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Top Alcohol Hydro (IHBA) Class

The Top Alcohol Hydro runs racing methanol, street named “alco­hol” for fuel. They resemble Top Fuel Hydros but are just a few feet shorter and are half the weight. Most Alcohol Hydros weigh about 2500 pounds and make over 3000 horsepower. With two speed trans­missions, operated by the driver, just one propeller pushes these light weight boats over 230 mph, with ETs in the low 5 second range.

1 day 3 hours ago
The Mist Boat

Blown Fuel Flat

1 day 10 hours ago
Pioneer Boats Manufacturer

Pioneer Boats was founded in Paso Robles, California by Steve Hall and made primarily jet boats. It was based at one time at 8120 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California. Pioneer (in Atascadero) went out of business in the mid eighties. The Pioneer molds and name were sold to a guy in northern California who continued to build boats for a few more years. It was registered for business on Friday, June 27, 1975 and was officially out of business on Thursday, October 18, 1990.

3 days 10 hours ago
Modified Eliminator (IHBA) Class

Mod Eliminators have a fixed dial-in of 10.00 seconds. Outboards, V bottoms, Outboard Tunnels, Hydroplanes, Flat Bottoms and Jet boats full this very competitive class. To run a ten second pass takes a huge outboard set for full race. In boards run big Chevys, Fords, Chryslers, multiple carburetors, fuel injection and nitrous oxide is used, making the horse power you need.

3 days 16 hours ago
Blown Fuel Hydro (NDBA) Class


5 days 3 min ago
SDBA Organization

Southern Drag Boat Association history here.

1 week 3 days ago
Top Alcohol Flat (NDBA) Class

Top Alcohol Flatbottom

1 week 6 days ago
Miller Ski Jet 19' Model

One of the Miller Classics, it was produced from 1970 onwards in Santa Maria. It is still made today on-demand by Miller Custom Boats.

1 week 6 days ago
Brendella Custom Boats Manufacturer

Irv Brendel started Brendella boats in the late 1950s, building flat bottom ski boats. Irv started Brendella Custom Boats after he divorced Peggy Brendel. It was originally opened in Fresno but ended up in Merced, CA, off of 16th and Highway 99.

24 weeks 6 days ago
337 Unknown Boat

No details known, please add if you recognize this boat!

46 weeks 5 days ago
KDBA Organization

Kentucky Drag Boat Association history here.

1 year 19 hours ago
010 Rebel Rouser Boat

Driven by Elon Roehm in the Blown Gas Flat class at the NDBA's 1973 Drag Boat Grand Prix at Long Beach Marine Stadium on September 29th and 30th. It was a Sanger hull with a 450 Chrysler engine.

1 year 5 weeks ago
505f The Californian Boat

Usually driven by Ed Hyder, possibly driven by Dwight Bale.

1 year 21 weeks ago
Biesemeyer 18' Flatbottom (Ski Deck) Model

Rusty Biesemeyer, Julian Pettengil and Ron Ehde took a hull(maybe a Aqua Craft Shark) modified it, built a mold and the current (wide) Biesemeyer that has dominated flatbottom racing for about 40+ years was born. The upper deck was designed by Rusty. Julian built the wide boat with at least 3 different decks. The Standard race deck(which we see most of) a long deck and the Ski Deck.

1 year 37 weeks ago
SKV Manufacturer

Run by Gene Racine and later sold to Hallett.

1 year 42 weeks ago
Hydro/flite 19' Family Ski Hydro Model

Used for drag racing and skiing.

2 years 3 weeks ago
Eddie Hill Person

Taken from:

2 years 7 weeks ago
John Mullins Person

"Ugly" John Mullins, Bad Medicine BFF

2 years 7 weeks ago
Bill Hartman Person

Taken from

Buried: Grace Alliance Church Cemetery, Lexington, North Carolina

Full Name: William Henry Hartman, Jr.

Location: Brazos River, near Waco, Texas

Event: Southern Drag Boat Association Texas Shootout

Accident Date: July 6, 1986

Boat: 2,500 horsepower 14-foot drag boat

He crashed while driving the Ofixco Special at more than 100 MPH. He was vice-president of the Southern Drag Boat Association.

2 years 7 weeks ago
172 Ofixco Special Boat 2 years 7 weeks ago