2 years to run at APBA events.
Helmet Requirements PDF
 APBA V&H Division Helmet Requirements for 2016. (last updated Feb. 2, 2016)
Safety - Inspector's Letter PDF
 2016 Inspection Notes - from Chief Inspectors Bill Thompson & Rich Evans (last updated Feb. 2, 2016)
Safety - Discrepancies and Notes PDF
 Form - for inspectors to record your safety issues
Safety - Inboard Inspection Checklist PDF
 Form required for each boat inspection. (last updated Feb 2, 2016)
Safety - Outboard Inspection Checklist PDF
 Form required for each boat inspection.(last updated Feb 2, 2016)
Safety - Inspector's Test
DOC    PDF  Required test to become (or renew) a V&H Safety Inspector.
 One copy is in Word for use by those who wish to fill it out and submit online and the other is in PDF format  for those who don't use Word and/or who wish to write it out and mail. (last updated April 9, 2016)
Safety Inspectors  PDF
 APBA V&H Safety Inspectors. (last updated Aug 18, 2016)
Safety Equipment Recall
PDF
 Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1
General information
Organizing a Vintage Event  Article by Dan & Debbie Joseph and Thomas 'Butch' Kropfeld.
Promoting Vintage & Historic  Article on V&H promotion.
Past V&H leaders  List of past V&H leaders whose dedication helped grow the APBA V&H division.
Log Book  Here's some ideas and forms that you can use if you want to make a Log Book documenting your boat's history.
APBA
American Power Boat Association web site