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.
|2017 APBA V&H Schedule of Events||No schedule given to me
|| See the vintage hydroplanes and race boats run in 2017.
& Rule book
2017 Bylaws & Rules - APBA
V&H Division. (last updated Feb 2, 2017).
|V&H Officials & Regional Reps||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.
|| 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
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 May 17, 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.|