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Sanger Boats Manufacturer

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Sanger Boats, Inc., founded by Jack Davidson, was established in 1954 in the small town of Sanger, California. At the age of 16, Jack built his first 14-foot wooden boat from the instructions in a magazine. Jack married in 1950 and went on to have four children. In 1956, Jack built his first Sanger dragster for hot boat racing and began drag boat racing competition. In Berkeley, CA , in 1958, Jack set a record at the speed of 118 mph.

3 days 7 hours ago
The Kansas Badman Boat


14 weeks 22 hours ago
Smoke on the Water Boat

Top Fuel Hydro

14 weeks 1 day ago
310 Der Furor Boat

Driven by Gary Scow in the Blown Fuel Hydro class at the NDBA's 1973 Drag Boat Grand Prix at Long Beach Marine Stadium on September 29th and 30th. It was a Howard hull with a Chrysler engine.

20 weeks 1 day ago
SK-333 Water Bird Boat

Raced in the SK class with a Chevy engine. It was included in the program for a 1975 race at Long Beach Marine Stadium.

29 weeks 4 days ago
Pro Competition Eliminator (IHBA) Class

Pro Comp Eliminator has many different boat classes grouped into one, with rules regulating hull design and engine specifications. Each class runs off an index that is generated by the ET record of the class. Each class does qualifying, then is paired up for elimina­tions by running as close to or under their index. The starting clock “handicaps” the start of each class.

34 weeks 5 days ago
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.

34 weeks 6 days ago
The Mist Boat

Blown Fuel Flat

35 weeks 4 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.

35 weeks 2 days 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.

35 weeks 2 days ago
Blown Fuel Hydro (NDBA) Class


35 weeks 3 days ago
SDBA Organization

Southern Drag Boat Association history here.

36 weeks 1 day ago
Top Alcohol Flat (NDBA) Class

Top Alcohol Flatbottom

36 weeks 5 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.

36 weeks 5 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.

1 year 7 weeks ago
337 Unknown Boat

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

1 year 29 weeks ago
KDBA Organization

Kentucky Drag Boat Association history here.

1 year 34 weeks 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 40 weeks ago
505f The Californian Boat

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

2 years 3 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.

2 years 20 weeks ago