March 1st finds progress being made on the new 96 Spirit of Qatar, which will be the most state-of-the-art hydroplane ever designed and built. Owner Erick Ellstrom says, “Work is progressing nicely. The frames are all in now and the tubes for the electrical are going in. The steering system [...]
Voting is now open for the 2013 Vic Nelawake Spirit Award. Winner will be announced at the H1 Unlimited Awards Banquet on March 15. CLICK HERE TO GO TO VOTING PAGE.
With stories circulating about the status of the Coeur d’Alene race – The H1 Executive Committee issued the following statement on Saturday; “Since the conclusion of the 2013 event in Coeur d’Alene, we have been working with the race organizers to complete fulfillment of the terms and conditions for the [...]
Mark Evans has announced plans to sell his Unlimited race team and move on to new projects that could include automotive power and a whole new way to build Unlimited Hydroplanes. Evans says he can offer a buyer a “A great driving well maintained Mack Truck full of spare parts [...]
A February check on the progress of Ellstrom Racing’s new 96 Spirit of Qatar shows work progressing and the boat taking shape. The hull is ready for the addition of frames and decking. All parts have been manufactured and are going on the boat. Erick Ellstrom says many of the [...]
Power boat racing lost one of its all-time great competitors on January 29, 2014. Jack Regas, the 1957 National High Point Champion and 1958 APBA Gold Cup winner, passed away at his home in Nampa, Idaho.. He was 90 years old. Jack was the only Unlimited hydroplane driver in the decade [...]
The Tri-City Water Follies Association is pleased to announce that HAPO Community Credit Union will be the Title Sponsor of the Columbia Cup race for Unlimited Hydroplanes as well as the Over the River Air Show for 2014. “The three-day event scheduled this year for July 25-27, continues to grow [...]
Officials of H1 Unlimited, the series that brought Unlimited Hydroplane racing back to Sacramento in 2013 after a 45 year absence, have announced that the low water level in Folsom Lake has forced them to abandon plans to return in 2014. In a brief statement, H1 Chairman Sam Cole, a [...]
Unlimited racing great Ole Bardahl, the late owner of the MISS BARDAHL hydroplanes, is to be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on August 6, 2014, at Detroit’s historic Fillmore Theater. Those being honored with Mr. Bardahl include Raymond Beadle, John Bishop, Ricky Graham, Arie Luyendyk, Marshall [...]
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