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

In the year of 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 & slowly 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 support the the group and the
old raceboats who made all the great history by becoming a member of the APBA Vintage & Historic Division.

APBA V&H - information & forms
  • 2015 APBA V&H Schedule of Events
 Come see the vintage hydroplanes and race boats run in 2015!
  • Bylaws & Rulebook
PDF - 2015

 Bylaws & Rules for the APBA V&H Division for 2015.

  • V&H Officials & Regional Reps
PDF - Dec 2015  A list of your officials and their contact information.
  • Medical History & Physical Exam
 All V&H drivers must have this completed every 2 years to run at APBA events.
  • Helmet Requirements
PDF - 2015
 APBA V&H Division Helmet Requirements for 2015
  • Membership

 Link to get to 2015 APBA Vintage & Historic membership.
  • Driver's Meeting Agenda
 Form to use for the driver's meeting.
  • Safety Inspection Checklist
PDF   |   DOC
 Form required for each boat inspection. (last updated 2/25/14)
  • Safety Inspector Test
PDF   |   DOC
 Required test if you want to become or renew to be a V&H safety inspector.
  • Safety Inspectors
 PDF - 10/21/15
 Approved APBA Safety Inspectors.
  • APBA 2015 V&H National Meeting
 PDF - 2015
 Read what transpired at the National Meeting in 2015.

    General - information, ideas  & fun
 Article by Dan & Debbie Joseph and Thomas 'Butch' Kropfeld.
 Article on V&H promotion.
 List of past V&H leaders whose dedication helped grow the APBA V&H division.
 There is no requirement that you need to have a Log Book documenting your boat's history. But they are  really neat if you have one. Here's some forms & ideas that you can use.

American Power Boat Association website

Although we try to have the latest information concerning the Vintage & Historic group of the APBA, things can move fast and stuff can slip between the cracks, so our advice would be to visit the
vintage category of APBA website for what they have for the latest up-to-date rules and compare their latest updates vs what's posted above....and THEN, use the last updated version.
If you have any questions, contact your Regional Representative (link above).