American Lake. Circa - 1962(?)
Drivers from left to right:
Armand Yapachino (note Armand's driving uniform)
(George Henley closed out his racing career in the unlimited hydroplane
He's been involved with jet powered river boats for years).
Driver's in the background:
Leroy Little and his son Chris.
Leroy Little is the builder-designer of the first cabover hydroplane,
16-E, in the Pacific NW.
Owner/Driver Armand Yapachino also helped with building her.
Leroy Little made and cast the aluminum exhaust headers
for the Falcon engine and built the homemade fuel-injection.
Cabover on left is Armand Yapachino's Joya Mia.
Armand still owns a 5 litre class, Karelsen design racing hull and
it is also called Joya Mia.
The original Annies Dodge H-25
Photo taken in Eastern Washington
Irwin Jeffries YoYo H-5
A Chuck Hickling design. It was burned many years ago
The 150 Karelsen cabover is my other boat
more commonly known as the
Hilton Hyperlube A-555.
I believe this was Ed Karelson's first inboard hydroplane built originally
for Jim Emel in 1961.
© Randy Wold