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
up the new Vintage & Historic Division of the American
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.
|2016 APBA V&H Schedule of Events||LINK
|| Come see the vintage hydroplanes and race boats run in 2016!
& Rule book
2016 Bylaws & Rules - APBA
|V&H Officials & Regional Reps||A list of your officials and their contact information. (last updated Dec. 2015)|
|APBA 2016 V&H National Meeting
|| Read what transpired at the National Meeting in 2016.
|| Link to - 2016 APBA Vintage & Historic membership.
|| Form to use for the
|Medical History & Physical Exam|| PDF
||All V&H drivers must have this completed every 2 years to run at APBA events.|
|Helmet Requirements|| PDF
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
|| 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.|