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
2017 APBA V&H Schedule of Events No schedule given to me
 See the vintage hydroplanes and race boats run in 2017.
Bylaws & Rule book

 2017 Bylaws & Rules - APBA V&H Division.  (last updated Feb 2, 2017).

V&H Officials & Regional Reps PDF  A list of your officials and their contact information. (last updated Dec. 2015)
APBA V&H National Meeting
 Read what transpired at the National Meeting in 2017. (last updated April 14, 2017)
 Link to - 2017 APBA Vintage & Historic membership.
Driver's Meeting Agenda
 Form to use for the driver's meeting. (last updated Jan 5, 2007)
Medical History & Physical Exam PDF
 All V&H drivers must have this completed every 2 years to run at APBA events.  (last updated Nov 29, 2012)
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 (last updated Feb 19, 2016 )
Safety - Inboard Inspection Checklist PDF
 Form required for each boat inspection.  (last updated February 2, 2016)
Safety - Outboard Inspection Checklist PDF
 Form required for each boat inspection.  (last updated April 11, 2017)
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 11, 2017)
Safety Inspectors  PDF
 APBA V&H Safety Inspectors. (last updated August 11, 2017)
Safety Equipment Recall
 Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 (last updated May 5, 2016)
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.
American Power Boat Association web site