Boats

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Title Description Last Updated
512 Bad News Travels Fast Hot Boats on the Parker Strip 2013

ADBA Pro Eliminator #512

2013-11-01 15:41
Vic Hubbard Speed & Marine October 1965

Won the Columbia River Marathon on August 28, 1965.

2013-10-17 12:29
K-267 Mudskow

Aquacraft hull with an Oldsmobile engine circa the 24th Annual 1972 Memorial Regatta at Long Beach Marine Stadium.

2013-10-12 18:21
K-388 Kwitcherbitchen

Aquacraft hull with a Chevy engine circa 24th Annual 1972 Memorial Regatta at Long Beach Marine Stadium.

2013-10-12 18:20
K-56 Union Spirit

Aquacraft hull with a Chevy engine circa the 24th Annual 1972 Memorial Regatta at Long Beach Marine Stadium.

2013-10-12 18:20
E-21 Stardust

Stardust E-21 is a Fred Wickens designed, E racing Runabout hull built by Wes Knudsen of Provo, Utah circa 1958.
The hull frame is oak covered by marine plywood, fiberglass cloth polyester resin.

More information can be found at http://www.vintagehydroplanes.com/boats/stardust_e21/stardust_e21.html

2013-10-08 15:36
291 Sugar 1967 Oakland by Mike Fry

Powered by a 12 cylinder Allison aircraft engine from WWII. The boat was lazy at the start, probably due to the high gears necessary because of the Allisons limited rpm ability, but did start to truck about half track. It had a very large custom Casale V-drive. It was allways a player, but not a dominator in blown gas hydro. The stringers are 10 inches tall. Wes Rose' V12s made 3200 hp and turned 4700 rpm.

2013-10-04 14:33
Tinker Toy Tinker Toy

Crashed by Bill Davis at Lake Glenmaggie, Australia on September 25, 1988. Bill had purchased the boat from Art Hendy and Tim Capaldi

2013-09-21 20:04
Rain-X Record Challenger Rain-X Record Challenger

The Rain-X Record Challenger was a 25-foot jet hydroplane built by Craig Arfons. Arfons was trying to break the world water speed record of 317.6 MPH set by Ken Warby in 1978. The craft was traveling about 370 MPH on July 9, 1989 on Lake Jackson in Sebring, Florida, and Arfons let the afterburner run a few seconds longer than he initially had planned. By the time he shut down the afterburner and released the chute, it was too late. The craft lifted off the lake surface and the boat started to tumble out of control, disintegrating as it impacted.

2013-09-20 11:08
440 Shockwave (2)

This is the second of two factory Hondo hydros that ran as Shockwave.

2013-09-20 09:03
Mister D Mister D

Purchased in stage 1 configuration. The hull # is 2063 and it has a Dickey Harrell 427 out of a 60's Chevy Nova.

2013-09-16 11:15
555 Eagle 555 Eagle

1976 Eagle hull. Owner stays at Castle Rock and goes by the name of Porky.

2013-09-16 11:02
Goldie Goldie

1971 Eliminator hull. The owner stays at Castle Rock and goes by the name of Porky.

2013-09-16 10:58
Beautiful Noise Beautiful Noise 2013-09-16 09:25
SS/PS-44 Scooty-Puff Sr. SS/PS-44 Scooty-Puff Sr.

The Scooty-Puff Sr. was a Starfire hull, outfitted with a capsule. It made use of a 4-part hydraulic cav plate system that is unique to this boat and Dave Vilwock's SS400. It also made use of an offset external rudder.

It was destroyed during a race at Black Lake in Washington on July 9, 2011, claiming the life of it's driver and builder Ryan Butler.

2013-09-16 09:24
SS400 SS400

This boat has a number of unusual features, including a skid fin.

Crashed at Moses Lake in 2011.

2013-09-14 21:53
Bacala Bacala

1960 Hallett Hydro drag boat. 1 of a kind Hallett built in 1960 by the Rossi brothers out of Bakersfield Ca. area, and driven by Larry Schwabenland. This boat is 95% original. 1959 corvette blocks, Delta welded stroker cranks, Dons boxed rods, hall craft vee drives Italian made cary props even the seat and upholstery are all original! blocks are .060 over, cranks are 3.5 stroke making 340 cu. Hilborn injection, 4-71 blowers, Don Zig mags, Restoration started in 1989 than she was forgotten about in 1991. completed in 2011.

2013-09-12 20:25
E-50 Ruby E-50 Ruby 2013-09-06 12:27
Shockwave

SHOCKWAVE was run as a dragboat and held the BGF record with a blown Keith Black 392. It ran as a KRR with a blown SBC on propane. It later ran a F E Ford as a super stock. It then ran a 426 Chrysler as a super stock. After Dale Landsbery restored it he installed a big big block Chev.

2013-09-05 07:24
Porky Pig

This was the very first Pickled Scoop Flat hull built by Ron Ehde and Irv Brendel. It had no center pod and outboard steering. They crashed the untested boat running Blown Fuel Flat at Oakland Marine Stadium. The driver Kenny was put into a coma and died years later.

2013-09-04 11:04